FAQs

Q?Can I just have all my teeth out and a denture put in. This seems like the easiest option?
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Having all of your teeth removed and dentures put in may seem like the easiest option, however this can be a misconcetption, as most patients find this transition quite difficult. Dentures can be quite painfull, move around, cause sore spots and can be difficult to eat with. We can manage a treatment plan for you to appropriately keep your teeth in healthy condition to avoid having dentures.

Q?Why do I need to have a full examination, can’t you just do the treatment I’ve asked for?
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It is very important as in this appointment the dentist will take radiographs, photos and discuss in thorough detail the treatment proposed for you to have completed. The Examination is where the dentist can diagnose any dental problems that you may have and propose the appropriate solution for you.

Q?What is an Implant?
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An implant involves placing an artifical root into the jawbone and restoring it with an artificial crown to re-establish the missing tooths natural look and function. This process can take anywhere from 3 month to 12 months to complete.

Q?What is Root Canal Treatment? (RCT)
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RCT is where we save your tooth by removing the nerve tissue & infection within the tooth. We can restore it in a way that will stop it from blowing up and causing you any future pain.

Q?Why do I need a RCT, can’t I just have it out?
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Yes, of course you can have it out, but the quickest solution is not always the best one. You can end up with long-term concerns that you really didn’t need. Let’s address the discomfort you are feeling right now, then you can decide when you are not influenced by the discomfort / pain.

Q?What is a crown?
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A crown is the strongest and longest lasting restoration we can provide for your tooth / teeth. It prevents your tooth from risk of fracture and looks and feels like a real tooth.

Q?What are Porcelain Veneers?
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Porcelain Veneers are ceramic shells that cover the front tooth surface; similar to an acrylic nail on a finger. They are a fantastic makeover for your teeth. They last for years and rejuvenate your smile. Second to tooth whitening, they are our most popular cosmetic service.

Q?Whats is a Bridge?
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A Bridge is used when you have a gap between 2 or more teeth. It is a fixed unit that fills the spaces left by the missing teeth and helps you to chew properly.

Q?What is Preventive Care?
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It is the removal of tarter, scale & staining from around your teeth. It helps maintain your teeth for life and reduces bad breath by controlling the level of bacterial infection in your gums. Most Patients require this service every six months.

Q?What is Orthodontics?
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Ortho refers to the process of straightening teeth and improving the bite. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry which allows your provider to correct crowded teeth, straighten and reposition teeth, as well as correct your bite so that you have functional bite, allowing you to maintain your oral health more thoroughly. Most people know this process as “braces”.

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