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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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Can constant dental filling replacements result in tooth removal?

Can constant dental filling replacements result in tooth removal?

Sometimes: Every time a filling is removed and replaced a little bit of tooth is removed. Typically when the filling is 1/3 or more the width of the tooth, the tooth structure is thin enough that the tooth is vulnerable to break and so a crown is placed. If a crown is not placed the tooth can break and need to be removed. ...Read more

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Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

No: Professional dental bleaching will not change the color of existing composites or crowns. If you are interested in bleaching, a treatment plan is advised prior to restoring your teeth to have optimal shade match. ...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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Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Depends: Depends on how carefully the temporary was made. Properly made temporary crowns shouldn't cause swelling. You should see your dentist - there might be a problem with the nerve in the tooth. ...Read more

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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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Can instant dental implant require an extraction?

Can instant dental implant require an extraction?

Not always: I am uncertain of what is really meant by instant? Dental implants can be placed immediately after a tooth is removed. Many factors will determine this such as the density of the jaw bone, the amount of jaw bone present, the proximity of vital structures (nerves and blood vessels), medical issues etc. I assume this is what "instant" means. ...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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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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Can a metal-free dental bridge be whiten?

Can a metal-free dental bridge be whiten?

No: No. The color remains the same as when it was placed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Possible ?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. In the hands of an experienced dentist and with proper precautions, the risk of this is very small. Any time a drill is used on teeth, there is always a risk of inflammation and irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth. More often, the tooth would have required root canal therapy anyway due to previous decay or dental treatment. ...Read more

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Teeth rotting out under permanent retainer...Help?

See your dentist: The sooner you get treatment the better chance you have of saving your teeth. ...Read more

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Does teeth crowning require anesthesia?

Does teeth crowning require anesthesia?

Just local: No need for anything more. I find that giving only what is needed and thereby decreasing risk by not adding more drugs is the safest way to practice. ...Read more

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Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Can a porcelain veneer be placed over a new zirconium crown?

Why ?: Why would your dentist place a veneer over a new crown? It there is something wrong with the new crown, the better option is just to remake it. ...Read more

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Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Can I use denture adhesive with immediate denture aftera tooth extraction?

Possible: If you must use denture adhesive to retain your immediate denture, after surgery. Just use the adhesive on the roof of your mouth. Do not use the adhesive around the tooth socket areas. You do not want this material entering the tooth socket. ...Read more

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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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Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?

Resin fillings: These are cheaper than the porcelain restorations mainly because no lab fees are involved. Porcelain can look more "lifelike" but resins can have a great esthetic look as well. Placement time for resins are usually shorter as well. ...Read more

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Can tooth contouring or reshaping fix crooked teeth without getting braces?

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 more

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Would a dental retainer fix one crooked tooth?

Would a dental retainer fix one crooked tooth?

depends: If the tooth is slightly out of the arch or slightly rotated and there is enough space, the retainer will work well when properly designed. See your dentist to know if this is viable. ...Read more

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Is crown lengthening without crown or veneer possible?

Yes: Crown lengthening without crown or veneer is done by either removing some gum tissue or removing some bone and repositioning the gum tissue to establish a new gumline making the teeth look longer. ...Read more

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