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Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Allen, TX

Making Your Treatment Options Transparent and Informed

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time or you simply aren’t sure if a specific treatment is right for you, we want to make sure you’re fully informed when it comes to personalizing your treatment plan. Below, we’ve answered the most frequently asked dental questions our dental office receives for your convenience.

Can I replace teeth at your dental office?

You absolutely can! While you can replace teeth via the traditional dental bridge at our dental office, you can also partner up with our local implant specialist Dr. Robertson to have dental implants placed. Both offer their own pros and cons that we can discuss during your tooth replacement consultation. If you want to replace the root and the crown, dental implants are more ideal.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are made from titanium and porcelain materials and replace the root and the crown at the same time. The root portion of the tooth is replaced with a titanium post, while the crown is made from porcelain to offer long-term durability and esthetics. You can replace single or multiple teeth at a time with dental implants.

Can you make my smile look the way I want?

We have many options to make your smile look exactly the way you’ve always dreamed. For example, Invisalign can be used to remove gaps and straighten crooked teeth. Of course, porcelain veneers can hide stains, chips, and cracks, (the same is true for cosmetic bonding, albeit it is not as comprehensive but more affordable.) You can even whiten your teeth in-house or in your own home if you’d prefer!

How can I keep my teeth healthy in the long-term?

The best way to keep your teeth healthy is through daily brushing and flossing as well as routine dental cleanings and exams once every six months. These help you avoid the majority of plaque buildup, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. If you have a dental issue that needs resolving, we’ll perform a detailed exam and create a treatment plan that addresses your issue to the fullest.

Can I visit your dental office for a dental emergency?

Whether your tooth is experiencing severe discomfort or you just had a bad oral injury, we’ll do everything possible to get you out of pain and on the path towards treatment. The sooner you call us after noticing your issue, the more likely we can get you seen the same day.

My jaw hurts. Can you treat it?

We’re happy to offer treatment and diagnosis for your jaw issue, especially if we believe it to be temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or a similar issue. We’ll perform a detailed exam and discuss the next best steps to treat your condition, whether it’s changes in habits or a custom-made oral appliance from our dental office.

Can you help me if I feel nervous about care?

If you feel nervous or anxious about your future care, you can take advantage of nitrous oxide sedation dentistry right here in our dental office. You won’t even have to worry about dealing with side effects following treatment, making it ideal for appointments in the middle of the day.