It is natural to have questions before starting your treatment at Hellertown Dental Group. Everyone has questions. Over the past 27 years, we have heard almost every question you can imagine from our patients. Here are some of the ones that come up most often. The answer you’re looking for may be here.
- Are dental veneers cosmetic or restorative?
- What’s the best toothbrush to get?
- How can cosmetic dentistry help my smile?
- I think I may have gum disease, can you help?
- What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?
- What can laser dentistry do for me?
- Does Hellertown Dental Group accept insurance?
Q: Are dental veneers cosmetic or restorative?
Veneers are thin shells that cover the front of your teeth. Because they look just like healthy, white teeth, dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment. However, veneers also seal up damage like chips and cracks. This prevents such damage from getting worse and threatening to ruin your teeth. That means dental veneers are also a restorative treatment.
Q: What’s the best toothbrush to get?
For the most part, you want a toothbrush with a smaller head and soft bristles. A smaller head allows you to reach your back teeth more easily. Too many people don’t brush well back there, leading to gum disease and cavities. Many also think hard bristles will get teeth cleaner. That’s untrue. Instead, hard bristles can cause tiny amounts of damage to enamel that can add up over time. A toothbrush with soft bristles is strong enough to keep your teeth clean.
Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help my smile?
Cosmetic dentistry is the practice of making your smile look better. All of the areas of cosmetic dentistry are geared toward improving the aesthetic qualities of your smile. When your smile looks good, you feel good as well. Some of the offerings at Hellertown Dental Group that you may be interested in are dental veneers, teeth whitening, and gum reshaping.
Q: I think I may have gum disease, can you help?
Many people have gum disease. Hellertown Dental Group has several treatments that are able to help clear your gums of the bacterial infection, and also promote new gum growth to repair the damage done by gum disease. Perio Protect trays, scaling and root planing, and PerioLase laser treatment are all options we may recommend to treat your gum disease.
Q: What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?
At Hellertown Dental Group, we understand what a gap in your smile means for the look of your smile and the confidence you have in it. If you lose a tooth, there are several options that are available to help you fill your smile and get yourself back on track. A dental implant is a great option when it comes to filling the spot left by a missing tooth. A dental bridge is another option that will fill your smile and have you looking great in no time. A full or partial denture is able to replace any missing teeth from your smile and get you looking better than ever.
Q: What can laser dentistry do for me?
Laser dentistry uses the remarkable technology of dental lasers to fix a number of problems. The PerioLase treatment we offer is able to help treat gum disease in our patients. We also provide gum reshaping with a dental laser. The procedure is painless and leaves your smile looking bright, even, and healthy once more.
Q: Does Hellertown Dental Group accept insurance?
Hellertown Dental Group does accept dental insurance. We also have a variety of ways to pay for the dental care you need, including an in-house insurance program for those who do not have major dental insurance coverage. There are many different payment options available to our patients.