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By JOHN LEITNER DDS
May 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you need crowns from your Grand Haven dentist?dental crowns

Crowns are vital for your dental health, as well as being economically-friendly. Often confused with veneers, crowns are quite different. Veneers adhere to small areas, but crowns cover the whole tooth.

More About Crowns

They improve your smile and protect your teeth. They are synthetic caps placed over teeth and usually made of porcelain. Crowns help reinforce weakened teeth and hide aesthetically unflattering teeth. Often referred to as caps, crowns are used to cover unappealing teeth after undergoing restorative procedures, like root canals and dental implants.

Unsightly teeth can also result from:

  • Serious traumas that result in cracks, chips, fractures, or dents
  • Poor dental hygiene leading to cavities and severe decay
  • Yellowed or stained teeth because of smoking, chewing tobacco, or aging

Crowns are used for several procedures, such as attaching bridges, covering implants, and protecting loose fillings that may completely dislodge.

Crown-installation Procedure

Your Grand Haven doctor files your tooth, reducing its size, so that it may fit under your crown. An impression of your tooth is taken and sent to a lab where a custom-designed crown is manufactured. Your doctor can provide you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown arrives from the lab.

Caring for Crowns

There are several things you can do to maintain a healthy oral regiment and prolong your crowns, which may last up to eight years or longer.

  • Maintain a hygienic oral regimen to avoid plaque buildup and cavities will help crowns last. Make sure your regimen consists of brushing your teeth twice a day, perhaps a third time after lunch, and flossing at least once before bed.
  • See your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings, eating healthy and using fluoride-containing products improve chances of your crowns lasting longer.
  • Wear a nightguard if you suffer from bruxism, teeth grinding, as well, so make sure you discuss this with your dentist.

For more information on dental crowns, call Dr. John Leitner in Grand Haven, MI, at (616) 842-2850 today!

By JOHN LEITNER DDS
November 18, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you the perfect candidate for getting dental implants in Grand Haven? Find out now!

If you’ve been looking for a way to replace your missing teeth then you’re probably all too familiar with your different options. While some dental implantspeople are happy with getting dentures there are others who often want a restoration that will last longer or be more stable. By visiting the office of Dr. John Leitner, find out if dental implants are the solution you’ve been looking for.

Dental implants are the one natural-looking alternative that is able to fully restore your smile and provide other oral health benefits that traditional options like dentures or bridges just can’t. Plus, implants make it possible to replace one or even more of your missing teeth which allows Dr. Leitner to be able to be able to tailor your treatment to fit your own needs.

The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to schedule an appointment with us. We will examine your mouth and determine whether implants could be the ideal solution. Most people are great candidates for implants but there are certain health issues that we will need to discuss with you to make sure implants are a successful option. Some things we will need to consider include:

  • Your overall health
  • Any preexisting health conditions
  • Your oral health
  • Jawbone loss
  • Existing dental work
  • Gum disease
  • Certain habits like smoking

If you think dental implants are right for you, the next step is to schedule a consultation so we can examine your smile to make sure you are a great candidate for implants. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Leitner at his Grand Haven, MI dental office. Isn’t it time you got your smile back?