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FAQs

Q: If my teeth are crooked, what are my options?
Ans: There are many options for straightening teeth. These include orthodontic treatment, veneers, crowns and bridges.

Q: What are the different options for teeth whitening and how do I know what is best for me?
Ans: There are a few options for teeth whitening. Some teeth whitening procedures are done in the dental office with a special machine however there are other take-home kits that can be provided by your dentist. To find out the option best for you, visit with your cosmetic dentist and have them review with you all of the options in order to find the product that will best fit your needs.

Q: What are the kinds of problems that Cosmetic Dentistry can help correct?
Ans: The main advantage of cosmetic dentistry is the improvement of esthetics. Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile, lip contour, and function.

Q: What are Dental Implants?
Ans: Dental Implants are a safe and clean way to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. The Center for Dental Excellence, –City Name–‘s premier Oral Surgery and Dental office, uses state-of-the-art technology and treatments to ensure our patients have a safe, clean, and comfortable experience when undergoing an implant procedure.

What are Dental Implants? Dental implants are biocompatible substitutes for lost natural teeth. They are devices for attaching artificial replacement teeth firmly to the bone. Implants can be used to support a single crown, replace many teeth, or as anchors for fixed bridges and fixed or removable partial or complete dentures.

If you have questions about Dental Implants, Implant Supported Crowns or Bridges, or Implant Supported Dentures, please don’t hesitate to give us a call (800) 764-8528.

Q: What are the types of Dental Implants?
Ans: There are basically two types of implants.

One type fits on top of the bone. This is called a subperiosteal implant and is custom designed for the patient’s jaw. This is usually for patients with extreme bone loss.

The second type of implant is placed in the bone. This is called an endosteal implant. There are different sizes and shapes of endosteal implants. They may be shaped like cylinders, screws, or hollow baskets. Some are long and thin. The choice of the implant that is used depends on the quality and amount of available bone, and the type of prosthesis or denture, which will be supported by the implants. In some patients one or more implants might be used to replace a single tooth, act as an anchor for a bridge, or as support for a full denture.

Q: What is the history of Dental Implantology?
Ans: Dental implantology goes back to the time of the early Egyptians. Modern oral implantology, as we know it today, dates back more than 30 – 40 years. Various teeth implants have been used on or in the bone for over 50 years. The newer bone-integrated and biointegrated implants have been used with good success.

Implant academies and associations around the world have conducted long term studies. In addition, participants at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Conference on Dental Implants have endorsed dental implant techniques as safe and effective cosmetic dental work.

Recently, the American Dental Association has assigned insurance code numbers for implants and some insurance companies reimburse patients for dental implant cost and/or related procedures and prostheses. All of this activity stems from one central fact DENTAL IMPLANTS WORK.

Q: How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
Ans: It is recommended that you have your teeth cleaned every 3-6 months. If you have Dental Implants, it is recommended you visit your dentist for a cleaning every 3 months.

Q: How often should I use dental floss?
Ans: Flossing your teeth is essential to maintain clean and healthy teeth and gums. Flossing should be part of your daily teeth brushing routine.

Q: What kind of toothpaste and toothbrush should I use?
Ans: The kind of toothpaste you choose to use is an individual one. However, the tooth brush you use should have sufficient stiffness to remove debris and get in between teeth.