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By Special Care Dentistry
July 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

If you have a broken or damaged tooth or have undergone a dental procedure which has left behind a large filling, you may benefit from a dental crownsdental crown. However, learning more about this powerful and versatile dental restoration can help you make an informed decision to benefit your smile. Get the facts on dental crowns with Dr. Nekia Staley-Neither at Special Care Dentistry in Suitland and Landover, MD.

Why should I consider a dental crown? 
A broken, damaged, or compromised tooth can cause serious issues with your smile, especially if left untreated. The crown covers the tooth to protect it, ensuring that the natural structure of your tooth remains intact and often preventing the need for extraction. Crowns look and feel like natural teeth and allow you to chew normally using your entire mouth rather than avoiding one side.

How can a dental crown help me? 
Dental crowns serve many purposes, including:

  • protecting a compromised tooth
  • improving the appearance of a misshapen or stained tooth
  • stabilizing a tooth with a large filling
  • holding a dental bridge in place
  • covering a dental implant to replace a missing tooth

What can I expect from a crowning procedure? 
Since a dental laboratory designs and creates the crown based on an impression of your mouth, you will need to see your dentist both before and after the creation of your crown. At your first appointment, your dentist prepares your tooth and takes an impression of your mouth for the dental lab’s design. You may need to wear a temporary crown. After about two weeks, you will return to your dentist and they will place your final restoration onto your prepared tooth.

Dental Crowns in Suitland and Landover, MD
Dental crowns can benefit you in more ways than one and ensure that your teeth remain healthy for years to come. If you think a dental crown could be the best dental restoration for you, consult with your dentist. For more information on dental crowns, please contact Dr. Staley-Neither at Special Care Dentistry in Suitland and Landover, MD. Call to schedule your appointment today!

By Special Care Dentistry
April 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Having a full and beautiful smile can do wonders for your self-confidence. But if you're missing permanent teeth, you may not feel much dental implantslike showing off those obvious gaps. At Special Care Dentistry in Landover, MD, Dr. Nekia Staley-Neither can help you change the way you feel about your smile with dental implants. These amazing implements are the most long-lasting and natural-looking to replace missing teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace one or more of your teeth through the use of a metal post, which your Landover, MD, dentist inserts into your jawbone during a procedure at Special Care Dentistry. Dental implant placement doesn't require downtime and is generally painless, but it does take a few months before the post is fused with the jawbone and is ready for its upper attachments, the abutment and the crown. Made from high-quality porcelain, crowns match the natural teeth that surround them perfectly and blend in easily.

Why are dental implants so popular?

It hasn't taken long for dental implants to change the way people are replacing missing teeth. That's because they make it easy for people to restore not only their appearance, but their dental health. With the post acting as the root, your smile becomes completely stable again and it's like you never lost a tooth. In addition, dental implants don't need any particular cleaning ritual; just the regular oral hygiene habits that you should keep up with, such as brushing twice daily and flossing daily. With proper care, they can last many decades.

If you'd like to learn more about dental implants and their positive impact, we want to hear from you! Contact Special Care Dentistry at one of our two convenient locations in Landover or Suitland, MD, and ask to set up a consultation with Dr. Staley-Neither today!

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