How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?
We recommend that patients with good oral health schedule a checkup and hygiene visit twice each year. If you need more frequent visits, we'll let you know. Checkups are important because, even if you don't notice any pain or problems with your teeth, we may find signs of potential issues. For instance, demineralization is a precursor to decay, oral cancer often goes undetected until the later stages, and gum disease can be very stealthy. At your hygiene appointment, we'll clean plaque, tartar, and hardened food particles from your teeth. We'll also make sure your gums are healthy and strong.
What do you do to maintain a safe and sterilized environment?
Your safety is important to us, so we sterilize our reusable instruments in an autoclave and use disposable products as much as possible. Each treatment room is cleaned thoroughly between patients. We adhere to guidelines set by the CDC and OSHA and perform weekly tests on our sterilization equipment.
What are my options to replace missing teeth?
We offer bridgework, partials, full dentures, and dental implants. Learn more about these options on our Services page or call us to schedule a consultation. With X-rays, intraoral photos, and a thorough assessment of your dentition, Dr. Grant can help you decide which replacement option is best for you.
I avoid dental visits because of anxiety…is this normal? Can you help?
Many people fear dental visits. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With sedation dentistry, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need and deserve.
I haven't been to the dentist in years. I'm ashamed. Is your staff judgmental?
First of all, congratulations on your wise decision to prioritize dental care! Your mouth is a big part of your overall health, quality of life, and self-esteem. We'll never judge you. Instead, we'll help you by addressing your oral problems, explaining treatment options, and scheduling a plan of action that suits your needs, schedule, and budget.
What is a cosmetic dentist?
Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association, so any general dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. To choose a good cosmetic dentist, review the doctor's before-and-after photos of actual cases, ask about his or her postgraduate education in cosmetic dentistry, and make sure that you feel confident and comfortable in the office. Dr. Grant has had postgraduate training in cosmetic dentistry at Baylor University School of Dentistry. He is an alumnus of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a renowned institution for cosmetic dentistry.
How can I improve my smile?
That sounds like an easy question to answer, but it isn't! Your smile is unique, and we won't compromise your individuality with smile enhancements. Dr. Grant offers a complimentary cosmetic consultation to discuss your goals, preferences, and options for care. Generally speaking, he may suggest porcelain veneers or Durathins, teeth whitening, all-white fillings or crowns, and/or replacement teeth. Orthodontics may also be involved. After your comprehensive evaluation and consultation, we'll present a smile makeover plan for your new smile. We offer digital imaging and wax ups for smile previews as well.
My teeth are stained. Can you help?
Does my insurance cover that?
Dental insurance is diverse. Some policies cover only a small percentage of fees, while others cover 50% or greater. The more you or your employer pays for premiums, the better the coverage often is. Typically, dental insurance covers some restorative and preventive procedures. Cosmetic treatment is not usually covered. Dr. Grant accepts CareCredit to make cosmetic dentistry affordable for all of his patients. If you have questions, give us a call. We'll be happy to tell you what your insurance will cover.