Dental Fillings FAQs
Q: Why do I need a dental filling?
A: Dental fillings are primarily used as a cavity filling. A dental filling may also be used to restore a tooth after a root canal procedure. It is also possible to use dental fillings to treat teeth that have small chips or breaks.
Q: Do I need a dental filling, an inlay or onlay?
A: The dentist will complete an evaluation to determine what type of dental filling is right for you. Typically, a composite dental filling is used for minor tooth decay or other damage. Inlays and onlays are used for large tooth cavities and to replace large old fillings.
Q: Are dental fillings painful?
A: Dental fillings, inlays and onlays are relatively simple procedures. Most patients do not experience any pain during the procedure, though some report mild sensitivity. We offer sedation dentistry to ease both pain and anxiety surrounding dental procedures including dental fillings. We offer inhalation sedation (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.
Dental Crown Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the dental crown procedure painful?
A: We strive to make sure each patient undergoing treatment with dental crowns is comfortable and relaxed. We also offer sedation dentistry to lessen or eliminate dental crown pain.
Q: How much does a dental crown cost?
A: Dental crown cost varies by the type of material used and specific condition of the patient. Prior to treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. We accept most major dental insurance and also offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.
Q: I have a metal dental crown, can it be replaced with a porcelain dental crown?
A: Yes, we can replace metal dental crowns, broken or worn dental crowns with new, porcelain dental crowns. Replacing dental crowns is a simple procedure that can provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of the smile.
Porcelain Veneers Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much do porcelain veneers cost?
A: The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, number of porcelain veneers to be placed and specific condition of the patient. Before we begin treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost. We accept most major dental insurance and also offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.
Q: How long do porcelain veneers last?
A: Porcelain veneers are permanent, while some maintenance may be needed to keep the porcelain veneers looking their best, they are designed to last a lifetime.
Q: Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
A: We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. We offer sedation dentistry to lessen or eliminate porcelain veneer pain. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.
Zoom Teeth Whitening FAQs
Q: Who is a candidate for Zoom teeth whitening?
A: Teenagers and adults 13 years and older are candidates for Zoom teeth whitening. Your dentist will complete an examination prior to treatment to ensure that Zoom whitening is right for you.
Q: How long does Zoom teeth whitening last?
A: The long-term results of professional teeth whitening depend on the individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea or soft drinks can work against the results. Regular professional care and use of the touch-up whitening gel will help maintain the results indefinitely.
Q: Does Zoom teeth whitening hurt?
A: You may experience mild tooth sensitivity following Zoom teeth whitening treatment. We take steps to minimize sensitivity during and after treatment through the use of special pastes. Generally, tooth sensitivity subsides in 1 – 3 days following professional teeth whitening.
Q: How much does Zoom teeth whitening cost?
Zoom teeth whitening costs vary somewhat based on the individual patient. We offer competitive prices for Zoom teeth whitening compared to other Fallston dentist offices. Before your treatment begins, we will discuss zoom whitening costs.
Root Canal FAQs
Q: Is a root canal painful?
A: The pain associated with a root canal actually comes from the infection itself. The root canal procedure feels similar to having a dental filling placed, providing instant relieve from toothache and other pain. Harford County Dentistry offers sedation dentistry options to patients to help them be more relaxed during their root canal treatment.
Q: Is there an alternative to root canal treatment?
A: The alternative to a root canal is a tooth extraction. When considering a root canal vs extraction, it is important to remember that once a tooth is lost, the replacement options become more difficult and complicated. Our dentists generally supports the choice to conserve the natural tooth. During your consultation and examination, we will help you to make the best choice for your long term health and happiness.
Q: What does a root canal cost?
A: The cost of root canal procedures depends on your specific circumstances. We accept most dental insurance and can submit claims on your behalf. We also offer flexible payment options to help you cover the root canal cost.