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Common Questions

What is the success rate for dental implants?

Dental implants are a proven and effective method of anchoring a replacement tooth or teeth. They have a success rate of 97 percent when placed by an experienced doctor like Dr. Kansol.

With dental implants, you can eat, speak, and chew naturally. They are the closest replacement to your natural teeth!

Are X-rays really necessary?

Yes, they really are, because they can pick up areas of decay or problems with your teeth and bone that are not visible to the naked eye. They can even help us discover some types of oral cancer.

Is teeth whitening harmful to my teeth?

Not if it’s done under proper supervision. The teeth whitening gels that we use are professional strength, which means that you achieve faster and more dramatic results than you do with over-the-counter teeth whitening kits. We have the training and the knowledge to use these teeth whitening products properly so there’s no risk to you.

I don’t like the way my old crowns look with the black line showing on the gums. Can you help?

For a more attractive look—and a much better looking smile—we can replace those old crowns with all-porcelain crowns or with crowns that have a porcelain margin. With the crowns we use, no one will see an unsightly metal line on your teeth.

I’d like to improve my smile with a makeover, but I worry about how I’ll look while the work is going on. What can you do?

We understand your concerns and assure you that we understand your need to look your best during treatment. That’s why, while you’re waiting for permanent crowns or veneers, we will place temporaries on your teeth that will be similar to your new look. This gives you a chance to get accustomed to your great new smile even before it’s permanent, and you’ll look great during the process.

Why do some cleanings seem to take much longer than others? Why do I sometimes have to come back for extra cleaning visits?

People think that cleaning visits are always routine, but the truth is that the condition of your teeth and gums will dictate the type of cleaning that you need.

If you brush and floss regularly, we will probably need to spend less time removing the calculus (tartar) from your teeth. But if you have large quantities of tartar build up, symptoms of periodontal disease, or have not had your teeth cleaned for some time, we may need to do deeper and/or more frequent cleanings.

Once we get your teeth and gums into good shape, your cleanings will probably require less time.

Our Other Services

  • Preventive care, including sealants and fluoride treatments
  • Routine checkups and X-rays
  • Emergency care
  • Dentistry for children
  • Invisalign
  • Sports mouth guards
  • Extractions
  • Wisdom teeth
  • TMJ Treatments
  • Root canal treatments
  • Consultations
  • Second opinions