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Polishing Of Teeth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Need porc veneers : Need veneers or crowns.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not enough evidence: If you happen to be experiencing sensitivity at the gumline after using your trays/strips, it is possible that the gel is causing that. However, it is not likely that gel is causing any recession. You may also be noticing it more, since the dentin where the enamel stops will not whiten as enamel does and you will see the difference at the gumline more so with the enamel becoming lighter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Periodontal exam: A complete dental exam should include evaluation of one's periodontal health. Periodontal probing is normally part of that comprehensive evaluation. It's often unnecessary to probe children's pockets when it is visually apparent that they have excellent gingival health. As they get older, it becomes more of the necessary routine. If recently probed, a hyg need not probe first. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tooth veneers are for life and composite resin to fill in the top teeth triangular space, as gums recedes, maintains more of the natural teeth?
Depends: Depends on your expectations, and long term goals, be aware that composites do change color and stain over time, they are not as durable as lab made veneers, but with a great cosmetic dentist who layers the resin and tints, and applies opalescence and proper translucencies, they can look just as nice as an exceptional ceramist lab made veneer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes that is why a general cleaning is recommended every 6 months as you cannot get under the gums where plaque can accumulate which causes the bone loss. If you do have a lot of plaque and tarter under the gums, than you may need a more aggressive cleaning called scaling and root planing. In that case a general cleaning will not help until you get the scaling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is difference: The extraction of wisdom teeth involves a surgical procedure that is far from a simple tooth extraction. Many patients require the treatment by an oral surgeon. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Limited if OTC: Over-the-counter (otc) products are easy to buy, as you will not need any dentist's prescription. However, otc products are also made as "one-fits-all" formulated products. This means it may not work well for your teeth. (so answering this question may not be helpful.) if your darkened/yellowed teeth are from stain, otc may work. If they are dark from within, you'll need more than tooth paste. ...Read more
Does emax crowns require less amount of tooth removal or greater amount of tooth removal for front tooth?
Emax: There are 2 types. Ips e.Max press lithium dis. Which can be use with only .3mm of reduction for venners, and ips e.Max CAD lithium dis. Which can require more reduction. It depends on which emax that is used. A full crown generaly req. Bet. .7mm & 2mm of reduction depending on material, front teeth sometimes can get less reduction based on not needing so much strength for chewing, see a dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What type of dental treatment protects the margin from decay between tooth roots and crowns? Will it last after dental cleanings are done?
More tooth structure: Sometimes you have no choice when a tooth is so decayed or fractured... A conservative veneer won't do in those cases. Ask your dentist always to be minimally invasive.. Ask for inlays, onlays, 3/4 crowns in the back (posterior) regions when possible, and key is to preserve as much solid tooth structure as possible. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers