July 12, 2016
We are quite accustomed to patients having lots of questions and we’ll happily take as much time as necessary to answer them. One of the topics that Flint, MI, cosmetic dentist Dr. Chitra Naik is questioned about most often is porcelain veneers. These dental coverings transform your smile, but they also require permanently altering your own teeth. So, before you commit to having veneers, asking a few questions is a good idea. Read on for Dr. Naik’s answers to the questions she hears most often regarding porcelain veneers.
February 8, 2016
If you’ve experienced tooth loss, how important is it to replace your missing teeth? In one word, very. Tooth loss can lead to a host of other troubles that run from shifting teeth and gum disease to malnutrition and emotional distress. To avoid all of these problems, Dr. Naik encourages replacing missing teeth as soon as possible. And of all your tooth replacement options, dental implants provide the most lifelike results. To learn more about how a dental implant can preserve your smile, read on to find Dr. Naik’s answers to common questions about this tooth replacement choice.
December 23, 2015
As a Flint, MI, dentist who places a premium on restoring smiles, Dr. Naik often recommends dental crowns, also called dental caps, for patients who have a tooth that is severely damaged. Whether for an adult or a child, a dental crown can be used to:
- Protect a tooth with a cavity too large to be saved by only a filling
- Preserve the integrity of a tooth that is threatened by one or more deep cracks
- Restore a tooth that is fractured or unusually worn down
- Hold a dental bridge in position
- Complete a dental implant procedure
- Rebuild a tooth that is misshaped
Dr. Naik will be able to determine if you are best served by having a dental crown. In most cases, she is able to create an all-porcelain crown that precisely matches the existing color of your smile.