Category Treatments

5 Myths About Dental Scaling

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One third of the patients who visit dental clinics for a checkup are told that they need professional cleaning/ scaling. Scaling removes plaque and tartar built around your teeth. It is meant to help you maintain the health of your gums. However, there are a few myths about scaling flying around. Let’s look at the most common ones:

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Implants in a Single Visit

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No one likes to lose teeth – especially if they’re one of the front ones. Getting an infected, painful, hopeless tooth removed is only the beginning. Now you need to decide on a replacement for it. Your dentist may give you a list of options: a denture, a partial denture, a bridge, or an implant. Out of all these options, the implant will be the one closest in function to your natural teeth.

However, most dentists will tell you that you would have to wait months before it will receive a crown to make it look like your teeth. What do you do in the meanwhile? You’re suggested to opt for a temporary denture or bridge in the meanwhile. Dentures are not fixed alternatives and bridges would require cutting of adjacent teeth and then, eventually crowning them as well.

However, dental implants have improved to the point that we can now offer patients new, implant-supported teeth in a single appointment!

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