With so many aspects to patient care, there are many questions. We have provided a list of common questions and answers. If the question you have is not on our list, please feel free to call us.
Can you show me what my smile can look like ahead of time with imaging software?
We routinely use dental imaging to help our patients visualize the end results of cosmetic treatment. By asking the right questions and taking various photos, we will be able to generate a computer image that shows how procedures can affect your smile.
Do you accept referrals?
Your referrals are our best compliments! We are happy to accept referrals from other dental offices, as well as recommendations by our patients.
What different payment options do you provide?
We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. You may also pay by cash or personal check. For extended payment options, we partner with CareCredit dental financing services. They offer convenient options with low monthly payments for dental treatments of $1,000 to $25,000. Contact us to learn how to qualify for financing of your dental treatment.
How can I safely whiten my teeth?
There are a number of procedures available to help whiten your smile, from at-home bleaching products to in-office supervised treatments. Dr. Traub can help evaluate your potential for whitening your teeth, based on their current color and the causes of discoloration. Once you have chosen the most appropriate method, you will probably spend anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks undergoing a series of simple whitening treatments.
What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
Our entire practice team is well trained in state-of-the-art techniques designed to ensure patient safety. This goes beyond wearing gloves and facemasks to prevent passing germs and includes extensive surface disinfectant and equipment sterilization.
I really do not like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?
We understand that many people are nervous about dental treatment, so we strive to create a relaxing atmosphere. For entertainment and distraction, we have special headphones and movies available in all rooms. Some patients will also benefit from our oral sedation techniques.
Crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays and partials…where can I learn more about these procedures?
For in-depth information about a wide variety of topics, click here to visit the American Dental Association website.
I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?
There are a number of ways to improve the look of your front teeth without the use of braces. For slightly crooked or unevenly worn teeth, a bit of reshaping and the addition of porcelain veneers may be sufficient to give them a bright, uniform look. In other cases, it may be necessary to use ‘invisible’ braces. We would be happy to talk with you further about the option that best suits your individual situation. Click here to learn more about invisible braces.
What is Smile Analysis?
A smile analysis determines the proper aesthetics of the teeth in relationship to your facial symmetry, lip line and phonetics. Each person has a unique "perfect" smile: one proportional and flattering to your face. And with Smile Analysis, we can show you what your best smile can look like.