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How long does a dental bridge last?
How long does a dental bridge last?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

Patients often report hearing that dental bridges don’t last very long and are quick to come out, but fortunately, this is not true. How long dental bridges last depends on how you take care of them, among other factors, so the answer is that it Read More...

What’s the difference between a bridge and a crown?
What’s the difference between a bridge and a crown?

By Iana Palkina | September 20, 2021 | Post

Dental procedures to fix or replace damaged or missing may not be the most pleasant of experiences, but most often, they are necessary.  One commonly asked question from our patients is about the differences between dental bridges and crowns. Both bridges and crowns are fixed Read More...

How much does dental work cost in Toronto?
How much does dental work cost in Toronto?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

Dental work can often vary massively in cost, depending on the dental practice, as well as your individual insurance plan.  If you have a good dental plan the majority of the costs are likely to be covered by them.  However if this is not the Read More...

What to do if I can’t afford a dentist?
What to do if I can’t afford a dentist?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

Without insurance coverage, unfortunately, patients often have no choice but to pay for their dental procedures out of pocket. In some cases, your dental care provider may offer payment plans or reduced rates. However, this isn’t always an option.  Obviously, dental operations can often be Read More...

What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

While your dentist will perform cleanings, checkups and treat more common issues like cavities, an orthodontist specializes in orthodontics, which is the practice of straightening and aligning a patient’s teeth and bite. Both dentists and orthodontists focus on oral care.  However, there are some major Read More...

What procedures are considered orthodontic?
What procedures are considered orthodontic?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

When it comes to fixing and aligning crooked teeth and bites, there are many orthodontic procedures available, such as:  Braces Headgear Jaw Surgery Palatal Expansion If you’re experiencing issues with your bite, alignment, or jaw, consider speaking to an orthodontist about your options.   What Read More...

How can I whiten my teeth naturally?
How can I whiten my teeth naturally?

By Iana Palkina | June 29, 2021 | Post

Teeth whitening is a popular and regular used method in dentists offices.  Additionally, there are also many natural teeth whitening solutions available, such as changes to your diet, as well as using baking soda or charcoal.  You can also choose to get your teeth professionally Read More...

Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?

By Iana Palkina | July 1, 2021 | Post

Although some patients report sensitivity and mild irritation, there is no evidence to suggest that teeth whitening is inherently harmful to your teeth.  In fact, teeth whitening is a regular routine used by many dental patients to get a brighter, whiter smile.  Teeth can become Read More...

What’s the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?
What’s the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?

By Iana Palkina | July 1, 2021 | Post

While a family dentist is trained to treat both young and adult patients, a pediatric dentist is specially trained to treat young children.  When it comes to teeth, it’s important to start good oral hygiene practices as early as possible.  While some parents choose to Read More...

How early should your child start seeing a dentist?
How early should your child start seeing a dentist?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

According to the Canadian Dental Association, you should take your child for their first dentist appointment within 6 months of their first tooth, or when they turn 1.  Because oral health is such an integral part of our overall health, the earlier you start taking Read More...

Why do root canals take two visits
Why do root canals take two visits

By Iana Palkina | August 13, 2021 | Post

When a root canal is performed, the initial visit is typically to remedy the pain by removing the infection and any infected tissue surrounding the area. The root of the tooth is then filled and the surface is finished to mimic your existing teeth. Afterwards, Read More...

Is a root canal going to be painful?
Is a root canal going to be painful?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

No, when the procedure is performed correctly by a trained dental professional, a root canal should never be painful.  In fact, you’ll be given an anesthetic, or in some cases, sedation dentistry may be available (ASK US) Both of which means that you shouldn’t feel Read More...

How much do invisible braces cost?
How much do invisible braces cost?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

Unfortunately, there are no definite answers when it comes to how much invisible braces will cost. In fact, the price will depend entirely on how severely crooked your teeth are, as well as how long you’ll need to wear your invisible braces to realign your Read More...

The history of orthodontics
The history of orthodontics

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

Although modern orthodontics are still a relatively new procedure, the idea of straightening and correcting crooked teeth dates as far back as Ancient Rome and Greece, back when the minds of great men such as Aristotle and Hippocrates were busy trying to figure out the Read More...

What are the advantages and disadvantages of veneers?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of veneers?

By Iana Palkina | September 19, 2021 | Post

When it comes to restoring the health and vitality of your smile, veneers are one of the best and least invasive treatment options available.  Essentially, a veneer can be used to fix crooked teeth, replace missing teeth, fill gaps in between teeth, reverse discoloration, repair Read More...

Can veneers ruin your teeth?
Can veneers ruin your teeth?

By Iana Palkina | June 28, 2021 | Post

Today, veneers are one of the best ways to get a perfect smile, without orthodontics or any other major treatments.  Veneers are made from either porcelain or ceramic, and nearly instantly allow dental patients to restore their smile, seamlessly covering any gaps, crooked teeth, or Read More...

Are dental implants covered by my insurance?
Are dental implants covered by my insurance?

By Iana Palkina | July 1, 2021 | Post

Today, dental implants are one of the most effective methods for permanently replacing lost or missing teeth. However, one question we often hear is whether or not the cost of a dental implant will be covered by your insurance policy.    Does insurance cover dental Read More...

Overview of dental implant procedure and how it’s performed
Overview of dental implant procedure and how it’s performed

By Iana Palkina | July 1, 2021 | Post

In the past, patients had very few options when it came to replacing missing teeth.  Today, on the other hand, patients have a variety of options available to them, which includes dental implants, one of the most popular methods of permanently replacing lost or missing Read More...

Will I have to pay for my emergency dental treatment?
Will I have to pay for my emergency dental treatment?

By Iana Palkina | July 24, 2021 | Post

Sometimes, no matter how careful we are in life, accidents happen.  And sometimes, an accident might lead to a dental emergency, that requires prompt and professional care.  Dr. Aksana Tkachenko, DDS and her staff here at Chroma Dental are happy to say that we’re here, Read More...

Can I visit the ER with a dental emergency?
Can I visit the ER with a dental emergency?

By Iana Palkina | July 29, 2021 | Post

While we generally hope to avoid dental emergencies, they happen regardless.  And when they do, many are unsure if they should suffer through the pain until they can see their dentist, or if they should visit their local ER to have their situation dealt with Read More...

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