I am a firm believer that the mercury content in silver fillings is not good for you. My personal preference is not to have any silver fillings.
Soft tissue grafting is done if there is gum recession and the root is exposed.
Snap-on smiles are made of acrylic. These plastic teeth are formed in the laboratory to go over the teeth. They are good for people that want to have a nice smile, but cannot afford any of the other options. However, it is not a permanent solution and chewing will be limited with this appliance. Also, the snap-on smiles wear down because they are made of acrylic.
During a full mouth reconstruction, every single tooth in the mouth is reconstructed with either with the use of veneer or crowns. During the reconstruction all of the teeth are changed due to the alignment of the teeth, the bite or because of excessive wear of the teeth
There are three options to replace a missing tooth. One option is called a removable partial, but with this option over time there can be damage to the adjacent teeth. Another option is a bridge where the adjacent teeth are shaved down and, if there is only one tooth missing, three crowns are placed on the teeth, one on each of the adjacent teeth and one for the missing tooth
One alternative to getting veneers is whitening your teeth. If your teeth are slightly crooked then cosmetic re-contouring of the teeth can sometimes be done. Re-contouring is when the teeth are shaved down slightly to straighten them out. Crooked teeth also can be straightened with the use of braces. Those are the three options.
Toothbrushes should be replaced every three months.
I always recommend a soft bristled toothbrush. For patients that have a hard time brushing their teeth, I recommend an electric toothbrush as long as the toothbrush is actually doing the work and the electric toothbrush is not damaging the gums.
There are several things you can do to prevent halitosis. It is important to make sure there are no systemic problems like stomach or acid reflux that can cause bad breath. You should have the teeth cleaned every three to six months. Also, use mouthwash and avoid foods that can cause bad breath like onions, garlic and soy sauce. So, in order to prevent halitosis: Watch what you eat. Have professional cleanings. Be sure to floss and brush your teeth regularly. Make sure that there are no cavities or inflammation of the gums
Yes, there is a possibility that the teeth can be two different colors. But, the newer styles of braces I have seen typically do not cause that type of a problem.
However, there is always a possibility that there can be some descalcification where the braces were bonded to the tooth. The best thing you can do is to brush and clean the braces three times a day, as well as having dental cleanings every three months. This will help to make sure there is no plaque build up around the brackets.