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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Pea Ridge, AR

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We understand if you have concerns about an upcoming dental appointment, whether it’s for a complex restorative procedure or a common preventive checkup. At Peak Dental Care, we encourage you to learn more about future treatments and oral care habits you should be maintaining, so feel free to ask while you’re hear or over the phone. For your convenience, you can read our responses to the most common questions we’ve received below.

How often should I visit for a checkup?

We recommend visiting our dental office at least once every six months to ensure no underlying dental problems are present and to confirm your at-home oral care is working as intended. Additionally, you’ll have an opportunity to complete a professional cleaning, which helps remove plaque and tartar from areas of the mouth that may be missed at home.

What are your options to replace teeth?

There are multiple options to replace missing teeth, including dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Our dental office is happy to complete a dedicated consultation to help you determine the best option based on your needs. While dental bridges and dentures can be placed in-office, we partner with a dedicated implant specialist should you decide to receive dental implants.

Do I need to have my tooth extracted?

Not necessarily, but it really depends on the current condition of your tooth. If we believe the tooth can be salvaged with a dental crown and/or root canal therapy, we will always opt for that treatment over a tooth extraction. However, there are some instances where an extraction is more ideal or necessary, such as when a wisdom tooth puts your oral health at risk or a tooth is too damaged to save.

Are dental implants a safe treatment?

When placed by a professional, you can expect dental implants to be very safe. In fact, the risks associated with dental implants are more closely tied to how well you care for it at home, not the surgery itself. We partner with a highly experienced and trusted implant specialist to complete implant placement, then ask you to come back to our dental office to have it covered with a customized restoration.

Do I need braces to straighten teeth?

If you have severe levels of misalignment or a dramatically uneven bite, traditional braces may be a better option. However, treatments like Invisalign are becoming more advanced by the day, allowing everything from crooked teeth to uneven bites treatable through clear aligner technology. Dr. Baioni will perform a detailed consultation to confirm if Invisalign is right for you.

Can you help me enhance my smile?

Our dental office offers many cosmetic dental treatments in one place, making it easy to complete a smile makeover without having to travel to multiple dental offices at a time. Whether you want quick and effective options like teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding or more substantial restorative procedures like metal-free restorations and veneers, we’ll answer all of your questions upfront so you can make informed decisions on your makeover.