Frequently Asked Questions

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Does your office accept payment plans?
Yes! Because your smile is important to us, we are pleased to offer CareCredit. CareCredit offers a full range of no interest and extended payment plans. It's easy to apply and you'll receive an online decision in seconds. Apply now at carecredit.com or ask one of our staff members for further details.

With this payment option your treatment begins immediately, and you can pay for it over time with low monthly payments that are easy to fit into your budget.

What type of whitening system does your office offer?
We offer two different types of whitening systems, Sapphire with Lumibrite and Zoom!. Both are highly recommended and take about 1.5 hours to complete the process. Our patients have had very good results with both systems which are fast and very safe.

What is the difference between veneers and Lumineers?
A veneer is a thin shell made out of porcelain or composite material. They are custom-made and cemented to the front of the tooth. A veneer can be used to treat dental conditions such as a slightly crooked tooth, discolored teeth or chipped teeth, and can even be used to cover spaces in between the teeth. 

A Lumineer is a type of veneer. They are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded into place. Lumineers are marketed by Den-Mat as "no prep" Veneers, meaning that less natural tooth structure has to be removed. Lumineers are a great option for some patients.

Does your office offer dental sedation?
Although we currently do not offer dental sedation, we do keep your comfort our first priority. Our office uses local, numbing injections to keep your pain to a minimum. We also offer nitrous oxide to help soothe your dental anxiety.

Educational Links

Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

 

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Does your office do dental implants?
Our office does not place implants but we can refer you to our preferred local oral surgeons or periodontists to have this surgical procedure performed. A dental implant is a type of prosthetic device that is inserted into the upper or lower jawbone, onto which an artificial tooth, crown or bridge can be anchored.

After the implant is placed, we will take care of restoring your smile with natural looking replacement teeth, crown or dental bridge.

What is the process for restoring a tooth with a crown?
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely encircles a tooth or dental implant and is typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials.

Our office now offers one visit crowns using the advanced technology of CEREC. This computer aided crown milling technology allows Dr. Booker to prep the tooth, take an impression, make the crown in our office and place the crown all in the same day. In total the procedure takes about 2 ½ to 3 hours, allowing you to back to your life with no second visit.