As a rule, I will not begin or even recommend treatment until you are 100% comfortable with the experience. This means that you’re encouraged to ask many questions, so that I or another member of my team can provide a truthful answer and earn your trust. Here are some of my patients’ most frequently asked questions.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
If you’re interested in a whiter smile with straight, evenly spaced teeth, then you’re the perfect candidate for cosmetic dentistry. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry services for all smiles.
Will I need to schedule multiple appointments for complex procedures?
We can schedule multiple appointments if necessary; however, we also offer sleep and sedation dentistry, which allows a patient to receive multiple treatments in one visit with little to no discomfort. Many advanced procedures can be completed in as few as one to two visits.
What if I am dentist-phobic?
For patients who are dento-phobic or simply uncomfortable while at the dentist, we offer sleep and sedation dentistry. Our sedation methods allow patients to undergo dental procedures with little to no recollection of the events, as if the experience “was a dream.”
What is instant orthodontics? Is it painful?
Instant orthodontics is a modern dental procedure for straightening teeth, closing gaps, and correcting overcrowding with porcelain veneers, instead of traditional braces. Porcelain veneers also strengthen the teeth, and help to keep gums healthy. Many full-mouth restorations include porcelain veneers, and there is virtually no pain during the procedure.
How long will porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers were designed in the 1980s as a permanent, long-lasting dental solution. Many of the original veneers have lasted more than 30 years. Through the last 15 years, the technique for applying veneers and the adhesive bonding process have been further improved.
Are porcelain inlays and onlays a good alternative to dental crowns and caps?
Porcelain onlays and inlays fit into the tooth to restore its original structure, and are an excellent alternative to dental crowns or caps. Before placing a crown, the tooth must be drilled down and much of the tooth is lost. A porcelain restoration builds on the tooth’s original structure to strengthen the existing tooth.
What is neuromuscular dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the treatment of the jaw, and how it relates to dental problems, headaches, and other discomforts caused by TMJ disorders.
Are you able to treat TMJ?
Dr. Frey is a leading expert on neuromuscular dentistry services, and specializes in treating temporomandibular joint dysfunction that can cause dental complications, neck pain, and headaches.
Are whitening gels harmful to my teeth? Will my teeth become sensitive to hot and cold?
When properly administered, whitening gel will not harm your teeth. Your teeth may be more sensitive to hot and cold for up to 24 hours treatment, but will soon return to normal.
Why does Dr. Frey use lasers when bonding porcelain veneers to teeth?
Dr. Frey uses an Argon laser to bond porcelain veneers, which takes just 5 seconds to permanently set the resin. This advanced tool can dramatically reduce the time needed to apply porcelain veneers.
Can you correct my uneven gums?
Absolutely. Using a diode laser, an uneven gum line can be easily and quickly corrected without surgery. We sometimes call the diode laser a “magic wand.”
What if I need additional work on my gums or my mouth?
We work together with a trusted group of periodontal and endodontic specialists. If you require periodontal or endodontic treatment, we can coordinate a complete treatment plan before restorative or cosmetic dentistry begins.
Do you offer additional financing options?
We accept most dental insurance, because we firmly believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. If you’re not insured, or if your provider does not cover a special procedure, we also offer low-interest finance options.