This is where we try to answer the most FAQ that prospective patients might have for Promenade Dental Care.
What Is the Best Way to Schedule an Appointment?
We offer three ways to schedule an appointment. The best way is to schedule online by clicking here. The second best way is to call 404.607.6960. If you are looking for a new patient exam or a general hygiene appointment, online is best. If you have seen the Doctor and are looking to have restorative work or a surgical procedure, please call us at 404.607.6960 to schedule an appointment. You may also send us an email to schedule an appointment.
What Insurance Works Best at Promenade?
The best insurance is a PPO insurance plan, which allows the patient to choose their own provider. However, we will do our best to work with any insurance and make the most out of your plan. It is our goal that you will not have to pay anything out-of-pocket for most procedures. Schedule online here!
How Long Will My Appointment Take?
This depends on the procedures performed at the appointment. Our goal is to get all hygiene and new patient appointments in and out within an hour. Restorative and surgical appointments vary, we will always attempt to open the conversation to increase your understanding of timeliness when scheduling. Rest assured that we promote quality over quantity, we will not rush you or compromise the quality of our services for any circumstance.
When Is Your Earliest Appointment?
We offer appointments from 7am to 6:30pm. Click here to find a time that works best for you.
How Can I Reschedule an Appointment?
Please call 404.607.6960.
Do You Provide Same Day Treatment?
Under certain circumstances we do perform same day treatment. If we are unable to provide same day treatment for any reason, we will certainly be able to offer you a scheduled appointment within the near future.
Do You Take Emergencies?
Absolutely. We are able to see an emergency as early as 7am and as late as 6:30pm.
What's the Best Way to Take Care of My Teeth at Home?
Thorough brushing and flossing before long periods of sleep is the best way to prevent dental problems. Most of us have this opportunity at night before bed. Just be sure to brush your teeth again in the morning.
What are the Best Ways to Replace Teeth?
There are three good options for replacing teeth: implants, bridges and dentures.
A dental implant is a titanium screw placed in the jaw bone that allows for an artificial tooth (crowns, bridges or dentures) to be joined to it. The American Dental Association recommends an implant as the standard of care to replace missing teeth. Implants look and feel like natural teeth, and are one of the most successful procedures we do in dentistry. Not everyone is able to receive dental implants, though. A lot can depend on a patient's medical history or how much bond is available to hold the implant. Your dentist can talk about your treatment options with you.
A bridge is a fixture placed over a gap to join two unconnected objects. A dental bridge is just like that. We put a replacement tooth in the place of your missing tooth and join it to two crowns on either side. A bridge might be a great option for you if the teeth on either side of the space in your mouth need crowns, too. But if those teeth are healthy, then you might consider other treatment options. After all, it's always better to leave a healthy tooth alone. Be aware that there are limits to the size of a bridge. If you're missing six teeth in a row, a bridge isn't a good option for you because it won't have enough support midway. Just like a bridge you might drive over, the best dental bridge is supported at multiple points underneath it.
Dentures can be used to replace some or even all of your missing teeth. They look like real teeth and you can use them like real teeth. But the catch is they're removable. You take your dentures out at night to let your gums rest, just like you take your shoes off at night to let your feet rest. Dentures have come a long way over the years. It used to take multiple dentist appointments - sometimes more than five - to get patients fit with them. But now, thanks to new digital technologies, we can get the same results in fewer visits. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dentures will probably give you the biggest bang for your buck. A well-made denture can last a long time, and can even be refit to any changes your mouth might undergo. For example, if you lose another tooth, a new denture tooth can be added to your existing denture as a quick fix.
How Do I Whiten My Teeth?
We have three recommendations. The quickest way is through in-office bleaching which typically takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. The most economical way, which does require effort from the patient, is take-home whitening trays. Using these trays at home with consistency will give better long term results. The absolute best way is combining in-office bleaching and in-home trays. By doing this, you will see immediate results after leaving the dentist office and you will have the ability to maintain or increase teeth whitening at your leisure with the at home trays.
What is a Veneer?
A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth. Veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile and/or protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
Will There Be Any Pain During the Appointment or After?
Only a dental practitioner can tell you if you will experience discomfort. This will depend on the service performed. However, first time Promenade Dental patients should expect a discomfort free experience.