• July 3, 2016

I hear from patients every single day who are living with imperfections in their smile. From staining to chips and cracks, imperfections can be distracting and ruin an otherwise healthy smile. The more dentistry advances, the more ways we can restore your mouth and give you a smile that is absolutely gorgeous.

Today I want you take some time to test your skills regarding cosmetic dentistry. Don’t worry, there’s nothing on the line here. I’ll have the answers later in the blog. I simply just want you to think about the ways in which you can change your smile. I think you’ll be surprised to see how convenient and affordable cosmetic dentistry is.

Here’s our quiz! Good Luck!

1. ) A dentist needs a minimum of how many visits to complete preparation and placement of a crown?
A. One
B. Two
C. Three
D. None of the above.

2.) If you have persistent jaw pains and headaches, you can find relief by contacting a:
A. General physician
B. Dentist
C. Optometrist
D. None of the above

3.) The biggest risk of tooth loss for adults is cavities.
True
False

4.) You can whiten your teeth in one visit.
True
False

5.) You can straighten crooked teeth with which treatment:
Traditional braces.
Invisalign
Veneers
All of the above.

Here are Your Answers:

A. One. Most dental offices will make you schedule two or even three dental visits for a dental crown, but at Newingham Dental Center, we have special CEREC technology that gives us the power to restore teeth in one day. The CEREC technology includes digital impressions and a special milling machine. We can take a digital impression of the tooth and then send that impression to our milling machine. The permanent restoration is ready in about 90 minutes! You schedule just one with us, and you don’t have to worry about wearing ill-fitting temporary crowns while you wait for your permanent restoration to be complete. CEREC same-day crowns are durable and long-lasting, and best of all, they save you visits to the dentist.

B. Dentist. You can go to the doctor if you have jaw joints problems, but a dentist trained in TMJ solutions can be helpful to your situation. At Newingham Dental Center, we have studied ways to relieve your joint muscles and headaches for good. These pains are often caused by grinding or clenching the teeth. To correct these issues, we can create a custom oral appliance that fits over your teeth and moves the jaw into a better position. When the jawbone is lined up properly, we can halt your grinding and clenching.

B. True. Tooth decay can wreak havoc on your teeth, but the biggest cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. Gum disease is a serious problem that will affect about 75 percent of Americans. The disease also has been linked to serious medical problems like heart disease and diabetes. The best way to prevent gum disease is to floss regularly and to maintain regular dental visits. Our office also work with patients to over their gum issues.

A. True. We have a whitening treatment in our office that can brighten your smile by several shades in less than an hour. To whiten your teeth, you use a special gel and then a special light to activate it. We render the treatment in 15-minute session. We continue the treatment until you reach the desired shade.

D. All of the above. You can use a number of different treatments to crooked your teeth. Millions of children are happy wearing traditional braces, but we prefer using Invisalign. This treatment allows you to straighten your teeth without metal brackets or wires. Instead of metal, Invisalign uses clear aligners to move your teeth into a more appropriate position. The treatment takes about 9 to 18 months, and the best part is that the aligners are virtually invisible, so people will never know you are undergoing treatment.

I hope you did well on this quiz, or least learned a thing or two about your teeth and dental options. We can improve your smile through cosmetic dentistry at our office. Call us today at 248-972-8720.