Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Ellicott City, MD
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Every day, our patients ask interesting questions about our practice and services, so we thought it might be useful to answer the most common ones right here. If you have a question even after reading through this page, feel free to call us and ask! Our team will happily take time to explain your dental care clearly to you.
How often should I visit the dentist?
No matter your age or stage in life, you and all your family members should visit the dentist at least twice a year to prevent dental problems like tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more. During these appointments, we’ll clean your teeth and make sure they are healthy and strong.
What can you do to improve the appearance of my smile?
Depending on your goals, we can offer you a wide range of services to enhance your smile’s appearance. Although every treatment we perform has your teeth’s aesthetics in mind, we specifically provide an array of services geared toward cosmetic dentistry. During your consultation with us, we can determine the best plan to whiten your smile, fix chips and cracks, get rid of gaps, or more!
Can you replace my missing teeth?
Absolutely! Missing just one tooth can have detrimental effects on your oral and overall health. That’s why we offer multiple treatment options for you to choose from, but if you’re looking for truly natural-looking and long-lasting results, we often recommend dental implants. From root to crown, they replace the entire tooth structure and can continue to function even after 30 years.
Do I have to get metal braces to straighten my teeth?
Nope! With Invisalign clear aligners, you can maintain your appearance and straighten your smile at the same time. In fact, these plastic aligners basically disappear when you wear them, but they gently move your teeth into their ideal positions.
I have a large gap in my teeth. Can you fix it?
Yes, we can. And what’s more, the treatment could be simpler than you think! In just two appointments, we can create a natural look with porcelain veneers, or we can fill in the gap in one appointments with direct bonding.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
We gladly accept dental insurance plans from many major providers, and we are in-network with Delta Dental, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and MetLife. If you have questions about dental insurance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and ask!