Frequent asked questions (FAQs)

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How often should I visit the dentist?

Periodic reviews of the teeth and mouth are the best way to prevent possible diseases. It is advisable to make an annual visit to the dentist, but depending on the patient’s age and health status of your teeth this range may vary.

How should I prevent cavities?

The daily care of teeth through proper brushing of these as well as your tongue after meals is the most effective method. The use of floss and interdental brushes helps cleaning the teeth properly. Preventing tooth decay and improving oral health can also be done with a correct diet. The application of fluoride in the dental office and correct oral hygiene instructions are the most effective for caries prevention.

How I can know if my gums are diseased?

The gum disease are not always easy to detect. The most common symptoms are redness and bleeding gums, decreased or increased volume and receding gums. Others are the increased sensitivity in the mouth and the appearance of teeth mobility. In some cases behind a normal appearance there may be problems of infection, hence the importance of periodic reviews by a specialist periodontist to ensure periodontal health.

What is the difference between a prosthesis and an implant?

Dentures are the tool that have been used for years to substitute the loss of isolated or all teeth. There are several types depending on the number of teeth to be replaced and their position, such as bridges, crowns, complete dentures, partial dentures, etc … The implants replace the roots of missing teeth that are inserted directly on bone. Over the implant the new tooth will be screw or cemented. Depending on the patient’s bone, these interventions can be made in very short periods of time (20 minutes). The results are excellent, in 2 months, and lasting forever if the patient comes to their maintenance.

What are the advantages of placing teeth in one day?

In addition to the short time of this procedure, the patient will be subjected only to one intervention. This technique is applied in patients who have fair amount of bone. It is a technique that uses the most advanced technology in saving the patient a waiting period of several months wearing a removable provisional prosthesis during the integration of the implant. With this technique the patient leaves the office with his new teeth.

 

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