Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Estero, FL
Ask Your Estero Dentist
As you can imagine, our patients have a lot of questions for us, and we’re always willing to take the time to answer them. We know a little information can go a long way in giving someone peace of mind, so below, you’ll find our responses to some of the most common questions we receive every day.
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a type of dental specialist who focuses on rebuilding and replacing the teeth with lifelike restorations. To become one, Dr. Anderson had to graduate from dental school and then complete three years of focused training, making her an expert when it comes to services such as dental implants, dentures, bridges, and more.
How long will it take to fix my smile?
The answer to this question will always be different from patient to patient depending on the current state of their mouth as well as the changes they would like to make. Some smile makeovers take just a few appointments, while more involved ones may take closer to a year. We can give you a more defined timeline when you come to see us at a FREE one-on-one consultation.
I’m really scared of the dentist? Can you help?
Yes! Many of our patients are in need of serious dental treatment because they’ve avoided routine care due to anxiety. To help with this, our friendly team offers multiple forms of sedation, which can guarantee a calm and cool experience in the chair no matter what kind of treatments you need.
Does getting dental implants hurt?
Many patients worry that the dental implant placement surgery will be uncomfortable, but thanks to our modern methods and gentle touch, this isn’t the case! Between anesthetic and the jawbone not having many nerve endings to begin with, most patients describe feeling a little pressure during the procedure, but nothing that resembles pain.
Which is better: metal braces or Invisalign?
Both treatments are effective methods for straightening the teeth and correcting the bite, and they each offer their own unique advantages. Braces are typically recommended for more severe misalignments, while Invisalign offers greater flexibility and allows a patient to improve their smile with a much more discreet and comfortable treatment.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Yes, Smile Rejuvenations is happy to file claims with all dental insurance providers so our patients are able to get the most out of their plans. To find out how much you’ll be covered, just give our team a call, and we’ll gladly verify your benefits.