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By Downtown Dental Care
August 01, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Dental crowns are versatile restorations that can stabilize fragile teeth, repair damage, and even improve the appearance of imperfect dental crownsteeth. Palm Beach Gardens, FL, dentists Dr. Sharon Gilbert and Dr. Eric Gott offer crowns and other dental treatments you need to keep your smile in good condition.

Crowns offer important protections for your teeth

Dental crowns, also called caps, fit over teeth that need a little help. The hollow restorations are typically made of porcelain or zirconia. These substances are not only durable but also look very much like your own tooth enamel. Your Palm Beach Gardens dentist may recommend a crown if:

  • Your Tooth Fractured: Fractures can occur if you fell, were in an accident, experienced a sports injury, or if a crack suddenly worsened. Adding a crown restores the normal height and width of your tooth, making chewing on it possible once again. Fractured teeth can often be very painful if they're exposed to the air or hot or cold temperatures. Fortunately, it's easy to relieve your pain by adding a crown to your tooth.
  • Your Tooth Cracked: A crack in a tooth may seem like a minor problem, but cracks can lead to big problems in the future. Cracks create a convenient pathway for bacteria that can cause infections or cavities and also increase your risk of a tooth fracture. Your new crown will not only cover your crack but also absorb biting forces that can break fragile teeth.
  • Your Tooth is Weak: Weak teeth run in some families but may also occur if you've recently had a large filling or a root canal. Both procedures require removal of significant portions of your tooth structure. As a result, your tooth becomes weaker and more likely to fracture.
  • You Don't Like the Way Your Tooth Looks: Crowns are also a good choice if you're concerned about the appearance of a tooth. They're an excellent option if you have a discolored tooth or one of your teeth doesn't quite blend in with your smile. Whether the tooth is too short, crooked, or just oddly shaped, a crown offers a simple solution to your smile issues.

Makeover your smile with a crown! Call  Palm Beach Gardens, FL, dentists Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Gott, at (561) 220-7359 to schedule an appointment.

By Downtown Dental Care
September 05, 2017
Category: Services

Keeping your smile healthy, as you probably know, is more than just brushing and flossing. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, restorative dentistrypermanent teeth are lost whether due to an accident or decay. When this happens, replacing them is important for both your health and your appearance. Two of the ways that the dentists at Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and serving West Palm Beach, FL Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott, and Dr. Joseph Pechter restore natural teeth are through dental implants and crowns and bridgework. Learn about these two treatments in this post.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a great way to replace a tooth - or several teeth - that you've lost from decay or trauma over the years. The root, which held your natural tooth in place, is replicated by a metal post that your West Palm Beach dentist implants in your jawbone. These posts are tiny but become very stable once the jawbone grows back around them. Another tiny metal piece called the abutment juts out above the gum line and connects the post to the crown, which is made of porcelain and looks just like a natural tooth. Dental implants are particularly impressive restorations because they're low-maintenance, requiring no extra care besides regular brushing and flossing, and can last for several decades.

Crowns and bridgework

Another way to replace a missing tooth is through crowns and bridgework. Crowns act as the supports of the bridgework, which stabilize the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. The bridge is the part of this restoration that fills in the gap with a porcelain tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth would. Visiting your West Palm Beach family dentist regularly will help keep your crowns and bridgework fitting properly for many years to come.

There are many other ways that your family dentist can improve your smile. To learn more, contact Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and serving West Palm Beach, FL today!