For professional answers to your dental questions, call Dental Images of Oklahoma City at 405-395-2283. At our Oklahoma City, OK dentist office, our experienced team knows all there is to know about dentistry so you don’t have to! If you don’t see your question below, call us or contact us using our handy online form.
- What Should I Do If My Gums Are Bleeding?
- How Can I Whiten My Teeth?
- Do I Need a Custom Mouthguard, or Can I Buy One at the Store?
- What Are My Options For Improving My Smile?
- What Is So Great About Invisalign?
- What Can You Do To Restore My Oral Function?
- What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants?
- Can You Help Me Be Less Nervous About Dental Visits?
Q: What Should I Do If My Gums Are Bleeding?
It’s a good idea to see us ASAP if your gums bleed when you brush – or any other time. Bleeding gums can be caused by many things, but one of them is gum disease. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, in its early stages we can treat it with a deep-cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing. If your gums have begun to recede, we can restore them to health with a treatment called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It’s much more comfortable and less invasive than a gum graft.
Q: How Can I Whiten My Teeth?
If your teeth are stained or are just looking dingy, we offer several teeth whitening options. Our professional teeth whitening treatments with popular brand Zoom work well for surface stains. You can get a treatment in our office or choose take-home treatments. We can cover more stubborn stains with dental veneers or tooth bonding. Our Oklahoma City, OK cosmetic dentist can help you determine which of these procedures will work best for your smile.
Q: Do I Need a Custom Mouthguard, or Can I Buy One at the Store?
You can get a mouthguard from most sporting goods stores. But a store-bought one won’t fit as well or protect you as well as a custom mouthguard. We use impressions of your teeth to make a custom mouthguard that fits you perfectly, so you won’t be tempted to get in the game without it. We’ll also ensure you get the appropriate coverage for the sport you play.
Q: What Are My Options For Improving My Smile?
If you’d like to achieve a flawless Hollywood smile, we have cosmetic dentistry options for you, including dental veneers, Invisalign, teeth whitening, and much more. You can even combine cosmetic services to create your own custom smile makeover!
Q: What Is So Great About Invisalign?
Compared to other teeth straightening options, Invisalign offers many perks. The orthodontic treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are comfortable and discreet. You can also remove the aligners for meals, normal brushing and flossing, and special occasions.
Q: What Can You Do To Restore My Oral Function?
If you’d like to turn back the clock and get your strong bite back, we offer full dentures and partial dentures. We can even attach dentures to dental implants for a strong, sturdy foundation. Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll get your bite back and a beautiful smile at the same time!
Q: What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants?
When it comes to replacing teeth, dental implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth because they literally fuse with your jawbone, providing a strong foundation for dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures. They look completely natural and provide up to 90 percent of your natural chewing power.
Q: Can You Help Me Be Less Nervous About Dental Visits?
Of course! We know some people feel nervous about their dental appointments. We’ll relax you with amenities in our care rooms, including cozy blankets and TVs to entertain and distract you. In addition, you can get safe dental sedation if you need it. We use inhaled sedation, also known as laughing gas. It takes effect quickly and wears off quickly too, so you’ll even be able to drive yourself home after a dental procedure if you’d like.