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Barry R. Franzen, DDS Blog

Do Dental Crowns Need to Be Replaced?

June 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:08 pm
Line of dental crowns with one on extended fingertip

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that can be fit snugly over a tooth to improve its function, strength, or appearance. These common dental restorations can be used to fix a wide variety of issues, including teeth that are weak, broken, misshapen, or stained. However, since dental crowns can be used in so many different situations, it can be difficult to predict when it will need to be replaced. Here’s what you can expect from your new dental crown, how you can tell if it needs to be replaced, and what you can do extend its lifespan.  


Debunking Dental Implant Myths

May 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 9:38 pm
Woman with dental implants

When discussing dental implants, you may have heard that they are painful, look unnatural, limit your diet, or are something only old people get. Fortunately, your dentist can lay these statements to rest. Dental implants have been effective in improving the quality of life for over 3 million Americans. By replacing the root of the tooth and attaching a custom-made prosthetic tooth, recipients have anything from an improved ability to chew and eat food, to a higher self-esteem. Read on to learn about the benefits and debunk common misconceptions of dental implants.


6 Reasons Why You Should Never Wear Your Dentures to Sleep

March 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 9:09 pm
dentures in Milwaukee soaking in glass at bedside

Dentures in Milwaukee are a great way to quickly and affordably rebuild your beautiful smile. However, they’re not designed to replace your teeth 24/7. In fact, they may end up causing your oral health much more harm than good if you choose to wear them to bed. Here are six serious symptoms you may experience if you don’t take your dentures out before falling asleep every night.


How to Get the Smile of Your Dreams in 2020

January 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:14 pm
woman in sunglasses smiling

Now that it’s finally 2020, it’s a perfect time to start achieving those long-held goals you’ve been putting off. For a lot of people, that includes revitalizing their smiles to give them an appearance they can be proud of. If you’re self-conscious about some aspect of your teeth, the start of a brand-new decade is the perfect time to begin changing that. Odds are that your cosmetic dentist in Milwaukee has a treatment option that works for you. Keep reading to learn how your smile can benefit from a makeover in 2020.


Why Should You Get a Dental Crown?

December 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 1:21 pm
model of dental crowns on a mouth

Did your dentist just inform you that you had a severely broken or damaged tooth that needs to be protected? Dental crowns in Milwaukee are specially made from high-quality materials to comfortably fit your teeth and guard them from harmful oral bacteria and infection. Although it may seem like a sizable investment, it’s worth it, considering you only get one set of your natural teeth. Read on to learn about the benefits of restoring natural teeth and why you shouldn’t hesitate to get a crown.

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