If you’re new to the world of dentistry, you may have a few questions about what general dentistry is and what it entails. Here are some of the most common questions our patients ask us about general dentistry. We hope this information helps to clear up any uncertainties you may have
A dental cleaning is the removal of plaque, calculus and stain from teeth, it is intended to control local irritation Al factors. Usually prophylaxis appointment would be associated with a periodic dental exam where the dentist will perform an evaluation on patient’s teeth and gums that looks for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
It’s important not to eat anything for at least an hour before your dental cleaning. This will help your dentist clean your teeth more thoroughly.
A dental cleaning is an important part of your oral health routine because it helps to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. This can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
When you make your appointment with our office, be sure to let us know that you would like a dental cleaning. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you.
A typical dental cleaning along with periodic exam should take about 60 minutes.
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your teeth, you may need a root canal. In most cases, a root canal can be performed in our office in one visit.
A root canal is a more extensive procedure that involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth. A regular filling is a more simple procedure that involves filling a cavity in the tooth.
A root canal can help to relieve pain and discomfort in the teeth, and it can also save the tooth from being removed.
It’s important not to eat anything for at least an hour before your root canal. This will help your dentist perform the procedure more effectively.
Preferably you should take it easy on your tooth after a root canal. However, it’s important to continue brushing and flossing your teeth regularly to keep them healthy and avoid bitting or chewing hard food on non crowned tooth to prevent tooth fracture
The success rate of root canals is high, and most patients experience relief from their pain and discomfort after the procedure.
When you come in for your consultation, be sure to ask our team any questions you have about dentures. We can help you decide if dentures are the right option for you and answer any other questions you may have.
Dentures are removable prosthetic that replaces missing teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution that replaces missing teeth with metal posts that are anchored into the jawbone.
It’s generally recommended that you remove your dentures at night each day to give your gums a break.
Most patients adjust to their dentures within 2-4 weeks. However, it may take some time to get used to the new feeling of having dentures in your mouth.
Some patients may experience bad breath after getting dentures. However, this can be easily treated with a tongue scraper and mouthwash.
If you leave your dentures in all the time, they may start to feel loose. Resorption and bone loss are accelerated if dentures are worn 24 hours per day. Also it’s important to take them out periodically so that your gums can rest and prevent yeast infection
You should never wear your dentures 24/7 without performing proper oral hygiene, dentures should be cleaned at night and stored in water during the night
There are no specific do’s and don’ts of veneers. However, it’s important to keep in mind that they are a cosmetic procedures and should only be used for aesthetic purposes.
Veneers typically last 5-10 years, but they may last longer or shorter depending on how well you take care of them.
It’s rare for veneers to pop off, but it can happen if they’re not properly bonded to the teeth. If this happens, be sure to contact our office right away.
When you come in for your consultation, be sure to let our team know if you have any dental work done in the past. We’ll also need to take impressions of your teeth so that we can create your veneers.
Most patients only need to replace their veneers every 5-10 years. However, this may vary depending on how well you take care of them.
The final restoration for dental implants is the dental crown. This is a porcelain cap that is placed over the implant to restore the look and function of the tooth.
It’s a procedure that creates an artificial tooth to replace a missing one. The process involves attaching this tooth to an titanium post or posts that is/are previously placed in the jaw bone as a replacement for the root of a lost tooth
It typically takes 2-3 weeks to get the final restoration for dental implants. However, this may vary depending on the type of restoration you need.
Most dental implants only need to be replaced every 10-15 years. However, this may vary depending on the type of implant and how well you take care of it.
At the second appointment, the gum tissue is opened to expose the implant and attach the healing abutment to the implant. The gum tissue will begin to heal and form around the abutment.
Dental implants may fail to Osseointegrate for a variety of reasons, including poor oral hygiene, smoking, and diabetes. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and see your dentist for regular checkups to help prevent implant failure.
There are no specific do’s and don’ts for getting dental fillings. However, it’s important to keep in mind that they are a cosmetic procedures and should only be used for aesthetic purposes.
Dental fillings typically last 5-10 years, but they may last longer or shorter depending on how well you take care of them.
When you come in for your consultation, be sure to let our team know if you have any dental work done in the past.
The 4 types of fillings are amalgam, composite, porcelain, and gold. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks, so be sure to discuss your options with our team during your consultation.
Composite fillings are made of plastic and metal, while porcelain fillings are made of ceramic. Composite fillings are typically less expensive, but they may not be as durable as porcelain fillings. Composite fillings may also discolor over time, while porcelain fillings are less likely to do so.
Amalgam fillings are made of metal mainly silver and mercury, while gold fillings are made of gold. Amalgam fillings are typically less expensive, but they may not be as durable as gold fillings. Gold fillings are also more likely to corrode over time.
Amalgam fillings are made of metal mainly silver and mercury, while porcelain fillings are made of ceramic. Amalgam fillings are typically less expensive, but they may not be as durable as porcelain fillings. Porcelain fillings are also more likely to discolor over time.
There is no set limit to the number of times a dental filling can be replaced.
Most people feel normal within a day or two after getting their fillings. However, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone is different and some people may take a little longer to feel normal. If you have any concerns, be sure to speak with our team.
Most people adjust to partial dentures within a few weeks. However, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone is different and some people may take a little longer to adjust. If you have any concerns, be sure to speak with our team. No, partial dentures do not need to be replaced every 10 years. However, it’s important to keep in mind that they are a cosmetic procedure and should only be used for aesthetic purposes.
Partial dentures can sometimes be difficult to adjust to and can cause soreness in the mouth. They may also slip out of place or become loose over time.
Partial dentures can help restore your smile and improve your oral health. They are also more affordable than dental implants.
No, you should not leave partial dentures all the time. Partial dentures should be removed at night.
You should not eat anything that is difficult to chew or that may cause you to choke. You should also avoid eating sticky or crunchy foods.
Yes, you can drink with partial dentures. However, you should avoid drinking anything that is carbonated or acidic.