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By PearlFection Dentistry
December 03, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Find out how restorative dentistry can breathe new life into your smile.

Are you dealing with a weak or damaged tooth? If so, our Frederick and Urbana, MD, general, cosmetic and restorative dentists general,dental crowns cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, Dr. Alex Sin Deuk Kim, and Dr. Nikta Pashai, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist Dr. Amos Chi, oral surgeon Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist Dr. Pratik Patel and orthodontist Dr. Stephen Tigani are here to tell you how a dental crown could be the quick fix you need to get your smile back in shape.

In most cases, the purpose of this tooth-shaped restoration is to cover and support a weak or damaged tooth. A crown is often all you need to strengthen the natural tooth’s structure after it’s been affected by decay, trauma or an infection. While a decayed tooth is often treated with a dental filling, if the decay isn’t caught soon enough and has enough time to spread throughout the tooth then a dental filling may not be enough to support the tooth. When this happens, a dental crown is the best option.

Of course, if a bad fall or sports injury cracks or fractures your tooth then a dental crown may also need to be placed over the tooth to rebuild and protect it from further damage. As you might imagine, a weak tooth is susceptible to further problems down the road if left untreated. Not to mention, having a tooth that is clearly broken or fractured is unflattering. By getting a dental crown from our Frederick and Urbana, MD, dentists we can improve not just the function and strength of the tooth but also the shape and size, too.

Which brings us to something else that a dental crown can do for your smile. It can also enhance the appearance of a tooth and improve the symmetry and look of your smile. Think about it: if you have a tooth that is disfigured or discolored it often stands out, and not in a good way. By placing a dental crown over the tooth we can also improve its color, shape and size.

Dental crowns are also instrumental in treating tooth loss. If you decide that you want to get a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth, then a dental crown will be necessary to complete this restoration. Once this implant is in place, a dental crown is secured over top. Are you getting a dental bridge to replace a tooth? Dental crowns will also be used to support and hold the false tooth in place.

Here at Pearlfection Dentistry, we believe that everyone should feel confident smiling. If you are looking for reliable general, cosmetic or restorative dentistry in Frederick and Urbana, MD, then give us a call today. We are conveniently located only 45 minutes away from Washington DC and 45 minutes from Baltimore, and proudly serve patients from the Hagerstown and Germantown area.

By PearlFection Dentistry
June 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how this restoration could breathe new life back into your crowns

We know that nothing beats having a healthy smile; however, we also know that dental problems can occur suddenly. When this happens it’s important to have our Frederick and Urbana MD, dentists, Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer and Dr. Amadeus Lopez; periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang; endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel; and orthodontist, Dr. Stephen Tigani, by your side to offer your smile the restorative dentistry it needs right away.

A dental crown is one of the most common restorations we use. This tooth-shaped cap is cemented in place over a tooth to become its new outer surface. There are many situations in which you could benefit from getting a dental crown in Frederick and Urbana MD. You may need a dental crown if:

  • You have a tooth that is severely weakened or worn
  • You have undergone root canal treatment
  • You have a fractured or broken tooth
  • You have extensive decay and a dental filling won’t be enough to support the tooth
  • You have a tooth that is misshapen or extremely discolored
  • You need to cover a dental implant
  • You need to support a dental bridge

In most cases, a dental crown is made from tooth-colored materials such as porcelain or composite resin, which can be matched to the shade of your teeth so that no one will be able to tell that you have a dental crown. Crowns are custom-made based on measurements taken of your tooth. Several steps must take place before you can get a dental crown.

First, the tooth needs to be prepared for the crown. This requires our general dentists to prepare the tooth to make sure the crown can fit over it. Once the tooth is prepped we will take impressions of the tooth. These impressions are then sent to a dental lab so they can create your custom dental crown. Since it can take up to a week to get your dental crown, we will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it in the meantime. Once your crown has been made, you will come in so that we can fit you with your new permanent restoration.

Do you have questions about getting dental crowns? Are you wondering if a crown is what you need to improve your smile? Then turn to the experts at PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana MD, and servicing the regions of Hagerstown and Germantown, MD to get these answers and more.

By Pearlfection Dentistry
July 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns   bridges  

Bad smile? With options like crowns and bridges, your Frederick dentist can take your smile from being so-so to beautiful. PearlFection dental crownsDentistry in Frederick and Urbana, MD, offers root canal therapy with a gentle touch. Our dentists provide top-of-the-line dental care to our patients.

Crowns Overview

Dental crowns are caps that encase teeth to restore the teeth to their original size, shape, and strength as well as to improve their appearance. There are several reasons why dental crowns are needed. They include protecting cracked or weakened teeth, to restore broken teeth, to hold a fixed bridge in place, to cover a dental implant, or to cover misshapen or discolored teeth.

Benefits of Crowns

Broken teeth and decayed teeth can make eating painful, interfering with oral function. Crowns restore the structure of the teeth so you can eat in comfort. Dental crowns are strong and durable and they will restore full function of your damaged or weakened teeth. Dental crowns can also improve the appearance of your teeth. They can instantly correct cracks, chips, staining, misshapen teeth, fractures, crookedness and more. 

Bridges Overview

Dental bridges are dental restorations used to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of two dental caps one on the teeth on each side of the empty space and a prosthetic tooth in between. A bridge can be supported by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of teeth and implants. By a combination of teeth and implants. Unlike a conventional denture, a dental bridge can only be removed by your Frederick dentist because it's attached to your mouth. 

Benefits of Bridges

A bridge will fill in the gaps in your smile and improve your look. With a bridge, you will feel and look more attractive. With a bridge, not only will you fill in your smile's gaps, you will also improve the shape and shade of the teeth that you're crowning. Porcelain bridges look great and match the natural teeth well. A dental bridge will also make everyday activities such as speaking and eating easier.

If you've ever wanted a stunning smile, this is your chance! Call Pearlfection Dentistry at 301-663-5550 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Frederick and Urbana, MD with our general dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Amadeus Lopez, and Dr. Melanie Smith; as well as our oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang; endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel; and orthodontists, Dr. Jennifer Smith and Dr. Stephen Tigani. Dental crowns and dental bridges have helped millions of individuals enhance their smiles, boosting their self-confidence and improving the overall quality of their lives. And it will do the same for you.