Frequently Asked Questions About Our Practice
How can I make an appointment?
Where are your offices located?
Our Longview office is located at 444 Forest Square #1. Our Tyler office is located at 2124 S Donnybrook Ave.
How much does a screening cost?
Initial dental screenings and consultations are complimentary which means they’re entirely free! They can even be done virtually by clicking the button below.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
What is a dental implant?
It’s so much more than a replacement! It’s a custom made and custom fitted artificial tooth that helps you replace your missing teeth and get the healthy stability and confident smile you deserve. Click here to learn more about dental implants and how they work.
Who should get dental implants?
Anyone who is missing one to several teeth or has rotten or misshapen teeth could benefit from receiving dental implants. Click here to learn more, or here to schedule a free consultation to see if dental implants are right for you.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
If you have missing or rotten teeth, dental implants can give you back a full set of healthy teeth. They’ll help you tackle your pain, enjoy the food it’s been too hard to eat, and feel confident about your smile again.
What are the detriments of dental implants?
As expected when undergoing any minimally invasive medical procedure, there are risks like infection and inflammation. But our experienced team puts your safety above everything else, making the procedure very low-risk. To learn more, click here.
How long do dental implants last?
This answer depends largely on how well each person takes care of their oral health. But with proper brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits for in-office cleanings, dental implants can last for decades. Success rates for dental implants are also remarkably high, with reported rates of success as high as 95%.
Will I ever need to take my dental implants out?
Never! Unlike regular dentures, you’ll never have to worry about messy adhesives or night time cleanings for your dental implants. They become a permanent addition to your mouth once we put them in, and you brush and floss them just like you would your natural teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sedation Dentistry
What is sedation dentistry?
Does sedation dentistry make you fall asleep?
No, it does not force you to go to sleep. It primarily allows you to remain in a state of extreme relaxation while maintaining full consciousness. Even though you’re fully conscious, you likely won’t remember anything about the procedure. It’s also possible to choose sedation that does put you entirely to sleep. We can help you discover your best option.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Because the sedative is administered while the patient is conscious and doesn’t force them into a state of unconsciousness, they retain all their communicative facilities, protective bodily reflexes, and ability to breathe. This makes sedation dentistry very safe, primarily because you are still able to communicate to your dentist should you need to.
What are the possible side effects of sedation dentistry?
Undergoing oral or I.V. sedation can result in a quasi-amnesia effect, meaning the patient will likely have no memory of their procedure happening. Sedation can also allow for reduced soreness following the procedure. Overall, there is minimal recovery time after sedation that makes it a great option for many dental procedures.