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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Our dentists and team members at St. Albans Dental want to make your experience as pleasant as possible—even before you arrive at our dental office! Below you’ll find some common questions that we’ve been asked in the past. Should you have other questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are always ready to help however we can!

Why do I need to visit the dentist twice every year?

The American Dental Association recommends two checkup and cleaning appointments per year because if you wait to visit the dentist until you notice a problem on your own, it can cause you severe pain or damage to your smile. These visits allow you to catch and treat oral problems while they are still developing and easier to fix. Your dental cleaning also can help you avoid oral issues in the future by removing plaque buildup. Has it been a while since your last visit to the dentist? Call our team and schedule an appointment with us today!

How do you stay on time in your schedule?

We value your time with us and don’t want to waste it with long wait times, and yet we never want to rush through an appointment and cut our time with you shorter than it needs to be. How do we do it? Instead of packing appointments in our schedule too tightly like many other dental offices, we stay on schedule by having fewer appointments, taking the appropriate time to become familiar with you as our patient and your needs, and giving you the treatment you need and results you love.

Do you place dental implants?

Absolutely! Dr. Aten has the advanced training necessary to perform dental implants placement. In fact, we can also handle the entire process including any extractions or preliminary procedures like bone grafts, making it easier for you to get all the care you need under one roof!

Are the dental crowns and bridges that you place custom made?

Yes, they are. We don’t do one-size-fits-all dental treatment here at St. Albans Dental. We customize restorations according to your specific needs to fit you perfectly. Also, we use only the highest quality of materials so that your crown or bridge looks and feels completely natural.

How long is treatment with Invisalign?

The duration of your Invisalign treatment will depend largely on how severely misaligned your bite or teeth are but also on how well you follow our instructions. Invisalign treatment typically takes between 8 and 18 months to complete, which is about half the time it takes to achieve the same results with traditional braces. If you want to learn more about Invisalign, give our dental office a call to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists!

What cosmetic dentistry services do you offer?

We can help you achieve a smile that you’ll be proud to show off. Our services—including porcelain veneers, take-home teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, Invisalign, and more—can be customized to give you the perfect results. When you partner with our team at St. Albans Dental, you can be sure that your updated, beautiful smile will last!

Do you accept my dental insurance?

We are in-network with many PPO dental insurance plans, including Delta Dental, United Concordia, and more! Even if we aren’t in-network, we can file claims for you and help you maximize your benefits to your advantage. We also have an in-house savings plan for those who do not have dental insurance. To find out if we accept your dental insurance or to learn more about how we can save you money on dental care, contact our friendly team.