Monday, December 15, 2008
Is it possible to eat normally with a full frontal bridge, for example biting into an apple? Can one be put in place with minimum shaping of the teeth or will they be permanently disfigured? If implants are an option, can it be performed with local anesthesia only. I''m not to comfortable with being put out. Thanks
An anterior bridge(front) can be very strong but of course not as strong as your natural teeth. It also depends how many of your front are missing.. When preparing the teeth for a bridge they do have to be shaped so that the dental lab has enough to room to place the metal and then stack the porcelain so that the bridge looks natural and not bulky. The more teeth that are missing the weaker the bridge will be. If you want implants, you can do the procedure under local anesthetic, however you want to make sure that the implants will be esthetically pleasing and not have alot of metal showing.
I hope this has helped you in deciding what to do, if you have any further questions,please don''t hesitate to call us at:1-888-790-0309.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
I am 32 years old and I have been fighting Periodontitis since I was 18 year old. I have been through multipal surgeries and bone grafts. I am not a tobacco user. I also have deep cleanings done 4 times a year and I still have very deep pockets, some are as deep as 8mm. Doctors believe that my case is genetic since my dad lost his teeth in his late 30''s and very early 40''s. I have been reading up on this Laser Therapy and would like to know if I would be a good candidate for it? Also, how much does it cost? How many treatment does it normaly take?
Thanks for your inquiry. Apparantly, you are very knowledgable about periodontal disease
. You would most likely be a candidate for laser periodontal therapy. Anyone with periodontal disease can be treated with the Periolase
The first thing that you need to do is to find a dentist that has one. I have provided a link to their web site. I want to emphasize to you that there are many dentists that have lasers, but the Periolase MVP-7 is the only one that is FDA approved to treat periodontal disease. I also want you to remeber that even though your periodontal disease can be treated, you need to remeber that your genetic makeup will how an effect on your treatment outcome.
Dale J. Brant, DDS
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Hello,I have a receding gum line but only over one tooth. It''s very embarrassing since it''s one of my front teeth. Could this be gum disease? What can I do to prevent this. I noticed that It gets a bit sore only for about 3 days every other month. Any advice?
Hello Amanda! I think it would be a great idea if you came to our office so we could see exactly what is going on with your tooth. Have you had your teeth cleaned lately? The recession could be from periodontal(gum) disease or it could be from your occlusion. Is your lower tooth hitting your upper tooth. Do you think you fractured your tooth?
Please call us at 1-888-790-0309 for an appointment.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I have very small teeth and was thinkingof getting something done about because im very concious when i smile or laugh but my friend suggested that i might have too much gum and i could get it removed, could that be the problem and if so is there a precedure i can get?
Cosmetic dentistry involves not only the teeth, but the soft tissues. A part of cosmetic restoration often involves reshaping or treating the gum tissue. You should have a comprehensive exam that looks at any possible periodontal issues as well as the cosmetics of the level of the soft tissue. It can dramatically change the look of the smile.
Chuck Campbell, DDS
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
hey i was wondering if you could answer the questions i have about my teeth. First of all i have had braces for about 2 years now but the gum on my bottom teeth seems to be receding. Sometimes theres blood after i brush my teeth but its rare. Is my gum receding because i brush too hard or do i need help... how can i recover the gum line or is it not possible?
First of all, I think you should wait until your braces come off because you have had alot of tooth movement , which may be causing some of your recession. Once you have your braces removed, I would suggest that you go to a periodontist (gum specialist) for an evaluation. He may have to do some form of tissue grafting to cover up the recession. which will help restore your gumline.
I hope this has helped you and if you have any further questions, please don''t hesitate to call us at:1-888-790-0309
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
How much does the surgery cost?
Thanks for your inquiry. It is extremely difficult to tell you how much gum surgery can cost. We first havre to determine what your needs are. You may have periodontal disease
in addition to needing to have excess gum tissue removed. The first step wouled be to have a complete dental evaluation. That way you and your dentist will know what your needs are and then what will be needed to treat your problems. I hope this helps.
Dale J. Brant, DDS
Monday, November 10, 2008
i have what its called a gummy smile along with several embarissing gaps...its invisaling right for me
You need a comprehensive examination with orthodontic treatment in mind. Invisalign is a terrific tool, but it has some limitations. The "gumminess" of your smile can lead to different types of treatment, depending upon the severity.
Chuck Campbell, DDS
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