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Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Sometimes.: The materials used for dental sealants stick to tooth surface but won't stick to metal fillings. Some times dentists place dental sealants next to fillings to fill in any small gaps between the filling and the tooth's surface. ...Read more

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Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Cosmetic dentistry & dental implant. Done by same dentists?

Could be.: We like to think that all dentists are cosmetic dentists! cosmetic dentistry is not a speciality. Though some general dentists may place and restore dental implants, dental implants are often placed by specialists such as oral surgeons and periodontists. The general dentists or prosthodontist then places the crown on top of the implant. ...Read more

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Might dental hygienist use a dental drill?

Might dental hygienist use a dental drill?

Dental hygienist: Dental hygienist or dental assistants are not allowe to use a high speed hand piece inside patients mouth. If you are referring to the ultrasonic hygiene cleaning instrument, they are allowed to use that. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely worn teeth can look transparent. ...Read more

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Do dental implants work?

Do dental implants work?

YES ! : Dental implants have been around for over 50 years. Today -the success rate of dental implants is 95-98%. Dental implants do work. We can replace one missing tooth or the whole mouth, so you can have permanent teeth and enjoy food and have quality of life you deserve. ...Read more

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Will medicaid cover dental work (filling in cavities and wisdom teeth removal)?

Will medicaid cover dental work (filling in cavities and wisdom teeth removal)?

Location matters: Medicaid services are state services. With this said, every state is different. Most adult dentistry through medicaid is very minimal in its coverage. Call your provider to know the specifics for your particular needs. ...Read more

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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

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

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Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Different specialist: Orthodontist specializes in braces endodontist specializes in root canal treatment periodontist specializes in gum diseases. A general dentist treats a wide range of oral and dental problems and is not limited to any one area. ...Read more

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Are dental implants only for missing teeth?

Are dental implants only for missing teeth?

No: Dental implants can also be used as anchors to help stabilize dentures when all the teeth are missing and, as the other doctor noted, as a temporary means of anchorage in orthodontics to help move teeth. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

Several: Any tooth paste with fluoride make the tooth more resistant to the acids that cause decay. If you get a tooth paste that is designed with a calcium and fluoride combination you can get minor remineralization (hardening) of the tooth. Tooth paste such as Pronamel and Colgate Enamel Health can be good for this. Any tooth paste should not be too abrasive as this can wear enamel away. Hope this is h ...Read more

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Dentures. Find a dentist.

Dentures. Find a dentist.

Your question?: I'm guessing that you think or want dentures. The best way to proceed is to find a dentist who comes highly recommended by family, friends, neighbors or other health care professionals. Then schedule an appointment so you can be fully evaluated and given your treatment options. Don't settle for dentures if you can avoid them. It seems like a quick & easy fix but isn't ! ...Read more

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Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

DA duties: The laws regarding what dental auxiliaries can and cannot do varies from state to state and is constantly changing. You can contact the state education professional licensing department in your state to know for sure what is legal and what is not. ...Read more

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Can others besids a dentist do cleaning, filling, root canal, make crowns and bridges, implants?

Can others besids a dentist do cleaning, filling, root canal, make crowns and bridges, implants?

Legally, no.: Only exception is in the Dental School. Here the Dental Student may perform these treatments under the supervision of a licensed Dentist on staff. Cleanings may be done by licensed Hygenist. ...Read more

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Does dental insurance cover a tooth extraction?

Does dental insurance cover a tooth extraction?

Most likely: You can expect that most dental insurances will provide some level of coverage for routine dental extractions and there is no need for preauthorization. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dental implant related to jaw bone loss?

Dental implant related to jaw bone loss?

Not Usually: Dental implants actually prevent bone loss as long as they are placed correctly, restored correctly and you have no other underlying medical issues. That being said, if the implant is not restored correctly and there is too much lateral force placed on it, you can actually get bone loss. ...Read more

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Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?

Dental caries, tooth decay:  causes?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in plaque are exposed to sugars and metabolize the sugars into acid. Plaque is sticky and concentrates the acid onto the enamal of your teeth which dissolves it creating a cavity. Plaque without sugar or starch wil not cause decay. Sugar without plaque will not cause decay. Acid alone, like lemons, will dissolve enamal and can cause decay, . ...Read more

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Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Cost of bone grafting and dental implants?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read more

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Do dental sealants prevent gum erosion?

Do dental sealants prevent gum erosion?

No : No.. Sealants are put onto the biting surface of the teeth... Not near the gums. ...Read more

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Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Maybe: If you don't like the bonding or it has been chipping easily you may go with veneers. They are pocelain and tend to be more esthetic. If you like what you have and it is not decaying under the bonding it is your call, you may even elect to just have the bonding done again. ...Read more

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