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Charles F. Lockhart

Dentist

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Charles F. Lockhart
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

How long does it take to get partial dentures after teeth are pulled?

2 ways to accomplish this. One is to extract the teeth and allow the bone to heal before making the partial. The other is to make an immediate partial and insert the appliance READ MORE
2 ways to accomplish this. One is to extract the teeth and allow the bone to heal before making the partial. The other is to make an immediate partial and insert the appliance at the same visit as the extractions (my personal choice). The partial will act as a bandage during healing and can be relined or remade as healing occurs. The second choice means that you are not without teeth while healing. Much more acceptable if front teeth are involved!

How fast does tooth decay spread?

It varies with the density of the enamel and the exposure to sugar. Decay is an acid erosion produced by the bacteria in the mouth and is partially controlled by routine dental READ MORE
It varies with the density of the enamel and the exposure to sugar. Decay is an acid erosion produced by the bacteria in the mouth and is partially controlled by routine dental visits and good home care.

How do you get rid of geographic tongue?

It is a condition that exists in a percentage of the population which manifests by a tongue that looks like a map is on it. No deleterious condition if you have it except that READ MORE
It is a condition that exists in a percentage of the population which manifests by a tongue that looks like a map is on it. No deleterious condition if you have it except that it looks strange.

How long does a bone graft last without an implant?

Normally a bone graft is used to generate adequate bone for an implant to be placed. Once installed, they do not go away even if the implant is not installed.

Can tartar buildup on dentures?

Absolutely. That is one reason that you should still have dental visits as the tartar can be removed with an ultrasonic cleaner while your tissue and overall dental health are READ MORE
Absolutely. That is one reason that you should still have dental visits as the tartar can be removed with an ultrasonic cleaner while your tissue and overall dental health are evaluated.

Do crowns on front teeth look natural?

When done correctly with custom shading to match your existing teeth.

Do permanent crowns look better than temporary?

Hopefully as temporaries are just that and not meant to last so lesser material is used for these products.

Can you have tooth pain without an infection?

Yes. Usually this can happen if the tooth is cracked.

Do fillings hurt without anesthesia?

Some patients can tolerate fillings without anesthesia, but I am not one of them.

What are the long-term affects of teeth grinding?

Tooth wear, muscle irritation, and fractured teeth are some effects, but appliances may be fitted that reduce the damage and may reduce or eliminate the habit.

What is the downside of dental implants?

None that I can think of if there is adequate healthy bone for placement. Implants are titanium which is biocompatible with human tissues.

Broken molar with decay. What should I do?

Make a dental appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

Why do gums recede with age?

This is a byproduct of bone loss due too periodontal disease. It does not occur with everyone.

How can I protect my teeth from cavities?

Flossing, brushing, and regular dental visits.

After my braces were taken off, my teeth became very sensitive.

See a dentist for diagnosis and treatment.

Is Invisalign best for sensitive teeth?

Orthodontic management has little to do with tooth sensitivity

How often should teeth be deep cleaned?

Never if you take care of them appropriately

Why does the dental drill hurt so much?

It shouldn't if you take dental anesthetic unless you are a special case

How can I get used to partial dentures fast?

Only with a positive attitude. They are prosthetic devices and replace normal function and need adaptation

Are you asleep for wisdom teeth removal?

I would be if I had to do it again. Get all removed at same time to avoid future visits.