Dental Checkups

What is a dental checkup?

A dental checkup is a routine visit to your dentist, where your oral health is examined to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. It typically includes a professional cleaning, a thorough examination by the dentist, and sometimes X-rays to detect any hidden issues.

How often should I get a dental checkup?

Most dentists recommend having a dental checkup every six months. However, depending on your specific oral health needs, your dentist might suggest a different schedule.

What happens during a dental checkup?

During a dental checkup at Dynamic Dental Design, you'll receive a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup, a full examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of disease or other problems, and digital X-rays if necessary.

Why are dental checkups important?

Regular dental checkups are vital because they can help to prevent dental issues before they become serious. They also provide an opportunity for your dentist to spot any early signs of oral health problems and address them promptly.

Can I eat before a dental checkup?

Yes, you can eat before a checkup. However, it's recommended to brush and floss your teeth after eating and before your appointment to maintain good oral hygiene and to make the cleaning process easier and more effective.

What if I have dental anxiety?

At Dynamic Dental Design, we understand dental anxiety is real and common. We strive to create a comforting environment and offer various solutions to help you feel relaxed. Talk to us about your fears, and we will tailor our approach to suit your needs.

Are dental checkups covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover two checkups and cleanings per year. However, you should check with your specific provider for details about your coverage. At Dynamic Dental Design, we accept a wide range of insurance plans to ease this process for you.

What if I need treatment after my checkup?

If your dentist identifies any problems during your checkup, they will discuss them with you and recommend the next steps. Our team will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your health needs and financial considerations.

Can I bring my children for a dental checkup?

Absolutely! We encourage bringing in children for checkups to ensure their oral health is on the right track. Early visits help in building a positive view of the dentist and preventing dental issues.

What if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, Dynamic Dental Design is here to help. Contact our office as soon as possible to arrange for care. We aim to address dental emergencies promptly and with the utmost attention to your comfort and dental health.

Crowns & Bridges

What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?

A crown is a cap that is placed over a single tooth to restore its shape, strength, and appearance. A bridge, on the other hand, is used to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring onto the adjacent teeth or dental implants.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

With proper care, crowns and bridges can last many years. It's not uncommon for these restorations to last 10-15 years or more, but they do eventually need to be replaced due to wear and tear.

Will my crown or bridge look like natural teeth?

Absolutely. Crowns and bridges are designed to match the color, height, texture, and overall appearance of your natural teeth. At Dynamic Dental Design, we use the latest materials and technology to ensure your restoration looks and feels like your own teeth.

Are crowns or bridges better than dentures?

Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices, whereas dentures are removable. Whether a crown, bridge, or dentures are better for you depends on several factors, including the number of missing teeth and your personal preference. Our dentist can help you decide which is the best option for your situation.

Can I treat my crowned tooth or dental bridge like a regular tooth?

Yes, you can and should! Continue brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting Dynamic Dental Design for regular checkups and cleanings. Special care needs to be taken to clean under the bridge, and we will show you how.

Are getting crowns or bridges a painful process?

No, the process should not be painful. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, so you shouldn't feel any discomfort. After the procedure, there may be some mild sensitivity, which typically subsides quickly.

How much do crowns and bridges cost?

The cost of crowns and bridges can vary depending on several factors, including the materials used and the complexity of the placement. Our office staff at Dynamic Dental Design can provide you with a cost estimate and discuss our payment and financing options.

Does dental insurance cover crowns and bridges?

Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for crowns and bridges. However, the amount of coverage can vary greatly. Our team at Dynamic Dental Design will work with you to maximize your benefits and make your treatment as affordable as possible.

What if my crown or bridge falls out or becomes loose?

If your crown or bridge becomes loose or falls out, contact us immediately. It's important to replace or re-cement it as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your teeth or restoration.

How are crowns and bridges attached to the teeth?

Crowns are cemented onto an existing tooth or implant, while bridges are cemented onto the adjacent teeth after preparing them as crowns to serve as anchors for the bridge.

What should I do if I have an old crown or bridge that needs attention?

If you have an older restoration that needs to be examined or replaced, schedule an appointment with us. We can assess the condition of your crown or bridge and provide you with the best treatment options.

Root Canals

Can a tooth that has had a root canal get a cavity or gum disease?

Yes, a tooth with a root canal can still get a cavity or gum disease. Regular dental exams and good oral hygiene are essential to maintain the health of the tooth.

What is a root canal treatment?

A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to remove diseased pulp tissue from the inside of a tooth. The pulp can become infected with bacteria when the tooth is decayed or injured.

Why would I need a root canal?

You might need a root canal if there is inflammation or infection in the roots of your tooth. Common causes include severe decay, multiple dental procedures on the tooth, a chip or crack in the tooth, or a deep cavity.

Does a root canal hurt?

Modern dental techniques and anesthesia have made root canals virtually pain-free. Expect minimal discomfort during recovery—no more than you would from a dental filling.

How long does a root canal take?

The length of a root canal procedure can vary depending on the situation, but most are completed in one to two visits to our office, each lasting around 90 minutes.

What are the signs I might need a root canal?

Symptoms may include severe toothache, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gingival tissues.

Can I go to work or school after a root canal?

Many patients can return to their normal activities the very next day. However, it's best to avoid strenuous physical activity until any discomfort subsides.

What is the success rate of a root canal?

Root canal treatments are highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.

How do I take care of my tooth after a root canal?

Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until it's fully restored; maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings; avoid biting on hard foods until the treatment is complete.

Will I need a crown after my root canal?

Most back teeth will require a crown after root canal therapy to provide strength and protection from fracture. Front teeth may not always need crowns if the tooth is not heavily filled.

Is there an alternative to a root canal?

The only alternative to a root canal procedure is the extraction of the affected tooth. This can lead to the adjacent teeth moving, which can cause problems with chewing and jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, extracted teeth should ideally be replaced with an implant or bridge.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost of a root canal varies depending on the severity of the problem and the tooth affected. At Dynamic Dental Design, we offer competitive pricing and financing options, as well as accept many dental insurance plans to help manage the cost of your treatment.


What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners. It offers a less noticeable, more comfortable, and convenient alternative to metal braces.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners apply controlled pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for about 1-2 weeks before moving on to the next set in the series.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies by individual but typically ranges from 12 to 18 months. Your exact treatment time will depend on the complexity of your case and how often you wear your aligners.

How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?

For optimal results, it's recommended that you wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Invisalign treatment involves gradual movement of your teeth and is generally not painful. Some patients may experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment.

Can Invisalign fix my overbite/underbite/crossbite/gaps?

Invisalign can effectively treat many orthodontic issues, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, gap teeth, and crowded teeth. During your consultation at Dynamic Dental Design, we'll determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for your specific case.

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

Some people may notice a slight lisp when they first begin wearing Invisalign aligners, but this typically subsides quickly as you become accustomed to wearing them.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional braces and varies depending on the complexity of your case. Dynamic Dental Design offers various financing options to make Invisalign affordable for our patients.

Is Invisalign covered by dental insurance?

Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would other orthodontic treatments like braces. Check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

How do I take care of my Invisalign aligners?

Clean your Invisalign aligners daily with Invisalign cleaning crystals or by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water. Avoid hot water, which can warp the plastic.

What happens after my Invisalign treatment is complete?

To maintain your new smile, you'll need to wear retainers. Initially, you may need to wear them full-time, and then only at night. We'll provide you with a customized retainer plan to ensure your smile stays straight.

How do I get started with Invisalign?

Getting started with Invisalign at Dynamic Dental Design is easy. Simply schedule a consultation with our experienced team, and we'll guide you through the process.


Who is a good candidate for veneers?

Ideal candidates for veneers have good overall dental health but are looking to improve the cosmetic appearance of their teeth. Veneers may not be suitable for those with severe dental decay, gum disease, or weakened teeth.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years or even longer. Maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly can help extend their lifespan.

Are porcelain veneers stain-resistant?

Yes, porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant. However, it's still important to maintain good oral hygiene and limit exposure to stain-causing substances like coffee, tea, and tobacco.

Do veneers require special care?

Veneers can be treated just like natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are all that's required to maintain them.

Will my teeth be sensitive after getting veneers?

Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures after the placement of veneers, but this typically subsides within a few days.

How much do veneers cost?

The cost of veneers varies depending on the number of veneers and specific case requirements. At Dynamic Dental Design, we offer transparent pricing and a range of payment and financing options.

Are veneers covered by dental insurance?

Veneers are generally considered a cosmetic procedure and are not typically covered by dental insurance. We can help you understand your payment options during your consultation.

Can veneers be removed if I change my mind?

Veneers are considered a permanent treatment because the process involves the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel.

Dental Implants

How do dental implants work?

Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth, which is especially important when eating and speaking.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are a safe and well-established treatment. It’s one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry when performed by a trained and experienced dentist.

Who can get dental implants?

Most adults in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons may be candidates for dental implants. A detailed evaluation by our team can determine if implants are the right option for you.

How successful are dental implants?

Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed. However, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. The crown attached to the implant may need to be replaced every 10-15 years due to wear and tear, although they can last for decades in some cases.

Will dental implants look and feel like my natural teeth?

Yes, dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. With dental implants, you should be able to resume normal activities such as eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence.

Are dental implants painful?

Most people who have received dental implants say there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.

How do I care for dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on the specifics of your individual needs. We provide transparent pricing and work with you to explore financing options and insurance coverage to make your treatment affordable.

Does insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

Many insurance plans are starting to include dental implants as a covered benefit. However, it depends on your specific insurance plan and benefits package. We can help you determine your coverage during your visit.

What is the dental implant procedure like?

The procedure is typically performed in stages: The damaged tooth is removed, the jawbone is prepared for surgery, which may involve bone grafting. After the jawbone heals, the implant post is placed, and the surrounding bone is given time to heal and integrate with the implant. Lastly, the artificial tooth (crown) is placed.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The process can vary from person to person and can take several months from start to finish due to the healing time required between procedures.

What if I have more questions about dental implants?

We're here to answer any further questions you might have. Feel free to contact us at Dynamic Dental Design, and we'll be happy to provide the information you need.

Teeth Whitening

How long do the results of professional teeth whitening last?

Professional teeth whitening can last anywhere from several months to a few years, depending on your habits and oral hygiene. To maintain your results, it’s important to avoid staining foods and drinks, use a whitening toothpaste, and perhaps get a touch-up treatment every 6 to 12 months.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, when performed by a dental professional, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. Our team at Dynamic Dental Design ensures that your gums are protected and that the health of your teeth is not compromised.

Does teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity during or after the whitening treatment. We use advanced products and techniques to minimize sensitivity and keep you comfortable.

Can everyone have their teeth professionally whitened?

Most people are candidates for professional teeth whitening, but there are exceptions. We will evaluate your oral health and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if Zoom! whitening is suitable for you.

How much does professional teeth whitening cost?

The cost of professional teeth whitening varies depending on the type and extent of treatment. At Dynamic Dental Design, we provide competitive pricing and payment options to make our services accessible.

Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?

Most dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening. However, we offer various payment options to make our services affordable for everyone.

What’s the difference between professional whitening and over-the-counter products?

Professional whitening treatments are more concentrated and effective, offering faster and more reliable results than over-the-counter products. Additionally, professional treatments are safer and tailored to your individual needs.

Emergency Dentistry

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

Contact us immediately at Dynamic Dental Design. We’ll give you advice on how to manage your emergency and schedule you for a same-day appointment if necessary.

Can I go to the ER for a dental emergency?

While the ER can provide relief for certain aspects of dental emergencies, like pain, they may not be equipped to handle specific dental procedures. It's often best to see a dentist for urgent dental issues.

How do I know if it's a dental emergency?

If you’re experiencing severe pain, bleeding that won’t stop, or have lost a tooth, it’s an emergency. Other signs include swelling in the mouth or facial area, and bulges or swelling in the gums.

Will my insurance cover emergency dental services?

Many insurance plans offer coverage for emergency dental care. We will help you understand your coverage and will work with you to ensure you receive the care you need.

How do I know if it's a dental emergency?

If you’re experiencing severe pain, bleeding that won’t stop, or have lost a tooth, it’s an emergency. Other signs include swelling in the mouth or facial area, and bulges or swelling in the gums.

Will my insurance cover emergency dental services?

Many insurance plans offer coverage for emergency dental care. We will help you understand your coverage and will work with you to ensure you receive the care you need.

Will my insurance cover emergency dental services?

Many insurance plans offer coverage for emergency dental care. We will help you understand your coverage and will work with you to ensure you receive the care you need.

How can I avoid dental emergencies?

Regular checkups can help prevent potential emergencies. However, accidents happen, and not all emergencies can be anticipated. Wearing mouthguards during sports, avoiding chewing hard objects, and maintaining good oral hygiene can reduce the risk.

What if my tooth is knocked out?

If your tooth is knocked out, try to handle it as little as possible. If it’s clean, try placing it back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, keep it moist in milk or saliva and come to us immediately.

Can a lost filling or crown be an emergency?

Yes, a lost filling or crown can be considered an emergency as it can lead to pain or further damage to the tooth. Cover the tooth with dental cement and see us as soon as possible.

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