Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long will it take?
The full procedure is usually completed over two visits – the first is for preparation and the second is for application.
Q: Does the procedure hurt?
The procedure for applying veneers is generally a completely pain-free procedure. The only time you may feel some discomfort is if more enamel is removed than usual, but for most patients the actual amount of enamel removed is tiny.
Q: How long do veneers last?
As mentioned above, the majority of veneers last for well over 15 years and this is easily achieved with proper care. It is possible for a veneer to chip but this is easily repaired.
Q: Are veneers safe?
There is very little risk involved with having veneers applied. In fact, many studies show that veneer failure rate is very low and that the majority last for well over 15 years. However, any medical procedure has some level of risk involved and with veneers that risk comes in the form of increased sensitivity to […]
Q: How long will teeth whitening take?
Different methods of teeth whitening involve different timescales but you can expect the full procedure to take at least two weeks.
Q: Why might I not be able to have teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is only able to be done on natural teeth. If you have dentures, crowns or veneers, tooth whitening will not be available to you.
Q: How long does teeth whitening last?
Compared to veneers or implants, teeth whitening is a more temporary solution. If you get your teeth whitening with traditional bleaching methods, you can expect the effects to last up to three years.
Q: Is teeth whitening safe?
The biggest risks involved in teeth whitening are all much more likely to occur when people use home kits to perform teeth whitening themselves. Teeth whitening performed by a dental professional is a low risk treatment and side effects are temporary while complications are rare.
Q: How long will a filling last?
How long a filling last depends entirely on the type of filling it is and how well you look after it. You can expect an amalgam filling to last up to 12 years or more while white fillings often last for up to 10 years.
Q: Does getting a filling hurt?
The procedure for a filling is performed under a local anaesthetic so you will not feel any pain during it.
Q: What options do I have for the type of filling?
The most common type of filling is made out of silver amalgam, however there are many other options. White fillings, for example, are subtler and blend in with the colour of teeth, while gold fillings offer the smoothest and most resilient option.
Q: How will I know if I need a filling?
If you have a cavity that needs filling, your dentist will be able to see it using a small mirror that is used during a routine check-up. Upon finding one, the dentist may perform the filling procedure there and then or ask you to return for a follow-up appointment.
Q: If I need emergency dental care, what should I do?
If you find yourself in the situation where you need to see a dentist immediately, we recommend that you give us a call so we can take preliminary information and provide advice on the best course of action.
Q: How does airflow work?
Airflow is a highly effective way of removing surface stains from the teeth. It uses a focused jet of water, bicarbonate particles and compressed air in order to polish away any staining that is visible on the teeth.
Q: How long does the whitening last?
This all depends on your lifestyle and habits. If you’re a smoker or drink a lot of tea, coffee or red wine, the staining may return over the course of a few months. However, if you take good care of your teeth and avoid smoking, tea, coffee and red wine then you can expect the […]
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A round of airflow lasts around 30 minutes and it is a completely pain-free procedure in which anaesthetic is not required.
Q: At what age should my child have their first dental visit?
It is generally recommended that a baby has their first visit to the dentist before their first birthday, preferably at some point between the 6 month and 12 month points. You should ensure that you at least visit a dentist with your child as soon as the first tooth appears.
Q: Why should my child visit a children’s dental clinic rather than a normal dentist?
Your child’s care should be provided by somebody who is an expert in paediatric dentistry as children have a completely different set of needs when it comes to healthcare. A paediatric dentist will have had extra training specific to caring for children so it is highly recommended that you see a paediatric dentist.
Q: How should I clean my baby’s teeth?
For infants, brushing once a day at bed time with a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small head is the best choice. This will remove plaque which, if left, can lead to decay.
Q: How is a crown fitted?
Having a crown fitted involves a certain amount of preparation as each crown is made specially for each individual patient. Before this is done, the tooth must be shaped by having a layer of the outer surface removed, thereby allowing a mould of the tooth to be taken. When the mould is created, the crown […]
Q: Does preparation of a crown hurt?
The preparation work that is involved when having a crown fitted does not cause pain as you will be under a local anaesthetic during the procedure.
Q: Will a crown feel different?
You crown may be noticeable for the first few days after the treatment but this usually subsides and will eventually feel normal, like any other tooth.
Q: How long will a crown last?
As with many dental treatments, the amount of time a crown lasts depends completely on how well you look after it. If you care for it well, it should last for many years.
Q: Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are perfectly safe and complications are rare. They generally only come about due to poor aftercare, as dental implants must be looked after like your natural teeth.
Q: Can implants always be used to replace teeth?
Whether or not you can have implants depends on the condition and health of your jaw and gums, however tests are carried out to ensure that dental implants are suitable for you.
Q: Does it hurt?
The procedure for placing dental implants is usually carried out with the patient under a general anaesthetic. You won’t feel any pain during it, but in the weeks after you may experience some discomfort. This will pass.
Q: How long does it take?
It depends on the kind of dentures or crowns you want, but most commonly it takes up to three or four months for everything to be completed, from placing the implants and letting them set to the actual fitting of the false teeth.
Q: What kind of emergency care do you provide?
At Farsley we pride ourselves on being experts in a variety of different dentistry fields – whatever type of pain you are in, we have the right personnel to rectify the situation.
Q: Why might I need emergency dental care?
There are a number of reasons why you may need emergency dental care – it could be that you are in severe pain that you are finding impossible to relieve, or that your mouth is bleeding without letting up. It could even be the case that you have suffered trauma to your face. Emergency dental […]
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- The Old Council Building, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5HX
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