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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Manchester, NH

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Dentistry can be simple and straightforward but it can also be more complicated depending on your specific needs. No matter what treatments you need completed, our team loves answering any and all questions you and your family may have. Below, you’ll find a handful of the most common questions we hear at Webster Dental Associates of Manchester. Feel free to call us directly if yours isn’t listed and we’ll do our best to help you however we can.

How often should I visit for routine care?

We recommend our patients to visit once every six months for an exam and cleaning. This allows us to confirm many aspects of your oral health, including whether or not your at-home oral care routine is sufficiently keeping plaque and tartar at bay in between visits. Cleanings help us remove any harmful material that you may have missed at home, especially in deeper, harder-to-reach areas of the mouth.

What is the best way to replace teeth?

One of the most effective ways to replace teeth is through dental implants, which we provide entirely in-house. Not only can we place the titanium post designed to replace your previous tooth root, but we can create and place a restoration that fits over the top and completes your smile. Of course, traditional methods like dental bridges are also available if you’d prefer.

Can you make my smile look more attractive?

Absolutely! We have many options for enhancing your smile’s current appearance. Our porcelain veneers can make multiple issues vanish at once and are made entirely from metal-free materials. Of course, quicker and more affordable options include teeth whitening and direct bonding, both of which can remove tooth stains. Our digital imaging software can even show you what your future smile can look like prior to beginning treatment.

Do I need to use metal braces to straighten teeth?

Not necessarily. In most cases, metal braces are better suited for those with more severe misalignment or bite problems. For those with mild to moderate crowding or misalignment issues, Invisalign has a lot to offer. You don’t have to wear fixed metal orthodontics, transform your diet or appearance, and you can easily remove them for cleaning. With that said, we largely recommend treatment only for those who have fully developed teeth.

How long does it take to place a crown?

Dental crowns can take as long as two weeks to place through traditional means, but CEREC technology has permanently changed that. At our dental office, we utilize CEREC to design, fabricate and place dental crowns all in a single visit. The milling process only takes about an hour to complete, meaning you can walk in with a damaged tooth and walk out with a customized crown, all without needing a temporary crown in the process.

Can I visit for a dental emergency?

Seeing a dentist for a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. That’s why we’ll do everything possible to see you the same day. Just make sure to call us as soon as the emergency occurs so we can make time to see you.

Do you see children?

We are happy to see your child for care and offer many services dedicated to serving their oral health needs. Whether they need their first checkup and cleaning completed, dental sealants placed, fluoride applied, or a frenectomy to address a tongue-tie, we’re here to serve them.