Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Louisville, KY
We Answer Your Oral Health Questions
Have a question for us? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions our team receives every day. After reading over this page, if you have a question that hasn’t been touched on here, please give us a call! We’re always eager to talk with you, and we’ll make sure you have all the information you need about your dental options.
What are crowns in an hour?
With innovative CEREC technology, we can create custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in about an hour. This means that in just one visit, you can get a custom-made, all-white, reliable restoration. No temporary. No follow-up visit. It’s that simple.
What happens if missing teeth are not replaced?
Missing teeth can lead to a host of other problems, including additional tooth loss. Research shows that if a missing tooth is not replaced, up to 20% of adjacent teeth will fall out in the next 4 to 8 years. Missing teeth also cause remaining teeth to shift, causing spaces between teeth, food impaction, bite collapse and chewing alteration. You’re also more susceptible to gum disease, a serious health condition that can significantly shorten your life span.
Does your office use lasers?
Our soft-tissue laser allows us to treat gum disease, perform crown lengthening, reduce gum tissue for esthetics, and do biopsies. You will need no stitches after laser surgery, and bleeding is minimal. Most patients recover more quickly after laser surgery than they do following traditional surgery.
What is a digital X-ray, and how is it different from traditional X-rays?
When compared to traditional radiography, digital X-rays emit 80% less radiation. Detailed images are immediately available for view on a chairside monitor in the operatory. We can transfer digital X-rays and photographs quickly via the Internet to insurance companies and specialists as well. Digital X-rays require no hazardous developing chemicals, so they’re environment friendly.
I avoid dental visits because of anxiety. Is this normal? Can you help?
Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With oral conscious sedation, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need and deserve.