Do I Have Gum Disease?
Gum disease starts out as gingivitis, but if left untreated it will begin to cause bone loss and tooth mobility. Symptoms of periodontal disease include gums that bled, gum recession, tartar buildup and bad breath.
Does My Child Need a Filling or Can the Tooth Just Fall Out?
It’s true that your child’s baby teeth will fall out, but some of them are needed until age 11 or 12. Losing the tooth too early can complicate the eruption patterns of his or her adult teeth. Likewise, untreated infections like cavities can also affect the permanent teeth underneath.
How Quickly Do I Need My Cavity Filled?
The sooner your cavity is addressed, the less likely it is to spread deeper into the tooth. Decay bacteria can also jump to other teeth when a cavity is left untreated. We recommend treating all cavities as quickly as possible to prevent complications a few months down the road.
Can I Get a Filling Instead of a Crown?
If a filling is too large, the small amount of tooth enamel that is left will be inadequate to support it during regular use. It would simply break off when you bite or chew. Covering your tooth with a crown will prevent additional fractures and preserve the function of the tooth.
Are Dental Implants Expensive?
The cost of dental implant therapy has significantly decreased over the past decade. Ultimately the cost of the procedure will depend on which type of restorations you select and the number of implants that are required for supporting them. We are more than happy to discuss your options with you. Call us!
What is Involved in a Smile Makeover?
Smile makeovers are tailored to your individual smile, personal expectations and budget. Some patients may prefer simply whitening their teeth while others request a combination of more advanced treatments like porcelain veneers.
Is Financing Available?
Absolutely! We offer flexible payment options for patients with and without dental insurance. You should never have to go without the oral health care that you deserve. One of our financial coordinators will be happy to discuss your options with you.
Have more questions for us? Our staff is happy to assist you. Call us today!