Frequently Asked Questions
Our dentists at Blue Spa Dental receive enquiries and asked questions on regular basis. We are happy to talk to you on the phone or email you with an answer to questions you may have concerning your dental treatments.In the meantime, here are some of the common questions frequently presented to our dentists.
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What are my options to replace a missing tooth?
You have three main options to replace your missing teeth. These include:
- Dental Implants: These involve planting a titanium rod in the gum which improves bone strength. A crown can then be fitted on the rod. This the closest alternative to an original tooth.
- Fixed Bridges: These are a row of teeth fixed alongside teeth that are heavily filled. They improve the function and appearance of the tooth.
- Removable Prostheses; This is another option and is the cheapest alternative to replace a missing tooth.
How can you fix my crooked teeth?
If you have crooked teeth, you have the option of Orthodontic braces. These involve a metal brace which shifts the teeth back into position over a period of 1 – 2 years. You now also have the option of Invislaign, which is a cutting edge alternative that uses a clear mould that is changed every two weeks to align your smile. No one will even know you have braces!
How can I improve the appearance of my discoloured teeth?
If you have a dull or discoloured smile, you can try our teeth whitening options. The procedure involves removing stains from the surface of the teeth with the use of whitening bleach. At BlueSpaDental we use a close to neutral PH bleach so there is no harm to the tooth enamel. We have two whitening options to choose from. Both methods are safe, pain-free and effective. One appointment will have your teeth and confidence beaming!
What can I do about my unsightly amalgam fillings?
You can have your amalgam fillings replaced with Tooth Coloured Fillings. These fillings are durable and visually appealing. If you are having trouble with your previous amalgam fillings, such as cracks and looseness, tell our professionals and they can advise you on removal and replacement.
Am I caring for my teeth correctly?
The team at BlueSpaDental recommends that our patients cut down on sweet food, floss after meals and brush after each meal. Also when brushing your teeth twice a day, have the brush facing your teeth and gums at a 45 degree angle to get the most out of your clean. Let your brush do the work, no need to apply too much pressure.
What can Resin Bonding do for my teeth?
Resin Bonding can fix chips in your teeth and can also fill gaps and correct crooked teeth. Resin is a pliable material that is set by a high-intensity light and polished to appear like a natural tooth. A selection of colours is available to match your original tooth.
Why would I need a Crown or Bridge?
If you have a tooth that is cracked beyond repair and cannot be filled by a filling you may need a crown to fit over your original tooth. Crowns fit on the tooth snugly and look natural once applied. If you have more than one tooth missing, bridges can fill the space of up to four teeth.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are shells applied to the front of the teeth to replace chipped, discoloured and cracked teeth. Veneers can whiten, straighten and close unwanted gaps in your teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are titanium rods that are inserted into the jaw bone to strengthen the jaw and prevent teeth from shifting. A crown is usually then attached to the rod and is the best alternative to a natural tooth.
What can I do to elongate my teeth?
You can improve the appearance of your smile with gum lifts. Periodontal procedures combined with crown lengthening can help elongate your teeth by removing unwanted gum tissue. The procedure involves sculpting the extra gum tissue to show more of your teeth.
Why are my wisdom teeth causing me pain?
Wisdom teeth cause pain when they are impacted or partially erupting through the gums. This condition is not unusual. Procedures are available to remove your wisdom teeth if infection is present. An anaesthetic is provided before the procedure to prevent discomfort.
Why are my gums sore and bleeding?
If your gums are sore, bleeding or swelling, it is advised to see your dentist as soon as possible to secure prompt treatment. You may have gum disease which can lead to serious dental problems if not treated right away.
Why do I have headaches and a sore, clicking or locking jaw?
You may be suffering from Tempomandibular Dysfunction Syndrome which can cause pain and discomfort. The clicking you are experiencing is due to the joint connected from the ear to the jaw undergoing stress. Treatment involves reducing stress on the joints and relaxing the jaw. Our experienced dentists will be able to help you get out of pain for good.
What can I do to alleviate my toothaches?
If you are experiencing constant toothaches, you may need root canal treatment. Pain occurs when the pulp inside of a tooth is infected and the blood vessels and nerves are dying. If you are experiencing sensitivity and pain while you eat, make an appointment with the dentist today.
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