crohn's diseaseWhen a friend, colleague, family member or even you has Crohn’s Disease or Colitis, there are special considerations to make the color of your teeth appear real.

People with these diseases have reduced saliva. The reduced saliva makes the teeth appear more flat, dull and darker. Brighter colors should be considered to account for a dry mouth or xerostomia. If not, you may develop a duller smile and may affect your self-esteem. When making new teeth, it is important to account for the duller appearance from a drier mouth.

If there are big spaces on the right and left sides of your smile, you may want to consider “brightening the smile” by creating teeth that widen the teeth in the back of the upper jaw. This will divert the attention from dark spaces to a beautiful smile.

If you are missing teeth and have Crohn’s Disease, you may want to consider the 3 Minute Implant™. Dental implants can improve the quality of life of the Crohn’s Disease and Colitis patient. Dental implants do not get cavities and are not affected by a dry mouth.

For more info, feel free to drop us a note or reserve a time to talk.

All the best,

Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, MD, Virginia, Washington, DC