Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions From Prestonbrook Dental in Frisco TX
Q: How can I safely whiten my teeth?
A: Teeth whitening Frisco TX, as performed at Prestonbrook Dental, is one of the safest, quickest, and most immediately rewarding cosmetic dentistry procedures available. At Prestonbrook Dental we offer a variety of teeth whitening Frisco TX methods, some of which are conducted in office with our dentist, others that you can do at at home. It’s vital to request a brief consultation with Dr. Chaudhry prior to choosing a whitening system. Depending upon your dental health and particular cause of discoloration, Dr. Chaudhry will assist in determining which system would be most beneficial to you. Some treatments are better for various situations than others. For example, if your teeth are darkened to a yellow, brown, or orange tinge due to age, coffee, tea, or smoking, chances are excellent that teeth whitening will bring lasting satisfactory results. However, if your teeth are a dark gray tone from flourosis or tetracycline use, whitening results may be a bit less dramatic. Teeth whitening products will not lighten resins, silicants, porcelains or other synthetic materials. Contact us or make an appointment for more information on teeth whitening Frisco TX.
Q: I am uncomfortable visiting the dentist in Frisco TX. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?
A: We understand that people have qualms about having their teeth worked on, so we strive to create a relaxing atmosphere. First, our entire staff is trained to be alert and aware of your concerns, so that we can make your dentist visit as comfortable as possible. Second, we’ve included a number of entertaining distractions to help you enjoy yourself during your treatment like listening to your favorite music and relaxing with peace of mind. For procedural concerns or anxiety, we can also provide nitrous oxide, or plan to use oral sedation as needed to help you undergo complex or lengthy treatments. During your first appointment with our dentist in Frisco TX, we’ll spend plenty of time going over such concerns with you and then plan your treatments accordingly!
Q: What’s the difference between crowns, onlays, inlays, veneers and partials?
A: With today’s technology, materials, and advanced techniques, we have many options for restoring weak, broken, chipped, discolored, and/or missing teeth, bringing your smile back to its original shape and function. For example, we can apply an all-porcelain crown, somewhat like a “cap”, to cover the entire outside of the problem tooth. Crowns are also helpful to cover large areas of decay after they’ve been filled. Or, for smaller areas of decay, we can apply all-porcelain onlays or inlays, similar to crowns, while retaining more of the natural tooth structure. For unattractive front teeth, we can create attractive, natural shapes and shades by applying paper-thin porcelain veneers to just the fronts. For patients who are missing a number of front/side teeth, we can create a removable partial denture, designed for either the upper or lower jaw, made of acrylic or metal. These are attached to existing teeth by means of precision acrylic clasps and must be removed for cleaning after eating as well as for sleeping. For more information on any of these procedures, we invite you to call at our Frisco TX dentist office or email us for a dental appointment.