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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Chaska, MN

Get Answers to All of Your Dental-Related Questions

Do you have questions about children’s dental health, insurance coverage, or maintaining great oral hygiene with a thorough at-home routine? We’ve got all of the answers you need! Below, we’ve listed some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients. If you don’t see the answers you need, feel free to call our office and ask one of our friendly dental staff members.

Do you see the whole family?

Yes! At White Oak Dental, our team is proud to offer a wide range of services that benefit all ages, from gentle children’s dentistry for your youngest loved ones to advanced reconstructive solutions for grandparents in need. We work hard to ensure that everyone’s experiences are positive, fulfilling, and carefully personalized to meet their unique needs.

Will my dental restorations look unnatural?

Dr. Mark Stapleton works to create the best results possible for his patients, and that promise includes providing high-quality ceramic materials for dental work that both feel and look fully natural. Several excellent brands are available for patients who want to make their smile’s appearance a top priority, including E-max, Empress, and translucent Zirconia. In addition to seamlessly blending in with the shade and color of your original teeth, these new dental crowns and other restorations will be strong, comfortable, and built to last. There is no need to use unsightly metal-supported restorations that can cause areas by the gum to look gray.

I’m experiencing a lot of pain in my face and my jaw. Can you help?

That kind of localized discomfort is often caused by TMJ disorder, which involves dysfunction of the temporomandibular jaw joints and related muscles. Don’t hesitate to contact White Oak Dental to schedule a consultation. During your visit, Dr. Stapleton will thoroughly review your condition and help determine the source of your troubling symptoms. If he concludes that TMJ disorder is the culprit, treatment options are available to help relieve your pain and restore harmony to your smile, including occlusal (bite) adjustment and oral appliance therapy.

What’s the best option for replacing missing teeth?

Dental implants are widely considered the reconstructive solution that can provide the strongest results for patients in need. Unlike more traditional options, they’re designed to replicate the tooth’s entire natural structure, which results in higher aesthetic quality and increased function and durability.

However, it’s important to remember that there is no singular “best” option for every single patient who’s struggling with tooth loss. That’s why Dr. Stapleton would like to see you for an in-depth consultation before any decisions about treatments are made. After hearing your story and learning everything he can about your current oral health, he can make a recommendation that takes your budget, level of time commitment, and personal goals into account.

How can I improve the way my smile looks?

In today’s world, it’s not enough to achieve and maintain excellent oral health – you also deserve to feel good about the teeth you’re showing off to the world around you. That’s why Dr. Stapleton offers several cosmetic dentistry services that can help patients overcome noticeable staining, structural cracks, gaps between teeth, and much more in seamless, lasting ways. Our Chaska, MN team will work with you closely in order to devise the perfect plan of action that addresses your needs effectively and leaves you ready to smile with pride. After your examination, we may recommend metal-free restorative work, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or other high quality options.

Do I need to be worried about radiation when having my dental X-rays taken?

Not with the help of our advanced technology. At White Oak Dental, we rely on a state-of-the-art digital system to capture highly detailed X-rays of your oral structures in a matter of seconds for easy viewing. Better yet, the amount of necessary radiation is reduced significantly by up to 90%, which makes them much safer for you and your family.

Do you take my insurance?

We are in-network providers for several major insurance plans, and affordable financing is available as well for patients who don’t currently have dental insurance or who would like to pursue services that don’t fall under their current coverage. To learn more, visit our new patient page.