BMB Dental Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We want every patient who BMB Dental Clinic to feel completely confident in their dental care and treatments. For that reason, we encourage our patients to ask questions, and we've provided answers to a few of our most commonly asked questions below. 

If you don't see your questions listed, we welcome your call for more information. We're always happy to provide help over the phone. 

Clear Aligners

At BMB Dental Clinic, Dr Babak Moharrami helps patients straighten their teeth for healthy, attractive smiles with both clear aligner treatments, such as Invisalign and ClearCorrect, and traditional braces.

Both methods of teeth straightening have their advantages and disadvantages, which is why we often recommend them to different types of patients.

Invisalign vs Braces

Adult patients who value discretion often prefer Invisalign or ClearCorrect treatment over traditional braces since traditional braces are more apparent. Invisalign and other clear aligner treatments are nearly invisible, which means their friends, family, and colleagues don't need to know they're undergoing orthodontic treatment. 

Additionally, with Invisalign treatment, keeping your teeth clean is much easier than with traditional braces. You can simply remove your Invisalign aligner for your regular oral hygiene routine and put the aligner back in when you've finished brushing and flossing.

We often recommend traditional braces, on the other hand, to our younger patients who need orthodontic intervention. The removability of Invisalign aligners makes them easy to use and maintain. Still, young patients tend to remove them too often and leave them out for long periods of time, affecting their treatment's progress.

Invisalign Treatment in Mona Vale

Our dedicated dentist, Dr Moharrami, helps patients determine whether Invisalign treatment or traditional braces are right for them on a regular basis, and he would love to help you. We invite you to contact us to arrange an appointment with Dr Moharrami. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

At BMB Dental Clinic, we offer safe and effective professional teeth whitening treatments to patients. Our experienced dentist oversees all bleaching treatments, whether you’re undergoing chairside or home bleaching. 

While bleaching can cause tooth sensitivity for some patients, professional bleaching services from our Mona Vale dental practice should not damage your teeth in any way. Even home bleaching kits provided by our clinic should not damage your teeth when used appropriately and as instructed. 

However, the bleach should not be used on your gums, so be careful to avoid letting it run onto your sensitive gum tissue.

Why Do My Teeth Hurt After Bleaching?

People who have a history of sensitive teeth may experience a bit of pain when their teeth are exposed to cold after bleaching. Again, this is due to tooth sensitivity. 

When you whiten your teeth, the bleaching process can open the orifice of the dentin tubules, which is the opposite of what occurs when you use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. The open orifices make your teeth sensitive to cold. 

Safe Bleaching in Mona Vale

The best way to whiten your teeth safely is with the supervision of a dentist. If you’re interested in creating a brighter smile, we invite you to contact our BMB Dental Clinic to book your consultation with Dr Babak Moharrami. He can supervise your bleaching to ensure the best and safest outcome.

Both techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it really depends on your preference. At BMB Dental Clinic, we offer both chairside bleaching and home bleaching kits, and we encourage our patients to choose the method that’s best for them. 

Home Bleaching vs Chairside

Chairside bleaching generally offers faster and more dramatic results, but you do have to be in the dental clinic for us to perform this service. Additionally, the whitening gel used in chairside bleaching is often more potent, which may cause some patients to have tooth sensitivity. 

Home bleaching whitening gel is less potent, meaning less tooth sensitivity in some cases. And you can repeat whitening treatments as necessary at leisure to achieve the desired shade. There’s no need to see a dentist or wait in your dentist’s clinic for results. 

With either method, patients can create a brighter smile with little effort or expense, making teeth whitening a great option for making smile improvements. 

What about Patients with Sensitive Teeth?

Patients with sensitive teeth can still whiten their teeth. However, we recommend using sensitive-reducing toothpaste for a while first to lower your tooth sensitivity as much as you can. We also recommend home bleaching in those cases since the concentration is less potent.

Teeth Whitening in Mona Vale

We enjoy helping patients create a brighter smile with professional teeth whitening services in Mona Vale. If you want to whiten your teeth using either a chairside or at-home method, we invite you to contact our knowledgeable team.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer many patients the ideal option for replacing their missing teeth. However, in order for dental implants to be successful, it’s essential to ensure you’re a good fit for dental implants.

The best way to ascertain whether dental implants are the right option for your tooth replacement is with a thorough exam in our Mona Vale dental practice. Dr Babak Moharrami will thoroughly evaluate your dental situation, using x-rays and other diagnostic tools to ensure you have a high chance of success with dental implants. 

One crucial factor that dentists look for when evaluating a patient for dental implants is bone volume. Your jawbone must have enough volume to hold the implant in place securely. 

What Are the Options for Patients with Bone Loss?

If your jawbone isn’t wide enough or long enough to hold a dental implant, the dentist can perform a bone graft to create more bone volume for the security of the implant. 

Additionally, mini-implants, while not ideal, may provide an alternative to traditional implants in some situations, such as when the patient doesn't have the appropriate bone volume or when the cost of traditional implants is a concern. 

Dental Implants in Mona Vale

At BMB Dental Clinic, our experienced dentist, Dr Moharrami, expertly places dental implants for patients using advanced technology. If you need to replace missing teeth, we invite you to contact our knowledgeable team.

Dentures

Dentures are an investment in your oral health, and they can help many patients make improvements in their everyday lives. However, since a lot of time and effort goes into creating your customised dentures, along with some expenses, most patients want them to last as long as possible.

Tips for Maintaining Dentures

To improve the lifespan of your dentures, it’s crucial to maintain them properly. 

Below we’ve listed some tips for maintaining your dentures:

Clean your dentures at least once every day.
To clean your dentures, you can wash them using your toothbrush. However, you should never use toothpaste as it is too abrasive for dentures. Instead of brushing them, you could also simply rinse them off with soap and water.

Keep your dentures moist.
Dry dentures can warp or shrink. When your dentures are not in your mouth, you should place them in water or a denture solution. To disinfect your dentures, you can add salt or mouthwash to the water, especially if they’re sitting in the water overnight.

Use denture cleaning tablets.
About once every month, it’s helpful to do an in-depth cleaning of your dentures using denture cleaning tablets, which can usually be purchased from a chemist. The cleaning tablets eliminate germs and bacteria from the dentures.

Wash your mouth and follow good oral hygiene routines.
To keep your dentures in good shape, it’s important to keep any remaining teeth and your gums clean and healthy.

Dentures in Mona Vale

If you need dentures in Mona Vale, we invite you to contact our knowledgeable team. We’re here to help our patients create complete, functional smiles.

At BMB Dental Clinic, we offer a variety of dentures to meet the needs of our patients. We can make dentures from various shapes and sizes and use different materials to customise the prosthetic for your unique situation. 

Different types of dentures we offer include:

  • Overdentures (plastic)
  • Complete dentures (plastic)
  • Partial dentures (plastic)
  • Partial dentures (metal casting)
  • Partial dentures (flexible plastic)

When you visit our dental clinic for dentures or another tooth replacement, Dr Babak Moharrami will carefully examine your dental situation and offer advice on the best denture or tooth replacement for you. 

What Is the Difference Between a Full and Partial Denture?

A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth, while a partial denture replaces only a few missing teeth on an arch. 

If you have healthy, strong teeth remaining on the arch where you need dentures, your dentist will likely recommend a partial denture to replace your missing teeth. However, if your remaining teeth aren’t strong or have weakened structures due to decay, the dentist may recommend extracting the remaining teeth and replacing them with a full set of dentures.

Full and Partial Dentures in Mona Vale

For patients who need dentures as an affordable tooth replacement in Mona Vale, we can help. We invite you to reach out to our experienced team of dental professionals to book your consultation. 

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