Doctor Q&A for Dr. Rafael Morales

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
It depends: Sectioning off a crown is relatively easy. If you are talking about ONE crown attached to ONE pontic, this would likely be a cantilever bridge, in whi ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not a good thing: A hole in your tooth is never a good thing. It can be the result of a cavity, a missing filling, or a part of the tooth that broke. In either case, yo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: The glue is a resin, and as such it can get stained. As a general rule, most stains come off once the braces are removed, the resin used to bond the b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Several options: A missing lateral can be replaced in many ways, depending on factors such as how large the gap is, the way you smile, your bite, remaining teeth, bud ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Maybe decay: Teeth should not chip while flossing. If this is happening, it may be a sign that there's something weakening your teeth enough, that simply flossing ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Long term: If it weren't for the root canal, you'd have to get the tooth extracted. Even with a root canal you may need to get the tooth extracted after a few ye ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: The only problem you might run into is making sure the strips stay in place. Make sure you have consulted with your dentist/orthodontist before doing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not at all: This is a sign that there's something wrong with that tooth. Make sure you have it checked out by your dentists asap.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not necessarily: It's rare, but can happen. The act of reducing the tooth for a dental crown can be traumatic for the nerve of the tooth. Dentists are trained to contr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
None: No toothpaste can 'remove' tartar buildup. Toothpaste can 'prevent' the formation of tartar buildup, but only if used regularly. Your best bet is to ... Read More
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