Frequently Asked Dental Questions
How often do I need to visit the dentist?
We recommend patients of all ages visit Bluff Creek Dental every six months for a checkup and hygiene appointment.
Can you replace my old silver fillings?
Filling replacement is an option. Dr. Crowley uses tooth colored fillings, which blend flawlessly with your surrounding tooth enamel.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
If your tooth loss is recent and you are in good oral and overall health, chances are good the answer is yes. Schedule an appointment to learn for sure.
Do you perform wisdom teeth extractions?
Yes, Dr. Crowley performs most wisdom teeth removals from the comfort of our dental office. Some more complex cases will be referred out.
How can I benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
Dr. Crowley offers a number of cosmetic treatments. From professional teeth whitening to porcelain veneers and more, we look forward to discussing how we can reveal your very best smile.
Is a one-visit crown as good as a traditional one?
Yes! Studies have shown that one-visit crowns last as long as those prepared in the traditional manner. And with improved treatment planning thanks to digital impressions, chances are good the end result is better with a one-visit crown.
How long do porcelain veneers take?
The process for porcelain veneers takes two to three visits to our dental office, and is usually completed in less than a month.
Do you accept children, too?
We welcome the whole family at Bluff Creek Dental! Kids love visiting our dental office.
What are your orthodontic options?
Bluff Creek Dental offers Invisalign, clear braces for adults and older teens. They’re a convenient, attractive alternative to traditional metal braces.
What does my dental insurance cover?
Contact us directly to learn the specifics of your dental plan. In general, preventive care (checkups and cleanings, x-rays, and maybe dental sealants/fluoride treatments) are fully covered. Necessary restorative care should be partially covered, too.