Missing teeth make it difficult to properly eat your food, leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. After you lose a tooth, your jaw will also begin to shrink, which will cause your facial muscles to sag.
The process of receiving dentures typically takes 3-4 appointments over several months, from the initial consultation to receiving your final dentures. It may take longer if you need to have any remaining teeth removed prior to receiving your dentures, as your mouth will need to heal.
You will visit our office 3-4 times during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and follow-ups to check on your progress.
It’s normal for your dentures to feel uncomfortable or bulky when you first start wearing them. They can cause mild gum irritation when eating. Over time, your mouth will adjust and your dentures will begin to feel natural.
Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions we provide you with to ensure a comfortable recovery.
Yes, Invisalign is designed to help both adults and teens. Invisalign can even be used for young children in some cases, depending on their treatment needs and the recommendation of their dentist or orthodontist.
Treatment times depend on your unique case and overall orthodontic needs. In most cases, patients can expect to wear their clear aligners for 1-2 weeks at a time, for 20-22 hours each day. Patients typically use Invisalign for 12-18 months before achieving their desired results.
For many patients, yes. Invisalign is covered by many major dental insurance plans, which will cover the cost of treatment in part. We’ll verify your benefits during your visit so you understand all out-of-pocket costs.
Invisalign is an affordable treatment option for most families. In many cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to metal braces. That means you can enjoy discreet, comfortable orthodontic treatment without impacting your budget. If you need assistance covering the cost of your treatment, we offer affordable financing through CareCredit.
Yes, because they are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth, veneers are permanent and can only be removed, repaired, or replaced by your dentist. Veneers will eventually need to be replaced, just like all dental work, but you can expect them to last up to a decade or more.
Porcelain veneers typically have a lifespan of 10-15 years, while ceramic veneers can last 20 years or more. You can extend the lifespan of your veneers with regular cleanings and good at-home oral care.
Veneers are generally an easy, painless procedure. Your dentist will remove an ultra-thin layer of enamel from your teeth to prepare them to receive the veneers, but this shouldn’t cause you any discomfort. We will administer local anesthesia as needed to numb the area so you won’t feel anything.
You can expect to make 2-3 visits over the course of your treatment, from the initial consultation to receiving your final veneers.