- What can I expect when visiting your office?
- Is one toothpaste better than others?
- How often should I floss?
- What's the difference between a crown and a cap?
- What's the difference between a bridge and a partial denture?
- Do I need to have a root canal because I have a crown?
What can I expect when visiting your office?
From the moment you walk into our office it is our entire teams goal to make you feel at home. We have team members that are exceptionally trained to walk you through your finanical obligations, whether you do or do not have insurance and to help aid our doctors in achieving an accurate diagnosis. You can expect our doctors to LISTEN to you and to then use their knowledge to help develop a plan of action for you. You can expect for our office to truly care for you and about you, we will also follow up with you after every procedure. If we are not exceeding your expectations we expect you to let us know so we can alwasy improve. At the end of the day you can expect a different dental experience that is centered around you.
Is one TOOTHPASTE better than others?
Generally, no. However, it's advisable to use a fluoride containing toothpaste to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use what tastes good to them as long as it contains fluoride.
What's the difference between a crown & a cap?
These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and all decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel. Dentists refer to all of these restorations as "crowns". However, patients often refer to the tooth-colored ones as "caps" and the gold or stainless steel ones as "crowns".
What's the difference between a bridge & a partial denture?
Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to abutment teeth or, in some cases, implants. A partial denture is attached by clasps to the teeth and is easily removed by the patient. Patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than with partial dentures.
Do I need to have a root canal because I have a crown?
No. While most teeth that have had root canal treatments do need crowns to strengthen the teeth and to return the teeth to normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown also needs to have a root canal.