FAQAnswers to frequently asked questions.
Why are my teeth sensitive?
Sensitive teeth often come from the fact that your gums have slightly receded. This recession of the gum line allows the underlying dentin to show through which allows water and food easier access to the sensitive nerve. To manage this, there are a number of toothpastes, gels and even some dental procedures that can be applied. Speak to us in more detail if you have very sensitive teeth.
What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay?
What is gingivitis?
What is periodontal disease?
- Bad breath
- Gum recession
- Gum sensitivity to acidic foods
- Tooth pain
- Tooth loss
How do you treat periodontal disease?
What is the difference a white and silver filling?
How can I improve my smile?
- Tooth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Porcelain crowns
We have the capability to improve your smile using all or some of these procedures. For an exact consultation, please contact our office so that we may provide you with a customized treatment plan.
What is tooth whitening?
What is bonding?
What are porcelain veneers?
What are Crowns?
Does your office offer financing for services provided?
Questions about Dental Implants
What is a dental implant?
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Dental implants look and function like your natural tooth.
- Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
- Dental implants are maintained by routine hygiene visits to your dental office.
- Dental Implants decrease the possibility of bone loss, periodontal disease, tooth movement, and further tooth loss.
- Dental implants replace the need for a removable full denture or partial denture.
- Dental implants focus only on the tooth or teeth that are missing. A traditional bridge would involve the two or more adjacent teeth being compromised to create a false tooth in between.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
What does the dental implant procedure involve?
The next visit is to place the implant. A local anesthesia is applied to the area. (Any additional sedation is no longer necessary unless deemed by the dentist). The dentist will then make a minor incision to place the implant. The implant is placed into the jaw bone. The area will then be covered with sutures. The procedure is usually completed with minor pain.
You will next return in approximately 3 months to begin creating the porcelain crown to place over the Implant.