Frequently asked questions

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Q: I brush everyday, but my breath just is not fresh. Is there anything else I can do?

Q: What is a crown, and why do I need one?

Q: I know I need X-rays, but I'd prefer to not be exposed to unnecessary radiation. Do you offer digital X-rays?

Q: How does fluoride help my teeth?

Q: I just want my smile to look good. What are some options to help the appearance of my smile?

A: You are not alone. Most people want to have a nice smile since it is one of the first things others notice about you. You may be interested in a few minor adjustments, or you may have concerns that need more attention. Some smiles can be enhanced with simple whitening or bonding treatments. Other smiles need porcelain veneers, crowns, or bridges; gum contouring; periodontal therapy; or, a combination of all these techniques. Dr. Fields will suggest a treatment plan for you based on your goals, the areas of concern, and the overall condition of your oral health.

Q: I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

Q: How can losing a back tooth affect my smile?

Q: What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?

Q: Do you accept new patient referrals?

Q: My teeth keep chipping and cracking. What causes this, and what can I do about it?

Q: I want and need a lot of dental work, but I am afraid I can't afford it. Do you offer monthly payment plans?

Q: I want cosmetic dentistry. Does my insurance pay for it?

Q: What different payment options do you provide?

Q: My gums bleed. Why is this?

Q: Sometimes when I chew, I get a sharp pain. What can I do to correct this?

Q: How can porcelain veneers help my smile?

Q: How can I safely whiten my teeth?


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