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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I See A Dentist
Your teeth are an important part of your body and keeping them clean helps keep your mouth and your body healthy. By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist regularly, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile throughout your entire life. Detecting any dental problems that you might have early enough will save you time, money, and unnecessary loss of teeth.
How Often Should I Visit The Dentist
Most people find that it is valuable to have a checkup and cleaning at least every six months.
Are You Taking New Patients
YES. We are proud of the confidence our patients have placed in us by being a referral based practice. Our patients often refer their friends and family.
What Should I Look For In A Dentist
You may wish to consider several dentists before making your decision. During your first visit, you should be able to determine if this is the right dentist for you. Consider the following:
- Does the dentist have a fine reputation and a good standing in the community?
- Does the dentist attend regular meetings to continually upgrade himself and his practice with the newest and latest techniques and approaches to dentistry?
- Does the staff appear to be knowledgeable and friendly?
- Are the office hours convenient?
- Is the office easy to get to and close by?
- Does the office appear to be clean and orderly?
- Does the office appear to be well equipped and technologically advanced?
- Does the dentist explain techniques for good oral health?
- Is information about cost presented to you before treatment is scheduled?
- Is the dentist a member of the ADA (American Dental Association) amongst other reputable organizations?
Can porcelain veneers cover up the gaps in my smile?
Definitely. Porcelain veneers are specifically designed to cover gaps, chips, permanent stains, misshapen teeth and washed out fillings. The thin porcelain veneers are instant orthodontics and will give you the beautiful smile you desire.
What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?
Both crowns and bridges are referred to as restorative dentistry. They are used to return your teeth to their desired look and stability. A crown is used when a single tooth is damaged. A bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. Crowns and bridges both add stability to the surrounding teeth and give your smile a more beautiful look.
The only thing wrong with my smile is my yellow teeth. What can I do?
We offer several different teeth whitening options that can be done in our office or in the privacy of your own home. To determine which option is best suited for your needs, we recommend you contact our office to schedule an initial consultation.
I have a cavity that needs filling. Is there an alternative to the silver fillings?
White fillings are quickly replacing the old silver fillings that are part mercury. Although both kinds of fillings serve the same purpose, white fillings are more cosmetically appealing.
Can I have my old silver fillings replaced even if they aren't falling out?
It is definitely more appealing to see white when you smile rather than the silver fillings so many people have. Your silver fillings usually last 5 to 8 years and will eventually need to be replaced. If your primary concern is the color, and the filling is in good shape, there are other options such as white fillings or porcelain inlays.
How do I know if cosmetic dentistry is right for me?
First, take a look at your smile. If you don't like what you see (discoloration, crooked or missing teeth, etc.), then we recommend you schedule a consultation. We can discuss your options so you can make an informed decision about cosmetic dentistry and whether it is something you want to pursue.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry
The term cosmetic dentistry refers to all procedures used to improve your smile. This includes porcelain veneers, bridges and crowns, teeth whitening, bonding and white fillings.