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By Blome Family Dentistry
September 17, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Working with the best dentist in Lincoln, NE, allows you to take control of your oral health issues quickly and efficiently. For example, Blome Family Dentistry (staffed by renowned experts Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels) can help to install a crown on a busted or cracked tooth to protect your overall oral health. Doing so can protect you from a surprising range of oral health problems. 

How a Crown Restores Teeth

A high-quality dental crown is designed to cover damaged spots on your tooth without requiring a lot of adjustment to the enamel or without removing the tooth entirely. Typically, a damaged tooth is first filed slightly to make the top surface even and easier to work with during the application process. A mold is then taken of the tooth's surface, and a metal crown is created to fit that surface. 

The crown then performs a series of protective steps that helps to keep your oral health strong. First of all, it helps prevent decay in other areas of the tooth, such as getting deeper into the roots. And an adequately applied crown can also help keep your oral health strong and secure by:

  • Holding a dead tooth together for longer to keep it from falling apart after the dead pulp is removed
  • Preventing the need for root canals or other long-term treatment methods by keeping your tooth safe 
  • Providing an attractive cosmetic improvement for your tooth that will last for years
  • Permanently protecting your tooth, as long as you work with a dentist, Lincoln, NE, can trust 
  • Enhancing your overall oral health by keeping your smile strong and secure, and handsome
  • Keeping your jaw bone from degrading or losing strength as you age by minimizing tooth loss
  • Improving your self-esteem by reducing the extent of oral health damage in your mouth

Thankfully, dentists can provide multiple crowns in one sitting, allowing you to fix multiple teeth at once. This type of high-quality protection is crucial as a way of preventing worsening oral health. In addition, if you install crowns soon enough, there's a good chance that you won't need to get other repairs, such as a bridge, or even replaced with an implant.

Take Great Care of Your Teeth 

Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels can help you if you need a tremendous dental crown. At Blome Family Dentistry, they provide Lincoln, NE, with a dentist who has their best needs in mind. So please don't hesitate to call at 402-483-7000 right away and set an appointment. You make it easier to protect yourself and cut back on the potential dangers of long-term damage by getting a crown.

By Blome Family Dentistry
September 16, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Fillings  

Dental fillings in Lincoln, NE,  can save your smile.

Cavities are a common dental problem. The good news is, a dental filling can restore your tooth to its normal function, giving you the chewing strength you’ve been missing. A dental filling can also restore the natural beauty of your tooth. Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels at Blome Family Dentistry provide a wide range of dental services, including dental fillings in Lincoln, NE, to save your smile.

Having a cavity is the number one reason why you might need a dental filling, but there are other reasons too. You might need a filling if your tooth is:

  • Worn down from aging
  • Abraded from chewing on hard objects
  • Eroded from eating and drinking acidic foods and beverages
  • Weakened from large previous fillings

Teeth are normally very strong, but they can be weakened, making them prone to fracture. A dental filling can strengthen your tooth.

Tooth-colored fillings use a unique resin material known as composite. Composite is the most popular filling material because it offers many important advantages, including:

  • A natural look that blends in with your smile- composite can be matched to the shade of your existing teeth.
  • A metal-free alternative
  • A strong bond

If you have a cavity, you need a filling to protect your tooth. Your family dentists can repair your smile with tooth-colored fillings.

To learn more about how dental fillings in Lincoln, NE, can save your smile and restore chewing function, call Dr. Blome and Dr. Wubbels of Blome Family Dentistry at (402) 483-7000 today!

By Blome Family Dentistry
August 13, 2021
Category: dental procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns are very versatile tools that your dentist can employ to restore your smile in more ways than one. These are at their most basic tooth-shaped caps that can be manufactured from a variety of materials to give back your affected tooth its appearance and its function. Learn more about all the reasons you might need a dental crown by contacting your Lincoln, NE, dentists of Blome Family Dentistry, Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels.

If You Have a Damaged Tooth

Not all types of tooth damage will require a crown. Small chips can typically be treated with other procedures such as dental bonding or even a veneer. Decay can also damage teeth but at early stages, they can be repaired with fillings. It's when the tooth has lost significant structure that a crown is called for to protect it and to return to it its bite strength.

If You Require a Root Canal

If your tooth is damaged, by either injury or decay, and has become deeply infected, then it will usually require a root canal. Through this procedure, your dentist removes the infected portions of your tooth, and also the soft tissue inside of the tooth all the way down through the roots. To perform a root canal your dentist requires access through the top of your tooth as well, so in the end, the tooth will often need to be protected with a crown.

If You Have Lost a Tooth

A root canal is often referred to as a tooth-saving treatment, as its application can often save a tooth. Unfortunately, it's not always the case that teeth can be saved. For these situations, procedures such as dental implants and bridges can restore a tooth that you've lost. They both employ different approaches to accomplishing this goal, but they both employ the ever-resourceful dental crowns as part of the treatment.

If Your Tooth Is Heavily Discolored

There are certain stains that will not respond to teeth whitening, such as those that are due to injury. When a tooth incurs trauma, even if there is no damage to the outside layer of the tooth, in order to protect itself it can shore itself up by producing more dentin, the porous layer of your tooth just below the enamel. Because dentin is of a darker color it will show through the enamel. This can also happen when enamel itself wears over time. To give your tooth a more natural appearance, or to improve on it, a crown can be very helpful.

Dental Crowns in Lincoln, NE

If any of the above apply to you or wish to explore further reasons why you might need a crown, or if another procedure may be a better fit for your condition, then schedule a consultation today with Dr. Blome and Dr. Wubbels of Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, by dialing 402-483-7000.

By Blome Family Dentistry
March 01, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Fillings  

Cavities are avoidable, and good dental habits can greatly improve our odds. But it can be easy to fall out of step, and before we know it we find ourselves with a cavity. It is not, however, the end of the world, and with early enough care a simple filling can halt the progress of decay and returns us to a healthy dental regimen. If you would like to learn more please contact Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels of Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE.

Cavities Find a Way

Brushing your teeth every day, alongside flossing, can keep plaque from building up on your teeth. But in spite of how good of a job you do, a professional dental cleaning should be part of your routine. Most dentists recommend it about twice a year. The procedure helps reach the harder-to-reach plaque and eliminates tartar, hardened plaque that's nearly impossible to remove at home.

A checkup is the first half of a regular dental appointment alongside the professional dental cleaning, and just as important.

Your dentist examines your overall dental health during such visits, but a part of it is inspecting your teeth for early signs of decay.

A cavity caught in time can be treated with a dental filling by first removing all signs of decay and by filling the empty space and shaping the material to match the corrected tooth.

Materials range from a variety of metals to traditional amalgam fillings, and even tooth-colored resin for a result that is nearly unnoticeable.

Dental Fillings in Lincoln, NE

As mentioned above the most important thing to remember is to make regular visits to your dentist part of your dental health regimen. Cleanings can help with prevention, and regular checkups can make sure that concerns are dealt with promptly, thus saving you from more involved procedures in the future, as well as saving you money in the long run.

To schedule an appointment with your Lincoln, NE, dentists Dr. Blome and Dr. Wubbels of Blome Family Dentistry by dialing 402-483-7000.

By Blome Family Dentistry
January 27, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Sealants  

Children can be susceptible to developing cavities for various reasons, such as eating sugary treats or using improper brushing habits. Dental sealants provide added protection against cavities by forming a protective barrier over the chewing surface of molars so food and bacteria cannot get trapped. Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels, the skilled family dentists at Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, can protect your child's smile against cavities with dental sealants.

How Dental Sealants Help

Dental sealants are an excellent way to help prevent cavities in kids. They are often applied to the molars, which can be more prone to cavities. Molars have a large surface area with many pits and grooves where bacteria can easily hide and be missed when brushing. Lingering bacteria can eventually lead to cavities. Dental sealants form a smooth, protective barrier over the chewing surface of molars so bacteria and food particles cannot get trapped in these pits and grooves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that dental sealants effectively prevent about 80 percent of the cavities that would otherwise develop in the molars.

Applying Dental Sealants

One of the friendly family dentists at our office in Lincoln, NE, can quickly and easily apply dental sealants to your child's teeth in just one dental appointment. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned first to ensure nothing gets trapped beneath the sealants. After the teeth have been cleaned, a liquid sealant material is brushed on the chewing surface of the molars or other vulnerable teeth. A special light is used to harden and dry the sealant material. Once dry, the sealant provides a protective barrier that keeps cavity-causing bacteria from adhering to teeth.

Caring for Dental Sealants

Dental sealants can be cared for in the same way the teeth are, through good oral hygiene habits. Kids should continue their same oral hygiene routine and brush with a fluoride-containing toothpaste at least twice daily. Flossing once in the evening before bed helps as well. Visiting the dentist regularly is also important so the sealants can be checked to ensure they are still intact. Dental sealants can wear down over time. During a dental exam, the dentist will be able to determine if any of your child's dental sealants need to be reapplied.

Dental sealants could benefit your child by helping prevent cavities. To protect your child's smile with dental sealants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Blome or Dr. Wubbels, our skilled family dentists, by calling Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, at (402) 483-7000.

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