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Is It Possible To Rebuild The Enamel Lost Due To Bleaching With Tray
Yes: If you have white spots or areas of demineralization, your dentist can rx you mi paste. This cream restores the oral mineral imbalances that cause demineralization by replacing minerals while improving saliva flow and Fluoride uptake as well as soothing sensitive surfaces. It binds readily to pellicle, plaque, soft tissue & hydroxyapatite when applied within the oral cavity. ...Read more
What is the best type of veneer to use to cover up dentin that shows through due to wear and tear?
Porcelain: Veneers are made from porcelain or composite and there are many types of both. Porcelain is much stronger and better for wear and tear. One very strong type of porcelain for veneers would be of lithium disilicate and may have several different brand names. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have a tooth that decayed, the front potion is up to the gum, but the back potion is still intact. Would it be able to be extracted by the dentist?
Perhaps: Depending on access and the amount of decay, your general dentist should be able to help you. Depending on degree of difficulty, dentist may opt to refer you to oral surgeon. Don't forget to talk to your dentist about replacing the tooth before that in and of itself becomes a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rereootcanal with temp filling. Can brushing my teeth hard cause damage to the tooth? How suceptible is the tooth to damage?
How hard is it to have a metal filling replaced with ceramic material? Is this suggested, or is it best to leave the filling in as is?
Not very hard: Its harder to give a complete answer because of not knowing why you asked as well as the type of material you are talking about. If there is nothing wrong with the filling leave as is. Are you referring to an amalgam or gold inlay? By ceramic are you referring to composite or a porcelain type like a crown that a dental lab makes? If a real large filling, a partial or full ceramic crown is option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a procedure to put more enamel on top of teeth to increase length and strength? If bonding, is polishing reequired first? Cant grow enamelbak
No yes and no: You can not put enamel back on teeth but you can add bond composite to teeth, in many cases composite would be adequate enough cosmetically and strong enough functionally but in some cases depending on the bite of the person veneers or crowns would be a stronger option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Top 3 posterior teeth will be extracted due to an infection and bone loss. Dentist says that I can leave it as is but aesthetics and speech issues.(?)
Very important: Aesthetics and speech are considerations of varying magnitudes depending on your philosophy regarding these things. Of greater importance is restoring the functionality and stability of the arch in this area. However, if there are no counterparts in the opposite arch then it may be a different story. Very important to maintain the structural integrity of the arch. See a Prosthodontist for options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How easy is it to redo a crown, i mean, to remove the crown and clean the tooth in order for it to receive a new crown? How do we shape a new crown?
When is a crown indicated over a veneer?
Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?
What is the solution for composite restoration overhanged proximally in rct tooth?Do I have to remove old one and replace it or crowning the tooth?
Depends: It really depends on the condition of the tooth, is it otherwise healthy with intact walls? If so then have the filling replaced so you floss there without a problem . If the tooth is heavenly restored with large or multiple filling then crowning the tooth would be best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When the healing cover of a dental implant is removed by a restorative dentist does he have to cut my gums for the abutment to be well fitted?
Enamel loss: Enamel loss can be caused by acid reflux, gerd, excess consumption of acidic foods--soda, fresh citrus fruits, etc. Clenching or grinding your teeth when under stress can also cause tooth wear. Best advice would be to talk with your dentist or dental hygienist for some tips and tricks. Brush with a fluoridate toothpaste and use a Fluoride rinse like act to preserve your enamel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If enamel is prepared in the laboratory so why enamel is not using in terms of veneers to shape tooth?
Not available: Enamel has been studied in labs but is not available to restore teeth. The closest thing we have to an enamel like substitute is ceramic. Veeners are made from a variety of ceramics and bondings can be directly added to tooth structure with composite (a mixture of polymer and ground ceramic). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When temp cement is used with a perm crown, and is later removed by an Endodontist to do RCT, approximately what are the odds it will break? Thanks.
I want to know that replacing resin fillings constantly year by year can lead to tooth loss or further breakage of tooth structure?
Replacing fillings: A natural tooth without decay or fillings is a very strong structure, resistant to tremendous bite forces. A compromised tooth (fillings and/or cavities) on the other hand is much more prone to fracture, so yes, the more tooth structure that is missing due to increasingly larger decay or fillings can lead to tooth loss or further breakage. A crown over the tooth will actually strengthen it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Restoration after root canal: do I need a crown if most of the tooth structure is left (i want to preserve natural tooth as much as possible)
When getting inlay or onlay placed in would the doctor shave ou only the filling that needs to be replaced or with some of the tooth structure too?
Can a dentist make a nightguard so that it barely covers over teeth, stays in place, for upcoming upper and lower alloderm gum grafting due to bruxism?
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