- CAN EVERY PATIENT HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS PLACED?
No, unfortunately not. It is estimated that about 20-30% patients cannot have dental implants placed. There are different reasons for that, but taking into consideration how fast the development of oral implantology has recently been, the contradiction list is becoming shorter and shorter. The main contradictions are connected with condition of bones (bones are not thick and dense enough), lack of space between upper and lower teeth, condition of oral mucosa (too thin and not enough supplied with blood – often in case of chain-smokers). An obvious contradictions, that make many other dental procedures impossible to perform, are an overall bad medical condition, chronic and invasive diseases, as well as the situation when the patient is too young, because child’s skeletal system is not well-formed enough to place the implant into it.
- ARE CERAMIC VENEERS DURABLE?
If a veneer is placed carefully, it is a very durable way to improve shape and colour of the teeth. Although the veneer thickness is only between 0,8 to 1,0 mm, they are characterized by great mechanical durability and they are perfectly adjusted to the teeth. Dental porcelain is an abrasion-resistant material that is not easy to be coloured. What is more, due to the fact that it is bio-neutral, it does not cause any allergies or irritations.
- IS TOOTH WHITENING PAINLESS AND SAFE?
Tooth whitening is basically a painless procedure, however the patient may feel some discomfort while performing it. It is a fully safe procedure – it does not influence the teeth resilience and does not destroy enamel. The effectiveness of this procedure depends on the applied method, as well as on patient’s habits – smoking cigarettes and drinking black coffee make the effect of the procedure short-term. It has to be remembered that the level up to which the patient wants to whiten their teeth has to be suitable to their natural colour – too intensive whiteness may seem to be unnatural, what will make the procedure counterproductive.