FAQs

What is the procedure of getting a missing tooth replaced?

Missing a single tooth can misalignment of your remaining teeth and thus erode your bright smile. A single tooth can be replaced with a dental implant and crown this is the most predictable, conservative and long-lasting method of tooth replacement. Without a dental implant, the two adjacent teeth to a missing tooth must be filed down to anchor a bridge.

What to do if multiple teeth are missing?

Missing multiple teeth can be a problem as the supporting structure of your jaw begins to deteriorate. But implants can stop that deterioration. Dental implants are designed to serve as a foundation for replacement crowns or bridges that “give you your teeth back.” They look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Is the treatment painful?

The surgical placement of dental implants causes only minor discomfort similar to having a tooth removed. Post-operative discomfort is controlled with the use of prescriptions. Depending on the extent of the therapy, many persons return to work the day of their surgery. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.

What is an Implant?

A dental implant is basically a tooth root that has been fixed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. It is a small “anchor” made of titanium.

Will my new teeth look natural?

Your new teeth will look and feel like your natural teeth.

Who can opt for dental implants?

If you have good health and adequate bone in the jaw then you are considered as fit enough to opt for dental implants. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants.

What is the success rate of the procedure?

Dental implant procedure is as old as 30 years. For more than three decades, dental implants have been used successfully with people just like you. If you expecting long lasting results from your dental implants then it’s mandatory for you to maintain oral hygiene.

How painful is the procedure?

Tto eliminate any discomfort anesthesia is used during a surgical procedure . The doctor may prescribe you a pain killer for anytype discomfort after surgery.

Will the treatment cost me a fortune?

It actually depends on the number of implants that will be placed, the type of prosthesis recommended and your particular case. This can only be determined after a thorough examination by your dentist.

How safe is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a very safe and a common procedure. It simply involves usage of peroxide-based solution and/or a special light to remove stains and discoloration.

Does teeth whitening affect previous dental work?

The dentist will examine your existing dental work and oral hygiene before beginning the teeth whitening procedure. If there are signs that previous dental work has become weakened or needs to be fixed, your dentist will probably suggest repairs before continuing with the teeth whitening procedure.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

It is not a painful procedure at all; however, some patients may experience minor sensitivity around the gum line after the procedure has taken place.

Does wisdom teeth always cause problems?

If there is enough room for the wisdom tooth to come out then it might not be an issue. Often there will be some slight discomfort as they come through, but this is only temporary and will disappear once the tooth is fully in position.

What is tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is tooth pain due to the wearing away of gum tissue. As we age, our gums start to recede, exposing the root of the tooth. This can make teeth more sensitive because the root is not covered by enamel therefore exposing the tooth’s nerves. As your teeth come in contact with hot and cold food or drinks you feel pain.

Who suffers from sensitive teeth?

This is the most common complaints dentists hear from their patients today. In fact one out of every five adults claims to suffer from pain caused by sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can start hurting as early as in your 20’s. The teeth most commonly affected are “canines” and “premolars”.