Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions
If you aren’t used to visiting the dentist, it’s likely that you have many questions. You or your family might have questions about specific services or whether or not Wylie Family Dentistry will be an ideal fit. To make this process easier, we’ve included a list of the most common questions our dental office gets as well as answers to help you save time during your search. However, if your question remains unanswered, we’d be more than happy to take your call!
Do you take my Dental insurance?
Our dental office is largely in-network with most dental PPO plans. Our dental office will help you understand the in’s and out’s of your plan to ensure you’re maximum benefits. However, patients who are out-of-network are more than welcome to our dental office as well. Even if you don’t have insurance, additional financing programs like CareCredit or our in-house dental fee plan make it easy to cover treatment costs, including for very expensive restorative procedures.
How often should I visit?
All patients should be visiting our dental office at least twice a year for cleanings and exams. These visits help us confirm that your at-home care is sufficient and that no underlying problems are present. If you’re undergoing periodontal therapy, you’ll need to visit once every three to four months so we can confirm the therapy is working as planned. With proper at-home oral care, you should not need to visit our dental office more than twice a year for necessary treatments.
What materials do you use for restorations?
We understand that patients want their smile to look natural and uniform after both cosmetic and restorative treatments. Thankfully, Wylie Family Dentistry does not need to rely on traditionally metal materials to restore your smile. In the case of dental fillings, we use tooth-colored composite resin to effectively restore teeth without amalgam materials. Our crowns, veneers, and bridges use zirconia, a tooth-colored material that is durable, long-lasting, and incredibly effective at keeping teeth protected from future damage.
How can I improve my smile’s appearance?
Our dental office is equipped with many solutions to hide numerous smile imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration. One of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry we offer is take-home whitening. However, porcelain veneers can also hide several imperfections at once, which may be more ideal for some individuals. During your cosmetic consultation, we’ll take note of all of your concerns and create a treatment plan that addresses them to the fullest.
My gums hurt! Can I treat them?
Gum disease can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. If you have red, swollen, tender, or sensitive gums, our dental office can perform scaling and root planing to remove harmful plaque developing underneath the gum line. These treatments are performed every three to four months to ensure that your gums are healing as intended. After your scaling and root planing appointments are complete, you can resume your normal biannual visits.
What if I’m too nervous to receive treatment?
Anxiety and fear are some of the most common reasons why people avoid seeing the dentist. At Wylie Family Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide dental sedation to those with mild levels of dental anxiety. With this treatment, getting everything from routine cleanings to fillings to periodontal therapy becomes much easier. Plus, you’ll feel far more relaxed than before and you don’t need to worry about scheduling a ride back home once treatment is complete!
Do you see children?
Our dental office is more than happy to accommodate your youngest family members. Establishing a positive relationship now is crucial for your child’s future visits. If your child needs a routine exam and cleaning or dental sealants to protect their teeth from harmful plaque and food debris, we’re more than happy to make it happen. Our team will be patient and accommodating however we can.