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Dental Implants

What happens if I don’t get an implant?

It’s important to replace a tooth that has been removed or lost as soon as possible. Missing teeth make it difficult to properly eat your food, leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. After you lose a tooth, your jaw will also begin to shrink, which will cause your facial muscles to sag.

Do you offer sedation?

Yes, our team offers anesthesia and sedation options for patients undergoing implant surgery, including IV sedation and in-office general anesthesia.

What are implants made out of?

Dental implants are made from titanium. Titanium metal is strong, long-lasting, and biocompatible. This means that it fuses with your jawbone. Once placed in your mouth, the implants are absorbed by your jawbone, creating a permanent fusion with the implant and providing a stable, natural support for your artificial teeth.

How many appointments will it take to get implants?

Dental implants take several months to receive. You can expect to visit our office 3-4 times during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and follow-ups to check on your progress.

Do implants hurt?

Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions we provide you with to ensure a comfortable recovery. However, you will receive sedation and anesthesia during your procedure to make sure you that are relaxed and comfortable.


How much does Invisalign cost?

The total cost will depend on your case. Thanks to the flexibility of Invisalign, your treatment is tailored to your unique orthodontic needs. Your dentist will perform a full dental assessment and draft up a treatment plan during your visit. At this time, our team will provide you with a breakdown of all treatment costs. That said, Invisalign is comparable to the cost of braces, making it affordable for most patients.

Is Invisalign covered by insurance?

For some patients, yes. The cost of Invisalign treatment is covered in part by many major dental insurance plans. However, some plans consider Invisalign a cosmetic procedure versus an orthodontic procedure, like traditional braces. Your out-of-pocket expenses will depend on your individual plan and stated benefits. To help you understand your benefits and make the most of your coverage, our team will confirm your benefits.

Can teens get Invisalign?

Yes, many teens can benefit from Invisalign treatment. Many young patients may be candidates for clear aligner therapy. Be sure to talk to your dentist about an Invisalign consultation for your teen or tween to see how we can help every member of your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are transparent and virtually invisible when you speak or smile. The aligners are also removable, so you can enjoy your favorite meals and snacks without damaging your aligners or getting food caught in hard-to-reach places the way you might with braces. This makes Invisalign an excellent choice for busy adults or image-conscious teens, making for a comfortable and convenient treatment experience.


What are veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain or ceramic. They are custom-made to fit over your teeth to mask a wide range of dental flaws and cosmetic imperfections. The shells are bonded to your teeth for a permanent solution, improving the appearance of your smile without the need for extensive dental work or orthodontics.

How much do veneers cost?

The total cost of your veneers will depend on your unique case. The type of veneer you choose and how many you need to complete your smile makeover will impact your overall treatment costs. Our team can give you a complete breakdown of all fees after your consultation with the dentist. We also offer easy payment options and financing solutions to help you cover the cost of your care.

Do veneers hurt?

The process of receiving your veneers involves having a thin layer of enamel removed from your teeth. However, this process is painless. Your dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb your mouth and ensure your comfort. You may experience some increased tooth sensitivity after receiving your veneers, such as to hot or cold temperatures. This should pass within a few days as you adjust to your new veneers.

What do veneers fix?

Veneers are used to correct the appearance of chips, cracks, stains, worn-down enamel, and gaps between teeth.

What are veneers made out of?

Our practice uses veneers made out of porcelain or ceramic. We offer veneers from eMax and Empress for their strength, durability, and lifelike qualities.

Teeth whitening

Does professionally whitening your teeth hurt?

Not at all! Having your teeth whitening is a generally comfortable experience. We use specially formulated gels that remove stains without irritation or pain. It is normal to experience some temporary sensitivity in your teeth during or immediately after an in-office whitening session, but it passes quickly.

Is teeth whitening treatment safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is a very safe procedure. It’s also very common, with millions of people whitening their teeth every year. Our peroxide-based bleaching treatments are powerful yet gentle on teeth and gums so you don’t feel any discomfort or irritation.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

This can vary from patient to patient, depending on how well you maintain a good oral hygiene and keep up with your preventive visits. The effects of your teeth whitening treatment can last 1-3 years. Be sure to schedule touchup treatments as recommended by your dentist to keep your teeth pearly white and perfect!

How much does teeth whitening cost?

The total cost of your whitening treatment will depend on your case. As with any dental treatment, your whitening procedure is tailored to your unique cosmetic needs. Your dentist will perform a full cosmetic assessment and draft up a treatment plan during your free consultation. Next, our team will provide you with a breakdown of all treatment costs, as well as all your payment options.


Can the ER help with a tooth?

Hospital emergency rooms are set up for medical emergencies, but can’t handle dental emergencies. Unless you’re experiencing uncontrolled bleeding or swelling, you should contact your local dentist right away. Your dentist has the training and facilities needed to treat your symptoms and provide relief.

Can you see me now for a same-day emergency appointment?

Our dentists will do everything we can to see you ASAP! Walk-ins are accepted as scheduling permits, and we try to fit same-day or next-day appointments in whenever possible. We can’t guarantee appointment times, so be sure to call us in case of an accident or emergency.

What are the most common dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are more common than you might think! Our skilled dentists and friendly staff treat a wide range of common emergencies, such as dental infections, bleeding in your teeth or gums, mouth sores, knocked-out teeth, and chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.

What does a dentist consider to be an emergency?

Generally speaking, a dental emergency refers to any problem that needs immediate treatment. This may be to stop bleeding, alleviate severe tooth pain, treat a tooth infection, or save a damaged tooth.

dental cleanings

Do dental cleanings hurt?

Getting your teeth cleaned should never cause pain! Our dental hygienists are trained to perform gentle cleanings without causing you any pain. However, for patients who have  cavities, gingivitis, and other dental issues, the increased sensitivity may cause some discomfort. But don’t worry, we will do everything we can to make sure your cleaning is a comfortable and relaxing experience.

How often should I see the dentist?

Even patients with healthy teeth and gums should see their dentist for preventive visits. You should expect to schedule your preventive appointments twice a year (or every six months) to have your teeth cleaned and examined by our friendly team.

Are cleanings covered by insurance?

For most patients, cleanings are covered by their insurance. Basic preventive care, such as checkups and cleanings, is covered up to 100% by most dental insurances. In-depth periodontal (“deep”) cleaning may be covered up to 50%-80%, depending on your individual coverage. Our team will be sure to confirm your benefits and help you understand your coverage as well as any out-of-pocket expenses you may occur during your visit.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

You should have your teeth cleaned every six months to keep your teeth cavity-free, your gums pink and healthy, and your smile looking bright.

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