Frequently Asked Questions About Us
Q: What Is The Difference Between a "Crown" and a "Cap"?
A: There is actually no difference. They are both full coverage restorations to repair fractures, or broken or decayed teeth. They are made from gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel. We refer to these restorations as “crowns;” however, many patients know them as “caps.”
Q: Do I Need a Root Canal Because I Have to Restore My Tooth With a Crown?
A: No. Although it is true that most teeth that have received root canals do need a crown to strengthen them and return them to normal functionality, not every tooth that needs a crown requires a root canal as well.
Q: What is the Difference Between a Dental "Bridge" and a "Partial Denture"?
A: Both dental bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A dental bridge is permanently attached to abutment teeth or sometimes implants. Partial dentures are removable and attach to other teeth with clasps.
Q: How Often Should I Floss?
A: You should floss your teeth at least once a day to keep cavities from forming between your teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing also keeps your gums healthy and helps prevent gingivitis, which is the first stage of periodontal disease. You can use little brushes for larger spaces between teeth or around braces.