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Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
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Almost 20 years ago I chipped my front tooth, other dentists fixed the tooth with a Veneer and it subsequently chipped more than once. In 2004, Dr. Lamothe fixed the tooth and since then it has never chipped. Since relocating I have been to multiple dentists and each has complemented his work - color match, design, grooves, etc. He is the best I've experienced, bar none.
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Are dental crowns the best solution for Smyrna area patients?
Dr. David Lamothe of Smyrna Dental and Implant Center encourages patients to visit him regularly for their twice yearly examination and cleaning. However, there are times when patients may need to visit his practice for specific services such as the placement of dental crowns.
Dental crowns are common in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. They are often the best solution for patients who need an extra layer of protection for their natural teeth. This is commonly done when patients have had a large cavity or for those who have undergone root canal therapy. This can weaken the tooth and cause it to become brittle. When chewing and biting forces are applied, it can cause the tooth to crack. Situations such as this warrant the placement of dental crowns to keep the natural teeth intact and protect them.
Another situation in which a dental crown may be necessary is when patients have a dental implant placed. Dental implants can be placed into the bone of the jaw to replace a single missing tooth. To function and appear as a natural tooth, the implant is covered with a dental crown.
Additionally, dental crowns may be bonded to both sides of a false tooth called a pontic to fabricate a dental bridge. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth, and include two crowns and one or more pontics. The adjacent teeth are prepared for the placement of the bridge with removal of some of the tooth enamel for a precise fit. Dental bridges are alternatives to dental implants and dentures.
When determining if a dental crown is necessary, Dr. David Lamothe will start with an evaluation of the smile. X-rays may be done to ensure the health of the smile and check for any areas of decay that may be problematic. Patients will discuss with their dentist the concerns they have in regards to their teeth and smile.
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Dr. David Lamothe at Smyrna Dental is dedicated to helping patients get back their confidence with a healthy and a happy smile. He provides services ranging from cosmetic and restorative dentistry with the help of the latest digital technology and equipment. With treatment options such as dental crowns, bridges, implants and full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lamothe will help regain the smile you have always dreamed of.
Dr. Lamothe earned his dentistry degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch. He pursued to advance his knowledge with practice and continuous education through dental courses specializing in restorative and cosmetic dental techniques. Due to his years of expertise and skills, he is valued as a member of the National Dental Association and prestigious dental associations.
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