Frequently asked questions here at Expat Dental
Below is a list of frequently asked questions to assist you with your dental health. If you have a question which is not listed below please contact our team and we will be more than happy to assist you.
At your consultation a tailored treatment plan will be created specifically for your needs with associated pricing. We also offer payments plans.
Botox is a prescription medicine which is injected into the facial muscles in order to relax them. This reduces lines and can improve the appearance of the skin's surface. The effects of Botox can also help reduce the symptoms of teeth clenching and grinding and can reduce sweating in the underarm region, amongst other indications. A dermal filler is an injectable, clear gel which is injected under the skin to assist with smoothing lines and can be used to replace lost volume. It can also be used to reshape parts of the face including lips, cheeks and chin.
No. Some people will experience tooth sensitivity during or after teeth whitening, this is perfectly normal and will subside with time. Sore gums or throat and white patches on the gum line are somewhat common symptoms which are usually temporary and will likely disappear after your treatment is completed.
A significant percentage of our orthodontic patients are actually adults! You are never to old to fix that crooked tooth that’s been bothering you, or improve a smile that makes you feel self-conscious. Perhaps the general dentist has expressed to you that your bite is causing some of your teeth to wear down prematurely. These reasons are more are why more adults than ever are deciding to go through orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear plastic trays to move your teeth. If the doctor decides at your consult that your case is suitable for Invisalign, a digital scan of your teeth will be taken and sent to the manufacturer. The doctor will then work with the technicians on your treatment prescription. Each tray is planned for a specific movement, and your teeth will move gradually over time as the trays are replaced.
Yes. However the restorations will need to be reviewed after completion of whitening. It is not possible to lighten fillings or crowns with standard dental whitening procedures. Your dentist will be able to advise you on what the likely requirements will be.