FAQs

At the Center For Advanced Dentistry, we strive to offer the services our patients need to maintain optimal oral health. If you have questions or concerns about some of our services, take a look at the frequently asked questions below. For more information or further questions, please give our family dentist office a call today!


Q. How do I overcome my fear of dentists?

A. Speak frankly with your dentist. Chances are, he’ll understand. He’ll take time with you to describe new techniques – and there are many – to overcome fear. His dental staff will take special care to respect your feelings and dispel any misgivings.

Q. What is Implant Dentistry?

A. Permanent replacements that feel like original teeth. For many patients, dental implants can be almost the same as having their natural teeth back again. That’s because instead of being a removable device inside the mouth, teeth implants are bridges that are permanently anchored into the jaw itself. The dental implant procedure is surgical, yes, but usually performed under local anesthesia.

Q. Can I get financing?

A. Our goal is to maximize your insurance benefits and make any remaining balance easily affordable. If you have any questions regarding your insurance benefits, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (207) 784-7355 to review your concerns.

Our fees are based on the quality of the materials we use and our experience in performing your needed treatment.

Major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Chase Health Advance and Care Credit are all accepted in our office.

Q. What is Invisalign?

A. Invisalign® uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. Even up close it’s really hard to see that you’re wearing orthodontic appliances. So now you can have the smile you’ve always wanted…without the dental braces you’ve always avoided. Treatment takes about the same amount of time but is far more comfortable!

Here’s how it works: an examination is done to determine if Invisalign is right for you. If things look promising, photographs and X-rays are taken and an impression of your teeth is made. Then they are submitted to an Invisalign specialist. The specialist, after verifying that Invisalign will work for you, creates a treatment plan.

Q. Why won’t my tooth pain go away?

A. There are many causes of toothache and pain in the area of the mouth. When experiencing tooth pain and/or swelling, it is important to see your dentist to have the area evaluated. The pain and/or swelling is most often related to a disease process that originates within a particular tooth.

Q. What age demographic do you offer services for?

A. We handle a variety of general dentistry services for the whole family, no matter the age.

Q. What type of sedation dentistry is provided?

A. We can provide both oral conscious sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Q. Is everyone a candidate for sedation dentistry?

A. You should discuss whether or not you are a good candidate with our dentist. Age, weight, and sleep apnea all affect whether someone should get sedation dentistry.

Q. What does a general dentist do?

A. A general dentist helps keep your mouth and teeth healthy through routine cleanings, X-rays, and other treatments.

Q. What restorative dentistry services do you offer?

A. Our restorative services include dental veneers, crowns, bridges, tooth-colored fillings, and more.

Q. What is a dental implant?

A. An implant is a man-made tooth root designed in various shapes and sizes to fit your needs. Replacement teeth are joined to the implant providing the look of your natural teeth. They add comfort while improving your appearance and chewing ability.

Q. How long will a dental implant last?

A. Dental implants can last 20 to 30 years with proper care.

Q. What is gum recession?

A. Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue along the gumline.

Q. What causes gum recession?

A. Gum recession can happen due to periodontal disease, the natural aging process, or abrasive teeth brushing habits.

Q. What are same-day dentures?

A. Same-day dentures are inserted immediately after the teeth are removed which allows patients to begin learning to eat and speak with their new teeth.

Q. What is the All-On-4 dental implant?

A. The All-On-4 treatment is a prosthodontic procedure that provides a permanent replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth with a bridge or denture.