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By MEHR TUCKER, DDS, LLC
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Thanks to modern dental technology, you don’t have to wait long to have your smile restored by a dentist. Commondental crowns     dental restorations include fillings, veneers, bridges, and crowns. Now thanks to same day crowns you don’t have to wait longer than an hour or so to have a tooth restored. Just see Dr. Mehr Tucker and Dr. Tammira Badakhshan in Rockville, MD, to ask about a treatment called CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics).

Restoring Your Smile
As strong and stable as the teeth may be, sometimes they need to be restored with dental devices to keep them in good health. A crown is one of the most popular restorative treatments used by dentists. It can take a badly damaged and discolored tooth and make it look like new. Not only does the tooth improve in appearance, it also becomes stronger for chewing and resisting future damage or injury.

Same Day Crowns
The customary procedure for creating and installing a dental crown requires you to visit the dentist’s office two or three times. But when you choose same day crowns, only one appointment with your Rockville dentist is necessary. Thanks to a special machine that reads and processes images of your tooth quickly, a custom crown can be created in the office as you’re waiting. The CAD/CAM imaging software sends instructions to a dental milling machine that creates the crown in a matter of minutes.

Advantages of Same Day Restorations
With same-day crowns, you get to avoid the inconvenience of multiple dental visits. Not everyone has the luxury of taking so much time off work or leaving school for this type of treatment. Another advantage is that many CEREC restorations are very accurate and do not need much adjustment after they are created by the milling machine. The sooner you visit your dentist for same-day crowns, the sooner you will be comfortable using and showing your teeth again.

Better Smile, No Wait
If you have been hesitating to see the dentist for a crown restoration because of lack of time in your schedule, that is no longer an issue. Call (301) 963-8900 or email at office@sfaa.dentist to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tucker or Dr. Badakhshan in Rockville, MD, about same-day crowns.

By MEHR TUCKER, DDS, LLC
October 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Want to ask your Rockville family dentist about crowns and bridges?restorative dentistry

Do you have missing teeth? Are you worried about and are worried about replacing them with mismatched appliances? If so, then here's the solution! Just wait and hear what he has to say about the bridges and crowns he offers at his Rockville, MD, office.

Bridges

Bridges are custom-made oral appliances made for each patient. They will look like your natural teeth.

Here are a few types of bridges:

  • Fixed partial dentures are semi-permanent. This means your dentist will bond the bridges to already-existing teeth (natural teeth) or dental implants. The advantage of fixed partial dentures is that you can take them out and clean them on your own time.
  • Fixed dental bridges are permanent. Here are some types: conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges. Only your family dentist can take out your fixed dental bridges. The advantage of your doctor removing them as oppose to you is that the bridges get a more thorough cleaning and constant checkups to ensure your dental and oral rehabilitation is going according to plan.

Crowns

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, crowns are the most common restorative procedure; crowns are meant to restore aesthetically unpleasant teeth and provide strength for weak teeth.

Crowns are used in cases such as:

  • Covering chips, cracks, and discolorations found on teeth, which may be due to injuries when playing sports or poor dental hygiene, among other reasons of course.
  • Covering a restorative procedure, like a root canal, protects and strengthens your teeth.
  • Crowns are placed over fillings that may be dislocated, which, again, adds reinforcement to your teeth and makes biting and chewing functions easier.

If you have any questions or concerns about what you need to know, just call your Rockville, MD, doctors at (301) 963-8900 or email at office@sfaa.dentist today!.

By MEHR TUCKER, DDS, LLC
January 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if a dental bridge is all you need to replace your missing tooth or teeth.

A smile that has missing teeth poses a hazard to your oral health. Not only does it make your smile look less than ideal butdental crowns and bridges it can also cause further complications like bone loss, changes to your facial structure and shifting teeth. Before this happens to you find out if your Rockville, MD dentist Dr. Mehr Tucker can improve your smile with a dental bridge.

Who should consider getting crowns and bridges?

If a tooth is cracked, fractured, or broken but still intact then a dental crown may be the best option for you. But if you need to replace one or several missing teeth, or your tooth is so severely decayed, cracked, broken or damaged that it needs to be removed then your dentist in Rockville, MD may recommend getting a dental bridge.

What is a dental crown and bridge?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap usually made from porcelain that is custom-designed to fit over the entire crown of your tooth to restore full function and to improve your tooth’s appearance.

A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or several missing teeth. A dental crown is on either side of the bridge with a false tooth or teeth in the middle. The crowns are then cemented over healthy neighboring teeth to help anchor the dental bridge into place. Neither crowns nor bridges are removable.

Before we can place your dental restoration we will need to prepare your teeth first. If you are just getting crowns we will shave down a portion of your teeth to make room for the new crown. If you are getting a dental bridge the two neighboring teeth that will hold the bridge into place will also need to be shaved down prior to placing the two crowns over your teeth.

Do dental crowns or bridges seem like a great option for your tooth loss? If so, then let’s talk. Call your general dentist in Rockville to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mehr Tucker DDS, LLC.