Answering Your Common Dental FAQs in Vero Beach, FL

Cromer & Cairns Dental in Vero Beach, FL, wants to empower you with knowledge about your own dental health. The more you know and understand about caring for your smile, the easier it will be to follow good oral hygiene at home and make dental exam appointments with confidence.

Take a look at some common dental FAQ answers, or contact us directly to schedule an appointment with our dentist for a more personalized informational session during your exam.

Do You Offer Dental Implants?

Yes, we offer dental implants. Dental implants offer a permanent alternative to dentures and they help in retaining the structure of your mouth against bone loss. They are custom-made to your mouth and look and feel natural. To learn more click here.

Why should I get regular dental exams?

Dental exams don’t need to be long, intimidating, or painful, but they should happen about once every six months. These exams are the best way to keep your teeth healthy so you don’t need more complex or uncomfortable procedures in the future. Our staff will clean your teeth, break down plaque buildup, and inspect your teeth and gums for early signs of treatable disease.

What should I know about getting dentures?

Dentures are a removable form of restorative dental treatment; you can take them out for cleaning and adjustment whenever you need to. While dentures do require some simple regular care, like daily removal and soft brushing, they are durable and resist staining. You can wear dentures comfortably for years.

What types of dentures can I choose?

Every set of dentures from Cromer & Cairns Dental is customized to fit your mouth comfortably. When you opt for dentures, you’ll need to decide (with help from our dentists) whether full or partial dentures suit your lifestyle best. Full dentures replace all teeth and fill in gaps for a complete, even set of teeth. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are inserts that fill gaps from a few missing teeth in between your natural teeth.

How can I whiten my teeth?

At Cromer & Cairns Dental, we recommend a professional-grade whitening system you can use from the comfort of your home. While you can buy similar products at a drugstore, the Philips Zoom take-home professional whitening system is a more effective, dentist-prescribed solution to break down stains with no discomfort.

What do dental bridges do?

Dental bridges are a permanent solution to replace missing or diseased teeth for a healthy and full smile. An artificial tooth will be custom made to fit the shape and color of your surrounding teeth for a natural-looking result that works, looks, and feels like the rest of your smile.

How should I take care of my dental bridges?

Because a dental bridge is permanent, you can’t remove it for cleaning. Instead, you can treat it like your natural teeth, with a routine of regular flossing and brushing. You’ll also be able to eat the same foods you enjoy, but like your natural teeth, the artificial porcelain dental crowns in a dental bridge can slowly discolor over time as a result of eating and drinking heavily colored foods like wine, berries, or coffee.

To learn more about preserving your oral health, contact Cromer & Cairns Dental in Vero Beach, FL, today!

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