Q. How often should I floss?
You should floss once a day to keep your gums healthy and to prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. Q. What's the difference between a "crown" and a "cap?
The restoration material that crowns are made of is gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel. Most dentists refer to the restorations as crowns and patients tend to refer to the tooth-colored ones as "caps" and the gold and stainless steel ones as "crowns".Q.What is the difference between a "bridge and a "partial denture"?
A bridge is a permanent attachment to abutment teeth or, in some cases, implants. A partial denture can easily be removed as it attached by clasps to the teeth.Q. What about "silver" fillings versus "white" fillings?
We prefer white or tooth-colored fillings because they tend to bond to the tooth structure. This helps strengthen a tooth weakened by decay. White fillings are less sensitive to temperature and overall look better. Please note, white fillings cannot be used in every situation. If a tooth is badly broken down, a crown will be used.Q. Do I need to have a root canal just because I have to have a crown?
No, not every tooth needing a crown also needs a root canal.