FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
More than 80 percent of our patients state that they are afraid of the dentist. We are aware that and that is why we dedicate all of our efforts to keeping our patients as relaxed as possible. We use specific anesthesia techniques so that the injection is not painful. In the event of extreme panic, we can sedate you so that you are unaware of the treatment.
In general, separated can be treated with aesthetic veneers.
Is there are solution for that?
Prior examination of your mouth is necessary.
It is normal for teeth to darken throughout a lifetime because the enamel absorbs pigments. Lightening can be done successfully in almost all cases.
Absolutely not. There are many studies on the subject and they all conclude that lightening does not harm teeth or enamel when done under the strict control of a specialized dentist.
At CLINICASMELT we have extensive experience in dental whitening (more than 18 years) and we currently use two techniques. The first can be done in an hour at the clinic with BRITE SMILE (www.britesmile.com) and guarantees improvement by nine tones in one treatment. The second one is done at home, where you wear a soft, transparent, custom covering with a special gel. With this technique you can also improve nine tones, but it takes approximately one month.
How long does the effect last?
Whitened teeth tend to darken again if they’re not maintained. This is why we have developed a system at CLINICASMELT to maintain whitened teeth for longer.
This is a problem we treat frequently and requires the intervention of both the dentist as well as the dental hygienist. We personalize and develop an individualized treatment plan where oral hygiene is a priority. We teach you about the necessary and most proper techniques to care for your teeth and gums in order to prevent inflammation.
In order to preserve your teeth, it is very important that this problem be treated immediately.
Is there are solution for that?
There are several solutions depending on the degree of movement. After an in-depth study, we can present you with a treatment plan.
Generally, we can say that it is recommended to use a soft brush from the pharmacy, although we also frequently recommend a rechargeable electric brush.
Our specialists will evaluate the best option for you and its proper use.
The proper toothpaste should contain fluoride to prevent cavities and should not be very abrasive (to remove stains). We always recommend toothpaste from the pharmacy.
Is not imperative, but if you wish to use one you should always consult with your dentist or hygienist. Mouthwash can never substitute for brushing your teeth.
A veneer is a laminate made out of materials placed on the exterior face of the tooth. It can be a composite (reinforced resin) or ceramic and its placement is very easy since very little enamel needs to be removed.
Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth, correct poor positioning, malformations and color.
Crowns are used to restore teeth that have been very affected or weakened by cavities or very large fillings. The tooth must be filed down considerably for this. These can be made from metal covered with ceramic to match the color of your teeth, or from any special ceramic without metal to achieve an even more natural appearance.
At CLINICASMELT we’ve been working for eight years with only nonmetal ceramic because they’re more aesthetic and more biocompatible. Crowns made with modern ceramic are as resistent as crowns made with metal-ceramic. We currently work with two systems: PROCERA by Nobel Biocare (www.nobelbiocare.com) and LAVA by 3M-Espe (www.3mespe.com).
Implants are artificial roots that are anchored firmly in the jawbone. The secret is in a process called “osteointegration” by which the implant is integrated into the bone and then a crown can be put on the implant to replace a lost tooth. Implantology is currently one of the most successful treatments within dentistry. We have a 98 percent success rate.
At CLINICASMELT we use very advanced techniques such as microsurgery and computer-aided study in order to minimize post operative discomfort. In the majority of cases, the patient can continue his day-to-day life uninterrupted, just like when a tooth is pulled.