Frequently Asked Questions
Pursuing the dental care that you need can feel like a big undertaking sometimes. Even if you’ve already reviewed the information of our website, you may still have questions for the us, and that’s perfectly fine! We hope you’ll find the answer you’re looking for here on our frequently asked questions page, and if you don’t, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away. We are always happy to give you the information you need to make well-informed decisions for your oral health and happiness.
How often should I visit your office?
The Longview Dental Center team encourages patients to come to our office at least two times each year. These regular dental checkup appointments make it possible for us to prevent many of the common oral health conditions and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
How does an in-office denture lab improve treatment?
Not having to wait for days or weeks between appointments for restorations from a dental lab that can be miles away is already a vast improvement over other offices. Additionally, our in-office denture lab makes repairing denture damage fast and easy. In other offices, a damaged denture can mean days without a full smile, but we can completely repair dentures in just 24 hours.
When will I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns are versatile restorations. We can use a dental crown to repair a damaged or decayed tooth, protect root canal treated teeth, support a fixed bridge tooth replacement prosthetic, or to cosmetically enhance patients’ smiles. During a treatment consultation, we’ll help you determine if dental crowns are right for you.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is often called gum disease. This oral health condition effects numerous US adults, and it is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar at the gum line that irritates and destroys the soft tissue and supportive bone structure. We offer periodontal therapies to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
How does a dentist treat sleep apnea?
Patients diagnosed with sleep apnea who struggle with CPAP therapy may want to visit a dentist to learn more about oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. These appliances shift the jaw forward to keep the airway clear during the night so patients can sleep and breathe deeply.
Do you offer financing?
We are happy to work with CareCredit, a third party medical and dental financier, to provide low and no interest financing plans for qualified patients. Feel free to call or ask about CareCredit during your appointment. You can also apply for pre-approval online.
I’m new in the area do you have any new patient specials?
We are currently offering a $50 off special for new patients. Call our team to schedule your appointment, and mention our New Patient website special. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Do You Speak Spanish?
We have team members who are fluent in English and Spanish.