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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Barton City, MI

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We receive all kinds of interesting questions from our patients, and we always take the time to answer them. After all, you need as much information as possible if you want to always make the best decisions for your oral health! You’ll find the answers to some particularly common questions on this page, so take the time to review it and see if it has what you’re looking for; if not, you can always call our team to schedule an appointment so that you can directly ask one of our skilled dental experts!

How Many Appointments Do I Need Each Year?

Most people will need at least two dental appointments each year. Having cleanings and checkups performed every six months will dramatically lower the risk of cavities and gum disease. If you already have an advanced oral health problem, you might need to schedule additional visits.

How Can You Improve the Appearance of My Smile?

There are plenty of options to choose from when you’re concerned with how your teeth look. For example, dental veneers are often perfect for covering chips, cracks, and stains all at once, while a professional whitening procedure can be used to remove all kinds of severe discoloration from the teeth. Virtual smile design software lets us give you a preview of what your new smile will look like.

Can You Replace My Missing Teeth?

Yes! We have multiple ways to replace teeth that were lost for any reason. Thanks to our in-house experts, that includes dental implants, which we can place with high precision with the data from our state-of-the-art cone beam scanner. You won’t have to visit a separate specialist to receive your implants; we can personally insert them into your jaw before restoring them! To learn more about your other options for tooth replacement, call us for a consultation.

Will I Need to Get Braces for Crooked Teeth?

In many cases, braces may be your best option for straightening a crooked smile. However, teenagers and adults who are only suffering from mild to moderate orthodontic problems can consider Invisalign instead. By wearing clear plastic aligners for a set amount of time every day, you can discreetly straighten your smile without having to worry about the inconvenience of braces.

What Should I Do About Gum Disease?

You should never ignore gum disease for too long once you know that you have it. If you don’t get the bacteria levels in your mouth under control, eventually the tissues anchoring your teeth to your jaw could be completely destroyed. With a variety of treatments including scaling and root planing, the Chao Pinhole Technique, and antibiotic therapy, we have multiple ways to help you restore the health of your gums and protect your smile.

Will You Accept Dental Insurance?

Yes, we’re more than happy to accept a variety of insurance plans. We offer in-network discounts for patients that belong to many major providers; call us today to learn more about the savings you can enjoy with your own policy.