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This article is based on scientific evidence, written by experts and fact checked by experts. Dr. Daniel Cho strives to provide unbiased and honest feedback regarding dental topics. This article contains scientific references. The numbers in the parentheses (1, 2, 3) are clickable links to peer-reviewed scientific papers.

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Dental Crowns

A picture of a tooth mold with a ceramic crown.

What are Ceramic Dental Crowns?


Ceramic crowns, also known as porcelain crowns, are dental crowns that are made up of one of several types of ceramics. They have a white appearance and are able to…

A picture of a tooth mold showing a metal crown.

What are Metal Dental Crowns?


Metal crowns are dental crowns that are made up of various types of metals, including gold. Crowns as a whole use a few types of materials that are routinely used…

A picture of a broken metal crown that has been removed.

When Should I Replace My Dental Crown?


Dental crowns are a staple restorative dental treatment with tens of thousands done every week across the country. They are a tried and true treatment that has withstood the test…

More About Crowns

Oral Surgery

This photograph depicts two vials that have undergone the centrifugation process. There are three distinct layers that are present: the top layer of acellular plasma, a middle layer which is a fibrin clot that holds the growth factors and cytokines with the bottom layer of red blood cells. Typically the red blood cells are discarded.

Platelet Rich Fibrin


Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a technique that utilizes the patient’s own blood components to stimulate natural repair processes, which will accelerate healing after a dental surgery.

an illustration of a gum graft being placed in a receding gumline.

Gum Grafts


Over time, the gums are susceptible to periodontal disease as well as gum recession. When the gums recede, they may require some type of a gum graft to improve the…

A picture of a woman with a dental implant anchor, but no tooth placed yet.

Dental Implants


Humans have a limited ability to regenerate lost body parts and teeth are no exception. Luckily, teeth are one of the few body parts that can be replaced that are…

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Dental Extractions


Many people have needed to extract one or more teeth for various reasons. There is a lot of fear surrounding this necessary surgery. Some of it is warranted, however most…

More About Oral Surgery


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Traditional Braces


There are numerous reasons to straighten your teeth, whether it be to make oral hygiene easier to complete, to correct a misaligned bite, or simply to create a beautiful smile….

A person holding up a clear aligner, which is an orthodontic device for straightening teeth.

Clear Aligners


Orthodontics refers to the purposeful movement of teeth to improve the occlusion, appearance and/or in preparation for restorative dentistry. The classic appearance of orthodontics is the metal brackets attached to…

More About Orthodontics

Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings


Dental fillings are one of the most commonly completed restorative treatments, and is a workhorse that is rendered regularly. Fillings have many uses with the primary being replacing missing or…

Composite Dental Fillings


Composite fillings are a synthetic resin that is tooth colored. When a cavity forms in a tooth, the rotted part of the tooth needs to be removed and then is…

Temporomandibular Joint (TMD)

A woman looking at a CT scan of a temporomandibular joint.

Temporomandibular Joint


Many people have needed to extract one or more teeth for various reasons. There is a lot of fear surrounding this necessary surgery. Some of it is warranted, however most…

Other Dental Topics

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Root Canals


An often dreaded procedure, root canals can be associated with fear and viewed as an extremely painful procedure. I have even had some patients who have opted to have a…



People lose teeth for a variety of reasons and as humans only have two sets of teeth, they often need to be replaced with artificial teeth. Once the primary teeth…

Dental Emergency


Unexpected and adverse events occur frequently, ranging from a burst water pipe to a flat tire to a myocardial infarction, a heart attack. Our mouths and teeth are no exception…

Sedation Dentistry


There are many people who associate the dental setting with fear and anxiety for completely legitimate reasons. Dentistry is one of the few medical fields where treatment is often rendered…