Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Montpelier, VT

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Are you curious about some aspect of your dental treatment? Would you like to learn more about our dental office? Our dental patients at River Station Family Dentistry ask us a lot of questions, and we’re always ready and willing to help! To make things easier for you, we’ve gone ahead and answered some of our most frequently asked dental questions on this page. Should you have any further questions, don’t be afraid to get in touch with our dental team today! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your dental office see children?

As a family dental office, we’re always happy to set younger smiles on the path toward a lifetime of great oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that you begin taking your child to six-month dental checkups once they turn one year old, or when their first tooth comes in. Our dental office offers many children’s dentistry services designed to keep their growing smiles healthy, including dental sealants and athletic mouthguards.

Do I need a dental checkup if my teeth feel fine?

It’s important to take a proactive approach to your oral health because by the time you notice a problem with your teeth or gums, it has probably progressed to the point where treating it won’t be easy. By visiting us every six months, our dentists can catch issues early, ensuring your smile remains healthy and confident.

Can you fix my broken tooth?

A broken, worn-down, or decayed tooth can make going through your day-to-day life difficult. Luckily, our dental office can restore your smile and oral function with a protective, tooth-shaped cap called a dental crown. We offer traditional gold crowns as well as those made from natural-looking materials. No matter what, we only partner with labs right here in Vermont, which benefits you and the environment.

How should I replace my missing teeth?

There are multiple options available for tooth replacement depending on your specific needs, but we usually recommend dental implants. This solution replaces the roots of the teeth with titanium posts that can support any number of prosthetic teeth. Not only do dental implants look and feel more realistic than other treatments, but they’re also capable of lasting several times longer.

What should I do in a dental emergency?

As hard as it may be, try your best to stay calm. Take a deep breath and call our dental office. We’re well-equipped to handle dental emergencies, and when you call us, we’ll do everything we can to get you seen and treated that very same day. If for some reason we can’t, then we’ll still give you tips over the phone for managing your discomfort until your appointment.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes, we accept and maximize benefits for all PPO dental insurance plans. Even though we aren’t in-network with any providers, we’re more than happy to file claims for our patients so that you save as much as possible on your dental care.