Many patients present with less than ideal esthetics before they visit with us. Noteworthy contributing factors could be fractures, cavities, bone loss and gum tissue loss.
In some instances, previous accidents may have caused a loss of teeth and bone grafts were then required. Also, teeth that were previously extracted most likely have 40-60% bone loss. This means that the gum tissues have shrunk and there is an esthetic defect. Because of this, you may be shielding your smile from others.
The field of prosthodontics (yours truly is a prosthodontist) provides a range of treatment options to help patients improve aesthetics of their smiles.
The main option I would like to discuss here is pink ceramics as it relates to making your smile look better around crowns, bridges, dentures, or dental implants.
Ceramics are powdered particles that can be altered in the laboratory to produce hundreds of different colors, even pink. Your gum tissues have various blends of pink, red, purple, brown, gray, blue etc. One major reason that the final teeth we alter in the laboratory (such as crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants) look real is because of the unique way by which we blend various colors of pink to mimic nature.
When the gum tissues around teeth are made the same color throughout, they look fake. People can tell they look fake too. Pink ceramic techniques gives us better options to improve the esthetics of your smile, even if there was significant gum loss and bone loss.
Pink Ceramics = Natural Looking Smile
Therefore, when seeking treatment of your smile with crowns, bridges, dentures or dental implants, ask your dentist about pink ceramic options to improve the final result. If you don’t have a dentist, feel free to reach out to our team. Though we’re located in Rockville, MD, patients not only come to see us locally but also we have many fly in from all parts of the country and from abroad to receive our personalized, expert treatments.
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All the best-
Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author and Researcher
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC