Question by sobusy: I have a serious decay to one teeth . Dentist recommends rooth canal?
But I am missing the two molars near this tooth and I was thinking why should I treat this teeth and pay $ 800 for root canal,instead to just pull it out since is cheaper and since I am going to do either an implant or a denture for the next neighbor teeth. Am I right or the dentist? I know many dentists are just looking to take more money instead of the patient’s interest.That’s why I am asking you r opinion.Thanks.
Answer by jamrdh70
Can you tell me if this tooth has space between it and the one in front of it?
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Question by Sir Singleton: Is it possible to change dentists during a cosmetic dentistry procedure?
I needed a dental implant complete with the porcelain crown and whatnot. A dentist in New York attached the titanium implant about a year ago.
Is it possible to seek another dentist to attach the crown, given I have no x-rays of the implant site prior to the implant?
Is it possible to remove the porcelain crown at any point if, let’s say, you get your teeth whitened and need a whiter crown?
Answer by helen
In many places it is common to have one dentist do the implant and another the crown. You will have to check with the dentist doing the crown if this is something he does.
You will have to know the type of implant you have when checking around. There are 2 more parts to what you need done. An abutment that is the link between the implant and the crown and then the crown itself. Different implants use different abutments.
You don’t need an x-ray prior to implant to get a crown on an existing implant.
I don’t know this for a fact but I don’t think removing a crown on an implant is that easy.
Why not get the teeth whitening and crown done at the same time. That way the dentist can match everything up.
Hope this helps,
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The processes and procedures used for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the teeth are collectively known as dentistry. Dentistry is much more than the painful toothache that most people associate with a trip to the dentist. One of the more recent specializations in the field of dentistry is restorative dentistry. Involved in this discipline is the return of the structure of the teeth to a more normal standing so that function is restored. Damaged and decayed teeth can be removed and alternatives suggested that will allow a person to return to a more normal way of life both in terms of function and appearance. The most common options for the replacement of missing teeth through restorative dentistry include implants, crowns, and bridges.
Restorative dentistry is very closely related to cosmetic dentistry with the only real difference being in the reason behind the completion of the dental work. Cosmetic dentistry is mostly concerned with how the teeth and mouth in general look whereas restorative dentistry is more concerned with returning teeth to a fully functional state that allows the proper chewing of food. It is a minor difference and, because many of the procedures are the same, most dental practices that do either also do the other. The health of your teeth and gums can have other effects causing confidence issues if they have a poor appearance or other health problems if they are diseased so do not put off visiting your dentist out of fear.
If you have a problem visiting your dentist due to fear or anxiety then you are not alone and another recent entry into the field, sedation dentistry, may be the answer that you have been looking for to ease your concerns. Most communities now have a dental office that can offer sedation dentistry to those patients who need it and many dental offices specialize in it because of the number of patients who have deep seated fears of dentistry. Normally a patient is given an oral medication a little before the procedure that helps them to relax and ease the anxiety making the whole experience less tense for everyone involved. This is known as light sedation. Stronger medications may be used if necessary, but in most cases the light sedation is enough to make the procedure tolerable even to the most anxious patient.
If sedation dentistry still cannot get you into the dental chair, or if you are in need of a more complex procedure, then you will most likely be referred to an oral surgeon who will be able to give you a general anesthetic so that you can sleep through the procedure. While this type of procedure can be used for those who have extreme dental anxieties, it is most commonly used for painful procedures like the removal of wisdom teeth that cannot be performed with just a local anesthetic like novocaine. Whatever the condition of your teeth and gums you should get regular check ups so that any issues can be fixed and further issues prevented. There is a form of dentistry that will fit your needs and keep you smiling.
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