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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Catron & Keally Dentistry
...Whether you are looking for an emergency dentist or your family is in need of a new dental home you have found the place for you and you can learn more about our  services including: General Dentistry Teeth Whitening Porcelain Crowns Dental Implants Preventive Care Dental Extractions Dental Veneers Cosmetic Dentistry Laser Dentistry 3D (CBCT) Imaging Digital Scanning (Impressions) Emergency Dentistry View a Complete List of our Dental Services Our website is designed to be a window into our world, but we hope our relationship doesn't end there...

Dental Services
...A description of some of the services we offer can be found below: Bonding Crowns & Bridges Dental Cleaning Dentures Emergency Dentistry Extractions Fillings Gum Treatment Halitosis Implant Dentistry Invisalign Nightguards & Athletic Mouthguards Oral Hygiene Orthodontics Root Canal Sealants Sedation Dentistry TMJ Treatment Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Minimally Invasive Dentistry Our High-Tech Options In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures from dental lasers to dental implants our office is on the cutting edge...

FAQ's
...Dentists refer to all of these restorations as "crowns"...

Solving the Problem of Missing Teeth With Orthodontics and Restorations
...We would then fill the gaps that result with life-like restorations (preferably dental implants with crowns) that resemble the type of tooth that should be there...

How Dental Implants Saved Taylor Hicks' Smile
...Unlike bridgework or other methods, lifelike implant crowns are supported by a screw-like titanium metal insert, which actually becomes fused with the bone of the jaw...

Christie Brinkley Shares Her Experience With Dental Implants
...But best of all, we have demonstrated expertise at making dental implant crowns look real...

Why CK Dentistry?
...These treatment options can include fillings, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, root canal therapy and dental implants...

A Royal Fix
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework...

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework...

Crowns can now be made In-Office with the CAD/CAM System
...CAD/CAM enhances those skills with greater precision and in much less time than traditional crowns...

A Toothless Tiger?
...Crowns are generally made to order in a dental lab, and are placed on a prepared tooth in a procedure that requires two office visits: one to prepare the tooth for restoration and to make a model of the mouth and the second to place the custom-manufactured crown and complete the restoration...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

Spice Up Your Teeth
... For example, crowns (caps) are substantial coverings that may be placed on teeth when they are being restored...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...The crowns — lifelike replacements for the visible part of the tooth — are securely attached to the implants via special connectors called abutments...

Jimmy Fallon Can’t Catch a Break - Except in His Tooth
... For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested...

Vivica's Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile
... Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative...

Smile Gallery
... Replacing old silver fillings with Zirconia crowns...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...Bruxism may also result in excessive tooth wear, and may damage dental work like crowns and bridges; in severe cases, loosened or fractured teeth have been reported...

New Patient Experience
...These options may include tooth colored fillings, dental implants, veneers, crowns, root canals or even orthodontic tooth movements...

Dental Crowns for the King of Magic
...Crowns (also called caps) are suitable when a tooth has lost part of its visible structure, but still has healthy roots beneath the gum line...

Screw or Cement: Which is Best for Attaching Your Implant Crown?
...While the titanium post can often last a lifetime, porcelain crowns more often need repair or replacement since they receive the brunt of the biting forces in the mouth...

Jamie Foxx Chips a Tooth - This Time by Accident!
...Like veneers, crowns (or caps) are made from models of your bite, and require more than one office visit to place; sometimes a root canal may also be needed to save the natural tooth...

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
... Crowns...

Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I'd Worn A Mouthguard!
...Eventually, both were successfully restored with dental crowns...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns...

Dental Implants: a Durable, Life-Like Solution for your Tooth Loss
...While single implants with attached crowns are the most common type of replacement, they can also play a supporting role with other restorative options...

Teeth Make a Picture-Perfect Smile
... For permanent whitening results, consider veneers or crowns...

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth
...When more of the tooth structure is missing, the best solution may be porcelain veneers or crowns...

Technology
...These impressions for crowns, veneers, implants, sleep apnea devices, bite guards or when paired with our CBCT we can provide fully guided implant surgery meaning we know where that implant is done to the tenth of a millimeter, for even more accuracy...

Exposing and Preserving Impacted Canine Teeth
...The crowns of the new adult teeth eventually break through the gum tissue and emerge (erupt) into view...

The Perils of a Loose Permanent Tooth - and What to do About it
...A permanent option is to crown both the affected teeth and nearby stable teeth and fuse the crowns together...

Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello Chips a Tooth, but Concert Still "Worth It"
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers: Strength & Beauty As Never Before” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers...

NBA Player's Injury Points Out Need for Mouthguards
...Based on each individual's situation, it's certainly possible to restore a damaged tooth via cosmetic bonding, veneers, bridgework, crowns, or dental implants...

A Stainless Steel Crown Could Extend the Life of a Primary Molar
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Stainless Steel Crowns for Kids: A Safe and Effective Way to Restore Primary Molars...

The Real Truth Behind Ed Helms' Missing Tooth in "The Hangover"
...For example, a bridge supported by the teeth on either side of the gap might work well if the teeth on either side are in need of crowns...

See Your Dentist ASAP to Save Your Loose Tooth
...The most prominent method involves crowning the loose tooth and supporting teeth with porcelain crowns...

The Howie Mandel Effect: Avoid Dental Disease Through Daily Brushing and Flossing
...Mandel is up front about his various dental issues, including multiple root canal treatments and the crowns on his two damaged front teeth...

Why Is Your Smile Gummy? Here Are 4 Possibilities
...One option here is to “lengthen” the tooth cosmetically with veneers, crowns or other bonding techniques...

Dakota Johnson and Her Missing Tooth Gap Sparks Online Debate
...You can have a significant gap closed with orthodontics or, if it’s only a slight gap or other defect, you can improve your appearance with the help of porcelain veneers or crowns...

Dental Porcelain is a Great Option for Creating a Natural Appearance
... Crowns, on the other hand, are complete tooth replicas that are bonded in place over an existing tooth like a cap...

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile
...It’s often possible to “see” your proposed smile through computer simulation, or in some cases “test drive” it with temporary (provisional) crowns or veneers...

3 Ways We Can Improve a Smile Affected by Unformed Teeth
...A traditional bridge requires the teeth on either side of the gap to be reduced in size, which becomes a permanent alteration to accommodate these crowns...

Crowns & Bridgework
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...

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Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: By Appointment
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