Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions

  • Help! I’m trying to decide whether or not to get braces and I was wondering if they could in some way harm my health?

    Yes, they can. That’s why care must be taken to ensure hygiene of the cavity in order to avoid the appearance of caries and pigmentation of the enamel. So, it is very important to visit the dentist on a monthly basis, in order to control the complete process of treatment.

  • Which fillings are the most reliable? We can’t choose them all!

    It all depends on what kind of structure your teeth have. It is important to choose a seal, in which the hardness ratio is close to that of the tooth tissue. There are composites, Ormocer, and compomers. Dentists use these the most often, but your physician should make the final choice.

  • Why do I have dark maroon spots on my gums? I did everything possible to get them to go away, but nothing works. I would like to know why, thanks!

    Dark maroon spots indicate the presence of defects in the tissues of the tooth and plaque. They could appear because of the lack of proper oral hygiene or internal disorders in the body. I suggest you immediately consult a specialist!

  • Is it possible to correct an malocclusion when an adult or is this possible only at a young age?

    Yes, it is possible. The only difference from the installation of the treatment apparatus at a young age and in a more mature age is the duration of healing. For an adult, it will take more time to correct the bite, since the bone tissue is not as elastic as it was when you were 18. It is necessary to consult a dentist and take the necessary tests to be sure of a good result.

  • Is it worth it to remove your wisdom teeth? When I was young, they bothered me a lot. My child is 18 years old and we am thinking of removing them before it becomes painful.

    There’s no exact answer to this question, because, it all depends on the individual. In some cases, wisdom teeth cause discomfort or severe pain. It is very important to consult a few dentists to make sure that something is done. Also, the wisdom tooth is often removed for patients who have organ transplants or radiation therapy for prevention. If you are not worried about the wisdom tooth, it is better to save it to maintain the bite or install prostheses (if necessary).

  • What are implants made out of?

    The most common materials that are used to make implants are: ceramics, titanium and zirconium.

  • Is it possible to treat or remove a tooth if I have high blood pressure?

    There is a large number of medications that allow you to perform any dental interventions despite high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. It is only necessary to warn your doctor about this condition so that he, in turn, can find the right medication.

  • Is it necessary to remove the root or can a tooth be restored even if the crown is broken?

    It is very important to consult a doctor so that he can see the root of the tooth. In the presence of damaged bone tissue, recovery is possible in many ways, which a dentist can tell you about. If the root is in incurable condition, it might be necessary to remove it, while adjacent teeth will not be affected.

  • Which metal is considered the best for dentures?

    There are a large number of prosthesis designs that are made from a certain number of metals used for treatment. Most often, they are made of a noble alloy, but it is important to keep in mind the possibility of an allergic reaction, so it is necessary to consult a doctor.

  • Is it possible to do something if the tooth crown, in the case when the nerve has long been removed, has a less then desirable color?

    Many people face this problem, so there are a number of procedures for teeth whitening right inside the crown. This is painless and effective, so the result will be visible after a few procedures.

  • Is it possible to remove several teeth at the same time?

    It is important to note that there is no single answer. It is recommended to remove one tooth, to avoid severe pain (if the teeth are close to each other). If they are mobile and located far away, it’s possible to remove several.

  • How long can I wear a temporary crown?

    Usually, a temporary crown is recommended to be worn for a few days, up to a week. It is for this period that permanent crowns are made. If during this period the temporary crown is somehow damaged, then you should immediately contact your dentist.

  • What kind of teeth can you get braces on?

    Braces are mounted on one or on both sides of the jaw, depending on the state of the patient's teeth. By themselves, they are a metal locks which are fixed to the teeth with a special glue. There is a large number of braces for different types of teeth. For example, on the canines, additional vertical processes are installed that allow the load to be distributed correctly. Thanks to braces, it is possible to achieve a uniform alignment of the dentition. Also, there are separate bracket systems that are usually installed on the front teeth to get rid of small defects.

  • Is it necessary to change toothpaste?

    Yes, it is recommended to change it regularly. Malicious mouth bacteria get used to a certain type of paste. Dentists believe that the paste should be changed once a month, in order not to put your their health at risk. Also, there is a hypothesis that in the morning and in the evening it is better to brush your teeth with different pastes, curative and preventive.

  • Which toothbrush is better: normal or electric?

    Many dentists believe that electric toothbrushes are better able to do their job. In a shorter period of time, it carries out much more movements during cleaning. A regular one, in turn, does not reach to all the bone tissue of the teeth, thereby leaving the remnants of food and bacteria in hard-to-reach places. People who use an electric brush are less likely to suffer from caries and tartar.

  • Is it possible to get braces in one day?

    Installation is carried out in one day. The process itself is the attachment of brackets with the help of glue, and then the metal arc. Most of the time the dentist has to become more aware of the patient’s needs, because it is required to undergo a series of studies, make plaster casts and X-rays and create a plan for which the treatment will proceed. This stage can be take from a week, to several months, but without it effective treatment is impossible.

  • I want to get braces, but I just can not choose which ones. Can you please tell me which ones are better?

    There are combined bracket systems in which two types of materials are used, for example a combination of metal with ceramics, sapphires or a composite. They have advantages such as: saving money (the use of metals instead of expensive materials) and the ability to perform from aesthetic materials (that was not noticeable on certain areas of the teeth). Also, dentists recommend the following options for bracket systems: 1) moderate curvature of teeth: lower jaw - metal, upper - ceramics or plastic, it is also possible to install the lingual system on the lower part. 2) curvature of the lower teeth: lower jaw - metal, upper - any aesthetic material. 3) economical installation of brackets: the use of an aesthetic imperceptible material exclusively for the front teeth, and for the side and bottom - metal braces, which, with the help of pressure on the dentition, accelerate the correction process. 4) economical installation of brackets: the use of an aesthetic imperceptible material exclusively for the front teeth, and for the side and bottom - metal braces, which, with the help of pressure on the dentition, accelerate the correction process.

  • How often should I clean tartar?

    It all depends on how quickly it appears. On average, professional cleaning of teeth is carried out once a year.

  • When I came to see my dentist, it became clear that due to the fact that my teeth are uneven and my bite is completely wrong, there were changes in the jaw bones. This lead to headaches and erasure of the teeth. The doctor advised to get braces, but they

    It is best, of course, to get braces. With their help, it will be possible to correct the bite and with it, jaw problems will also go away. If you choose between your teeth and implants, then your teeth are definitely better. Complete removal, is carried out only in certain cases. If you can restore your teeth, the dentist will do everything possible for the treatment to be successful.

  • I can feel that my wisdom tooth has started to come out toward the side, toward my tongue, while it does not bother me, I’m still worried. Will it need to be removed?

    It is better to remove it, in order to avoid injuries to the oral cavity and tongue.

  • What are crowns for?

    Crowns allow you to change the appearance of the tooth, strengthen it and cover the damaged areas. Some may coincide with the natural color of the teeth, such as: porcelain and ceramic. Also, they can be made of gold, ceramics, acrylic and metal alloys. The latter are much stronger than the rest.

  • Why do you need dental bridges?

    People that are missing one or more teeth are advised to install dental bridges. They will prevent problems that subsequently disturb the appearance of the distance between the teeth, namely: tooth dislocation and malocclusion.

  • How are dental bridges fastened?

    Dental bridges are installed in place of of one or more teeth. They are attached to the implants or to the teeth. Most often, they are made from materials similar to the color of natural teeth.

  • How long do dental bridges and crowns last?

    Tooth bridges and crowns can serve for a very long time. There are cases when they are damaged in some way, thereby endangering the whole organism. In this case, you should immediately contact your dentist. In order to preserve them as long as possible, it is important to remember oral hygiene. It is necessary to brush your teeth in the morning and in the evening, with different pastes and floss. For prevention, try to reduce the consumption of hard foods.

  • Is implantation possible after 30?

    At this age, implantation is possible.

  • Is it possible to install an implant during pregnancy?

    Unfortunately, this is not possible, because during the treatment time you have to take medicines that are prohibited during pregnancy.

  • How long until I can install an implant after a tooth has been removed?

    Before doing anything, you need to wait two to six months, get medical advice from a doctor, take a tomogram and find out the condition of the bone tissue. Only after passing all the checks, it will be possible to install the implant.

  • Is there a guarantee on the implant?

    The manufacturer gives a guarantee, usually, from ten to fifteen years. On some, it is unlimited. It all depends on the firm and the materials that were used to make the implant. Also, the warranty is issued on crowns. A crown made of zirconia is stronger than the others.

  • How long does the implant take to install?

    There are two types of installation: one-stage and two-stage. Most often people choose the second option, which implies the installation of an implant and the healing process up to six months. For this period, the patient is given a temporary prosthesis. Later a permanent structure is put in. In a one-stage case, the implant is placed and fixed in one day.

  • How do Hollywood veneers differ from conventional ones?

    The main feature of Hollywood veneers is the lack of need for sharpening of the teeth, while they are attached exclusively to the enamel. Usually their thickness is 0.2 mm. Simple veneers are thin ceramic plates that are attached to the teeth with a special cement.

  • After what age is it possible to install an implant?

    This is possible only after the end of the growth of the jaw bones, after about eighteen years of age. In order to make sure that this process is completed, dentists take x-rays and then analyze them.

  • Does anything happen with the implants after installation?

    Implants should be joined to the bone tissue of the teeth. This process lasts from three to six months. Most often, it is on the upper part of the jaw that the implants take longer to heal. The prosthesis, in turn, can be installed only after their complete healing.

  • When can I remove the stitches after implant placement?

    Most often, the sutures are removed on the seventh-tenth day. It is necessary to consult a doctor!

  • In what case is bone tissue repair necessary?

    This is necessary when the implant does not have the necessary support. After a long absence of a tooth, bone tissue atrophies. If after removal, the old tooth is not replaced with a new tooth, then the chewing load also leaves. Restoration of bone tissue can be achieved by artificial substitutes, or by the body itself.

  • What is bite?

    The ratio of the teeth of the lower and upper jaw is an occlusion. Unfortunately, many people have an improper ratio, which entails a number of conditions.

  • Is it possible to exercise immediately after placing an implant?

    It’s possible, but only moderate exercise is recommended. It is important to give the body time to recover and heal, otherwise there may be complications.

  • Do allergies to implants exist?

    Implants have been in widespread use for over forty years and until now no cases of allergy to the material from which they are made have been identified. Titanium does not contain allergic impurities, which could trigger the body's reaction. In the crown, ceramic is often used, which is also compatible.

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