Frequently Asked Questions
“How can I replace missing teeth?”
There are three main ways in which teeth can be replaced:
- Dental implants.
- Dental bridges.
Many people prefer dental implants as they are often the most cost-effective long-term option. They also offer some of the best results cosmetically. Prior to beginning any treatment we will always provide a full treatment plan including costs to help you make the best decision for you.
“How can I straighten my crooked teeth?”
Most people think that orthodontic braces are the only way to straighten crooked teeth. There are, in fact, alternatives, and these are the three primary ways we straighten crooked teeth:
- Dental bonding to correct a mild misalignment on a front tooth.
- Dental veneers to correct mild to severe misalignment on all teeth.
- Orthodontics to correct mild to severe misalignment in the most conservative and healthy way possible.
“How can I rebuild chipped teeth?”
As you can see, a pattern is emerging here. We like to always offer you options when it comes to solving any particular problem. In the case of chipped teeth we can help by providing you with:
- Dental veneers.
- Dental bonding.
- Dental crowns.
Some patients will get the best result by combining veneers, bonding, and crowns on different teeth. A treatment plan will always be provided prior to treatment, which details the best option for you, including the best prices.
“How do I keep my teeth healthy for life?”
The most important thing you can do is to clean your teeth twice a day. Make sure you use a fluoride toothpaste and brush for 2 minutes each time. Regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist will also help, as they can advise you on your cleaning routine. They will let you know if you are brushing adequately, or if you are missing some areas.
Your dentist and hygienist will also be able to spot the very early warning signs of gum disease and tooth decay. They can then work with you to modify your dental health routine in order to prevent these conditions from worsening.