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A member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
One visit: Hi jule. In my office it's one visit regardless of the shape your tooth is in. It's about an hour to an hour and thirty minutes using the cerec system. With a good dentist, it's quite easy. Beware of a dentist who says it's not as good. With the cerec system you will get state of the art technology, a precise fit and great aesthetics. One visit, one shot, no goopy impressions or temps.
A member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
Google: Hi. I'd suggest you search the internet with the name of your town, plus the addition of cerec or itero. Either of these technologies can be used to take digital impressions for bridges! there are lots of cerec dentists in michigan. I'm assuming you aren't interested in an implant to replace your missing tooth which is a much better option and is not always that much more expensive.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
Enhance your smile: Adding a permanent color change and bringing back youth to warn down teeth are my two main requests. Veneers can also be used in trauma cases when teeth are fractured. We can also, in a limited amount, use them to create "instant orthodontics" by making the teeth to appear to be in better alignment. They almost always enhance a persons confidence in their appearance giving them a compelling smile.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
Consultations: I agree with dr. Davantzis. There are many factors. I'd like to weigh in to say that look at the costs as well. I personally would not recommend in most cases with the advancement of implants. There are many factors that would change my mind and many things that dr. Davantzis mentioned play a large factor. Get some opinions from your dentist and a periodontist or oral surgeon. Good luck!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
It Depends on You: You are going to get a lot of varying opinions from dentists/orthodontists. The choice you need to make is not which is best, in the right hands both options are excellent. You'll hear many different opinions but in reality it comes down to will you wear your aligners 22+ hours a day consistently. If not, are you willing to take lots of time to correctly clean your teeth with fixed ortho.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
Mostly good: Hi matt. I have to agree with most of the dentists who did respond. The itero scanner is fantastic for accuracy and scanning is the wave of the future. It allows for better fitting aligners. Like some other dentists have said, it does require a learning curve but once mastered it's amazing. The cost of a scanner to the practitioner is inhibitory. Another negative is it's a mouthful.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
It really depends: My typical porcelain veneer case involves 2 appointments, the preparation and one for delivery. If we prepare 10 - 20 teeth, which is customary, i schedule 2 three hour appts 2 wks apart. I do work with a ceramist that allows me to have beautiful custom veneers in one day utilizing the cerec system and they are still custom and exceptionally beautiful after he cuts them back and adds character.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
Not that I know of: Hi. The components needed to form cavities and gum disease are bacterial plaque (fuzzy stuff you brush and floss off your teeth) and a carbohydrate (sugar) in your food or drink. Saccharine is an artificial sweetner and isn't used by the bacteria to create an acid which is what causes the breakdown. Saccharine may be attributed to other health problems you do need to be aware of.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
Usually not: Hi jessalyn, sometimes there is a discrepancy in the size of the teeth and the top or bottom jaw and after proper alignment the orthodontist will leave a space, usually behind the cuspid teeth. Other times they will leave equal spaces to allow for bonding or veneers. That being said, if you have spaces you weren't told they'd be leaving and they result in food traps, bring it their attention asap.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: Having a wisdom tooth removed because it hurts and is difficult to clean is a good idea. Leaving it not only will continue pain, but if you can't keep it properly clean then it can potentially result in periodontal/bone loss in the tooth in front of it or even decay.
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