Why should someone choose Invisalign instead of Traditional Braces?

There are many options to straighten your teeth, but for the level of comfort and the confidence to go along with it, the invisible braces are the way to go. Invisalign Braces are the ones you can take out when you want to eat or drink, brush your teeth or floss. You can’t do this with traditional braces. If they are prescribed for your teenager, and they are lost or broken, they will be replaced up to six times.

What Are Bridges?

It is a natural looking device that is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They are custom-designed just for you, and most people will not be able to tell that they are not your natural teeth as your dentist will contour them to look just like your other teeth, and it will connect via a wire that no one can see to secure the bridge in place.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

The part of dentistry that clients choose to have done to improve the way their smile looks. It can help by whitening discolored teeth, correct teeth that are misshapen, fix chipped teeth or replace any missing teeth that you might have lost.

Why is Cosmetic Dentistry So Important?

For the client who asks for cosmetic dentistry, they acknowledge that their looks do matter to them. They do not feel that their mouth is just for talking and chewing, but that they use their mouth for smiling and they feel their smile is essential. For some, their smile can help restore their confidence.

When is a Root Canal Appropriate?

Your dentist may recommend a root canal for you when the inner portion of one of your teeth is infected. If the infection is too deep for the dentist to fill as a cavity, a root canal is the best option. It is probably the only way to treat the infection without pulling out the tooth.

Can Anyone have Dental Implants?

No, not everyone is a candidate. The right candidate must have a healthy bone density and an immune system that is strong. Dental implants will require someone who can stick to a disciplined oral hygiene routine. If you suffer from a chronic illness like lupus, diabetes, and are slow to heal after surgery, then dental implants are not your best option. You will need to be cleared by your primary care physician before having an implant procedure.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

It all depends on the how severe the injury is that will determine if it is a real emergency. You will find that some people will try to “tough it out” and wait until the dentist is back in their office. There are situations when seeing your dentist ASAP could save your tooth or prevent things from getting worse. Calling your dentist and explaining what has happened and letting them decide if it is emergent is the best advice if you are uncertain.

Why Would Patients Ever Need Veneers?

Veneers are used for people who have crooked, broken, or stained teeth to improve the smile currently have. Clients who have stained teeth because they drink tea, coffee or smoke will vastly improve their smile. Veneers are very resistant to staining.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?

Dr. Drummond can utilize teeth whitening treatments that will work much more faster than over the counter products. Most patients will see noticeable changes after their first visit. Dr. Drummond will probably recommend a few treatments to get your desired smile.

What Stains and Discoloration Can Be Treated?

Your tooth’s enamel has a protein on it that attracts food particles. Food and drinks like berries, tea, soy sauce, and coffee are some of the worst for staining your teeth. Over a span of time, your teeth become even more absorbent to staining. Toothpaste and mouthwashes might have a little effect on whitening, but it takes a cosmetic dentist to whiten your teeth.

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