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Generally Not: A "retainer" is designed to hold your teeth in their current position, so that they don't move in the future. This is especially helpful for people who have had their teeth straightened, as those teeth tend to drift back to their original positions over time. However, some special retainers can produce very small movements in teeth which are slightly misaligned. Your dentist can advise you best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Semi-perm: Teeth darken over time ; age. So no products will give you permanent results. As for "semi-permanent", if you mean a long-term stability of whiteness you've achieved, yes, many professional whitening gives you a stable result for a long time. It is common, however, that patients want to do periodic "touch up" whitening to maintain the whiteness they finally achieved. I do not know "brilliant" kit. ...Read more
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
Laser whitening: If performed by a trained dentist or dental technician, laser teeth whitening should not damage your teeth and gums. Teeth will most likely be sensitive after the treatment to hot/cold food/beverage. It is very expensive as a cosmetic procedure. If done properly, gums should not be damaged/irritated. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Orthodontist made a retainer nti. Will this straighten teeth, or ruin front teeth. Made of plastic. Plastic feels too hard, retainer makes teeth hurt?
NTI not a retainer: An nti appliance is normally used in patients with symptoms of tmd, and by virtue of it preventing back tooth contact, can shut down facial muscle activity that is causing pain in many instances. It is not a long term appliance as it can lead to uncontrolled back tooth eruption that can create other problems. Ask your dental professional for clarification of its purpose in your case. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends on position: If correction involves a simple tipping motion to correct the position, then a retainer can correct it. If the tooth is significantly rotated and /or tilted out of line such that it would require rotational correction and /or uprighting of the root, then braces or invisalign may be required. ...Read moreSee 3 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
Can a permanent crowned tooth be used to attach a fixed implant permanent bridge with one pontic attached in between?
Not Recommended: Your natural teeth are slightly mobile (due to periodontal ligament cushion) but an implant is not mobile in the bone. Connecting a fixed bridge to both mobile and non-mobile abutments can cause issues. Best bet is to try to place an implant where the pontic will be. The fixed bridge is rigid and movement of the natural tooth can cause undue stress on the implant resulting in premature failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers