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F is for another set of frequently asked questions (faq’s) that might come to mind about dental care:

FAQ 7: How long will aesthetic dental treatment last?
Longevity varies from person to person depending on oral habits like clenching and grinding, how clean you keep your teeth and gums, and the PH of your saliva. We do our best to deliver high-quality treatment that will last many years.
FAQ 8: How can I close the gaps between my teeth?
Gaps can be closed with bonding or veneers in some cases or require orthodontic treatment in others. This will depend on the individual proportions of the patient.
FAQ 9: Why does the gum around my crowns look purple?
This can occur for several reasons: the crown may not fit well, it may be too far under the gum, or it may have a metal base that blocks light. Teeth are like little fiber optic units. When light hits them, it illuminates the teeth and the surrounding gum tissue to give it that healthy pink glow. Metal blocks the light, causing the tissue to look dark. Non-metallic crowns are best for a natural appearance. At imes they may also contain metals like nickel or palladium which may irritate gum tissue. A significan number of people are sensitive to these metals.
FAQ 10: My Oral Surgeon says I need a bone graft? What does that mean?
This procedure is done when there has been significant bone loss because it helps the body to regenerate lost bone. The source of the grafting material can either be from the patient’s own body or from a natural substance such as algae.

Over time your own newly formed bone will replace much of the grafted material, however follow up work such as an implant will have to be done within a matter of months or the body will start to re-absorb the new bone.