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Find out how this popular dental restoration could improve your smile’s appearance.
If you are missing a tooth or dealing with dental damage, our Palm Beach Gardens family dentists, Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott, and Dr. Kyle DeLuca, may recommend getting either a dental crown or bridge, for these restorative pieces improve your smile’s appearance and restore oral functionality. Here's how to tell whether you should turn to crowns or bridges for help.
Do You Need to Strengthen a Tooth?
If so, then a dental crown may be the best choice. This tooth-shaped cap is often made from porcelain or ceramic to mimic the look of a real tooth. This cap is placed over a tooth that has been compromised by injury, decay, or infection. Some of the benefits of getting a dental crown from our Palm Beach Gardens office include,
- Preserve the natural tooth’s structure
- Prevent the need for a tooth extraction in the future
- Repair a tooth that has been worn down
- Restore a tooth that has severe decay
- Improve the color, shape, and appearance of a tooth
- Cover a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth
Do You Need a Replace a Missing Tooth?
While a crown is recommended if your tooth is still viable and simply requires a little extra strength and durability in order to be fully functional, if you are actually missing a tooth, a dental bridge may recommend.
For bridge treatment, it’s important that the rest of your smile is healthy, as we will need the help of teeth surrounding the gap to anchor the dental bridge into place. The purpose of a bridge is to fill the gap left over by your missing tooth with an artificial tooth that looks just like your natural smile. In order for natural teeth to support the bridge, we will need to place dental crowns over these healthy teeth so as to anchor the false tooth in place.
Interested? Give Us a Call!
Do you have questions about getting dental crowns and bridges in from our Palm Beach Gardens office? Do you want to find out if your smile could benefit from these restorations? If so, call Downtown Dental Care today at (561) 623-9935 to learn more!
Would you like a tooth replacement which does not wobble or irritate your gums? Dental implants are the way to go because they are securely anchored into the jaw bone. If you need one, two or all your teeth replaced, dental implants can do that so well, you'll forget they're not natural teeth. Just ask dentists Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott and oral surgeon Dr. Kyle DeLuca at Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL if dental implants are right for your smile.
Restoring your smile
Tooth loss truly devastates oral function, gum tissue, jaw bone integrity and of course, your personal appearance and self-confidence. While conventional bridgework and dentures work well in many instances, they cannot preserve your jawbone. Plus, the fit and bite of these appliances change fairly rapidly with use.
Your optimal alternative is the dental implant. A titanium screw surgically inserted into the jaw, an implant supports a metal post and porcelain crown, creating a completely artificial tooth that is stable, functional and realistic in appearance. These titanium devices also anchor bridges and fixed or removable dentures as need and preference dictate.
Your dentist in Palm Beach Gardens will tell you if you're a candidate for dental implants. What qualifies you? On examination, you should have enough bone in your jaw to support the titanium screw.
It all happens right at Downtown Dental Care. After the implant is placed, you must wait for it to bond into the jaw bone. This process, called osseointegration, takes several weeks to months, but the result--a solid bond between implant and jawbone--is worth the wait.
After the implant has bonded with the jawbone, your dentist will attach the extension post and porcelain crown, completing your new tooth. Then, you can bite, chew, brush, floss and treat your implant just like a natural tooth. Expect it to last and to serve you for many years to come--even for the rest of your life.
The American Dental Association says that dentists place five million implants in the United States every year. Could you receive the next one? Find out if you could fill your smile gap and have the best oral function possible with an innovative dental implant. Contact Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL today to arrange your one-on-one consultation with one a member of our dental team. Call 561-623-9935.
Can I Floss With Fastbraces?
Yes! A floss threader can help you slip the floss between the braces.
- Once the floss is in place, hold it between your forefingers, about an inch apart.
- Using a gentle sawing motion, guide the floss between your teeth. Do not snap it in place.
- When the floss reaches the gum-line, hold it against the tooth and gently slide it into the space between the gum and tooth.
- When you feel resistance, gently rub the side of the tooth moving the floss away from the gum.
- Rinse your teeth to wash away food or other particles that you removed with the floss.
At Downtown Dental Care we believe that it should be easy to experience having straight teeth. Fastbraces is a safe, effective and affordable way to be able to have straight teeth. In usually 3-12 months (instead of 2-4 years), you can have the smile you always wanted. Since it takes less time, it is also less money - and with a patient satisfaction commitment! Fastbraces is for children and adults.
Downtown Dental Care - Trusted, Caring and Affordable Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Call today for a Free Fastbraces Consultation - 561-623-9935, or request an appointment online at www.mydowntowndentalcare.com.