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By H. David Allick, DDS, PA
July 10, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

Smile issues? You don't have to go through life with an imperfect smile. With options like dental crowns and bridges, your dental provider dental-crownscan take your smile from being so-so to extraordinary. Led by Dr. H. David Allick and Dr. Ghassan Jacklis, White Flint Dental Associates, (located in Rockville, MD) offers a complete range of dental services to the patients they serve. Read on to find out what crowns and bridges can do for your smile.


Benefits of Crowns

Cosmetic– Crown those teeth and get ready to smile. Dental crowns can be used to improve the appearance, shape, or alignment of your teeth. They can improve the look of chipped, cracked, misshapen, and discolored teeth. If you want a better-looking smile, then dental crowns are the way to go. After getting dental crowns, you won’t stop smiling!

Protect Teeth– When teeth are severely damaged by trauma, tooth decay, or infection, they become weaker. This leaves your teeth prone to further damage unless your dental provider does something to preserve them. Teeth that have been weakened can be saved by covering them with dental crowns. Dental crowns are tough like natural tooth structure and extremely durable.

A Natural Look- Dental crowns can give you a natural-looking smile. Porcelain dental crowns resemble the appearance of your existing teeth because they mimic the translucency and luster of real teeth. Your dental provider can choose from over a dozen shades and give you a porcelain dental crown that is better matched to the shade of your teeth.


Benefits of Bridges

Replace Teeth- Missing teeth can ruin a beautiful smile. Your dental provider in Rockville can close the gap in your smile with a bridge. Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. A fixed bridge is made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on the sides of the gap and one or more fabricated teeth in between.

Prevent Shifting- Once a tooth is lost, the adjacent teeth begin to shift out of place at an accelerated rate. This may cause a collapse of bite support. A fixed dental bridge can help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. When a bridge fills in the gap in your smile, teeth are supported on all sides and have no place to shift.

Good looks- With a fixed dental bridge, not only will you close the gaps in your smile, you will also improve the shape and color of the teeth that you're crowning. Porcelain dental bridges look terrific and match the natural teeth well. With a porcelain dental bridge, you will enjoy the confidence of having an alluring smile.


Take the first step towards a brand new smile today. Don't delay- call White Flint Dental Associates at (301) 881-6666 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Rockville, MD. Dental crowns and bridges will do you and your smile a world of good. We want you to live your best life possible!

By H. David Allick, DDS, PA
June 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

Everyone wants a good-looking, healthy and full smile, but problems can develop over time. The teeth can become discolored from eatingCrowns and Bridges certain foods, sports injuries can cause damage and dental infections can lead to tooth loss. So sometimes you and your family dentist must take proactive steps to restore parts of your smile that aren’t as strong as they used to be. Crowns and bridges are two ways to get your teeth back to 100 percent—both are offered at White Flint Dental Associates in Rockville, MD.

Smile Restoration
Your dentist will offer you a number of options to restore weak points in your smile. Crowns and bridges are two very common restorative treatments. In fact, it's estimated that over 15 million Americans have crowns or crown-supported dental devices, and in most cases, only the patient and his or her dentist know about it. Modern crowns and bridges are designed to look very natural.

Crowns Strengthen Teeth
When a tooth has weakened over the years or the enamel has lost its luster, sometimes it just needs a new outer covering. That’s where a crown comes in—it replaces the outer layer of the tooth and protects the inner layers from future damage. The crown is custom-made by your Rockville family dentist to fit the tooth and bonds securely for up to 15 years. Crowns are usually made of porcelain, which is a durable and resilient material that can be color-matched to your smile. 

Bridges Fill in Gaps
A dental bridge is designed to cover the open space created by a missing tooth. Two crowns are positioned on either side of a false tooth in the center. The crowns keep it firmly anchored in the gap, making it easier to chew and restoring the appearance of your teeth when you smile. Unlike a partial denture, the bridge device isn’t removable (except by a dentist) so there’s no need to worry about embarrassing situations while eating or communicating with others.

Which Restoration Is Right for You?
Visit a family dentist at White Flint Dental Associates to find out if you can benefit from getting a crown or bridge. Call the Rockville, MD, office at (301) 881-6666 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. H. David Allick.