When most people think of self-care and investments in health, happiness, wellness, and improvements to their overall quality of life, a trip to the dentist may not necessarily be the first thing to come to mind. While getting a massage, or sweating it out in a spin class or yoga class definitely has a positive impact on mind and body, fixing damaged teeth and improving a tarnished smile can have an immediate and lasting impact on everything from nutrition to oral health and self-esteem.
Why? As social animals living in a primarily image based society, feeling embarrassed or ashamed of how our teeth look can limit our social, professional, and personal interactions. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, dental restorations are also an investment in oral and general health for the millions of Americans missing one or more of their natural teeth. Dental crowns and bridges are a minimally invasive and highly effective in restoring significantly decayed, damaged, broken, or missing teeth.
Smile Restoration in Orlando, FL
Dental crowns are a cap made of porcelain that is placed over a damaged tooth to improve its cosmetic appearance and mechanical function (chewing, maintaining proper tooth alignment and positioning, and the ability to speak and enunciate clearly). If a tooth is already missing or needs to be extracted, a dentist can create a bridge, which consists of a prosthetic crown that is attached to additional crowns placed on the teeth on either side to anchor it in place.
The most common material for dental crowns and bridges is porcelain, which closely matches the texture and hue of natural teeth, making them an ideal smile restoration option for patients of all ages and backgrounds.
Find a Dentist in Orlando, FL
A healthy, beautiful smile and a new outlook on life can be a few visits to the dentist away. For more information on crowns and bridges and other smile restoration options in Orlando, FL, contact our office by calling (407) 422-6281 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Douglas Huhn or Dr. Clete Huhn today.