Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions
1Why go to regular check-ups?
By coming to regular check-ups you are actively involved in maintenance of your health. In each check-up your dentist can control if you have new cavities that can be treated faster and easier in the beginning than when you already feel pain. Your dentist can detect early signs of periodontal disease or various changes in your mouth which can insure an early start of treatment and faster healing.
2When can I bring my child for a first check-up?
A child should come for a first check-up at one year old. A child should be familiar with the environment of the dental practice, and the development of the child’s teeth should be monitored. You will get a lot of useful information at the first check-up.
3I am missing one tooth. Is it better to replace it with an implant or a bridge?
Each patient needs an individually made plan of therapy. Without an x-ray it is hard to recommend the best solution for you. We have to estimate the bone structure, anatomic possibilities and intermaxillary relations to find an optimal solution. Generally an implant is a better solution because to replace a missing tooth we don't have to grind the teeth next to it. After the crown is made on the implant the new tooth will match your natural teeth in color, shape, function and feeling.
4If I don't have any teeth, can I get dental implants?
Of course you can. We just have to make a plan of the treatment that is best for you. The ultimate solution can be a fixed bridge or a denture retained by implants.
5I would like to whiten my teeth, but there are a lot of products to choose from. What would you recommend?
You are right. There are a lot of products and whitening techniques on the market. To get good results you should let a professional, your dentist, whiten your teeth. In the dental practice you will get an individually made whitening foil and the process is under control at all times. There are also diverse systems that use light sources to activate the whitening gel. The procedure takes place in the dental practice and therefore requires minimal time for the best possible result.
6Why does a tooth with cured root canals need a crown?
A crown is not neccessary on every cured tooth, but in cases of root canal treatment it often happens that a large amount of tooth tissue is missing, and it needs to be replaced by a filling. If it has to be a big filling the risk of fraction is higher. The risk of root fracture is also higher because the tooth in those cases no longer gets nurishment through its pulp and its structure becomes more fragile. Therefore the root upgrade and the crown protect the tooth from fracturing.