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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

As you become more familiar with dental care, you’ll likely start to have more questions revolving around specific services or your at-home care. Dentistry can be confusing and there is a lot of misinformation already out there today. That’s why we’ve included a frequently asked questions section on our website highlighting the most common questions we receive at the dental office, as well as their answers. If you have another question that isn’t listed, feel free to contact us directly.

How can I replace missing teeth?

There are many solutions for replacing teeth, whether you’re missing a single tooth or your entire arch is missing teeth. Our dental office provides lifelike dental bridges, dentures and even dental implants to rebuild your smile. With the added help of our advanced technology, our dentists are fully equipped to make it easy for you to smile and enjoy the foods you love.

Do you place dental implants?

Yes! Not only does our dental office provide restorations for your dental implants, but we perform the entire surgical process in-house. We believe that this makes the overall process of receiving your tooth replacements all the more convenient. What’s even better is that a treatment you may have been previously considering for replacing teeth can easily be done with dental implants. For example, a dental bridge can be held in place via a pair of dental implants and a denture can be held with a series of implants placed throughout the mouth.

Do I need to wear braces to straighten teeth?

Not necessarily. While the more severe cases of misalignment, uneven bites, and crowding may require traditional braces, especially if back teeth need to be shifted, it is not always the only solution. Dr. Salib is an expert in Invisalign clear aligner technology, which makes use of no metal hardware whatsoever to realign teeth. Instead, you’ll use a series of clear aligners that shift teeth into a straighter position. Keep in mind this treatment is more appropriate for mild to moderate cases of misalignment.

Do I need to have dental insurance to get treatment?

While dental insurance certainly makes paying for treatments more affordable, it is not the end-all-be-all for dental care. For example, our dental office also provides an in-house dental plan that gives patients the chance to pay a flat fee for their care. There’s also third-party financing companies like CareCredit, which allow for monthly payments on the treatments that you need.

How long does it take to get a dental crown?

Dental crowns would typically take about two weeks to receive, but this is not the case when you visit Advanced Dental Center for a restoration. Thanks to CEREC technology, we can capture a digital impression of your smile, use that data to design a permanent crown to cover your damaged tooth, then fabricate the crown entirely in our dental office. As a result, you can get yourself a dental crown in just one appointment at our dental office. There’s no waiting and no temporary crown required!

How can I improve my smile’s appearance?

There are many ways to hide imperfections in your teeth. One of the most popular methods for doing so is through teeth whitening, which can be completed in just one visit! Of course, you can also expect more comprehensive solutions to resolving severe issues with your smile. This includes porcelain veneers, Lumineers, and metal-free restorations. Even if you’re having difficulty choosing a specific service or undergoing treatment at all, our virtual smile design software is sure to make it easier to envision your new smile!

Do you handle dental emergencies?

We absolutely do. Handling a dental emergency is incredibly important when it occurs, whether it’s simple tooth pain, a full-blown oral infection or knocked-out tooth. Our dentists have the expertise to get you out of discomfort fast, restore your damaged tooth, and provide next steps to make sure that your mouth heals properly.