Do the teeth gap bands I order online actually work? – Alayah
Alayah – Tooth gap bands will move your teeth, but the position to which your teeth will be moved is uncertain. In some cases, after teeth were moves, they were not parallel—one tooth stuck out farther than another.
If two teeth are being moved toward each other with bands, there is a risk of spaces developing behind those teeth, so you end up with new gaps. Additionally, after wearing gap bands and achieving the desired position, the teeth may drift back into the old position.
See an experienced cosmetic dentist if you want to close a tooth gap. In addition to braces, dental bonding or porcelain veneers can be used to close a gap. The results will be even and natural looking.
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How do you know if your dental implant is messed up or failing? – Melanie
Melanie – There are several indicators of dental implant failure.
- Infection – Infection can result from implants that were improperly placed or poorly fitted.
- Loose implants – Cheap implant fixtures can cause the implants to loosen. Implants can also loosen if there isn’t enough bone density to support them, or if replacement teeth are prematurely loaded onto them.
- Nerve impairment – Numbness, pain, and tingling that persist can result from improper placement of the implants. Nerves in the jaw can be pinched and cause persistent problems.
- Puncture of other body structure – The nose, sinus, or the area of your lower jaw and beneath your tongue can be punctured and result in much discomfort.
If you suspect that your dental implants have failed, notify your implant surgeon. You may prefer to get a second opinion from an experienced implant dentist.
This post is sponsored by New Orleans cosmetic dentist Dr. Duane Delaune. Find out why so many patients think he is the best dentist in New Orleans.