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.
The main reason for canker sore is due to stress or sometimes certain types of dental work can cause canker sores. Also there is a viral component to canker sores in certain cases. Also, some hormonal changes during the month can cause canker sores. However, canker sores do not affect your teeth at all.
There are several reasons for dry mouth. There can be a systemic problem. But, the major cause of dry mouth can be breathing through the mouth instead of through the nose because of a blockage in the nasal cavity. Another reason can be because of sleeping with the mouth open. Some patients have dry mouth because of having an open bite where the teeth do not touch at all. Medications also can cause dry mouth. In patients that have gone through chemotherapy, there is also dry mouth as well
No, because these are sugar-free products they will not harm the teeth.
As an adult, drinking milk to make teeth stronger is not as effective as it is in a growing child. In children, milk is beneficial when the teeth are being formed because the calcium helps make the teeth stronger. However, if the body is calcium starved, one of the places it can go to find calcium is the teeth. So, in that case, drinking milk can help adults keep their teeth stronger.
More and more people do not want pointy eye tooth, especially women because it is more a masculine look. The eye teeth can be re-contoured and rounded without any anesthetic. This is done so that if there is any sensitivity the dentist will stop.
A waterpik is a helpful device that uses the pressure of the water to clean between the teeth, but floss would clean better than a waterpik. However, for patients that have a lot of spaces and bridgework, we recommend they use a waterpik in addition to flossing.