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Dental Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Have Questions? Answer Them Here

When looking for a new dental practice for you and your family, you may have lots of questions. We would like to help you make the right decision and choose our practice. That’s why we’ve included responses to some of the questions that patients have asked us. Feel free to get in touch with us if other questions come to mind that aren’t discussed here. Our team can help you and set up an appointment with Dr. Lippard.

How often do I need to see the dentist?

We strongly encourage every patient to attend at least a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. This appointment plays an important role in preventing future oral problems and in helping us find issues as early as possible—before you experience pain or damage to your smile. These simple, regular visits can help you keep your natural smile healthy for years to come.

Do you treat children?

Yes, we do! Dr. Lippard has been helping families for over 20 years and welcomes patients of all ages. Our team will do everything we can to make sure your little one is comfortable throughout their appointment and teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques so that they can develop skills as they continue to grow.

How long does it take for my crown to be ready?

Traditionally, this process can take several weeks, but we use CAD/CAM technology right here in our office. This means that we can design, fabricate, and place your custom ceramic crown all in one appointment!

What are tooth-colored fillings made of?

Instead of containing metals like amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings have composite resin. This material consists of dental plastic and fine ceramic particles, which can be shaded to match the tooth color. With this treatment, no one will be able to tell that there was a problem there in the first place.

Can my dentures be held in place with dental implants?

Yes, once dental implants have integrated with the jaw bone, Dr. Lippard can attach your dentures and keep them firmly in place. That way, you won’t have to worry about your replacement teeth slipping while you eat or speak.

What are the benefits of fixing cosmetic flaws in my smile?

Many studies have shown that people perceive those who have a good-looking smile as healthier, wealthier, more friendly, and more trustworthy than those who don’t. But an attractive smile can also change the way you view yourself. When you feel confident in how your smile looks, you are more likely to let it attract attention, which can be helpful in social and professional settings.

Do you work with my dental insurance?

We accept many insurance plans, including Delta Dental, Cigna, Principal/Ameritas, Metlife, and more. To find out if we are in-network with your dental insurance plan, give us a call and ask!