What are implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Dental implants are also more conservative and tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin laminates of porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth. The veneers allow the dentist to change the colour and/or the shape of the teeth.
How old should I be before I have braces?
One should be assessed for orthodontics (braces) as early as age 7. Sometimes, early interceptive therapy can eliminate or reduce the amount of orthodontics required in the future.
Are white fillings better than silver fillings?
The two main differences between white and silver fillings are their composition and their esthetics. There is a very small segment of the population that has an authentic allergy to mercury. For this reason, silver fillings would be contraindicated as mercury is found in them. White fillings are made of a composite resin. The second difference is esthetics. The white fillings are tooth coloured and as such, are more pleasing to the eye than the silver fillings.
Is it safe to whiten teeth?
Under the supervision of a dentist, it is perfectly safe to whiten teeth. Individuals who definitely should not whiten their teeth are pregnant women or women who are breast feeding.