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What Should You Expect From Your First Dental Appointment?

Our friendly and welcoming staff ensures that your first dental visit at Sparkle Family Dentistry is comfortable and relaxing. You will complete forms detailing your dental health history during your first visit. Our dentist will then comprehensively examine your mouth, teeth, and gums, discuss your concerns and recommend necessary treatments.

How Should I Handle A Dental Emergency?

In a dental emergency, you should remain calm and try to contact Sparkle Family Dentistry as soon as possible. We can schedule an emergency appointment and offer instructions for temporary relief. In addition, our dental clinic is open on Saturdays to help you during weekend dental emergencies.

How Experienced Are Your Dentists?

Our dentists at Sparkle Family Dentistry have over 20 years of experience offering dental care to patients of all ages. From innovative procedures like dental implants and bone grafts to routine dental exams and cleanings, our experienced dentists can help you achieve a bright, healthy, and happy smile.

What Types Of Dental Procedures Do You Specialize In?

Dr. Reza, Dr. Sahar and the dental team specialize in general, restorative, Implants and cosmetic dentistry procedures. You can expect world-class treatment whether you need routine dental procedures like cleanings, dental exams, extraction, crowns, and bridges or highly sophisticated procedures like dental laminates, implants and bone augmentation, gum surgeries, orthodontic and root canal treatments. Our dental care team works hard to give you the care you deserve.

What Payment Methods And Insurance Do You Accept?

We accept most major PPO insurances to make dental care manageable, accessible, and affordable for our patients. If you need assistance paying out-of-pocket expenses, we also have financing plans, including CreditCare®. You can also pay using an Alphaeon Credit card and convert your treatment costs into monthly payments to make it even more affordable.

Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic teeth with a titanium post and porcelain crown, surgically implanted into your jawbone. The titanium post acts as an artificial root and anchors the prosthesis to your jawbone. Once the post integrates with the bone, a porcelain crown is screwed on top that matches to color and texture of your teeth.

What Is The Timeline Of Getting Dental Implants?

The initial placement of the implant takes about 1-3 hours, depending on the number of implants and their location. After that, it might take several months for the implant to heal and fuse with your jawbone, after which the final crown placement and the procedure are complete.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants from Sparkle Family Dentistry can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. However, the success and longevity of implants depend on factors such as oral hygiene, lifestyle habits, and overall health. Regular dental checkups and diligent oral care are essential for maximizing their lifespan.

Are There Any Risks Of Not Replacing Missing Teeth?

Not replacing missing teeth can lead to various risks and complications. Adjacent teeth may shift, causing misalignment. Jawbone deterioration can occur over time. Chewing and speaking abilities may be compromised. Facial aesthetics may be affected, leading to a sunken appearance. Additionally, it can impact self-confidence and overall quality of life.

What Alternatives Are Available If I'm Not A Candidate For Dental Implants?

It is still possible to replace your missing teeth and regain the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. Removable dentures offer a non-invasive option for replacing missing teeth. In addition, dental bridges can be used to span the gap between teeth. Our dentists can help you find alternate treatments during your initial consultation.

Invisalign

What Are Invisalign® or Spark Invisible Aligners, And How Do They Work?

Invisalign® and Spark are modern orthodontic appliance that uses a series of transparent, custom-made plastic aligners to straighten your misaligned teeth. They work by applying gentle but constant pressure to teeth to push them to their correct position. You will wear a series of aligners, changing them every few weeks to get the desired effect.

Can Invisalign Fix Overbites, Underbites, And Crossbites?

Invisalign is a comfortable and discreet alternative to traditional metal wire braces to correct orthodontic issues like overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, the suitability of Invisalign for these conditions depends on their severity. For instance, Invisalign can address mild to moderate bite issues, but more severe or complex cases may require alternative orthodontic treatments.

How Frequently Should I Visit The Dentist During Invisalign and Spark Treatments?

During your Invisalign treatment, you must visit Sparkle Family Dentistry every 4-6 weeks. These checkups ensure that your teeth are shifting correctly and allow for any necessary modifications to the treatment, maximizing the effectiveness of Invisalign. Skipping these appointments can delay the results, requiring longer treatment time.

Are There Any Age Restrictions For Invisalign and Spark Treatments?

No age restrictions exist for Invisalign and Spark treatments, and teens and adults can straighten their teeth using it. However, you should note that the suitability of Invisalign may vary depending on the specific orthodontic needs. A consultation with Dr. Sahar and our orthodontist can help you decide whether Invisalign or Sparkare right.

What Happens After Invisalign Treatment Is Complete?

Once your teeth reach the ideal alignment after Invisalign treatment, our dentist might recommend wearing a retainer to prevent teeth from shifting again. You should also continue getting regular checkups and cleanings at Sparkle Family Dentistry and follow good oral hygiene for a beautifully aligned and symmetric smile.

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