Frequently Asked Questions
It’s common to feel nervous or apprehensive about visiting the dentist and many patients have questions about the procedures they might want or need. At Graham Family Dentistry, we want to provide as much patient information as possible. Below we have listed several of the most frequently asked questions we receive on a day-to-day basis. If you have a question that is not listed below, please call us at (903) 455-7673 or send us an email.
Teeth Whitening must be monitored by your dentist and only done after a comprehensive exam and hygiene cleaning. The whitening process can last for a number of years if maintained properly. Beverages such as coffee, tea, cola and wine will reduce the lasting effect. Remember, if it could stain a white shirt, it will stain your smile!
Dental Implants also replace the need for a Removable Full or Partial Denture. Dental Implants focus only on the tooth or teeth that are missing. A traditional bridge would involve the two or more adjacent teeth being compromised to create a false tooth in between.
The next visit is to place the Implant. A local anesthesia is applied to the area. (Any additional sedation is no longer necessary unless deemed by the dentist). The dentist will then make a minor incision to place the implant. The implant is placed into the jaw bone. The area will then be covered with sutures. The procedure is usually completed with minor pain.
You will next return in approximately 3 months to begin creating the Porcelain Crown to place over the Implant.