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Concerned about that tooth which has numerous fillings? Is a strangely shaped tooth marring your beautiful smile? At Dentistry with a Smile, Dr. Suhair Shamoon uses realistic porcelain crowns to make weak teeth more resilient and attractive. Why not consult this highly-skilled dentist in Fall River, MA, about strengthening your smile?
The uses of dental crowns
Dental crowns are caps crafted from high-grade porcelain. They cover injured, decayed, or worn teeth above the gum line, changing how they look, feel, and function. Plus, crowns anchor replacement teeth in fixed bridgework, and they cover dental implant posts. Many teeth saved by root canal therapy benefit from customized crowns.
Qualifying for a crown
At Dentistry with a Smile in Fall River, your dentist recommends crowns when, by examination and X-ray, she discovers a tooth is deeply stained or weak. By far, these restorations are preferred to very large fillings or worse, dental extraction and its associated problems.
Dear Doctor indicates that a dental crown strengthens a tooth, allowing you to eat all your favorite foods with confidence. Plus, today's crowns are so lifelike, no one but you and your dentist will know you're sporting one.
Dental crowns are permanent. Dr. Shamoon will remove the deteriorated portions of your tooth and fit a temporary restoration. A trusted dental lab creates your crown, and then, your dentist cements it into place. She'll ensure the bite and fit are just right.
Expect your dental crown to last for at least 10 years. To keep it shining and strong:
- Brush two times a day for two minutes according to the American Dental Association (ADA) recommendations.
- Floss around your crown once a day to eliminate plaque and prevent tartar.
- See your hygienist and dentist twice yearly for an exam and professional cleaning.
- Do not crack walnuts or open plastic packaging with your teeth (you may displace or crack your crown).
- Limit staining foods and beverages.
Contact Dentistry with a Smile
A strong smile is a healthy and aesthetically-pleasing smile. Find out more about what dental crowns can do for you. Phone your dentist in Fall River for a consultation. Dr. Shamoon and her team enjoy seeing their patients feel good about their oral health. Call today at (508) 672-6471.
Get a brilliantly whiter smile in about one hour with professional whitening.
If you have looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth look a little dull and even a little yellow you may be wondering if it’s time to consider getting professional teeth whitening. While there are many ways to get a whiter smile if you are looking for a safe, effective and tailored whitening treatment then our Fall River, MA, dentist Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC can help you get the brighter results you want, fast.
What causes dental stains?
The harder outer layers of a tooth are known as enamel, and this reflects the shade of the tooth from the dentin layer, which lies just underneath. As tooth enamel thins from age and wear and tear the natural shade can start to come through, which may be a bit yellow. Not only does the shade of your teeth change with age, but it also can be affected by diet, smoking or even fluoride use.
Teeth are porous so it’s easy for them to pick up stains. So if you aren’t brushing regularly or as thoroughly as you should be and you are consuming things like coffee, black tea, red wine and berries then you could increase your risk for stains. Tobacco can also severely discolor teeth. These stains are external stains, which means they only affect the enamel layer of the tooth and can be removed with teeth whitening treatment.
Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?
If you are an otherwise healthy individual who is dealing with yellow teeth as a result of age or diet then you could be a great candidate for teeth whitening. Before getting whitening treatment our Fall River dentist will want to perform a thorough exam to make sure that teeth are healthy and free of decay. After this evaluation, we can determine whether teeth whitening is right for you.
Before the whitening treatment, we will need to clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup beforehand. This ensures that your whitening results are more even and reach all areas of your smile. Then the whitening gel is applied and left on teeth for about 10-15 minutes (this can be customized to you based on your needs and any tooth sensitivity that you might have). During the course of a single whitening session, we may remove and reapply whitening gel 2-3 times. We can sometimes get teeth up to five shades whiter (or more) in just one treatment.
Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC in Fall River, MA, is dedicated to providing quality, full-service dental care, from cosmetic and preventive to restorative and orthodontic. If you want to get a whiter smile before a special occasion or big event give us a call today at (508) 672-6471 to learn more.