There are a number of reasons that you should consider smiling. Smiling boosts your mood and makes you appear more attractive. It can also boost your immune system and lower your blood pressure. Furthermore, smiling is one of the simplest things that you can do to look younger.
However, there are a number of functional problems that can make your smile less attractive. These problems can lead to tooth movement, decay and loss. Fortunately, restorative dental procedures can correct functional problems.
If you have been looking for a Washington D.C. dentist who can use a dental bridge or other procedure to replace missing teeth, then you should select Dr. Cobb because he can help you achieve that goal. Dr. Cobb performs the dental crown and dental bridge procedures as a part of his practice in the Washington D.C. area.
Dental crowns are restorations that are used to strengthen teeth that are discolored, misshaped, damaged or severely decayed. Even though it takes several steps to complete the dental crown procedure, the actual process is pretty easy.
Dr. Cobb will have to perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums in order to determine the treatment plan that is right for you. He will also prepare the teeth for the crown by removing any old fillings. The next step is to take an impression that will be used to make the crown. A temporary resin crown will be placed over the tooth. The permanent crown is made out of porcelain. It will be placed during the final visit.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap between missing teeth. Fixed and removable bridges are available. Removable bridges are only recommended for people who need a temporary fix. Patients usually get removable bridges while they are waiting for their fixed bridges. Fixed bridges are made up of false teeth that are connected to either dental implants or crowns. Dental bridges that are supported with dental bridges are typically better in the long run.