Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions
What is a prosthodontist?
What is a periodontist?
What is the difference between prosthodontics and general dentistry?
What types of services do you offer?
At Transcend, we offer a range of specialized dental services, including prosthodontics, periodontics, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and more. Our services are designed to help our patients achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.
Some of the procedures we routinely offer to our patients
- Smile makeovers using porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges.
- Gum lift (crown lengthening)
- Gum grafting
- Implant dentures
How can I book an appointment at Transcend?
What kind of experience and qualifications do your specialists have?
Our specialists at Transcend are highly trained and experienced in their respective areas of expertise. All of our dentists are prosthodontists and periodontists specialists have completed advanced education and training in their fields and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.
What is the difference between a veneer and a crown?
A veneer is a thin, custom-made shell that is placed over the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. A crown, on the other hand, is a cap that covers the entire tooth, providing both cosmetic and functional benefits. While both veneers and crowns can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth, crowns are often used when the tooth is damaged or decayed.
What materials are used for veneers?
Veneers can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, composite resin, and ceramic. Porcelain veneers are often considered the most durable and natural-looking option, while composite resin veneers are more affordable and can be completed in a single appointment
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and bonding?
How long do veneers last?
How long do crowns last?
The lifespan of a crown depends on several factors, including the quality of the crown, the type of material used, and how well it is cared for. On average, crowns can last 10-15 years or longer with proper care and maintenance. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can help to extend the lifespan of crowns and ensure optimal oral health.
What are digital dentures?
How do you fix loose dentures?
Are there options better than dentures?
Yes, there are several options for replacing missing teeth that may be better than dentures. These include dental implants, which can help retain removable dentures, or even be used to provide patients with a completely fixed solution to replacing their missing teeth.
How does virtual smile design work?
What will my teeth look like after my smile makeover?
Do you shave down teeth for veneers?
In some cases, it is possible to have no-prep veneers, which do not require any shaving down of the teeth. This option can be discussed during your consultation appointment to determine if you would be a good candidate for no-prep veneers or if minimal preparation would be needed for better outcomes.
What is the process for getting veneers?
The process for getting veneers typically involves a consultation with your dentist, followed by records and smile design. The next visit is to reshape the teeth, take impressions, and make temporary veneers for you to go home with for approximately 2 weeks. The porcelain veneers are then crafted, and an insertion appointment is needed to bond them to your teeth.
How much does a veneer cost?
The cost of veneers can vary depending on a number of factors, including the material used, the complexity of the case, and the location of the dental practice. On average, the cost of a single veneer at Transcend is around $2000-$2500 per tooth.
How much does a crown cost?
How much does an implant cost?
The cost of an implant can vary based on several factors, such as the location of the tooth being replaced, the complexity of the procedure, and whether any additional treatments are required such as bone or gum grafting.. During your consultation, our specialists will provide you with a detailed estimate of the cost of your treatment. On average the cost of an implant with a crown (tooth) is approximately $5000.
What is better, an implant or a bridge?
Both implants and bridges can be effective options for replacing missing teeth, but the right choice for you will depend on your specific needs and goals. Implants are a durable and long-lasting option, but may require more extensive treatment. Bridges can be a quicker and less invasive option, but may need to be replaced more frequently, and can affect the adjacent teeth.
What are the options to replace a missing tooth?
There are several options for replacing a missing tooth, including implants, bridges, and partial dentures. Each option has its own benefits and drawbacks, and the best choice for you will depend on your specific needs and goals.
Do I need a bone graft before an implant?
What is the procedure for a gum graft?
How do you correct gum recession?
How do you treat worn down teeth?
What is the process for a bite reconstruction?
A bite reconstruction involves restoring the teeth and bite to their optimal function and appearance. This can involve a variety of treatments, such as orthodontics, restorative procedures, and periodontal treatments. Our specialists will create a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals.