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Dental FAQs

Do digital x-rays use less radiation?

Traditional dental x-rays work similarly to photographs. A high intensity radiation wave exposes hard tissue that is then imprinted on film. The longer the tissue was exposed, and you were exposed to radiation, the sharper the image. Advances in digital radiography allow us to focus the radiation much more exactly reducing the amount of radiation exposure by 90%, and producing much clearer images.

How much will my dental care cost?

Every patient and procedure is different. There are numerous variables that can affect the cost of service. The first step to determining an accurate cost for your care is a thorough dental examination. Once we know the full extent of any damage, we can review your dental insurance and provide an estimate. Because insurance plans have a great deal of variance, our estimates may not be exact, but we will always do our utmost to ensure you receive an accurate estimate. Because of the intricacies of dental health care treatment, we do not provide cost estimates over the phone.

Can I visit after work?

Your comfort and convenience are our top priorities. That’s why we offer extended office hours from 8 am to 7 pm, and a few Saturdays a month by appointment. Call to find out more or schedule your appointment today.

Do I really need to visit twice a year?

While visiting the dentist every six months is recommended based on an average patient’s needs, certain people may be able to visit less frequently without problem. However, the longer you wait between visits, you increase the chances for plaque buildup that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, and missed routine screenings for bruxism, TMJ and oral cancer mean you may not discover these concerns until they are at an advanced level. Don’t put your oral health at risk. We look forward to seeing you twice a year, and we hope you feel the same.

Are same day crowns as good as lab made crowns?

Same day crowns use the exact same high-quality material as lab made crowns (dental porcelain), but they can be created much faster so you don’t have to wait weeks to have your tooth repaired. Even better, with our CEREC technology, we can customize your crown chairside with special staining and glazing so we can be certain that it will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. This is why same day crowns look more natural than those made in a lab while also providing a much better patient experience.

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