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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Plattsburgh, NY

Answers That Will Help You Smile

Have a question for Dr. Davey? Want to know if it’s time for your next checkup or how we can improve the appearance of your smile? Below, you’ll find answers to these questions and more of the most common ones our patients ask us every day. If you happen to have a question that we haven’t answer here, please don’t hesitate to ask us! We’re always happy to talk dentistry and make sure you completely understand all of your care options.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Dr. Davey, as well as the American Dental Association, recommends that all patients should visit the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning in order to keep their smile looking great as well as avoid preventable dental problems such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more.

Do you see children?

We sure do! We’re happy to serve smiles of all ages, and that includes Plattsburgh’s littlest citizens.

How will you repair my cavity?

This all depends on the size and severity of the decay. For a small one, a simple tooth-colored filling will do the job, but for more serious cases, we may need to rebuild the whole tooth using a dental crown. Nonetheless, we’ll make sure your newly restored tooth is strong, natural-looking, and blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

How should I replace my missing teeth?

This all depends on how many teeth you have missing as well as the state of your dental health. We’re happy to offer more traditional options like bridges and removable dentures, but for a more permanent solution, we may recommend dental implants. Compared to any other tooth replacement, dental implants offer the strongest and most stable result that also resembles natural teeth the best. Even better, Dr. Davey is one of the few dentists in the area who can perform the entire procedure from start to finish, making it simpler than ever to get rid of the gaps in your smile.

What can you do to improve my smile’s appearance?

Everything . Literally everything we offer can do that for you, but if you’re looking for that little “something” extra or want to get rid of a few flaws, you’ll probably like our cosmetic services. With them, we can do everything from whiten your teeth to give you a complete smile makeover. Basically, whatever you need to achieve your dream smile, we can provide it.

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

While there are many whitening treatments you can pick up at the store, by far the best method is professional teeth whitening as offered by a dentist like Dr. Davey. Our whitening treatments are much stronger and safer than anything you can get on your own, able to provide the dramatic results your typical strips and toothpastes simply can’t guarantee.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Our practice is happy to accept dental insurance plans from several of the country’s largest providers. We’ll even handle the entire claims process to save you the headache while we maximize your coverage. To learn how we can use your particular plan to help you save on your dental care, please contact us.