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Your Dental Questions: Answered
The Dental Image FAQ Page

The following questions are some of the ones we hear the most from our patients. If you have a question that’s not on this list, please feel free to reach out to us directly.

Can my teenager get Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great option for both adults and teenagers. In fact, Invisalign has a product created specifically for teenagers – Invisalign Teen. If your teenager needs to have crooked teeth or other dental flaws corrected, call our office and schedule an appointment to discuss Invisalign Teen.

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Why should I consider dental implants?

Dental implants have several advantages over other tooth replacement options:

  • Dental implants appear the most realistic and natural.
  • The actual implant piece of the dental implant is made of titanium, a biocompatible metal.
  • Dental implants are the most secure and stable.
  • Dental implants prevent bone loss, keeping your jaw tissue healthy and preventing changes in the shape of your face.
  • With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Are you a family practice?

Absolutely! We welcome all ages in our office! We are happy to discuss your scheduling needs, so just give us a call and speak with our friendly front desk staff to set up an appointment for anyone in your family.

Why would I need a root canal?

When the interior of your tooth is infected, it can cause a lot of pain and is likely to damage the nerve. If left untreated, the infection could spread to other teeth. Root canal therapy removes the infection and relieves the pain, restoring the tooth and allowing us to save it.

Will my crown or bridge be visible?

Only to your dentist! Modern dental materials and technology have dramatically improved the appearance of dental crowns and bridges. The porcelain used in today’s crowns and bridges can be color-matched to blend perfectly with the shade of your natural teeth. With proper placement, your dental crowns and bridges should be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

What periodontal (gum disease) treatments are available?

The appropriate treatment for your gum disease will vary depending on how far your disease has progressed and any contributing factors such as hygiene and other health conditions.

We will discuss your situation with you and recommend the treatment that we believe will be the most appropriate for your unique needs. Some of the treatments recommended for gum disease include:

  • An increased dedication to excellent oral hygiene
  • Antimicrobial rinses and other products
  • An antibiotic medication that is placed in the gum pockets
  • Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing)
  • Laser therapy
  • Gum surgery
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10705 Randolph St., Crown Point, IN 46307

Our smile specialists are ready to make sure your smile is as healthy as possible. We offer treatments to meet your every dental need and customized plans tailored to your smile. At Dental Image, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, happy smile. Make an appointment today and let us help you find yours.