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Cavities Under Braces
Not equivalent: Traditional braces are still the gold standard, best result in shortest time. Clear aligners are only about half as effective as braces, with higher risk of relapse because of inability to ideally position roots in supporting bone. They are also not effective for complex issues. Lingual braces take longer, are harder to get used to, and "finishing" can be a challenge. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more
Enamel growing: No. Enamel is usually done its formation in a tooth when the tooth erupts through the gums into the mouth. There are experiments going on now with stem cells to grow enamel and natural teeth, however, no enamel growth is taking place under a cap, if it did it would push the cap off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would my top front teeth have gum grafting done before composite resin bonding to fill in gaps? Showing tooth roots as an adult.
Protruding teeth: This would be determined by the orthodontist. It would depend on your bite, on the position of all of the other teeth, the amount and condition of the bone, and whether there is enough room to move the teeth into alignment. Your orthodontist will use models and x-rays to do a space analysis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If front 2 teeth used to be longer in front and bottom teeth rest behind them. Would dent grind 2 teeth bc of small chip and bonded 1 tooth unlock tmj?
Maybe: There is more and more research in the last 10 years indicating the bite has little to do with the tmj. If your TMJ is locked changing your bite will not help and by locked i assume you mean you can't get your mouth open. To unlock a bite, the jaw may need manipulation with possible anesthesia either in the joint or systemically. I would suggest seeing aa dentist who can diagnose the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Jaw is just really sore. Teeth feel trapped into changing occlusion. Are my teeth moving around? Had light tooth bonding and polishing front teeth set
Bite effects jaws: If jaw soreness occurred after the bonding procedure, than a slight excess of material on the back of the upper front teeth or top of the lower front teeth can cause a premature contact that can alter the muscle pattern of lower jaw closure, and create the symptoms you describe. Ask your dentist to re-evaluate the occlusal contacts of your front teeth for heavy contacts. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Big or small?: Small cavities are taken care of with bonded tooth colored composite fillings. When cavities get bigger and the strength of the tooth is compromised a porcelain restoration that covers most of or all of the tooth is used. This would be called a veneer, or partial crown or full crown depending on the size of the cavity. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small change: You can't recon tour the teeth too much or you will cause damage. Contouring usually only takes place on the edges and not on the front of the teeth. So you can expect very small changes by contouring the teeth. Best to get an orthodontic evaluation to see your options for straightening your teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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