A Cosmetic Dentist in Chanhassen Can Repair or Replace Damaged Teeth

People now realize that everyone in their family needs to see a dentist regularly to prevent larger dental problems. Therefore they become patients at Molldrem Family Dentistry. Everyone can get the preventative dental care that they need in one convenient location. Often parents don’t realize how important baby teeth are for their child’s long-term heath. The dentist will instruct the parents on how to care for the teeth and gums of infants. He will show them how to gently rub the baby’s teeth and gums with a soft and clean cloth that is slightly damp. Healthy baby teeth ensure that the child’s jaw develops properly.

As the children get older the dentist will recommend age-appropriate Fluoride treatments and sealants to prevent tooth decay. With this good start in life, many children never have a cavity. They learned the importance of brushing and flossing early in life and continue practicing good dental hygiene. As they age, this will help protect them against gum disease. When people get older, their immune systems weaken. This makes them more susceptible to cavities, tooth loss and gingivitis.

Sometimes teens do have accidents skateboarding or riding their bicycles. They can chip or knock out a tooth. A Cosmetic Dentist in Chanhassen will seem them immediately to minimize the damage. A small chip can be fixed by cosmetic bonding. Unfortunately a larger chip may weaken the tooth and leave it susceptible to decay. In that case, the dentist will recommend a porcelain crown. The procedure takes between one and three visits depending upon which technique the dentist thinks will work best.

If the tooth is completely missing, then a dental implant can be used to replace it. The dentist drills a titanium screw into the patient’s jawbone. It takes about eight weeks for the jaw to fully incorporate it. Once that has been accomplished, the titanium screw is as strong and dependable as the patient’s original root. The dentist can place a porcelain crown on it. In either case no one will readily notice the tooth and think it’s fake. With proper care, a porcelain crown should last about 20 years.

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