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Dr. Michael Irving Farr, D.M.D.

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Dr. Michael Irving Farr D.M.D. is a top Dentist in Barrington, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Michael Irving Farr D.M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Michael Irving Farr D.M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Michael Irving Farr D.M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Barrington, IL, Dr. Michael Irving Farr D.M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Michael Irving Farr, D.M.D.
  • Barrington, IL
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What are the options for a missing front tooth?

Hi, Your options are: 1) Dental Implant 2) Fixed bridge 3) Removable partial denture Which option you go with depends on several factors. You need enough bone to get READ MORE
Hi,

Your options are:

1) Dental Implant
2) Fixed bridge
3) Removable partial denture

Which option you go with depends on several factors. You need enough bone to get a dental implant. Your medical history and oral health status will also play a role in whether you can get a dental implant. The health of the neighboring teeth will determine if a fixed bridge is an option. The cost will also be a factor.

You should seek dental consultation to evaluate whether you are a candidate for these options and discuss the cost. Hope this helps.

Best,
Dr. Farr

Can you get a root canal with braces?

Yes you can. Just make sure to notify the orthodontist.

Do they give anesthesia a for permanent crown?

Usually anesthesia is given for a crown procedure.

What happens if a toddler has a cavity?

Hi, You should take your toddler to a dentist and get the cavity fixed. Some dentists treat children. However, sometimes the treatment is best handled by a pedodontist (pediatric READ MORE
Hi, You should take your toddler to a dentist and get the cavity fixed. Some dentists treat children. However, sometimes the treatment is best handled by a pedodontist (pediatric dentist) if the toddler is uncooperative or unable to sit still in the chair for the procedure.

Do swollen gums go away on their own?

Hi, No they do not. Seek dental care.

Do they take X-rays for cavities?

X-rays are a necessary diagnostic tool to assess the presence and extent of cavities. So to answer your question, yes.

What is the best option to fix a gap between front teeth?

There are several options, depending on the size and reason for the space. The first option is braces. While this takes time, it is the least invasive. The next option might be READ MORE
There are several options, depending on the size and reason for the space. The first option is braces. While this takes time, it is the least invasive. The next option might be to do some cosmetic bonding to the teeth. This will make the teeth look larger, but is a cost-effective option. Then there are veneers and/or crowns. This option can produce the best esthetic results (outside of braces), but will be the most costly and will have to be repeated every 10-15 years. You should consult with a dentist to have a proper evaluation of your mouth, teeth and gums, and determine which one of these options would suit you. Hope this helps.

Does placing crowns on implants hurt?

Hi, If your gum tissue has been properly managed during the implant placement and healing process, taking an impression and placing the crown should not hurt. If the implant is READ MORE
Hi,

If your gum tissue has been properly managed during the implant placement
and healing process, taking an impression and placing the crown should not
hurt. If the implant is buried and needs to be exposed, then there will be
some slight discomfort during the exposing process.

Can you chew gum with a temporary filling?

I would recommend not only because if you pull out the temporary filling, it's a mandatory trip back to the dentist's office.

Can you get a bridge on the front teeth?

Hi, Yes, you can get a bridge on your front teeth. As long as the neighboring teeth (and all the other teeth for that matter) are healthy enough and have enough anchorage in READ MORE
Hi,

Yes, you can get a bridge on your front teeth. As long as the neighboring teeth (and all the other teeth for that matter) are healthy enough and have enough anchorage in your jaw bone, you can have this done.

What is good for sore gums from dentures?

You should have a dentist look at it. Could be a number of things.

What is the best alternative to dental implants?

Hi, If you don't want a dental implant or cannot get one, a bridge (properly called a fixed partial denture) or a removable partial denture are other options. You would need READ MORE
Hi,

If you don't want a dental implant or cannot get one, a bridge (properly called a fixed partial denture) or a removable partial denture are other options. You would need neighboring teeth to do a bridge. A bridge does not come out of your mouth. A removable partial does.

Can you get an infection after a deep cleaning?

If you need a deep cleaning, you already have an infection. The deep cleaning is done to cure it.

Why are my teeth sensitive after scaling?

Hi, This is perfectly normal, and usually subsides. There are two reasons for sensitivity after the scaling is performed. First, the calculus and plaque are removed from the READ MORE
Hi,

This is perfectly normal, and usually subsides. There are two reasons for sensitivity after the scaling is performed. First, the calculus and plaque are removed from the teeth. This exposes the root surfaces which increases sensitivity. Second, in proper scaling, the endotoxins from the bacteria are removed by removing the superficial layer of cementum covering the roots. This also increases sensitivity. The best thing you can do is brush with an anti-sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne and follow your doctor's instructions on post-treatment care. It will take some time.

Best,

Is it normal for the tooth next to an implant to hurt?

Hi, Pain around an implant surgery is often common and can affect the adjacent teeth for a period of time. What's important to make sure is that there is an acceptable distance READ MORE
Hi,

Pain around an implant surgery is often common and can affect the adjacent teeth for a period of time. What's important to make sure is that there is an acceptable distance between the implant and an adjacent tooth. Pain persisting after two weeks from surgery that is not getting any better should be followed up with a visit to the dentist who placed the implant. Be sure to follow all instructions given by the dentist office.
Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

How long does replacing a filling take?

Hi, It depends on the size of the filling needed and the skill of the dentist performing the procedure. Smaller fillings will take less time, but larger fillings will take longer. Hope READ MORE
Hi,

It depends on the size of the filling needed and the skill of the dentist performing the procedure. Smaller fillings will take less time, but larger fillings will take longer.
Hope this helps.

Best,

How many implants are needed for an upper denture?

Hi, That all depends on what you want for a final result. You technically don't need implants for an upper complete denture. If you're looking for added retention, then two READ MORE
Hi,

That all depends on what you want for a final result. You technically don't need implants for an upper complete denture. If you're looking for added retention, then two implants are a good option. This is a removable option, but the prosthesis will retain a lot better than with no implants. If you are looking for something non removable, then you need a minimum of four implants. You would most likely need bone reduction for this option as the prosthesis is thicker, but the the advantages include no coverage of the roof of your mouth and you can't remove it. This option is also the list costly.
Hope this helps.

How is dental bone loss treated?

Hi,

In the dental office, it is treated with a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing). At home, you treat it with improved hygiene techniques.

How does a crown work on a front tooth?

Hi, The tooth is prepared just like in any other crown procedure. Reduction of the tooth is done to allow for appropriate thickness of the prosthetic restoration and to allow READ MORE
Hi,

The tooth is prepared just like in any other crown procedure. Reduction of the tooth is done to allow for appropriate thickness of the prosthetic restoration and to allow for realigning the tooth if necessary. Shade matching is the tough part when one single front tooth needs to be done. Make sure your dentist has a good laboratory to make the crown match the other front teeth. You may need to go to the dental laboratory to match the shade and characteristics of the neighboring teeth. Usually, the tooth is prepared on the first visit and an impression taken and a temporary crown made and placed that day. Then the crown is installed at a subsequent visit, typically a few weeks later.
Hope this helps.

Best,

Dr. Farr