Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Vero Beach, FL

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Our patients come to us with many questions. As always, we’re happy to provide honest and transparent answers that will shed light on a particular topic or concern. Below is a list of frequently asked questions you’re invited to review. If you do not see yours listed, please contact us today. We’re always ready to help!

FAQ

How can I best replace my missing teeth?

There are three ways you can replace your missing teeth – dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. During a scheduled consultation, we will discuss your available options and which one is right for you. This is largely based on your oral and overall health, jawbone density, personal preference, and budget.

How often should I plan to see a dentist?

The recommended frequency for dental visits by the American Dental Association is every six months. This allows for a professional to examine the teeth and gums to check for any signs of infection or damage while also mitigating any potential issues by providing timely treatment. These regular appointments include thorough examinations as well as professional cleanings.

My tooth no longer hurts. Should I still seek professional treatment?

Yes, pain is just one symptom that can arise when there is a problem. However, there can be underlying issues that extend beyond the visible portions of a tooth. Even if the structure is not physically damaged on the outside, problems can exist inside the tooth that are not causing pain signals to be triggered. It is best to seek the help of a skilled professional like Dr. Cromer or Dr. Schwartz to be sure there are no additional issues that could affect the future of your smile.

Will I need to see a specialist for dental implant placement?

One of the benefits of visiting Cromer & Cairns Dental is that we provide start-to-finish dental implant treatment in-house. This means that because we have a periodontist on staff that you will not need to seek an outside specialist for the minor oral surgery that is required for implant placement.

Is Invisalign better than traditional braces?

Traditional metal brackets and wires are effective at straightening teeth; however, if you prefer a less bulky, more subtle method of treatment, Invisalign clear aligners are the optimal choice. These plastic trays are customized to shift teeth accordingly so that they will move in the right direction, creating a healthy, more beautiful, and perfectly aligned smile. Invisalign is also flexible, allowing patients to remove trays before eating, drinking, or cleaning, and they often produce quicker results.

Do you take my dental insurance?

Yes! We are pleased to welcome your dental insurance and will work with you to determine your available benefits and coverage so that you can save money each time you visit. Yet, even if your insurance company does not agree to pay, you can always enroll in a flexible financing plan through CareCredit to keep your expenses low.