Flawless Porcelain Crowns Save Your Smile
Falls or other injuries that cause damage to the teeth and gums are very serious and should be referred to a licensed oral practitioner immediately. Ignoring symptoms and delaying treatment can make things worse and may require costly repair.
Modern dentistry solutions give qualified practitioners the ability to deliver flawless restorations that return and/or improve your beautiful smile. Today’s remarkable technology allows dentists to create flawless, custom replacement solutions – often in just minutes.
Advanced Restorative Options Include:
- Beautiful dental crowns
- Flawless porcelain veneers
- New, porcelain bridges
- White fillings
- Teeth whitening services
- Total mouth transformations
No one wants to be faced with a traumatic tooth injury or other dental emergency. However, if this should happen to you or a loved one, there are a few first-aid steps that should be followed immediately after the incident. Seek help from a licensed dentist as soon as possible.
This Patient Came to Us with Chipped and Fractured Teeth. We Replaced those Teeth with Five CEREC Dental Crowns for a Brighter, Whiter, Happier Smile!
Broken or Chipped Teeth – Retrieve and save any fragments or pieces of the tooth. Rinse the mouth out with warm water and apply gauze (using pressure) for up to 15 minutes to help stop any bleeding. Use a cold compress in the jaw and cheek area to help reduce or prevent swelling. Porcelain crowns may be used to restore normal appearance.
Dental Loss –The highest chance of successfully restoring a tooth knocked out of its socket is if treatment is sought within 1 hour of the injury. If possible, store it in a small container of milk to prevent drying out (use water with a little salt, if milk isn’t readily available) and seek immediate treatment.
Lost Filling – Losing a filling can expose sensitive nerves and roots, causing a lot of discomfort. If this happens, see a dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, close the exposed area by using a sugar free gum (sugar will only cause more pain). Another option is to use dental cement, which can be purchased at many local pharmacies.
Dental Crown Falls Out – If still intact, try placing it back on the tooth. Use an adhesive cement or denture glue to help hold it in place until you’re able to schedule an appointment with an experienced dentist.
Tooth Abscess – This is an infection that occurs either in between the teeth or near the root tip. An abscess may look like a small, pus-filled dimple usually with swelling. This is a very serious problem that should be addressed immediately. If not treated, it can potentially spread through the mouth and blood to other parts of the body. To ease any symptoms, rinse with a warm, salt-water solution (1/2 teaspoon salt to 8 ounces water).
Injury to soft, oral tissues – To stop blood loss, first rinse the mouth out with salt-water. Use gauze or a teabag and apply pressure to the affected area for 20 minutes, or until the bleeding stops. If it doesn’t stop, seek emergency treatment for help.
Restorative Treatment Options for Oral Injuries
If an injury causes permanent damage, rest assured there are existing solutions available to restore and even improve your smile. There‘s no need to live with embarrassing mouth flaws.
A revolutionary system called CEREC combines the use of computer aided software with a high-grade computer aided manufacturing device to create porcelain crowns, bridges and veneers.
Many patients love the results, since these products are created and permanently placed, usually in just one visit with Dr. Hauser. A great cosmetic dentist is able to offer CEREC solutions and other restoration treatment options, depending on the extent and location of injury.
Lakefront Family Dentistry is fully equipped and able to treat most conditions affecting the mouth. Dr. Hauser has helped restore thousands of beautiful smiles for his satisfied patients who have entrusted their care with us. Our cosmetic solutions range from single replacement crowns to full mouth restorations.
We look forward to becoming your partner in helping maintain excellent oral health. Please call (951) 244-9495 and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Hauser and be evaluated for a dental crown, or make an appointment online with us today!