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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – East Hartford, CT

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We love it when our patients ask questions. Open communication helps us to work together with our patients to ensure they enjoy the best oral health possible. Of course, we receive some questions quite frequently. We have listed a few of those FAQs, along with their answers, below. If you do not find the information you were looking for, contact us so we can provide more personalized assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!

How Can I Make My Teeth Look Better?

We offer a number of cosmetic services. Professional whitening is often able to get rid of even the most stubborn stains. Porcelain veneers are able to disguise a broad range of aesthetic flaws. Other cosmetic treatments, such as metal-free restorations, can improve both the appearance and the health of your teeth.

What If I Cannot Afford Treatment?

Dental care may be much more affordable than you think! We accept payment from all PPO dental plans. We also have a discount plan for patients without insurance. Financing through CareCredit can break up the cost of treatment into small monthly payments.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

Most adults should visit the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. However, some individuals (such as those with periodontal disease), require more frequent appointments.

What Is the Best Way to Replace My Lost Tooth?

In most cases, a dental implant is the best way to replace a lost tooth because it rebuilds a tooth from the root up. Alternative treatments, such as a traditional bridge, replace only the visible portion of the lost tooth.

What Are Some Daily Habits That Will Protect My Oral Health?

Thorough brushing and flossing are essential for preventing plaque buildup and dental decay. You should also drink plenty of water, avoid tobacco use in any form, and wear a custom mouthguard when you play sports.

Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?

Metal braces are an excellent way to straighten teeth. However, a more discreet option is available for many patients — Invisalign®. Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure to the teeth and gradually move them into their proper places.