Frequently Asked Questions

Cometic Dentistry

Had a dental cleaning where the tech took out "extra cement" now there's a gap between bridge and real tooth. Is this normal? Upper dental bridge, replacing three front teeth.


Answer: It is not normal what happened, but the gum may have moved due to periodontal disease, and there may have been calculus occupying the space. The hygienist reiterated the calculus and the space was exposed leaving the periodontal recession. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Would Lumineers help with no tooth show?


I have a small ish mouth and small ish teeth. I’ve had braces and a good bite but I don’t like how my teeth don’t show when my mouth is open or when I talk. I’d like to avoid anything drastic like orthognatic surgery and I’m hoping lumineers would be enough. I like my teeth so I wouldn’t want them to look any different just longer/more visible. I’m worried major surgery is my only option.

Answer: Definitely lumineers would be a good option, since shape and color would also be improved, but you would also have to consider dermal fillers in the lip and cupid's bow, as well as rhinoplasty, which would help improve the position of the lip and underlying tissues If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Can my tilted smile be corrected? And what treatment options are there?


My teeth in the ride side of my mouth slope upwards, creating a horizon tap title along my top teeth. This has given me bite problems and cosmetically looks bad. Is there anything I can i besides veneers? Answer: The first thing to do is to identify the cause of the inclination, it can be osseous and dental or only dental, it can also be due to grinding or malocclusion. I would recommend a consultation with an orthodontist, with clinical and radiographic analysis, and consider the possibility of Invisalign. If you make veneers and do not solve the cause, the most likely is that the fix of the inclination is temporary. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Slightly chipped tooth, if I shave my tooth will it prevent new chipping?


Hello. I had one little chip as you can see in the pictures for around two years, couple days ago I saw a new one... If I go to have my tooth shaved is it gonna prevent new chipping?I know it's small, but it really bothers me how it looks Answer: From what we can be seen in the photo, the presence of modifications in the incisal edge is due to grinding. Wear of the inscisal edge to make it more aesthetic will only be a short term solution and will probably result in tooth sensitivity. the solution to this is a night guard to protect against grinding, as well as occlusal adjustments and subsequent composite of the inscisal edge to correct the aesthetic. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




What’s the best procedure to lighten tooth discoloration after getting dental bonding?


A couple years back, I chipped my front tooth. I went I get what I believe was dental bonding but even since then, the tooth has been highly discolored. When outside in natural light, my tooth appears to be BRIGHT yellow compared to the rest of my teeth but more natural indoors. I would like to fix this. Answer: Well first of all, there may be a change of color of the tooth surface due to trauma, in case the tooth surface is affected it is necessary a veneer with a previous whitening. The resin (dental bonding) is a porous material, which causes it to change color over time, and it cannot be whitened, the solution is to redo the dental bonding or opt for a definitive solution (ceramic veneer). If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.





Invisalign

Invisalign: dentist suggested I shave between my two front teeth - will it give me a gap?


Hello, I have just started Invisalign. My teeth needed minor tweaking but I have an overbite. My dentist wanted to shave between my two front teeth and a few others creating .5 ml gaps. I refused this because I don’t feel comfortable with my teeth being shaved and was not given any alternative option. I said I would think about it and have not gone back yet. I don’t want any gaping like that - when I had invisalign last they did not do this, will my retainer also give me a gap? I’m confused Answers: This space will be closed with invisalign during the treatment. The gap is created to give space to the malpositioned teeth to be placed in the correct position. Therefore, this space will be closed with invisalign during the treatment. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Will a shifting tooth go back to its normal position after a removed tooth is replaced with an implant?


So two years ago i had to extract my 1. molar because of periodontal disease and I got a huge infection. After the extraction my tooth next to the molar started shifting right away. Soon this month i will get a tooth implant, will the shifting tooth go back to its normal position after i get my tooth implant? Answer: No, if the neighboring tooth has already moved, the only way to return to the original position is with orthodontics, sometimes it can be with invisalign, or localized orthodontics. Once the teeth are in the ideal position, the implant should be placed. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




My single front tooth is crooked, what are ways to straighten it?


My single front tooth is crooked what are ways to straighten it. Answer: As it is only one element to correct the best option to align it is Invisalign, the time will be from 6 months to 1 year for final results but from the first months you will start to see improvements. Other options are veneers, but I would opt for Invisalign as the shape and color are not necessary to be changed. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




What is the process from currently in treatment for Invisalign and would like to switch to veneers?


I have had metal braces previously and the open bite relapsed/opened again because of the tongue thrusting and no appliance was used to help stop the tongue thrust. This time around I am in treatment for Invisalign with tongue spurs and it has closed it a little bit, but I would like to stop treatment and just go straight to veneers. Answer: I would not recommend veneers until the open bite and lingual malpositioning problem is solved.Veneers will only correct size, color and shape of the teeth, but the open bite will remain andpossibly the lingual interposition will worsen if not treated. So I recommend that you finish thetreatment with Invisalign and receive treatment for the lingual interposition with Oral MyofunctionalTherapist. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Can Invisalign or some other method fix my severely crowded teeth?


Hi, I was wondering if my teeth are too crowded or if there is a chance to correct them without pulling a tooth out. I've read some about the invisialgn method, and also heard that the dental arch can be adjusted, but not sure if possible in my case? Will i have to extract a tooth? Best regards Answer: To answer your question we would have to do clinical and radiographic analysis. Invisalign currently has methods and tools to correct most dental malpositions without the need for braces. There are different techniques such as Stripping or enamel reduction (IPR) which consists of reducing the size of the tooth to gain a minimum amount of space. I would also analyze the possibility of extracting wisdom teeth, although it is not always necessary to extract them, by the photos we can see lack of space and crowding also in the posterior sector, which can lead to decay and affect neighboring teeth. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Would I qualify for Invisalign with my open bite?


I have a open bite and also a bit of a crossbite. I heard that Invisalign can fix open bites nowadays depending on the situation. I wanted to see if I am a candidate. Answer: Invisalign, as you said, has improved a lot over the years and there are complementary appliances that could help correct an open bite. However, the cause of the open bite must be analyzed clinically and radiographically, sometimes orthognathic surgery is necessary. I would also analyze the possibility of consultation with a speech therapist since tongue thrusting seems to be one of the causes according to the photos. In summary, I would recommend first consultation with an orthodontist and consultation with a speech therapist for correction of tongue position. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Is it possible to get my top and bottom teeth straightened out using Invisalign?


I have two impacted fangs that cause my other teeth to get pushed backward. I have an underbite that needs surgical correction. Braces were too expensive for me, so this and surgery seems like my most viable option. I do commercial work so I cannot get traditional metal braces which leaves my options limited. If there is literally anyway this can work or you have a recommendation to fix this please let me know!I had a friend with teeth just like mine who had invisalign and hers straightened out perfectly. Answer: Yes, it is possible. Although a correct orthodontic diagnosis requires a clinical and radiographic analysis, today invisalign has many tools to improve complicated cases. Keep in mind that to plan an orthognathic surgery to correct the underbite, the orthodontist and surgeon must agree on a treatment plan to place the jaws in the ideal position prior to surgery. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.





Porcelain Veneers

My final veneers are worse than my temps - advice?


Hi, I've recently had a new set of veneers done to replace an old set that I felt were bulky, too opaque and too straight across. The first set of temps he put in were horrendous. I asked for them to be redone and he didn't want to. I insisted and the second set of temps were put in which I loved. I asked for my final veneers to be the same as these temps but they are the same as the first set of temps that I hated. I didn't have a proper chance to approve the final veneers in my mouth. Answer: Unfortunately, once the definitive veneers are in place, the only way to change them is to remake them. My advice if you decide to redo the treatment would be to first use the temps for a while, for adaptation. The material of the veneers, the laboratory, the color of the cement, are fundamental to get the best result. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




I feel my veneers look too big - Can anything be done?


I told my dentist they looked too big, but he told me that it was going to take sometime to get used to them. Time has gone by, and I still see them too big. Can you give me your opinion?

Answer: With the photos we see is not enough to make a diagnosis, although it can be seen that the shape is quite quadratic, mainly of the central incisors. This may be due to a previous malposition of these teeth, in addition to the previous location of the gum. Unfortunately, once the veneers are in place, the only way to change them is to redo them, that is why the temporary stage is so important. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




How soon can porcelain veneers be placed after gum raising/contouring?


Hello, I’d like to have porcelain veneers before Christmas. Gum raising has been recommended first. How long should I wait after the gum contouring before veneers are placed? Thanks

Answer: This treatment depends on each gum surgery, since it will depend on whether only gingivectomy or gingivoplasty was performed. Generally the time needed to wait varies from 2 months to 4 months to perform a definitive treatment. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Minor recessed maxilla: what combo of Veneers, lip lift or rhinoplasty would help?


I am aware that I have some minor to moderate maxilla deficiencies. I would like to improve upper teeth show when speaking and mostly smiling. I would like to know a variety of professional opinions on what combo of veneers, modest lip lift and or rhinoplasty would achieve the optimal and most natural look. I mention rhinoplasty because I think tip refinement would suit my face well, especially when I smile. I do not think I am a good candidate for jaw surgery. Thank you so much for your time! Answer: X-rays and oral photos are necessary for a correct answer. But from what can be seen in the photos I would first recommend braces, because your upper jaw needs expansion, that will make the upper lip and nose have more support. Once the correct placement is achieved I would do veneers to correct shape and color of front teeth, then hyaluronic acid filler in both upper and lower lip, highlighting the cupid's bow, and finally rhinoplasty. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Not pleased with my smile after Braces - should I get veneers?


Hello, I had Braces to mostly correct my two front teeth and lower 2 or 3 teeth. My dentist expedited my treatment within 10-11 months before my engagement so they could be off in time. I have had them off for almost 2.5 years and I still feel my smile is too blocky and two front teeth kind of look like a buck tooth beaver. I am not super pleased with my smile and miss my old smile. Should I get veneers or is there hope for a different plan? Answer: No veneers needed I am sorry that your braces procedure did not work as expected, I believe that veneers are not necessary since the color and shape of your natural teeth are correct. First we would have to do a radiographic and clinical analysis to see the state of your roots for having orthodontics for so long, and make a diagnosis and treatment plan, a good option would be Invisalign. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Are crowns or veneers needed for “smile teeth” that have mild decay/erosion?


After consulting my dentist, she recommended veneers, but due to whitening sensitivity for the lower teeth, I was referred to their prosthodontist to discuss no-prep veneers. I was then told I needed a full set of crowns for my upper and lower “smile” teeth. I have GERD and consumed a lot of soda in my youth. And Also a grinder (but use a night guard). I consulted another dentist who thought that what I’d been told was absurd. Im confused. Are crowns really necessary for all of my teeth? Answer: From what you can see in the photos, with minimally invasive veneers would be enough, since theposition of your teeth is adequate, in addition to eliminating all factors that can continue to increasethe erosion. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




My temporary veneer's bite is off - will this effect my finial veneers?


I am in the process of getting porcelain veneers, 10 altogether. My temporary veneer's bite is off, basically only some of my front teeth come into contact so I'm not really sure where my natural bite would be. I addressed this to my dentist, but he didn't seem to think it was an issue. They did scan what I think is my bite to send to the lab. Now I'm scared my bite will be off when they finalize the veneers. Will the ceramicist be able to identify and fix the issue with the final product? Answer: Temporary veneers are often purposely made smaller to avoid being displaced, since beingtemporary material they have less resistance. A good and open conversation with your dentist willallow you to get the result you want. If you have already told him/her this, surely your dentist hasalready discussed it with the laboratory and the definitive veneers will be the correct length. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Should veneers end at the gum line or go under the gum?


Hello, I have a question, I’m already considering veneers for a longer time. I went to two Doctors already, but they tell me different things. One of them want to put my veneers under my gum and the other one is saying they need to end up directly under the gum line. What is right and why? Answer: The technique of preparation and grinding of the tooth for the subsequent placement of veneers depends on each particular case. For example, if there is a need to hide a color change, we will try to go a little below the gum line, so that the color difference is not noticeable. If you have a normal color tooth than in most cases we would prepare right to the gumline. Preparing below the come can cause some gum recession if not taken well care of. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Can Porcelain Veneers fix my slanted gum line and jaw asymmetry?


I want to know the best way to fix my smile. My gum line is slanted for my top teeth and I have a bit of a cross bite. Answer: Veneers are used to correct shape, size and color of teeth. In your case, from what can be seen inthe photos, there is a skeletal and dental problem, and the correct solution would be orthodontics,although you could do veneers but they would not solve the crossbite problem. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Is it possible to put in veneers to replace missing incisors to cover gap between canines and premolars?


I am 30 years old and when I was 12 I put on dental braces due to a lateral agenesis of the upper incisors; the spaces caused by the missing incisors have been occupied by the canines. Today I have two obvious spaces between canines and premolars, but laterally the space is about 3/4 mm, while on the left side the space is about 2 mm. The dentists have offered me to put on crowns, implants or braces, but I don't want to. I would like to put veneers, I so I ask you if it is possible. Answer: Yes, it is possible to place veneers to redistribute the space between the central incisor, canine and premolar. Personally I would recommend first to make a smile design to correct gum height, with gingivectomy. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Will temp veneers prevent teeth from shifting?


I just finished my Invisalign treatment about 6 months ago and am constantly wearing my retainer. I'm in the process of getting veneers and was told that once temps are placed, it will take 4-6 weeks for permanent veneers to arrive. Should I worry about my teeth shifting with the temp veneers during this period (or will temps keep them in place)? Also once the permanent veneers are placed, will my teeth be ok going 3-5 days while I wait for my new final retainer to be given to me? Answer: It depends on each particular case, I would advise you to have an inter-consultation with an orthodontist during the veneers process, as he will determine if the retainer is necessary during the days you have the temporaries. After orthodontic treatment, teeth have a tendency to go back to where they were originally, and it happens because the periodontal ligament has fibers and these have memory. Sometimes there are external factors that can accelerate the process of relapse, such as lingual position, or an habit, so a consultation with your orthodontist is necessary to analyze your particular case. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Bonded tooth discolored. Can it be bleached?


My bonding in the front tooth never discolored but a few months ago I went to a New dentist to get binding after I broke the bonding from chewing in something hard . At first the tooth was very white like the rest of my teeth) and now , 4 months later it became yellow . Is it because of the material they used? This has never happened to me. I am not a big coffee/tea drinker. Answer: The bonding material (resin) has pores that cause it to change color over time. a definitive solution is a ceramic veneer that maintains its color over time. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Can veneers help with my misaligned bite?


I’m wondering if porcelain veneers would be able to correct my asymmetrical jaw or misaligned bite not sure how you would describe it? Answer: What can be reflected by the attached photos, is skeletal dental malposition, so an orthodontic treatment would be needed to correct the bite and after that veneers to correct shape and color. I would recommend doing a consultation with an orthodontist for a correct clinical and radiographic diagnosis. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




My bones have gotten weak from my two front teeth after having braces. Will Veeners help the problem?


I got a deep clean. Laser treatment as well. I was told due to orthodontic treatment my bones have weakened in my 2 front teeth, and need to see a gum specialist. Chemotherapy also stained my 2 front teeth. And medicine I'm drinking at the moment for Seizures could be a side affect and give me gum disease. Answer: No. veneers would not help with the bone loss problem, it would probably make it worse. i would recommend a visit to a periodontist. There are different solutions depending on the bone loss, sometimes you can correct the bone defect with bone filling surgery, other times a bone and connective tissue graft is necessary. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.





Dental Implant

Teeth falling out at 28 - should I get Dental Implants now or wait till they all fall out?


I am a 28 year old female, who has in the past three years had 3 dental extractions, and 1 at sixteen so far I lost 4 teeth all of them molars, the recent dental extraction was this week, and it was one of my back molars, my teeth despite me taking care of them are decaying fast, one is scheduled to be pulled again in the next month, should I wait until all my teeth are gone, or get dental implants as they fall out? would it be cheaper to do it one by one? Answer: Waiting would definitely not be the option, the posterior teeth form the support of the occlusion, so if the four posterior molars were to be extracted, it is likely that the teeth will begin to shift position to occupy the lost space. This will not only affect the occlusion, and the neighboring teeth, but will also affect the temporomandibular joint, and in the end will be more expensive to fix because you will need more implants. An x ray and clinical analysis should be done to determine the state of the remaining teeth. Once the diagnosis is made, we will see if orthodontics is necessary to reposition the remaining teeth, and then place implants in the necessary spaces. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Dental implant: which implant procedures is better for my case?


I have a upper front tooth which lost most of the bone, even the tooth is still there, but it is a bit loose now since no bone holding it. I had two consultantions with two surgeons. The first surgeon told me he will use a long implant (unknown brand) , and screw it up to my nasal jawbone, and then put up the biocompatible material + membrane at the same time, and then will put a temporary front tooth directly above the implant, I asked for Strauman but he told me the brand is not important. Answer: Different options To decide whether to place the implant at the same time of tooth extraction, it is necessary to have a cone beam of that sector, to see three-dimensionally the amount of remaining bone. If the amount of bone is not sufficient, bone regeneration surgery should be performed first, as well as connective tissue grafting. On the other hand, if the amount of bone allows it, the implant could be placed with bone filling material and membrane (I would add connective tissue graft), as for implant brands, currently there are different options that are similar to the quality of Straumann If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




How long do dental implants last and are there any side effects? How often do I need to visit the dentist after?


How often I need to visit a doctor after dental implants and Upto what time my implants can last , I am 23 years old and going to get 2 dental implants in May, 2022 . What are the side effects of it and can we feel the metal impants later on or any discomfort. I am very much worried about my future health or issue if I get dental implants. Answer: Dental implants are the best option that exists today to replace a missing tooth, its survival rate is greater than 10 years. But keep in mind that the implant, unlike natural teeth, does not have support tissue such as periodontal ligament, which makes it more susceptible to suffer from peri-implant disease (bone loss around the implant) if hygiene is not correct. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.





Dental Crown

Are these a7 - a10 crowns acceptable to other dentists?


These are my first porcelain crowns and I don't know what to make of them so any suggestions would be appreciated. The front two teeth are a slight off centered. However, I can only tell when I'm closely looking at them. Also, a bit hard to spot on the photo but my top left tooth has less of a pronounced outer edge when compared to my top right tooth. In your expert opinion, is it worth getting these redone? Also, if flawed, should the dentist be charging me to rework the crowns? Answer: I would recommend opting for emax crowns, in addition to previous smile design The decision as to whether crowns need to be redone cannot be made based on photos alone. If your decision is to have them redone I would recommend opting for emax crowns, in addition to previous smile design as there is a small gingival discrepancy in your anterior teeth that could be corrected prior to the placement of the crowns. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Loose dental crown - should I leave it and wait for it to fall out?


So I have a dentist I’ve seen multiple times since January in regards to this. I have an upper front tooth that has had a root canal that is loose. It has been loose since January, and has progressively gotten more loose. My dentist says the post is loose, and he needs the crown to fall out before he can repair. He’s tried pulling it out with no luck over the summer. I have an appointment in 2 months. Does it seem wise to leave it as it is and wait for the appointment? Answer: Honestly, waiting for it to fall out is not the solution. First, an x-ray should be taken to see if the mobility is not due to a periapical process. If it is only the post that is mobile there are different ways to remove it, depending on the material of the post and if it is definitive or temporary.




Crown or onlay? Root canal treated premolar


Hi. Having some issues with treatment for this tooth as I have received conflicting opinions. Recommendations have included: Zirconia crown Crown lengthening then ceramic crown 5 surface ceramic onlay Answer: more inclined for a crown because of the high possibility of fracture the decision between one or the other procedure will depend on the amount of remaining tooth structure. The upper first premolar is the tooth with the highest percentage of fractures and because the tooth is weakened by endodontics, care must be taken in the final decision. Unfortunately without a clinical analysis of the situation, I cannot give you a definitive answer, but I would be more inclined for a crown because of the high possibility of fracture If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Can the color of the 2 new crowns be matched to the older ones?


I had dental crowns put on my 6 upper front teeth about 4 months ago. 2 of them need to be replaced because of their position and I’m scared the color of the new ones won’t match the other 4 that aren’t replaced because they are being done in a different time and with a different batch of material then the original ones. Can the color of the 2 new crowns be matched to the older ones? My doctor doesn’t use a local ceramicist so he takes a lot of pictures for him but I can’t go to his lab Answer: Yes Ideally, all 6 crowns should be made at the same time. But if only 2 are to be replaced, to match the color of the remaining crowns, the same ceramist (laboratory) should be used, they keep a record of the work done, so the color and material is registered. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Will it be hard to remove an Emax crown to have it remade?


Hello, I had an anterior crown replaced with an Emax crown due to the crown breaking. The tooth is fine. The crown was replaced but it was way too thick so the dentist reshaped it. Now it looks bluish. The color has changed and does not match my other crowns anymore. What do you think happened? Did he remove a layer on top that had to do with the final color. Will it be hard to remove an Emax crown to have it remade? Answer: No If the color does not match your neighboring teeth, and you want to change it then the only solution is to remove it, although it is difficult it is possible to remove it. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




How to match the implant crown to the color of my natural teeth?


I recently had my dental implant placed and the color doesn’t match my teeth. It’s near the front and it is very obvious. I am scheduled to get two other implant crowns placed in December and my dentist has suggested getting crowns on my front teeth to help with color matching. I have spent over $15k in my mouth because I’ve been seeing a periodontist that has performed the implant surgery but doesn’t specialize in actual crown placement, so I’m nervous about the new crowns. Using same dentist. Answer: It would be best to have implants done by a specialist, your periodontist, and crowns by an cosmeticdentist to achieve the best result. To achieve a correct color of the final crown, several factorsinfluence, such as the color of the neighboring teeth, the laboratory, the material of the crown, thetype of implant abutment. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Am I entitled to any kind of refund for an ill fitting crown?


I needed a replacement crown put in. The one they put in is too big. It shifted my teeth and now they are crooked. Thousands spent on braces and a retainer that no longer fits my mouth properly. It was stretched to fit around the tooth but no longer keeps my teeth straight. There's a constant pressure in my mouth and it's difficult to floss. Is there anything I can do about it? refund? I can't afford a new retainer. I don't want a new crown, I just want my teeth to be straight. Answer: The best thing to do is to do a clinical and radiographic analysis to see if the size of the crown isreally affecting the neighboring teeth, if so the crown would have to be replaced with a new one ofthe correct size. As for the teeth that moved, once the possible cause (poorly adapted crown) hasbeen eliminated, an effective option would be Invisalign to straighten the teeth. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Trend of getting all set of teeth crowned. Is it a good option?


Hi, Many influencers have been heading to countries like Turkey to have all set of their teeth crowned. It's cost effective and the results look amazing. Today, I saw a video on YouTube about a dentist who recommended against this, especially for young people as long term it could pose issues since these would need to be replaced. And if so what issues may arise Is this true? I'm interested in the procedure. I was given a quote of 4K for 20 zirconium crowns, including flights, accommodation etc Answer: crowning all your teeth is a drastic decision and one that should not be taken without analyzing it and looking at the pros and cons. A dental crown requires a lot of wear on the tooth structure (unlike veneers where the wear is less). This wear, if not done properly, can lead to tooth sensitivity. Our recommendation for a young person is to analyze other options such as invisalign to correct malpositions, whitening to correct tooth color, and veneers in case you want to change shape, color, and correct position. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.




Getting 6 crowns on my front teeth and 1 on an upper back molar. Need to be done all at the same time?


I’m scheduled to get crowns on my 6 front teeth this week, and I also need one on an upper back molar. I would prefer to wait until January to get the back crown put on, only because of insurance reasons, but my dentist said it’s best to get it done when he does the front ones. He said that if I wait he wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work and that there’s a possibility that they could crack due to my bite. Does this sound correct? Answer: Not only that it is correct, but it would be preferable to first do the posterior crown to stabilize the bite (as this would protect your anterior teeth) if you do only the anterior crowns and you do not have a stable posterior bite it is very likely that the anterior teeth will receive more force than they can handle. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.





Whitening

My teeth became so yellow after removing braces, how can I whiten them?


They removed braces and they shaved my teeth twice with a drill and my teeth became yellow and sharp I think my enamel got damaged. What should I do? Answer: Professional whitening sessions will help to improve the tooth color, you can use outpatient whitening as a complement. the whitening sessions can improve with machines that help the process. in our clinic "empower your smile" we have the zoom machine during the whitening sessions. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-274 8338 or Book Online for a regular check-up at Empower Your Smile.