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FAQ

  • What is Tooth Filling

    Dental restoration, dental fillings, or simply fillings, are treatments used to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure resulting from caries or external trauma as well as to the replacement of such structure supported by dental implants.[1] They are of two broad types—direct and indirect—and are further classified by location and size. A root canal filling, for example, is a restorative technique used to fill the space where the dental pulp normally resides.

  • What is Gum Treatment?

    Aesthetic gum treatment can repair a lack of gum tissue through tissue sculpting or extend the tooth with crown lengthening. These two procedures are recommended for patients to improve the appearance of their smiles with minimally invasive techniques.

    Tissue sculpting is performed using a minimally invasive microsurgical technique.
    Crown lengthening exposes more of the tooth for patients who have a gummy smile. Dr. Berge will balance the gum tissue and teeth by reshaping the gum and bone tissue.

    While both of these procedures are intended to correct aesthetic problems, they can also prevent other dental problems from arising in the future.

  • What Should Be Considered For Healthy Teeth?

    The following are some best practices that can keep teeth and gums healthy.

     

    1. Brush regularly but not aggressively. ...
    2. Use fluoride. ...
    3. Floss once a day. ...
    4. See a dentist regularly. ...
    5. Do not smoke. ...
    6. Consider a mouthwash. ...
    7. Limit sugary foods and starches. ...
    8. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
  • Benefits of Aesthetic Gum Treatment

    Some benefits of aesthetic gum treatment include:

    • Improve the health of your gums. Often, receding gums point to a more serious issue, such as periodontal disease. Aesthetic gum treatment can be a good way to discover and treat these issues.
    • Enhance the appearance of teeth that look too long. Receding gums can cause the teeth to look overly long. Aesthetic gum treatment provides a more proportional look.
    • Modify a “gummy” smile. If you fear that your smile reveals too much of your gums but not enough of your teeth, corrective surgery can correct the balance.
    • Reduce the risk of root decay. The problems that cause gum recession can ultimately have a corrosive effect on the entire mouth, including the roots of your teeth. Aesthetic gum enhancement can minimize this risk.
  • What is Tooth Sensitivity?

    When you have sensitive teeth, certain activities, such as brushing, eating and drinking, can cause sharp, temporary pain in your teeth. Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, a worn filling, or gum disease.

  • What is a Tooth Shift?

    Though you can’t see it happening, your teeth are always on the move. Even after you’ve had braces or other dental work, your teeth will continue to shift ever so slightly throughout your life.

    This movement is due to several factors, including:

    the changing shape of your jaw as you get older,pressures from eating and talking, your teeth moving back to their natural positions after orthodontic work other possible health issues, such as gum disease or teeth grinding.
    There are some steps you can take to help keep your teeth in a healthy alignment.

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