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By PearlFection Dentistry
June 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how this restoration could breathe new life back into your smile.dental 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
June 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants have helped countless patients who have struggled with the aesthetic and functional challenges of living with missing dental implantsteeth. You can now have your whole mouth reconstructed using dentures and dental implants. Let a dentist at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, (servicing the regions of Hagerstown and Germantown, MD) rebuild and restore your smile.

Tooth Loss and Restoration with Dental Implants
Approximately 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth according to the American College of Prosthodontists. This is a stressful problem for patients because it doesn’t just affect their self-esteem, it also affects their ability to chew and digest solid foods. Lack of teeth also makes the jawline go slack eventually, which changes the shape of the face. Your dentist can resolve these problems using dental implants. 

A Full Mouth Smile Reconstruction
Patients who have lost all of their teeth can benefit from a full mouth reconstruction using dental implants and a specialty denture. It will restore teeth to the entire arch of the mouth (upper, lower, or both). Your Frederick dentist will create a complete denture device that fits snugly over the jawline and is held firmly in place using about two to four dental implants. This solution allows you to chew and talk without fear of the denture coming loose.

Explore Your Options
Even if you have been neglecting your smile for years, a device supported by dental implants may be an option for you. Pearlfection Dentistry offers an in-office insurance plan that provides discounts to patients who require a full mouth reconstruction with dental implants. The office also offers its own insurance plan for patients, and all types of dental providers are under the same roof, including endodontic, orthodontic, periodontal, and general dentists.

A Fully Restored Smile
Imagine the possibilities for your smile when you have it restored using dental implants and a custom-designed full mouth restorative device. Call (301) 663-5550 today to schedule a consultation with a member of the dental staff at Pearlfection in Frederick, MD. The office is 45 minutes away from Washington, DC, and 45 min from Baltimore, MD, and services the regions of Hagerstown and Germantown, MD. The dental team includes general, cosmetic and restorative 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.