FAQ - glossory

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Check out how your teeth and mouth change in every stage of life. Learn more what those dental words and get answers to your dental questions.

Is the procedure (dental implant) painful?

Anesthesia is used during the surgical procedure to eliminate any discomfort. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication for any discomfort after surgery. Most patients indicate that the discomfort is minimal once they arrive at home. Many feel great the next day and are able to return to work.

How successful is the procedure (dental implant)?

For more than three decades, dental implants have been used successfully with people just like you. Good oral hygiene is an important factor in insuring long lasting results from your implants. 

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are probably healthy enough to have an implant. General good health and adequate bone in the jaw are the key requirements. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. 

Will my new teeth look natural (Dental Implant)?

Your new teeth will look and feel like your natural teeth. 

What is an Implant?

A dental implant is a small "anchor" made of titanium. It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. After osseointegration, or when the surrounding bone is attached to the implant, a replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant. 

Is Teeth whitening safe?

Bleaching techniques and products have been used for many years without reports of any damage to teeth or gums. Bleaching is considered entirely safe.

Is there pain or discomfort with teeth whitening ?

No zero sensitivity, but occasionally patients experience some mild transient sensitivity

Will mu teeth look too white after whitening ?

No, natural teeth rarely look too white.  

What does Deep Bleaching involve?

This technique takes a little more time and a little more effort, but will result in whiteness beyond what any other recognized bleaching technique can create, and a result that is absolutely permanent with easy periodic maintenance at home. 

How quickly can you whiten your teeth?

If you have ever wondered; "How quickly can you whiten your teeth?", then you are not alone. There is no single answer to this question. Some people get results just in a two sessions, other need much longer treatment. How quickly the teeth whiten will depend on several factors. The first factor is the method of teeth whitening you use. The dentist supervised teeth whitening, will produce better results compared to over the counter whitening products like tooth bleaching trays or whitening strips. The second factor is the color of your teeth. If they are a yellow shade chances are that you’ll see results relatively fast.

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