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No one wants a smile that’s imperfect. Your teeth are important to everything you do in life, and without a good set that you’re confident in, you’re less likely to be outgoing and successful in social and professional situations.

The good news is that your imperfect smile can easily be fixed. You just have to decide how you want it taken care of. Dr. Huang and the staff at Art of the Smiles in Federal Way, Washington work hard to offer as many options as possible so that you find something that works great for you.

Today, we’ll look at the differences between implants and crowns – two popular smile remedies.

Implants
Dental implants are a straightforward solution, and they’re increasing in popularity. If you have a tooth that’s badly cracked or damaged or even dead, then an implant is a good choice. First, the old tooth is removed. Then, a titanium post is inserted into that tooth’s place. A crown is placed on top of the post, and the tooth looks so real that only another dentist can tell it’s fake.

Crowns
A crown is a great choice for people with smaller imperfections in their teeth. They’re also good if you’ve ground down the biting surface of your teeth. Crowns are essentially caps that fit over your tooth, to give it a new surface. They’re placed on your teeth by carefully grinding away the broken portions, then cementing it in place.

There are a ton of different options if you’re looking to fix your smile. For more information, get in touch with us today at 253-839-4048.