Dental Crowns Can Be A Delicious Gift | Kennewick, WA

Christmas is just around the corner. We look forward to this time of year because we can take break from our daily lives. We also enjoy giving and receiving presents, and we love the food.
Everything from turkey and ham to cakes and cookies are part of what makes Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year,” just like the song says.
But what if you can’t enjoy those foods because of weak or missing teeth? We hope this doesn’t take away too much from your enjoyment of the holidays.
If you would like to change that before the next holiday season, contact Marineland Dental Care in Kennewick to schedule a visit to our dentist office. Getting a dental crown or bridge could be the difference between a good holiday season and a great one next year.
The gift of a good smile
Throughout human history, people have used all kinds of things to replace missing teeth — ivory, wood, metal, animal bones, and teeth that were removed from the dead. While functional, these may not have been the most attractive tooth replacement options.
Cosmetic improvements are one of the primary benefits of dental crowns and bridges. That’s why modern dental crowns and bridges are designed to look and feel just like real teeth.
If you have discolored teeth, teeth that are chipped or broken, or teeth that need to be replaced completely, then dental crowns and bridges will revive your smile.
Let’s say you have a tooth or teeth that have become yellowed. Maybe you neglected them during your regular brushing and flossing. Maybe that’s where you have a habit of holding you cigarettes in your mouth, or maybe you just tend to chew with those teeth more than others.
Whatever the reason, you have teeth that are noticeably yellower than their neighbors. This may make you feel a little embarrassed about your smile.
You may feel the same way if you have teeth that were damaged in a fall or an accident of some kind.
At our office, we can correct this problem by reshaping your tooth or teeth. Through this process, we removed the discolored parts of your teeth or the parts that have been damaged.
We leave a small abutment where we can place your dental crown. When we place your dental crown, your tooth will no longer stand out. Instead, your new dental crown will blend in naturally with your neighboring teeth.
If you need multiple teeth replaced, then we will create a dental bridge. Multiple dental crowns are bonded together to make a dental bridge.
In this case, we will remove the teeth in the middle if needed. Then we will reshape the teeth on either end into abutments. The crowns on either side of your dental bridge will be bonded to those abutments to hold it securely in place.
Safe and secure
One reason your teeth may have become discolored is tooth decay. This can leave your teeth weak or sensitive, which may be the reason you have to pass on your sister’s cookies or a cup of hot cocoa.
This also affects your ability to chew foods like steak or chicken, to bite into nuts, or to eat treats like ice cream. You probably don’t want to give up those foods forever.
Thankfully, dental crowns and bridges can help with those issues, too.
By removing the decayed and damaged portions of your teeth, we will make your teeth stronger and less sensitive to hot or cold foods.
With your dental crown or bridge firmly in place, you can bite with confidence instead of apprehension. You can be eager to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or frozen dessert instead of anxious about the pain you might feel when you take a sip or bite.
If you are missing a tooth or teeth completely or you need teeth removed, dental crowns and bridges can help with that, too.
We can place your crown or bridge onto a dental implant. Where your dental crown or bridge replaces the visible parts of your tooth, a dental implant replaces the root.
Just like that root, a dental implant anchors your crown or bridge in your jaw, which mean you will have the bite force and chewing ability to eat anything you like.
Don’t wait for the next holiday
You may have to pass on some of the holiday treats this year, but you can change that in 2016 with a visit to our dentist office in Kennewick. Our team at Marineland Dental Care knows that our dental crowns and bridges will restore your smile and our ability to eat and enjoy your meals.
Fill out our online form or call our office at 509-591-0515 to make your appointment.
Don’t delay, next Christmas will be here before you know it.

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