Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Rutland, VT

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We know you have many questions about your oral health. This is why we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions asked by our patients. Review the information below and call us to learn more about how we can help you and your family take better care of your smiles.

How often should my child receive regular dental care?

It is recommended that your child visit the dentist every six months for regular dental checkups and cleanings. These visits allow us to identify problem areas early on, administer appropriate treatment, and remove any bacteria and plaque that leads to decay, cavities, and gum disease.

Should I choose traditional braces or Invisalign?

The decision is based on the severity of your case and personal preference. Traditional braces are ideal for children, teens, and adults and can address most orthodontic problems. Invisalign, however, is recommended for adults and offers a clear way to realign your smile with smooth plastic trays that gently shift teeth in the right direction.

How fast can I expect to get treatment for a dental emergency?

We strive to provide same-day appointments should you experience a severe toothache, knocked-out tooth, chronic jaw pain, or even a chipped or cracked tooth. We’ll quickly work to eliminate your immediate symptoms before crafting a treatment plan to address the underlying issue.

If I choose dental implants to replace my missing teeth, will they look natural?

Yes, your dental implants will look natural because we only use high-quality ceramic to re-create the visible portions of your teeth. Your new teeth will blend in seamlessly, making it virtually impossible for anyone to tell the difference between your real and artificial teeth.

How can I know which cosmetic solution is right for my needs?

Before any type of cosmetic treatment, you’ll first need to schedule a consultation with one of our qualified dentists. We can identify which service(s) will help to conceal imperfections and improve the appearance of your teeth and gums. Once a treatment plan is created, we can begin to work on transforming your smile.

Is fluoride treatment only for children?

While fluoride treatment is commonly recommended for children, it is also a desirable option for adults who may be high-risk for cavities. This natural mineral not only combats tooth decay but also strengthens enamel, which cannot grow back once it is gone.

Are you in-network with any dental insurance plans?

Family Dental Associates is in-network with Anthem, Northeast Delta Dental, BlueCross BlueShield, and CBA. Our goal is to always help you save the most money possible, so contact our team to learn how much you can expect to pay out of pocket for your upcoming treatment.