Category: Oral Health

Dental Insurance

We accept dental insurance and file claims for patients. We now can prove to insurance the need for treatment based on pictures we take with a high resolution intraoral camera. We send these pictures to the patients insurance company as “proof” to get maximum reimbursement for our patients. These pictures can also be sent to […]

How long do dental implants last?

The answer is almost indefinitely. Implants placed at our office are strategically positioned for optimal function and cosmetics. Also, the strength of properly placed dental implants make them even stronger than natural teeth and they will never decay. 

Managing dental anxiety

Recently, Thorne Family Dentistry has joined theDental Anxiety Network. www.dentalanxiety.netThis is a group that sends newsletter on the topic of dental fear and the latest advancements on how to overcome this fear. Dentistry has improved so quickly regarding technology that the length of time in the dental chair is much shorter, quieter, and less invasive.As we […]

Amalgam “metal fillings”

The picture here shows a patient with an existing metal filling that has caused the entire lingual (tongue side) of the tooth to break away. The patient actually didn’t even know it! I just wanted to share this picture to show the devastating effects metal amalgam fillings can have on teeth. Of course, we can […]

Stop Dental Anxiety !

Currently there are many ways we can prevent any anxiety in the dental office setting.  Listing ways we achieve this: 1. A good plan of action that leads to no surprises and is agreed upon by the patient and doctor on what we want to accomplish. 2. Sequence steps to meet the patients needs financially […]

It’s a honor to be recognized!

We have been recognized in a dental magazine and are honored. We are truly thankful and wanted to share with you the magazine picture! Thanks for looking. 

Severe enamel fluorosis

A preoperative view and postoperative view of ceramic crowns on a patient that had severe fluorosis. Thank you for comments, concerns, and questions regarding this case thornefamilydentistry.com

June 18th restorative work

This particular patient was unhappy with her smile due to the missing Invisalign point angle on the upper left incisor and the space between her teeth. She stated that everyone says “you have something between your teeth”. I completed her treatment with some recontouring, diastema closure, and rebuilding the distal Incisal point angle, along with […]

PFM crown after removal of amalgam

The obvious amalgam filling that is failing with micro leakage and recurrent decay was removed and restored with a composite build-up and strengthened with a porcelain crown fused to a high noble metal base. Thanks for looking! thornefamilydentistry.com