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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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dentistry (Definition)

The branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body. Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health. Those who practice dentistry ...Read more


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In dentistry, what does "implant" mean?

In dentistry, what does "implant" mean?

Tooth replacement: An implant is an artificial means usually a metal rod or screw that is placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. It acts as a "root" so that your dentist can then build upon it to place a post in the implant and then a crown on top of that which completes the replacement of your missing dentition. ...Read more

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Dentistry: Will I need to have a person drive me home after I have 2 bottom teeth dental implants? Am totally independent. What happens to most people?

Dentistry: Will I need to have a person drive me home after I have 2 bottom teeth dental implants? Am totally independent. What happens to most people?

Driving after: If your health is good and does not have medical conditions, it is alright to drive. But speak to your implant dentist to understand degree of surgery and if you need someone to drive you back home. If you are sedated you will need someone to drive you. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic dentistry pull teeth out, such as veneers, implants, etc?

Yes: Dentists have the training to pull teeth. A cosmetic dentist prefer to perform cosmetic dentistry but have the skills and experience to pull teeth as well ...Read more

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Implants I am sixty-nine years old, and still retain most of my own teeth. I have always had a fear of dentistry, but have taken care of my teeth. However, the time has come to face facts. Several years ago, I had caps placed on my upper teeth. As tim

Implants I am sixty-nine years old, and still retain most of my own teeth. I have always had a fear of dentistry, but have taken care of my teeth. However, the time has come to face facts. Several years ago, I had caps placed on my upper teeth. As tim

Get opinions + pick: Every dental dilemma has multiple solutions. Do your homework, interview several dental professionals, select a treatment plan and dentist that fits your criteria and then move forward to invest in your oral health. 69 years old is still young and it is not uncommon for me to place dental implants or do orthodontics on people in their 80's. It is not only appearance, but a quality of life issue! ...Read more

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What's pulpitis (dentistry)?

What's pulpitis (dentistry)?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the pulp where the nerves and blood supply of the tooth is. ...Read more

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What are common inhalational agents in dentistry?

What are common inhalational agents in dentistry?

Nitrous oxide: "laughing gas" or nitrous oxide is the only commonly used inhalation agent used in dentistry. ...Read more

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Which field of dentistry specializes in doing inlays / onlays?

Which field of dentistry specializes in doing inlays / onlays?

Prosthodontics: Inay and onlays are restorative dentistry. They are done by general dentists and prosthodontists. In addition, they can be fabricated in a lab or by cad-cam process. Cerec does a beautiful job in a single visit making them out of very strong porcelains. ...Read more

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Differences between pediatric dentistry and dentistry?

Differences between pediatric dentistry and dentistry?

Specialty: A pediatric dentist, also known as a pedodontist, has completed additional training to treat specifically the dental needs of children involving primary teeth and the transition to the adult dentition. They are also trained to handle the associated behavioral issues with children of young ages. ...Read more

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Which branch of dentistry is concerned with gum disease?

Which branch of dentistry is concerned with gum disease?

Periodontics: A periodontist treats gum disease bone disease both conservatively or surgically depending upon the severity. Of the breakdown
See a periodontist before the disease loosens your teeth. ...Read more

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Please tell me what in dentistry is it called to replace a missing tooth?

Please tell me what in dentistry is it called to replace a missing tooth?

Prosthodontics: The art and science of replacing a missing tooth is called prosthodontics: can be either fixed prosthodontics or removable. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an mo and an ml in dentistry work?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an mo and an ml in dentistry work?

Surfaces: There are different surfaces on the teeth: mesial, occlusal, lingual, buccal, distal. The letters describe the surfaces where the filling was placed. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) be used on kids in dentistry sedation and what is the dose?

Can Xanax (alprazolam) be used on kids in dentistry sedation and what is the dose?

Dental sedation: For children should only be done by well qualified individuals who know what they are doing. The risks are too high. ...Read more

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In the oral hygiene and dentistry fields, is debridement the same thing as a "cleaning"?

In the oral hygiene and dentistry fields, is debridement the same thing as a "cleaning"?

Not exactly: A debridement is a procedure that is performed when the periodontal condition of the gums cannot be determined. This is usually an appointment where the bulk of the calculus is removed from the teeth followed by a brief healing period. The patient is brought back for a periodontal evaluation and then the proper diagnosis and treatment can occur. ...Read more

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Do I have to go to special school to study cosmetic dentistry or do some universities do it?

Do I have to go to special school to study cosmetic dentistry or do some universities do it?

Need to be a dentist: You need to go to dental school. Graduate. And then some schools may offer a residency in cosmetic dentistry or you'll need to take many continuing education courses in that topic. And there are many fine ones out there. ...Read more

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What are some exams to given in u.s for practising dentistry. I am mds, prosthodontics from india?

Boards: After National Boards part 1 and 2, state or regional licensure board exams are required before beginning practicing. Visit the board website on the state in which you are interested in practicing in to get those exact requirements. ...Read more

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Having dentistry work done. He said I will only need shots for numbing. I have pvcs and tachy. Should I b worried?

Having dentistry work done. He said I will only need shots for numbing. I have pvcs and tachy. Should I b worried?

Consultation: With most individuals who have heart concerns, especially at your relatively young age, your dentist may want to consult with your cardiologist to discuss your status and perhaps make recommendations with regards to whether a vasoconstrictor should be avoided. It appears that you are being medically managed via medication and tests which is good to consider when electing treatment. ...Read more

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My dentist used to drink a lot. Now over 65 and still practicing. Trained in golden age of dentistry. Should I switch?

My dentist used to drink a lot. Now over 65 and still practicing. Trained in golden age of dentistry. Should I switch?

Should you?: The real question here is, 'why are you concerned? '. Is it because he's over 65? Or because he 'used' to drink? Furthermore, what is 'a lot? ' if you're comfortable with him, and trust his clinical skill and ability, why would you switch? Who's to say that a new dentist will be 'better'? I think you should have a more rational basis for switching doctors before doing so. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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Not allergic to Lidocaine what's chances of been allergic to novacaine or other caine local anathetics used for dentistry?

Not allergic to Lidocaine what's chances of been allergic to novacaine or other caine local anathetics used for dentistry?

You are good: There were allergies to Novacaine, but that drug is probably not available anymore. Allergies to local anesthetics that dentist use are almost unknown. There are some allergies to local anesthetics in multi-dose vials, but dentists don't use those. ...Read more

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Dds: is an agd designation like a type of board certification in general dentistry? I already know about the cont. Ed. Credits that are given.

Dds: is an agd designation like a type of board certification in general dentistry? I already know about the cont. Ed. Credits that are given.

An achievement: Agd, or the academy of general dentistry, is not a form of board certification program. The agd is a professional association of general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. Agd member dentists take hundreds of hours of continuing education to earn their fellowship and mastership in the agd. ...Read more

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What are caries in dentistry?

What are caries in dentistry?

Decay: Caries is a word that is used to describe dental decay. ...Read more

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What is undercut in dentistry?

What is undercut in dentistry?

An area of a tooth: An undercut is the result of preparing a tooth for a restoration. Sometimes it is a desired result such as with an amalgam filling or an undesired result of a crown prep. Physically it is when you look at the tooth from different directions some areas are blocked from view by bulky tooth structure. The image shows the undercut regions for a crown. ...Read more

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What makes dentistry so competitive?

Capitalism: Dentistry is not an exact science even though most dentists are licensed or go to accredited schools. There are many differences between the knowledge and expertise of dentists. That's why some feel that they can charge more and rightfully so. Do not look at dentistry as a commodity. Not all fillings crowns and dentists are the same. Research and shop around. ...Read more

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What disciplines of dentistry are these?

What disciplines of dentistry are these?

Dental fields: There are several disciplines in dentistry, including: general or family, pediatric, esthetic, periodontal, endodontic, prosthodontic, and oral maxilla-facial surgery. ...Read more

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What per cent of metal is used in dentistry?

What per cent of metal is used in dentistry?

It Varies: This is a very broad question and could have all kinds of answers. It all depends on what we are talking about. There are stainless steel posts and crowns that are 100% metal. There are fillings that are a mixture of different metals, there are crowns that can be alloys of gold, silver, palladium and platinum. You would have to ask about a specific procedure to get an accurate answer. ...Read more

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How has dentistry evolved in the last decade?

Beauty & Comfort: It's easier than ever to get a nice looking smile. And people are more aware than ever the first impression that a great smile makes.
We have things like lasers and porcelain veneers to make any smile amazing!
there is also an emphasis on making dentistry more comfortable whether it's sedation and being asleep, or many other methods to improve relaxation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dentistry?

What is the definition or description of: dentistry?

Dentistry is...: The branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body. Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health. Those who practice dentistry are known as dentists. ...Read more

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Are there many fields and specialities for dentistry? What are the major of them?

There are 9: The recognized specialties are endodontics (root canals), periodontics (gum disease), orthodontics (braces), oral surgery, radiology, pathology, prosthodontics, dental public health, and pediatrics. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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