Informed, educated dental patients make the wisest decisions. The following questions are common with our patients, so for your convenience, we've provided answers here. If you have questions not listed here, or if you want to discuss these topics in greater detail, just give us a call.
My smile is missing teeth. What are my replacement options?
For the most natural look, feel, and function, we recommend dental implants. A fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Dr. Drake has exceptional skills and expertise in placing and restoring dental implants. Other options include crown and bridgework and full or partial dentures. We can discuss the best option for you, then create a treatment plan to restore your full, healthy, functional smile.
Do veneers look natural?
Veneers are custom-made porcelain shells that adhere to the front of teeth to instantly transform a smile. We order handmade veneers that are the shape, size, or color to complement a patient's unique appearance. Dr. Drake has years of experience creating beautiful smiles for her patients with veneers and other cosmetic procedures.
I want straighter teeth, but I don't want to wear braces. What would you recommend?
With Invisalign, patients achieve straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional braces, and often in less time. Invisalign uses a series of custom clear mouthpieces that gradually shift teeth into place. Since you remove them for brushing and eating, you can brush and floss as usual and keep enjoying all the foods you love. Professionals who want to maintain a mature appearance prefer discreet Invisalign aligners for orthodontic therapy.
Do you work well with children?
Dr. Drake is great with kids and even gives presentations on oral health and hygiene at local schools and through the HeadStart program. We love to watch our young patients grow up with healthy smiles. Nitrous oxide, sealants, and fluoride treatments cater to the dental needs of the younger set.