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Many dental experts argue that the best way to prevent cavities it to have teeth cleaned twice a year. The value of cleanings is that they not only removed plaque from visible areas of the tooth, but also near and below the gum line where cavities can often form. Clearning is a quick, easy and low-cost process and often paid for under basic dental insurance plans.
Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Dr. Gakner tries to remove the least amount of tooth structure when preparing the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling. The composite material allows Dr. Gakner to make a more conservative repair to the tooth. With our extensive tooth color chart, we are able to find the perfect composite color to match your teeth and blend the filling in completely with the rest of your mouth.
With our new technology we are able to take digital x-rays which uses over 80% less radiology than traditional film x-rays. These x-rays are available instantly allowing us to give you optimum care as quickly and efficiently as possible.
A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage and will protect your tooth from further damage preserving the jaw’s correct natural alignment. Precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain materials, which we match precisely to your other teeth, are used in order to produce for you a healthy, long-lasting, natrual looking smile.
Dr. Gakner will place a bridge over two teeth where there is one or more teeth missing in between. Simply put, a bridge is two crowns placed over two teeth on either side of the space, with an artifical tooth, or teeth, in between to fill the gap and produce a beautiful, complete, and natural looking smile.
Here at Kemp Mill Dental, we believe that you should have the most beautiful smile and we make every effort to accomplish this goal. Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile.Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth.
Dr. Gakner has completed a intensive Mini-Residency in Implant Dentistry. An implant is a small titanium post that fits precisely into the socket left by a missing tooth. Bone tissue naturally fuses with the biocompatible titanium to create a solid foundation – a replacement tooth root. Once the gum has healed, Dr. Gakner will place a crown, or a cap, on the implant to produce a beautiful, natural looking tooth. In the event that there are multiple teeth missing next to the implant, instead of putting a crown over the implant, Dr. Gakner will fit a bridge, partial, or denture over the implant, as he would with a real tooth, to secure it in place and support the structure.
Age, Foods, drinks, tobacco, and medications can cause tooth enamel to become tarnished, yellowed, stained, and dull. When this happens, a person begins to look older – quickly! Here at Kemp Mill Dental we want to help you look as beautiful and young as quickly and efficiently as possible. Therefore we have the top of the line whitening system which you can use in the luxury of your own home.
Our office is located at 1299 Lamberton Drive in the Kemp Mill – Wheaton area of Silver Spring. We are located in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center.
When you pull into the shopping center park near the CVS. As you look at the CVS walk up to the building, turn right, walk toward the park, turn left at the end of building and we are around the corner from the CVS at the second entrance.
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