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Orthodontic Treatment

The two main types of braces are metallic and tooth-colored ceramic braces.

Braces, whether metallic or tooth-colored ceramic, are used in orthodontics to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues. They work by applying constant pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them into their correct positions over time.

You may experience some discomfort during the initial stages of getting braces, but this is temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

You’ll need to avoid certain foods that are hard, sticky, or chewy, but most foods are still okay to eat as long as you cut them into small pieces.

Yes, you can still have a single tooth implant with diabetes or gum disease, but it’s important to manage these conditions effectively to reduce the risk of complications. Consult with Our dentist and physician to ensure that your health is stable before undergoing any dental procedure.

Lingual braces are attached to the back of your teeth, while traditional braces are attached to the front. This makes lingual braces less noticeable.

Like with any orthodontic treatment, there may be some discomfort or soreness when the braces are first placed or adjusted.

Lingual braces may cause some temporary speech changes or difficulties in the beginning, but most patients adjust to them quickly and regain normal speech.

The number of visits required for lingual braces treatment can vary depending on the complexity of the case, but typically patients will need to visit their orthodontist every 4-8 weeks for adjustments and monitoring throughout the treatment period, which can range from 18 months to 3 years.

Clear Aligners have many advantages over traditional metal braces, including being nearly invisible, more comfortable to wear, and easier to clean.

The length of treatment with Clear Aligners varies depending on the severity of your case, but on average, treatment takes around 12 to 18 months.

Most people only need to visit the orthodontist every six to eight weeks during clear aligner treatment.

You can clean your Clear Aligners by rinsing them in warm water and brushing them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Dental Implants

Yes, same-day single-tooth implants are possible. With advances in implant technology and techniques, some patients may be candidates for immediate placement and restoration of a dental implant in a single appointment. However, this option may not be suitable for all cases, and a thorough evaluation by a dental professional is necessary to determine the best treatment plan.

The implant surgery is absolutely painless, ensuring that you have a comfortable experience. The implant procedure itself is usually done under local anesthesia and is therefore not painful.

The success rate of Single Tooth Implants is very high, with an average success rate of over 95%.

It is possible to receive between 6 to 8 dental implants simultaneously. Typically, if there are multiple missing teeth in a row, a smaller quantity of implants would be affixed on either side, with a prosthesis positioned atop. Thus, even if a complete set of teeth requires replacement, a maximum of 8 implants would frequently suffice.

After integrating with your jawbone and soft tissues, the titanium implant functions as a natural root. The durability of the implant depends on how you improve and maintain your oral health.

Yes, you can still have Multiple Teeth Implants with diabetes or gum disease, but it’s important to manage these conditions effectively to reduce the risk of complications. Consult with Our dentist and physician to ensure that your health is stable before undergoing any dental procedure.

People who have lost most or all of their teeth due to age, injury, decay, or disease and have sufficient jawbone density to support dental implants may be suitable candidates for full-mouth dental implants.

The duration of an all-teeth implant procedure can vary depending on the patient’s jawbone density, oral health, and other factors, but it typically takes 3-6 months to complete implant placement per arch.

It is common to experience some discomfort after dental implant surgery, such as swelling, bruising, and minor pain, which can be managed with pain medication and proper aftercare instructions provided by the dentist or oral surgeon.

Any gap between the regular tooth alignment can hinder regular chewing and biting ability. This will also affect other healthy structures.

It may not be necessary to replace both upper and lower teeth when using All-On-4 technology. If you have a full arch of natural teeth in good condition, we will try to save them to reduce treatment costs. However, if both sets of natural teeth have been damaged, we recommend replacing both at the same time for maximum functionality.

The success rate of All-on-4 Technology is very high, with an average success rate of over 95%.

The Osstem system uses a combination of 3D imaging, virtual planning software, and a surgical template to ensure the precise placement of dental implants. 

Osstem offers many benefits, including increased accuracy, reduced surgical time, and improved patient comfort.

Osstem surgery may be more expensive than traditional implant placement, but the benefits of increased accuracy and reduced surgical time may outweigh the cost for some patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Anyone who wants to change or improve the appearance of their smile. individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth and gums, and who wish to improve the overall aesthetics of their smile. This may include people with chipped, cracked, stained, or misaligned teeth, as well as those with gaps, gum recession, or other cosmetic dental concerns. A consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist can help determine whether a smile makeover is right for you.

Yes, dental bonding can be an effective cosmetic solution for closing small gaps between teeth. The procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the affected area, which is then cured and shaped to blend in with the surrounding teeth. However, it may not be suitable for larger gaps, and other treatments such as braces or veneers may be more appropriate.

Prepless Veneers are thinner and require less or no tooth structure removal, while traditional veneers are thicker and require more tooth structure removal.

There are many cosmetic dental treatments are available for crooked teeth correction including braces, dental bonding, veneers, and Invisalign. When consulting a dentist at House of Dontics, we examine and suggest which treatment is best for you.

The effect is not a lifetime. It may be required to reapply after 2-3 years. Avoiding stain-causing foods for a longer-lasting effect.

Correcting jetting out teeth has no age restrictions, and orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. However, in children and adolescents, the jaw bones are still growing, making it easier for them to change the position of their teeth. As a result, younger individuals may benefit more from treatment.

A dentist can diagnose the mottling of teeth by examining the teeth and looking for signs of discoloration or spots on the enamel.

Yes, cosmetic contouring can be combined with other cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening or veneers for more dramatic results.

Yes, you can drive yourself home after root canal treatment, as long as you feel comfortable and are not experiencing any side effects from the anesthesia.

Yes, cosmetic tooth colored fillings can be used to fix chipped or broken teeth. However, in some cases, other cosmetic dental procedures may be more appropriate.

No, there is no special care required for a tooth crystal. You can brush and floss your teeth as normal.

Inlays and onlays are generally safe and well-tolerated, but some people may experience sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for a few days after the procedure.

Gums Treatment

During the treatment, a laser is used to gently remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line. This results in a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Some patients may experience slight swelling or discomfort following the procedure, but this typically resolves within a few days.

Full Mouth Scaling & Polishing is done using special dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. The teeth are then polished to remove any remaining stains.

After Full Mouth Scaling & Polishing, you may experience some sensitivity, but this should go away within a few days. Your teeth may also feel smoother and look brighter.

Deep cleaning is necessary for many situations such as Inflamed gums, Red or purple gums, Tender gums, New spaces between teeth, Bleeding gums, Bad breath, Teeth that are loose or falling out, Pus between your teeth, Pain when you chew, teeth look longer than usual, New spaces between teeth, Changes in your bite.

Yes, you can eat after teeth deep cleaning, but it’s best to stick to soft foods for the first few hours and avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for the first few days.

Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the surgery, but patients typically need 13 to 14 days to fully recover.

You will mostly sleep during the process because the dentist will numb your gums with local anesthesia.

Socket Preservation Therapy is a dental procedure that helps preserve the bone in the socket after tooth extraction.

Without Socket Preservation Therapy, the bone in the socket can rapidly deteriorate, leading to significant changes in the structure of the jawbone and potentially impacting future dental treatments.

Yes, bad breath can be a symptom of various health problems such as gum disease, sinusitis, respiratory infections, and gastrointestinal issues.

You can tell if you have bad breath by asking someone you trust, checking for a white coating on your tongue, or smelling your dental floss after using it.

Yes, laser gum depigmentation is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced dentist using appropriate equipment and techniques.

There is usually minimal downtime after the procedure, and most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.

The dentist will bond a wire or splint to the back of the mobile teeth to hold them in place and prevent further movement.

Kids Dentistry

Yes, fluoride fillings are safe for children. They are made from materials that have been extensively tested and approved by dental professionals.

The dentist will first remove the decayed or damaged part of the tooth, then clean the area and apply the fluoride filling material. The material is then cured with a special light to harden it.

Yes, children can eat and drink immediately after getting a fluoride filling. However, they should avoid eating hard or sticky foods for a few hours after the procedure.

Parents can help their children care for their fluoride fillings by encouraging them to brush and floss regularly, avoid sugary foods and drinks, and visit the dentist for regular checkups.

A root canal on a baby’s tooth is called a pulpotomy. It involves removing the damaged or infected pulp tissue from the baby tooth and placing a medicated filling to promote healing and preserve the tooth until it falls out naturally.

A root canal can be performed on a child when their baby teeth start to fall out and their permanent teeth come in, usually between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. However, it is best to consult with a dentist to determine if a root canal is necessary for a child’s dental health. 

Root canal treatment can be uncomfortable, but dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure your child feels little to no pain during the procedure.

A kid may need a root canal treatment if they have a deep cavity, a cracked or broken tooth, or an injury to the tooth that has caused damage to the pulp inside.

Fluoride applications are recommended for children and adults who are at high risk for tooth decay.

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria.

Fluoride can be applied to the teeth in a variety of ways, including with a brush, foam, gel, or varnish.

Fluoride applications are typically done in a dental clinic by a trained professional, but some types of fluoride products can be used at home under the guidance of a dentist.

The recommended amount of fluoride varies depending on age and risk for tooth decay but generally ranges from 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per day for most adults.

Maxillofacial Surgery

Tooth extractions are typically performed when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed and cannot be saved when there is overcrowding in the mouth, or when preparing for orthodontic treatment.

A simple tooth extraction can usually be completed in just a few minutes. A surgical extraction may take longer, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

If you received local anesthesia during a simple tooth extraction, you should be able to drive home after the procedure. If you received general anesthesia or a surgical extraction, you may need to arrange for someone to drive you home.

You should stick to soft foods that don’t require much chewing, such as soup, yogurt, and mashed potatoes. Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that may irritate the extraction site.

Some bleeding is normal after a tooth extraction, but it should subside within a few hours. If the bleeding is excessive or persists for more than a day, contact the dentist.

Depending on the location of the extracted tooth and your dental health, you may need to replace the tooth with a dental implant, bridge, or denture to maintain the proper alignment and function of your remaining teeth. The Dentist or oral surgeon can discuss your options with you.

A sinus lift surgery is necessary when there isn’t enough bone height in the upper jaw, or if the sinuses are too close to the jaw, which can result in implants that are not securely anchored.

The length of the surgery depends on the individual case, but typically, a sinus lift surgery takes between 60-90 minutes.

The procedure is done under local anesthesia, which means the patient won’t feel any pain during the surgery. After the surgery, there may be some discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication.

The recovery time varies depending on the individual case, but it typically takes between 7-10 days for the patient to resume normal activities, but full recovery takes more than 6 months.

As with any surgery, there are some risks, such as infection, bleeding, and damage to surrounding structures. However, these risks are rare.

It typically takes between 6-9 months for the bone graft to fully integrate with the existing bone and for the jaw to be ready for dental implants.

After the surgery, the dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on the healing process and discuss the next steps in the dental implant process.

Dental Radiology

Digital RVG X-rays are digital radiographs that use electronic sensors to capture images of teeth and surrounding structures.

Digital RVG X-rays use digital sensors, while traditional X-rays use film to capture images. Digital RVG X-rays also provide clearer and more detailed images.

Yes, Digital RVG X-rays are safe and use a lower dose of radiation than traditional X-rays.

Digital RVG X-rays are quick and easy to take and can be done in just a few minutes.

No, Digital RVG X-rays are painless and non-invasive.

Digital RVG X-rays provide clearer and more detailed images, require less radiation exposure, and can be easily stored and accessed digitally.

A digital full mouth panoramic X-ray is an imaging technique that captures a wide-angle view of the teeth, jaws, and surrounding structures in one single X-ray image.

A digital full mouth panoramic X-ray can help dentists diagnose dental problems such as impacted teeth, gum disease, jaw disorders, and oral cancer.

It depends on your oral health needs, but most dentists recommend getting a full mouth X-ray every 3 to 5 years.

You may be asked to remove any jewelry or metal objects from your head and neck area, and to wear a lead apron to protect other parts of your body from radiation.

Yes, you can eat and drink normally before a digital full mouth panoramic X-ray.

Yes, children can get a digital full mouth panoramic X-ray, but the dentist will take extra precautions to limit their radiation exposure, such as using a lead apron and adjusting the settings on the X-ray machine.

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years or longer with proper care, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.

No, getting a crown or bridge is not painful because the dentist will numb the area with local anesthesia before the procedure.

The process of getting a crown or bridge usually takes two or three visits to the dentist over a period of two to three weeks.

Yes, you can eat normally with a crown or bridge, but you should avoid hard or sticky foods that may damage or dislodge the restoration.

You may need a crown or bridge if you have a cracked, broken, or severely decayed tooth, or if you have one or more missing teeth that affect your bite or appearance.

Yes, a crown is usually recommended after a root canal to protect the weakened tooth and restore its function and appearance.

The most common materials for crowns and bridges include porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, and zirconia.

You should brush and floss your teeth regularly, avoid biting hard objects, wear a mouthguard if you play sports, and visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings.

The alternatives to crowns and bridges include dental implants, partial dentures, and inlays or onlays, which are also known as indirect fillings.

Yes, crowns and bridges are often covered by dental insurance, but the extent of coverage may vary depending on the plan and the reason for the restoration.

Microscopic Dentistry

Microscopic Dentistry helps dentists detect dental issues early on and allows for more accurate and precise dental treatments.

Microscopic Dentistry uses high-powered microscopes to magnify the dental structures and tissues, providing a more detailed view of the mouth.

Microscopic Dentistry can be used for a wide range of dental procedures, including root canal treatment, dental fillings, crown and bridge placement, and periodontal therapy.

Yes, Microscopic Dentistry is safe and has been used for decades by dental professionals worldwide.

No, Microscopic Dentistry requires specialized training and equipment. Dentists who offer this service typically have advanced training and certification in this technique.

No, Microscopic Dentistry is typically pain-free and minimally invasive. Patients may experience slight discomfort during and after the procedure, but this is typically managed with pain medications.

The duration of a Microscopic Dentistry procedure varies depending on the type and complexity of the treatment. In general, procedures may take longer than traditional dentistry due to the added precision and attention to detail.

Yes, Microscopic Dentistry is suitable for patients of all ages, including children.

Yes, Microscopic Dentistry can be used for cosmetic dental treatments, such as dental bonding and veneers, to ensure precise and accurate placement.

The success rate of Microscopic Dentistry is very high, with most patients experiencing minimal pain and discomfort, and fast healing times.

Oral Cancer Detection

Oral cancer refers to the abnormal growth of cells in the mouth, including the lips, tongue, gums, and throat.

Tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive sun exposure, a family history of oral cancer, and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are common risk factors for oral cancer.

Oral cancer can be detected through various methods, including visual examination, physical palpation, and diagnostic tests such as biopsy, endoscopy, and imaging scans.

While prevention is not always possible, you can reduce your risk of oral cancer by avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption, practicing good oral hygiene, and protecting your lips from excessive sun exposure.

Men over the age of 40, individuals who use tobacco or consume alcohol excessively, and those with a family history of oral cancer are at a higher risk of developing the disease.

Yes, complications of oral cancer treatment can include difficulty speaking, swallowing, or eating, changes in taste, dental problems, and emotional or psychological challenges.

With proper treatment and follow-up care, many individuals can lead fulfilling lives after oral cancer treatment. Regular check-ups and lifestyle changes may be necessary to maintain oral health.

It is recommended to have regular dental check-ups where your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening. The frequency of screenings may vary depending on your risk factors and overall oral health.