Ask the Best Dentist in Puerto Vallarta
Dr. Arturo Pereyra, the best dentist in Puerto Vallarta, answers the most frequently asked questions about dental care.
Frequently Asked Questions
If i need a dental crown, do i need a root canal first?
Not always. If the indication of the crown (cavity, broken tooth) the nerve is not damaged, then crown can be done without a root canal.
What treatment follows a root canal?
A dental crown should be placed to protect the tooth, because over time the tooth will become more fragile.
How long do i have to wait after the implant is placed?
From 3 to 6 months is the regular time, but in some cases the implant can be load with a temporary tooth immediately, this will depend on the stability of the implant after the surgery, or the handling of the soft tissue (gum) for esthetic purposes.
What should be avoided after teeth whitening?
For at least seven days after treatment, we suggest to avoid the following: coffee, tea, chocolate, wine, infusions, alcoholic beverages and tobacco. Also, do not use colored mouthwash or toothpaste, as they contain artificial extracts and dyes.
How long does it take to do a dental crown?
Between 5 and 7 days.
Can I use my health insurance to pay my dental bills?
We do not accept payments directly through an insurance policy. If your insurer covers dental services expenses, we can help you fill out information about the procedure, cost, number of appointments and any necessary information in the formats required by your insurer, so you can continue the payment process directly with them.