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Crowns & Bridges

Are dental crowns and bridges noticeable?

Crowns and bridges are designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, providing a seamless appearance. They are generally not noticeable and can blend in well with your other teeth.

Are dental crowns and bridges painful?

The procedure for dental crowns and bridges is generally not painful, as it is performed under local anesthesia. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort and sensitivity, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Why should I replace my damaged or missing teeth?

Restoring damaged or missing teeth is important not only for aesthetic purposes but also for maintaining proper oral health. Missing or damaged teeth can cause problems with eating, speaking, and can even affect the alignment of your other teeth. Fortunately, dental crowns and bridges are effective solutions to restore your smile and dental function.

How long does a crown or bridge last?

With great at-home hygiene and regular checkups, your crown or bridge will last many years before needing to be replaced. The average crown or bridge can last up to 15 years. Be sure to brush twice and floss daily and schedule regular cleanings to keep your smile healthy.

How much does a crown or bridge cost?

Here at Chesterfield Woodlake Dental & Prosthodontics, we are committed to offering our patients excellent restorative dentistry services at competitive prices. Be sure to ask about our in-house payment plans to get the restorative care you and your family deserve.


Will dentures affect my ability to eat and speak?

It may take some time to adjust to wearing dentures, and you may experience some difficulty eating and speaking initially. However, with practice and time, most people are able to adjust to their dentures and resume normal eating and speaking activities.

How do I know if I'm a candidate for implant dentures?

You may be a candidate for implant dentures if you have good oral health, sufficient jawbone density, and are willing to undergo a surgical procedure to place the dental implants. Your dentist can evaluate your oral health and recommend the best treatment options for your specific needs.

How do I know if I need dentures?

You may need dentures if you have missing teeth, difficulty chewing or speaking, or if your existing teeth are severely damaged or decayed. Your dentist can evaluate your oral health and recommend the best treatment options for your specific needs.

How do I care for my implant dentures?

To care for your implant dentures, you should brush them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner. You should also rinse your dentures with water after meals and before bed. You should also see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

How do I care for my dentures?

Remove your dentures at night to clean them daily. Rinse your dentures and use a denture brush to clean plaque and food debris. Do not use hot water to clean your dentures, as this may cause the acrylic to warp. Be sure to soak your dentures overnight in water or a denture cleaning solution to keep them moist. This helps them maintain their shape. For a more secure and comfortable fit, you may use denture adhesives, such as strips or pastes.

How long do implant dentures last?

Implant dentures typically last longer than traditional dentures because they are anchored to dental implants. With proper care and maintenance, implant dentures can last 10 years or more.

How long do dentures last?

Dentures typically last between five and ten years, although this can vary depending on factors such as your oral hygiene habits and the materials used to make the dentures. Over time, dentures may become worn or damaged and may need to be replaced.

Dental Implants

How do I take care of my dental implants?

Taking care of your dental implants is similar to taking care of your natural teeth. You should brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings. Your dentist may also recommend using a special mouthwash or other products to help keep your implants clean and healthy.

Does insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

Some dental insurance plans may cover the cost of dental implants, while others may not. You should check with your insurance provider to see if implants are covered under your plan. If they are not covered, your dentist may be able to offer financing options to help make the procedure more affordable.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on several factors, including the number of implants needed and your geographic location. However, dental implants are typically more expensive than other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges.

Are there any risks associated with getting dental implants?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with getting dental implants. These may include infection, nerve damage, and implant failure. However, these risks are very rare, and your dentist will take steps to minimize your risk.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. However, you will need to take good care of your implants by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups.

Is getting dental implants painful?

Most people experience some discomfort during the implant placement process, but the procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and sedation so you shouldn't feel any pain. You may experience some soreness and swelling for a few days after the procedure, but your dentist can recommend pain medication to help manage these symptoms.

How are dental implants placed?

Dental implants are typically placed in a multi-step process. First, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. Then, the implant is allowed to heal and integrate with the jawbone over several months. Finally, a replacement tooth or bridge is attached to the implant.

Who can get dental implants?

Most people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or decay are good candidates for dental implants. However, your dentist will need to evaluate your oral health and overall health to determine if you are a good candidate.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They are typically made of titanium or other materials that are compatible with the human body.

TMJ Treatment

Does insurance cover TMJ treatment?

Many dental insurance plans cover TMJ treatment. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to determine your coverage.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

The length of TMJ treatment varies depending on the severity of your condition and the chosen treatment plan. We will provide you with an estimate of the treatment timeline during your consultation.

Is TMJ treatment painful?

TMJ treatment is typically not painful, and we take measures to ensure that our patients are comfortable throughout the treatment process.

Can TMJ go away on its own?

TMJ symptoms may improve on their own, but it's essential to seek treatment to prevent the condition from worsening.

How do I know if I have TMJ?

If you are experiencing jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, or earaches, you may have TMJ. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our dental professionals for an evaluation.


How much do veneers cost?

The cost of your veneers will depend on your unique care needs. Here at Chesterfield Woodlake Dental & Prosthodontics, we are dedicated to providing high-quality dental care at competitive prices. Be sure to take advantage of our convenient financing options, including our in-house payment plans.

Are veneers covered by insurance?

Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure and are not covered by insurance. However, our office offers flexible payment plans and financing options to cover the cost of your care.

Do veneers require special care?

Veneers do not require special care beyond regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups. However, it's important to avoid habits like biting on hard objects or using your teeth to open packages, as this can damage the veneers.

Are veneers a good option for me?

Veneers may be a good option if you have teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or have gaps between them. However, the best way to determine if veneers are right for you is to schedule a consultation with a dentist who can evaluate your individual situation and make personalized recommendations.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers can last for many years with proper care, typically between 5 and 10 years for composite veneers and up to 15 years for porcelain and ceramic veneers. It's important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and avoid habits like teeth grinding or biting on hard objects, which can damage the veneers.

How are porcelain veneers applied?

The process for applying veneers typically involves two appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface. An impression of the tooth will then be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer will be custom-made. At the second appointment, the veneer will be bonded to the tooth using a special adhesive.

Teeth Whitening

Can anyone get teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is not recommended for everyone, such as those with gum disease, tooth decay, or other dental health issues. Our dental professionals will evaluate your dental health and recommend the best course of action for you.

Will teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

Some people may experience temporary sensitivity after teeth whitening. However, this is typically mild and passes within a few days. Sensitivity ranges from patient to patient and each case is unique.

How long will the results last?

The length of time the results last will vary depending on your lifestyle habits, such as smoking and consuming foods and beverages that can stain teeth. However, with proper care and maintenance, the results can last for several months to a year or more.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, professional teeth whitening is safe when done by a qualified dentist or dental professional. At our practice, we take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and dental health.


Is emergency dental care expensive?

Our team is committed to making our emergency dental services accessible to all of our patients. For your convenience, we accept CareCredit. We also offer an in-house payment plan to help you and your family receive the care you deserve.

Will my insurance cover emergency dental services?

Most dental insurance plans cover emergency dental services. Our team will work with you to understand your insurance coverage and help you navigate the insurance process.

How can I prevent dental emergencies?

To prevent dental emergencies, practice good oral hygiene, wear a mouthguard when participating in sports, avoid chewing on hard objects, and see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

Can I wait until my next regular visit to treat my emergency?

No. Dental emergencies require immediate attention to prevent further damage or infection. Postponing treatment can result in complications that may require more extensive and costly treatment.

What should I do if I experience a dental emergency?

If you experience a dental emergency, contact our office immediately. We offer emergency dental services to provide prompt care and alleviate pain. A team member will answer your questions and help you make your appointment as scheduling permits.