Rock Creek Dental Center on Esthetic Bridge Treatments

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( — June 23, 2016) Rockville, MD –Rock Creek Dental Center has provided a description of esthetic bridge and crown treatments and explained how they work in order to enlighten individuals who are considering getting dental treatment. The Rockville, Maryland-based dental practice aims to spread detailed and accurate information about dental treatments to help patients make informed decisions.

Esthetic bridge and crown treatments are used to correct esthetic damage created by a cavity or a broken tooth that cannot be fully fixed by cosmetic fillings. They are categorized under cosmetic dentistry since their main purpose is to improve the exterior appearance of the teeth, giving dental patients a beautiful, pleasing smile. However, these treatments can also be categorized under restorative dentistry since they can restore the functionality of the teeth.

Esthetic crowns, as well as most esthetic bridges, are fixed prosthetic devices. This means that they cannot be taken out by the patient since they are cemented onto existing teeth. Only dentists can remove them. They can be used to fill a gap left by a missing tooth or teeth or cover a damaged tooth. If you are interested in learning more about these proceseses, continue reading here:

Dental crowns are an effective way to restore damaged teeth. They are used to entirely cover a damaged tooth and can be used to improve the shape, alignment or appearance of the tooth. They make the tooth more resilient and stronger, protecting it from injury and buttressing surrounding teeth. They can also be used to cover an implant to give it a tooth-like shape and structure.

There are different types of dental crowns. Porcelain crowns are the most popular type since they can be matched to the color of the patient’s natural teeth. Other types include ceramic, acrylic, gold and metal. They are usually stronger than porcelain and are often recommended for back teeth. Full metal crowns are strong and very economical, but they can be esthetically dissatisfactory. Porcelain crowns fused to metal are the strongest type and are also attractive.

Esthetic bridges are usually recommended if a patient is missing one or more teeth, especially since gaps left by one or more missing teeth can eventually cause the remaining teeth to shift into the gaps, resulting in a bad bite. The bridges are cemented to the teeth that surround the gap. Just like dental crowns, bridges come in several types and the dentist can help determine the best type for the patient. 

Rock Creek Dental will be happy to answer questions and inquiries about esthetic bridges and crown treatments, as well as other types of dental treatments. To discover more about the dental practice, visit:

About Rock Creek Dental Center

Rock Creek Dental Center is a dental practice in Rockville, Maryland. It is headed by Dr. Paige Gaznavi and specializes in the treatment of serious oral problems. Their services include cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, teeth whitening, dental implants, and in-office Botox treatment.

Rock Creek Dental Center

5542 Norbeck Road
Rockville, MD 20853
United States