Frequently Asked Questions About Service
What is the difference between a crown and a cap?
These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and all decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel. Dentists refer to these restorations as “crowns.” However, patients often refer to the tooth-colored ones as “caps” and the gold or stainless steel ones as “crowns.” We do them all affordably and often in the same day thanks to our use of cutting-edge CEREC technology.
Which is better: dentures or implants?
Implants are the best solution for replacing lost teeth. Although dentures are lower in cost, they do not protect against bone and facial structure loss. In addition, dentures often become dislodged while eating or speaking. Over time, you will also need to replace them to ensure they are aligned properly and fit well. Implants, however, are permanent. They help preserve your jawbone and function like your natural teeth. If cared for properly, they will last a lifetime.
How long does a dental bridge last?
The typical life span of a fixed bridge is 10 years, but it can last longer with good oral hygiene and regular checkups.
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. The most common side effect of whitening is tooth sensitivity during the early stages of treatment, but this is usually temporary. It’s important to consult your dentist, so he/she can determine the appropriate course of whitening treatment to achieve your desired results.
Can I whiten my teeth if I have cavities?
If you have existing dental issues, such as cavities, exposed roots, worn enamel or gum disease, teeth whitening is not recommended. This is due to the increased sensitivity. In some cases, however, you may be able to undergo whitening treatment after your cavities are filled.