Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a dental crown/bridge?
A “Crown” is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.

2. Why should I go for a crown/bridge?
Crowns are ideal restorations for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or very large fillings. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:

    • You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth.
    • You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth.
    • You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it. It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

3. Will there be pain during crown/bridge procedures?
No. A local anaesthetic is used and the preparation should feel no different from filling. If the tooth does not have a nerve and a post crown is being prepared then a local anaesthetic may not be needed.

4. How long does the crowns/bridges last?
Prepared cared for crowns should last for many years. Your dentist will be able to tell you how long the crown may be expected to last.

5. What is smile designing?
It is a cosmetic treatment that focuses on enhancing your smile’s appearance through certain processes such as dental veneers,composite bonding, teeth whitening, and tooth implant.

1. What should I do if I have severe pain?
Over-the-counter pain medicines that treat swelling (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil,Montrin) can manage tooth pain. If infection is present, antibiotics such as amoxicillin or clindamycin are also prescribed. These medicines can assist relieve pain before the appointment for root canal therapy.

2. Do Root canal cause health problems?
Individuals with root canal fillings were not more likely to be sick than individuals without them. It is indicated that bacteria trapped in the teeth during root canal therapy can cause nearly any sort of disease, including arthritis, heart disease, renal disease, and others.

3. Which is a better solution- Root canal or Extraction?
As a result, the real alternative to a root canal treatment is a tooth extraction followed by replacing the lost tooth with a dental bridge, implant, or removable partial denture (all of which are much more costly than a root canal).

4. How painful is a root canal?
Most individuals associate a lot of pain and discomfort with getting a root canal. While most individuals can expect some discomfort during and after a root canal operation, excessive pain is not normal. A root canal will treat the affected tissue (pulp) while maintaining the remaining of the tooth.

5. Are there risks involved in root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is effective in most instances and the tooth will no longer cause pain. However, depending on the condition of the tooth, how well you maintain your teeth and the biting forces of the tooth, there is always some danger.

1. What should I do to get rid of bad breath?
Brush with a fluoride-containing toothpaste at least twice a day, particularly after meals. Toothpaste with antibacterial characteristics has been shown to decrease odours of poor breath. Floss at least once daily. Proper flossing removes food particles and plaque from between your teeth, helping manage bad breath.

2. Why do my gums bleed?
Gums become inflamed and bleed when there is a plaque buildup along the gum line. Plaque is a sticky film that contains bacteria that covers your teeth and gums. And if you don’t get enough brush or floss, the bacteria can spread and cause tooth decay or gum disease.

3. Should I use mouthwash daily?
Indiscriminate routine use of antibacterial mouthwash can cause great danger among individuals who use it twice or more a day. Although limited use of mouthwash is considered to be harmless.

4. Does cleaning of teeth make them loose?
Deep cleaning will loosen your teeth only if they are backed by tartar or calculus and have lost natural bone support, not otherwise. But if nothing is achieved, the teeth will continue to loosen and gum support will be forever lost leading to shaking of teeth in the future.

5. How often should I visit a Dentist?
Generally, the lower your risk of dental issues, the longer you can wait before your next check-up. So it is likely that individuals with good oral health will need to get their teeth checked once every 12-24 months, but those with more issues will need more frequent check-ups.

1. How can I get my missing teeth restored?
The dentist or a laboratory will customize a crown, bridge or dentures to suit your mouth and implants. Once finished, the implants posts are connected to the man-made teeth. It generally required sometime to create the prosthesis.

2. Will it pain during implant placement?
Placing the implants requires a small operation. This can be carried out under local anaesthesia with sedation or with a general anaesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time, but you may feel some discomfort after 2 days following the surgery. This is usually due to the presence of stitches in the surgical site, and the normal healing process.

3. How long does the implant last?
90% of modern implants should last for at least 15 years.

4. Will the implant fail?
These appear to be due to the implant’s wrong insertion rather than failure. Health Department has recommended that there is no cause for concern. No type of contraceptive is 100% efficient, and these numbers indicate that hormone-filled implants are still one of the most efficient techniques.

5. Can I opt for implants, if I’m diabetic?
If you have diabetics, you may have a greater risk of dental implant failure, particularly if it’s uncontrolled because it will take longer for your implants to cure. You may experience diminished wound healing and an enhanced risk of infection.

6. Is there any age limit for the placement of implants?
There is no upper age limit for Dental Implants. This makes them ideal candidates for the dental implant operation, including the elderly in their 80s and 90s. While we consider the general health of the patient before recommending dental implants, being an older adult typically does not exclude anyone.

7. Does Dental Implant need any special care and maintenance?
Dental Implant does not need any special care. Infact, patients and dental experts view dental implants as low maintenance. They are regarded low maintenance because dental implants are not removed with unique alternatives for overnight soaking or cleaning. Instead, an implant is flossed and brushed like a natural tooth. This enables patients to continue their usual oral hygiene routines.

8. Is there a lifetime warranty for an implant?
As a consequence, we are more than pleased to give you a lifetime warranty on single-crown supporting implants. On implants supported over dentures or hybrid or fixed bridgework, a lifetime warranty cannot be provided, as such prostheses often require replacement of worn teeth over time.

9. How successful are dental implants?
90%-95% have been recorded as the success rate of implants over the 10 years. Although it has become the treatment of choice for most dentists, complications resulting from dental implant placement are still the greatest challenge.

1. How can a crooked teeth get fixed?
Crooked teeth that are otherwise healthy can be straightened with orthodontics at any age. Orthodontists, the dentist who practice this speciality, use equipment such as braces to apply gentle, regulated forces to the teeth to improve their alignment.

2. What will be the treatment option for spacing of teeth?
In addition to orthodontics, restorative treatments such as composite bonding, porcelain veneers or crowns can correct a gap in your teeth. With dental implants or bridgework, larger spaces with missing teeth can be restored.

3. What will be the best age for getting braces done?
Patients with orthodontic issues can benefit from therapy at almost any age. An optimal time to place braces is between the age of 10 and 14, while the head and mouth are still growing and the teeth are more conductive to straightening.

4. Which type of braces are more effective?
Invisalign are essentially invisible and can be much more comfortable than metal braces once the patient is used to wearing them. Invisalign is generally more costly than traditional braces and the system does not yet have alternatives for very serious orthodontic circumstances.

1. Are these kinds of filling strong?
Silver fillings are very durable, so they are a useful option for teeth that need to resisit a lot of force, such as molars. The primary benefit of white fillings is their colour. If you create a cavity in a extremely visible portion of your mouth, you might prefer a tooth-coloured filling.

2. Do these fillings get stained?
White fillings can collect staining, especially in the corners. This is generally handled by smoothing down the edges, but sometimes replacement is required to achieve an acceptable outcome. Note that white fillings may also alter colour over time.

3. How often should I get my fillings changed?
If you have an amalgam filling, you can expect it to last about 12 years, while a composite filling will probably have to be replaced even sooner. Some fillings may even need to be replaced as quickly as five years after they have been put in place.

4. How long does the filling last?
White fillings do not last as long as silver fillings, and on an average they sustain for about 7-10 years.

1. Is laser gum treatment painful?
Traditional surgery can be very painful as it involves gum cutting and suturing. Post-operative pain medication is generally prescribed and rest time is required as part of recovery.

2. Is laser gum treatment safe?
The use of lasers as an adjunct to scaling and root planning (SRP) may enhance the efficiency of this operation. Each laser has distinct wavelengths and energy concentrations that are suitable and secure for distinct periodontal processes.

3. Will there be any side effects of laser on other tissue?
An individual who has undergone this therapy may experience some of the side effects of using anaesthesia. If lasers are used in some frequently performed dental procedures, complications may occur and an individual may experience unnecessary dental issue.