Practicing since 2001
"Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Vatan's office. "
"It was quick and easy getting my regular cleaning. My mouth felt fresh and clean. Staff was polite and the gygenist was wonderful."
"This was my first appointment with Dr. Vatan. The work was more extensive than we had hoped although within the scope that Dr. Vatan had outlined as possible. As a result it took much longer than anticipated. Dr. Vatan never seemed rushed or agitated by the extra time it took. He continued to explain what was happening and why it was taking so long. The extra unscheduled time must have been very hard for the office to accommodate but no one complained or seemed hurried. At the end the appointment ran into my next meeting and I needed to hurry. The office was fantastically cooperative with getting me done as fast as possible without compromising care. For example, Monica had all the paperwork printed and ready to go. It was as good an experience as a four hour dental appointment can be."
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can one develop hair line fractures with crown protecting tooth? are porcelian crowns stronger and long lasting than composite fillings and inlays? i had done two crowns on teeth #4, and 5.. choice i had to make... tooth #4 end up having a cavity on the side, and #5 was severely leaking upon removal of both. so i put crowns rather than composites. was told no need for additional dental work in the short term. where composites maybe could break down since 4 and 5 not as big as back teeth?
composites can almost always be placed on teeth as long as isolation is possible so there's no moisture from saliva or blood. however if the size of the composite is too large then there is a potential for fracture. A crown would be indicated in this situation. in regards to a hairline fracture. that occurs on a natural tooth. A crown is usually placed if the fracture seems too deep in order to prevent the tooth from breaking. If a fracture on a tooth is very deep even with crown placement it can progress over time