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  • Want to learn more about your oral health? Curious about the different reasons for certain dental treatments? Below is a list of frequently asked questions our patients have posed to us. To ensure everyone receives the same, transparent, and honest answers, we’ve compiled some for you to review. Please make sure to call us with any additional questions.

Frequently ask questions

  • How often do I need to see a dentist?

    It’s essential that you maintain two six-month dental checkups and cleanings each year. Dr. N. Patel can easily examine and review your oral health, catching any signs of decay, damage, or infection early on. This allows our team to establish an appropriate treatment plan before the problem worsens and cannot be reversed.

  • Do I need to see an outside specialist for dental implants?

    Fortunately, you can stay in one convenient location! Instead of seeking a referral for implant placement, we provide the entire start-to-finish process here in-house. Not only are we skilled and equipped to perform this procedure, but we’ll also make sure that your custom restoration looks and feels completely natural once it is firmly in place.

  • Will it hurt to wear Invisalign?

    Unlike traditional braces that need to be tightened every few weeks, Invisalign only uses clear, plastic aligners. However, when first receiving your trays or switching them out to a new set every 1-2 weeks, you can expect some minor discomfort. This is because your teeth are shifting, which naturally causes some soreness. The good news is that you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever to alleviate discomfort. Also, it should not last longer than a few days.

  • Do you accept my dental insurance?

    Yes, we welcome PPO dental insurance plans and are always ready to help patients save on their treatments. Even if we’re out of network, we’ll work to identify ways you can save while continuing to receive world-class dental care. On our website, we’ve provided a list of the many PPO providers we work with, so don’t hesitate to review this information or give us a call.

  • What if I can’t afford the dentist?

    If you’re uninsured, you can always ask about enrolling in our in-house membership plan. For one low fee, you receive access to basic preventive care as well as discounts on other major services. You can also sign up for flexible financing through CareCredit, which makes it easy to spread out the cost of treatment so that you can more easily pay it off.