Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from our patients. If your question isn’t answered or you’d like to know more, please give us a call.
A: If you are considering dental implants, you’re probably wondering if you’re a good candidate. As long as you are in good dental and overall health, you will probably be able to get a dental implant. One of the main reasons why you wouldn’t be eligible is if your jawbone is too weak; however, this can be corrected through a procedure called bone grafting.
A: Dental implants are very durable and will last for many years, especially if they are taken care of through good oral hygiene.
A: The cost of your dental implants will vary based on the condition of your oral health and how many you’ll need. It may also cost a little extra if you need other procedures beforehand, such as bone grafting.
A: Dental implants act just like your natural teeth while stimulating your jawbone – something that other dental restorations are unable to do. It will also be much easier to chew, and they can be cleaned with traditional dental hygiene habits.
A: Yes. With today’s technology and our dentists' skill, dental implants are a reliable and safe restoration option.
A: Yes! Dental sealants act as a barrier between your teeth and the outside elements, limiting the possibility of cavities and decay.
A: If you have noticeable decay or tooth pain, please come in to see the dentist. Our goal is always to save the tooth, and if you come in right away, there’s a higher chance it can be saved. Extractions are never our first choice.
A: Yes! The office of Franklin A. Landers D.D.S. does treat children.
A: A child’s first regular visit is usually fairly routine. It can involve an examination, cleaning, fluoride, and X-rays. We will also review oral hygiene habits, so your child can learn how to take care of their teeth and gums properly.
A: Laser therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a laser, resulting in less pain, less discomfort, and a faster procedure.
A: Clear aligners are all about convenience. They are removable, easy to clean, and they are nearly invisible when you’re wearing them. If you’ve ever been concerned about the hassle of braces, clear braces might be the perfect choice for you.
A: Yes. We can replace old fillings such as silver fillings using onlays, which will typically take two appointments.
A: It all depends on your oral hygiene; however, if you consistently brush and avoid too many hard foods, your veneers could have the potential to last for over a decade.