Does your office do implants?
A: Yes, we offer dental implants. You would need an evaluation to see whether you are a candidate for dental implants. This evaluation may consist of impressions, photos, and radiographs to analyze your case. We then work with a surgeon who places the implant in the bone. When the surgeon has released you for completion, you would report back to our office for the final restorative treatment such as crowns, bridges, or removable appliances.
How can I keep my dentures from moving around or falling when I talk and eat?
A: Dental implants are a very effective tool in stabilizing removable partials and dentures. You would need an evalution to see if implants are the answer for your situation.
How long do the bleaching results last?
A: The results vary depending on personal home care, the amount of staining food or drink a person consumes, and genetics. Our teeth darken internally as we age, so keeping your teeth looking their best requires occasional touch-ups with take home bleach and custom fit trays (for the best result). How often the touch-ups are necessary is personal preference.
Is bleaching safe for my teeth?
A: Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under dental supervision is safe. The most common side effect is sensitivety during the procedure or the next day. Over the counter ibuprofen is recommended.
What causes tooth decay?
A: We all have bacteria in our mouths. It lives in the white sticky substance called plaque. We brush our teeth to remove the plaque from our teeth but it starts to regroup very soon after brushing. After eating, there are particles of food left in grooves and between the teeth. The bacteria feeds on the sugars and starches in the food particles. While they are feeding, acids are produced which are strong enough to dissolve tooth enamel. If plaque and sugars are left long enough and often enough, tooth decay is the result.