A survey by the American
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that 98% of people believe a beautiful
smile to be an important social asset. Through cosmetic dentistry, you are able
to bring the shine back to your smile. Dr. Andrew Mohlman is experienced in
placing crowns and bridges in
. These are the two most common dental restorations, but what exactly
goes into these kind of treatments, and what are the advantages?
Dental crowns are
the simpler cosmetic solution. In addition to only involving a single tooth,
crowns are used for less serious dental problems. If a tooth is cracked,
weakened, or otherwise damaged, a crown can help rebuild it and undo the
damage. First the tooth is shaped and impressions are taken. Once a crown is
created, it is put on top of the faulty tooth, which allows normal chewing and
speaking to be possible again. Dr. Mohlman can often create and place a crown
in a single visit, but it may be necessary for a temporary crown to be
implanted while a permanent one is being made.
For more elaborate
dental problems, putting in a dental bridge can be the best solution. If you
need to have a tooth removed, or if you are already missing a tooth, the gap is
filled by a bridge. Essentially, a bridge is three or more crowns that are attached
to one another. The teeth on either side of the gap are given tradition crown,
while larger implants are placed between them. Unlike crowns, it is typical for
bridges to take multiple visits to place. Both dental bridges and crowns are
exceedingly strong, so they can withstand daily use for years on end, usually
being made of metal, porcelain, gold, resin, or ceramic.
If you are in need
of cosmetic dentistry in Kennewick, WA
, look no further than Dr. Mohlman. Our family oriented practice serves patients
of all kinds and ensures that you will get the smile you have been dreaming of.
You can contact our office in Kennewick, WA at (509) 590-0072.
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