Silver Spring, MD Dentist
Susan Pearson, DDS
1131 University Blvd. West, Ste 103
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 649-2203
Dentist in Silver Spring, MD Call For Pricing

Posts for category: Dental Treatments

By Susan Pearson, D.D.S.
August 16, 2019
Category: Dental Treatments
Tags: Dental Implants  

Is your smile missing teeth? If so, dental implants can replace them. Implants are small anchors that are inserted into the jawbone. After Implantthe bone has healed, false teeth are secured to the top of the implants. Dr. Susan Pearson in Silver Spring, MD, offers state-of-the-art dental implants to the patients she serves. Read on to find out how dental implants can rebuild your smile.

1. They can enhance your smile. Missing teeth can ruin an attractive smile. Dental implants can improve your smile and boost your confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants look like your original teeth. With dental implants, you will have a beautiful smile to face the world for the rest of your life.

2. They can improve your speech. The absence of one or more teeth can also affect your speech. Missing teeth can cause people to slur or mumble words. Dental implants can improve the clarity of your speech, allowing you to feel more confident when talking with others. Dental implants will also allow you to talk with people without the worry that your dentures might slip out of place.

3. They can improve chewing ability. The absence of one or more teeth can affect your ability to chew food. With implants, you will experience an improvement in chewing ability. Due to the extreme stability of dental implants, the new teeth are firm and make eating as comfortable as your natural teeth.

4. They prevent jawbone loss. When you're missing a tooth, the healthy jawbone no longer receives the necessary stimulation and begins to deteriorate. Implants are anchored in the jawbone just like real teeth. Over time, they will help reduce bone resorption and preserve the bone. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that stops bone loss and stimulate bone growth.

5. They prevent teeth shifting. When you're missing a tooth, your existing teeth begin to shift over time. If your teeth shift out of alignment, a bite problem may develop. Dental implants will close the gaps in your smile and prevent your existing teeth from shifting out of place. If you see a dentist soon after you lose a tooth, you can replace your missing tooth before teeth shifting occurs.

6. They prevent facial sagging. Facial sagging due to bone loss and a lack of structure due to lost teeth is common. Even patients with dentures may experience some degree of facial sagging. Facial sagging can make you look old before your time. Dental implants can help keep your face looking young and prevent facial sagging.

Don't let life pass you by because of tooth loss. Take the first step towards a brand new smile today. Don't delay- call Dr. Susan Pearson at 301-649-2203 now to schedule a dental consultation in Silver Spring, MD, and get the smile you deserve. You will have a new quality of life with dental implants!

By Susan Pearson, D.D.S.
May 30, 2017
Category: Dental Treatments
Tags: Veneers  

Could dental veneers be exactly what you’ve been looking for to cosmetically enhance your smile?Veneers

When you smile, what do you see? If you are more likely to pick apart certain flaws and defects rather than be proud of the smile you have, then it might be time you talked to our Silver Spring, MD, dentist Dr. Susan Pearson about whether or not dental veneers are right for you.

What are dental veneers and what do they do?

When people often think about covering up a tooth to improve its appearance many times they think they need a dental crown in order to do it. Of course, getting a dental crown requires significant tooth preparation and the shaving down of enamel; fortunately, there is an easier alternative: dental veneers.

These thin translucent shells are each custom-designed to fit over a specific tooth to hide everything from a gap between your front teeth to discolorations and misshapen teeth. If you have dental flaws, then chances are good that veneers could help make the changes you want to see.

How do I get dental veneers?

Before we place your veneers, anyone who is interested in getting dental veneers in Silver Spring, MD, will have to undergo a consultation. During the consultation, we will need to perform an oral exam to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough for treatment. If decay or gum disease is present, these are issues that will need to be treated before you can get dental veneers.

If your smile is healthy, then it’s time to get you those dental veneers. We will help you determine the right shade for your veneers and then take impressions of your smile. The molds we take of your teeth will be used to create your veneers. All veneers are custom-made, so no two will ever look the same. By using these impressions, you know you’ll get veneers with a superior fit.

Next, the teeth will need to be prepared, but don’t worry; it isn’t nearly as intensive as getting dental crowns. While enamel will be filed down from the front portion of the tooth, it’s a very minimal amount and can often be done without the need for a local anesthesia to numb the area beforehand.

Once your veneers have been made, we are ready to place them over the front of your teeth. We will sandwich a tooth-colored bonding resin between the tooth and the veneer and then direct a dental light beam over the tooth to harden the resin into place.

If you aren’t happy with your smile then isn’t it time you changed it? Our Silver Spring, MD, dental office can make your dream smile a reality. Call us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.



Archive:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Blog