By Jill Markos DDS
September 15, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
It’s amazing how much a smile can change a person. When you have a healthy smile, you often feel your best. In fact, one study found that 81 percent of people believe that the smile is the most important part of one’s facial appearance. A whopping 71 percent thought that people who smiled often were more confident and successful. So it seems fair to say that someone’s smile is a big part of them. So why shouldn’t you have the best smile possible? If you’ve been dealing with chips or cracks and you’re ready to give your smile a serious makeover, then your Vancouver, WA dentist has just the answer for you: dental crowns and bridges.
What are Dental Crowns?
In case you aren’t familiar, crowns are porcelain caps that are fitted over a tooth to restore its function and appearance. Dental crowns in Vancouver, WA is often recommended when tooth decay has taken over a significant part of the tooth.
Your Vancouver, WA cosmetic dentist will shave down your tooth to make room for the crown. We will make impressions and send them to a lab that will create a custom crown that is all yours. Crowns mimic the look of a natural tooth right down to your natural shade, so you don’t have to worry about having an uneven or unnatural-looking smile. No one will ever know that your smile isn’t yours (don’t worry—your secret’s safe with us!).
Most crowns last about eight years or more, depending on how well you take care of your smile. Remember, your daily oral regime is extremely important. This means flossing around your crown to prevent plaque buildup. Also, avoiding hard candies and food will protect your crown from damage. If you are good to your crown, your crown will be good to you!
What are Dental Bridges Used For?
If you’re dealing with a row of missing teeth, then dental bridges in Vancouver, WA might just be the answer to your dental needs. Bridges are typically made from porcelain and replace multiple teeth. This appliance is attached to existing teeth or dental implants to restore your smile and help make meals easier. Bridges are also custom-made, so they are barely noticeable. While there are several types of bridges, your Vancouver, WA dentist will be happy to find the perfect one for you.
Call Jill Markos DDS for Dental Crowns and Bridges
Want to give your smile the makeover it deserves? Now is the time to pick up the phone and contact your area dentist in 98663 at (360) 693-2544. We’ll help restore your smile and your confidence.
Have dental crowns and bridges in Vancouver changed your life? What has been the best part about getting this treatment? We want to hear from you!