Patient Education

Our Online Dental Education Library

Dr. McGuffie strengthens his professional relationships with his patients by encouraging them to become informed and educated. This ensures that together you and Dr. McGuffie can make the best decisions for your treatment needs.  Please browse our dental library to learn more about dental conditions and treatments available. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please contact us.  An informed patient is a healthy patient.

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Dental Services
... Services include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Dentistry, to improve overall appearance and self confidence Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Porcelain Veneers, to repair larger chips and cracks, and reshape teeth Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile   Contact our office today at 561...

A Partial Denture Can Restore a Smile Marred by a Few Missing Teeth
...Although mainly considered a temporary solution for missing teeth, some people depend on an RPD for many years due to finances or other issues...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Fortunately, contemporary dentistry offers several good solutions for the problem of missing teeth...

If You're not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants, Consider Bridgework
...With continuing advances in materials and new applications, the traditional bridge still remains an effective and important means to restore a smile marred by missing teeth...

Why You Should Floss Around the Implants Supporting Your Bridge
We've been using bridges to replace missing teeth for decades...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Here’s how it works: A one-piece unit is custom-fabricated, consisting of prosthetic crowns to replace missing teeth, plus caps to cover the adjacent (abutment) teeth on each side...

Wearing Dentures 24/7 May Not Be a Good Idea - Here's Why
...For one thing, around the clock denture wearing could worsen bone loss, already a concern with dentures and missing teeth...

Glossary
... Bridge - A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth cemented or otherwise attached to the abutment teeth or implant replacements...

Braces (Orthodontia)
Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (also called malocclusion)...

Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues...

Cosmetic Dentistry
... Common esthetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth...