Information is power
We believe that education and communication are the keys to a productive patient/dental office relationship.
We understand that dentistry can be a complex topic, so we go to great lengths to educate our patients about their oral health and the steps that we can take together to maintain or recapture their healthy smiles. We also understand that everyone’s oral condition is different and with timely information and advice, we aim to help you improve your oral hygiene routine at home by presenting treatment plan alternatives to help your smile look its best.
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Frequently Asked Questions…
Listed below for your reference are the five questions that we are asked most often. If you would like to discuss any of these questions in more detail or if you have dental questions of your own, we invite you to call us at 416-249-2955.
1.) Why is it Important That I Visit my Dentist Every 6 Months?
We recommend that patients visit our office at least twice each year to ensure their optimal oral health and to help avoid serious and costly future problems. In addition to cleaning and polishing all the visible and hidden surfaces of your teeth, we also check for many potential problems. Tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease are just a few examples of problems that can have serious consequences if left undetected. In certain cases, we may even recommend 3 or 4 visits per year in order to properly treat conditions that require more regular attention.
Maintaining a regular appointment schedule with your dentist isn’t just good for your teeth, it’s an important part of your overall health.
2) Am I a Candidate For Implants?
Generally, candidates for dental implants should be in good health, have healthy gums, good oral habits for aftercare and a healthy jawbone to support the implants. Dental implants can adversely be affected by some chronic diseases, existing dental problems, diabetes, bone disorders, smoking and alcohol. Your dentist can evaluate your situation to determine if dental implants are the best option for you.
3) Can I Replace an Old Crown that Looks Unnatural?
Many of our patients have asked us about replacing very old crowns that have deteriorated or crowns that do not blend well with their natural teeth.
One of our skilled dentists will ensure that the shade is matched and the crown is shaped precisely for a very natural, indistinguishable appearance that it also functional.
4)I Have Seen Tooth Whitening Advertised on Both TV and By My Dentist. Is There a Difference?
The answer is Yes and No. The whitening agents contained in almost all tooth whitening material products is either carbamide peroxide or a stabilized hydrogen peroxide.
The difference is that the materials prescribed by a dentist are generally stronger concentrations that provide faster, more dramatic and longer lasting results. More importantly, your dentist can provide the personalized advice that you need to determine if whitening is right for you. Your dentist is also trained to recognize and treat any potential problems that may arise from your use of tooth whitening products.
We invite you to call our dental office for more information on teeth whitening alternatives.
5) How Can I Fix My Chipped Teeth?
Chipped teeth should always be evaluated by a dentist to ensure the damage is assessed correctly. Depending on the size and location of the chip, there are a number of solutions available:
• Enamel Shaping – A reshaping of the tooth to smooth out small chips.
• Bonding – A quick solution for small chips that can be done in one visit. The dentist bonds a tooth-colored resin to the chipped area to mask the chip.
• Veneers – Custom-made porcelain veneers are fitted to your teeth to cover imperfections, including chips. Veneers would be used for larger chips.
• Crowns – Crowns cover the chewing surface of a tooth and are best suited to chips in the molars. Like veneers, they are custom-fitted to your teeth.
Talk to us today about the best option for natural-looking repairs of your chipped teeth.