Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Lancaster, PA

Answering Your Questions

Want to learn more about the dental services we offer? Unsure if a particular dentistry treatment is right for you? Don’t know if a referral is necessary for dental implant placement? These are just some of the questions we receive from our dental patients regularly, and we want to make it easy to find the answers. Below, you’ll discover various answers we’ve provided for some of the most frequently asked dental questions. Please call our dental office if you do not see yours listed and would like to learn more.

How often should I see a dentist?

It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months. These twice-yearly appointments help catch problems early on and minimize your risk for more serious dental issues in the future. At Dentistry for Life, we believe in the importance of preventive care, which is why we offer so many unique services to reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other potentially harmful conditions.

Why should I choose a CEREC dental crown?

CEREC same-day crowns are unlike any other restoration. Using advanced software that captures digital images of your smile, we can quickly make adjustments and fabricate your new and improved tooth in-house. This not only cuts down on the number of dental office visits but also eliminates the need for temporaries. You can also expect the same level of durability and functionality while also enjoying a natural-looking restoration that blends in beautifully with your smile.

Will I need a referral for dental implant placement?

No, this is why visiting Dentistry for Life is convenient for most people suffering from tooth loss. Because we provide the complete start-to-finish treatment in-house, we can remain by your side throughout the entire process, making it easier to answer your questions, address your concerns, and ensure optimal results during every stage.

Do you offer sedation dentistry?

Yes! We are pleased to offer sedation dentistry to individuals who are fearful of visiting the dental office. This form of treatment is equally as beneficial for those who suffer sensitive gag reflexes, have difficulty sitting for prolonged periods, as well as individuals who’ve had dental trauma at another dental office. Our team will discuss your medical history to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.

What steps should I take if I experience a dental emergency?

The first and most important step is to call our dental office and alert our team to your situation. After explaining what happened and the symptoms you’re experiencing, we’ll determine if you need a same-day appointment. No matter the decision, we’ll provide first aid tips you can use at home in the meantime to mitigate the pain and discomfort.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

We are a fee-for-service dental office, so we are not in-network with any particular dental insurance company. However, we will be happy to file your claim and help you get the maximum reimbursement. Just ask a member of our team how we can help you navigate the financial side of dentistry.