FAQs

FAQs

All your Questions answered in one place
New Patient Info

We look forward to meeting you and want to do everything possible to make your first visit pleasant and beneficial.

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Appointments

Our friendly staff and dentists are dedicated to your smile! We specialize in providing a vast array of dental services, including general dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign, and endodontic therapy.

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Patient Forms

When you first arrive and meet our staff, you'll fill out New Patient forms. These help our team get to know you and understand your oral health needs. It's a good idea to arrive a few minutes early if you haven’t already downloaded and filled out your forms.

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Financing

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Insurance

Insurance.

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Dental Exams and X-Rays

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Dental Cleaning

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Scaling and Root Planing

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Teeth Whitening

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Tooth Colored Fillings

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Crowns

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Bridges

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Veneers

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Inlays & Onlays

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Dentures

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Overdentures

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Tooth Extractions

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Invisalign

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Endodontics

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Dental Implants

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Abrasion
Tooth wear.Read More
Abutment
Dental implants of tooth that supports a crown, dentures or bridge.Read More Read More
Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia: Without the loss of consciousness, block pain by numbing the immediate area of the procedure.

General Anesthesia: Loss of consciousness, patient will not feel any pain during surgery.Read More

Amalgam Filling
“Silver fillings” that have a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper.Read More
Bicuspid
A Tooth with two cusps.Read More
Biopsy

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Bleaching
Whitening teeth process uses either laser whitening or professional home kits to remove stains and discoloration .Read More
Bonding
Dentists use materials such as enamel and dentin and permanently bond them to repair broken, discolored, and decaying teeth. Cosmetic dental specialists can also create custom made porcelain veneers, which are then bonded to teeth to give the appearance of a beautiful, healthy smile.Read More
Bridge
Bridges are used to replace one or two missing teeth in an area where two healthy teeth are on either side of the missing tooth.Read More
Calculus
Plaque can build up into a substance called “calculus,” which is much harder to remove.Read More
Caries
Tooth decay or cavities.Read More
Cavity
Sugars combine with bacteria in the mouth to form acids which can work to dissolve the enamel of teeth. The result is a cavity.Read More
Cementum
Hard substance covering the root of a tooth.Read More
Cleaning
Cleanings remove calcified bacteria from areas in the mouth that would otherwise develop periodontal disease.Read More
Composite
Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations that are matched to the precise shade of your own natural tooth enamel.Read More
Crown
A crown covers or caps the entire surface of the tooth above the gumline.Read More
Decay
Destruction of your tooth enamel, also called dental caries.Read More
Dentin
Dentin makes up the majority of the tooth’s structure. Your teeth contain a layer of dentin covered by a hard enamel outer layer that protects them.Read More
Denture
Complete or partial artificial teeth that can replace one, several or can replace all the upper or lower teeth.Read More
Dry Socket
When the blood clot does not form or comes out of an extracted tooth socket. The empty socket can expose the bone to food and air resulting in pain and sensitivity.Read More
Enamel
The hard, outside part of the tooth.Read More
Endodontist
Endodontics is the specialty area of dentistry that involves treating the dental pulp and nerve tissue that has become diseased or problematic.Read More
Erosion
Extraction
Removing a tooth from its socket.Read More
Filling
Composite or amalgam filling used to fill a cavity or repair teeth.Read More
Fixed Appliances
Braces that are fastend to the teeth to help position and correct the person's bite.Read More
Full-Mouth X-Rays
Shows all teeth including roots and the bone surrounding them.Read More
Gingivitis
Bacteria can cause redness and inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth and is an early treatable stage of gum disease that can lead to periodontal disease.Read More
Impacted Tooth
Tooth that is prevented from reaching its normal position by another tooth, bone, or soft tissue.Read More
Implant
Dental implant is placed into the bone of the jaw to support an artificial tooth, bridge, or other dental prosthetics.Read More
Molar
Rear teeth in the backof your mouth used for chewing food.Read More
Orthodontist
Someone who specializes in positioning and correcting a person's teeth and bite.Read More
Overdenture
Dentures that are held in place by dental implants.Read More
Palate
The roof of the mouth.Read More
Partial Denture
Removable partial denture has a gum-colored plastic base on a metal frame and contains the replacement teeth.Read More
Periodontal
Periodontal Abscess
Infection of the gums and tissue surrounding the tooth.Read More
Periodontal Disease
Gum disease causing inflammation around the tooth. The inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets that can become infected and cause loss of tissue and bone resulting in tooth loss.Read More
Periodontitis
Plaque
A soft sticky film that accumulates on teeth and contains bacteria which release acids that eat away at tooth enamel.Read More
Root Canal
Treatment of infected or traumatized pulp, which runs down through the root. Where the pulp of the tooth is removed and the roots are sealed. A crown is then placed on the tooth.Read More
Scaling
Removal of tartar and plaque bacteria from teeth.Read More
Sealants
Plastic coating applied the the chewing surface of the teeth to create a protective barrier over the tooth.Read More
Submandibular Glands
Salivary glands are located beneath the floor of your mouth.Read More
Veneer
Dental veneers are thin layer of porcelain placed over the tooth.Read More