Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How important is my smile?

A: No one can measure the importance of a smile. But a recent survey of U.S. adults by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that:

  • 92% of respondents believe an attractive smile is an important social asset
  • 87% said they always remember someone with an especially attractive smile
  • 85% of those surveyed said an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing to the opposite sex
  • 74% felt an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success

50% are satisfied with the appearance of their own smiles

: Can I really have my smile enhanced in less than one week?

A: Depending on your needs, we may be able to complete the work in as little as two appointments: one to prepare and a second to finish. We treat many patients this way. However, in keeping with our comprehensive care approach, we recommend in some cases that patients treat pre-existing conditions first then proceed with cosmetic enhancements. When you come in for your complimentary consultation we can discuss what you want to accomplish and make plans accordingly.

Q: Can my appointments be scheduled to correspond with my schedule?

A: We make every effort to accommodate your needs. We value your time and have some Saturday appointments. Your care starts the moment you walk through the door.

Q: Will my insurance pay for dentistry?

A: Yes, insurance will help you pay for some of your dental costs. Don’t expect your insurance to cover 100% of all treatment. Exact coverage depends upon your specific policy and deductible amount. There are many details involved with processing insurance claims, often insurance companies try to reduce their financial responsibility by “down coding” procedures. We are a powerful advocate for our patients and will help them maximize their insurance benefits.

Q: Can you fix my stained teeth?

A: Yes! This is one of the most common questions we get. Removing stains, fixing crooked or cracked teeth is what we love to do. Immediate results yield big smiles with our patients. With our different whitening methods, you can have a shiny white smile in as little as a single visit. You’ll be glowing with the compliments you receive.

Q: Is your office teeth whitening system bad for my teeth?

A: No, professional whitening systems consists of a gentle hydrogen-peroxide or whitening gel activated by a special light. Hydrogen-peroxide has been used for more than a century to whiten teeth. Different dental schools have conducted independent safety studies, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and confirmed by senior researchers at NYU, prove that professional teeth whitening treatments are safe. Many clinical studies performed by others show an average of eight or more shades lighter – and even higher for individuals with darker teeth – after a single visit.