Who is the dental savers plan for?

Our Dental Savers Plan is designed for individuals and families who either don't have dental insurance or are looking for an affordable alternative to traditional insurance. It's an excellent option for those seeking comprehensive dental care and substantial savings on a variety of treatments.

How much does it cost to be a member of the dental savers plan?

We offer competitive pricing for our Dental Savers Plan. Please reach out to our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to provide you with detailed information on plan pricing and benefits.

How do I sign up for the Dental Savers Plan?

Enrolling in our Dental Savers Plan is simple and hassle-free. Just contact our office, and our team will assist you with the enrollment process. We'll guide you through the steps to ensure you can start enjoying the benefits of the plan right away.

Dental Checkups

How often should I schedule dental checkups?

For most individuals, dental checkups are recommended every six months. However, your specific needs may vary, and your dentist may recommend more frequent visits if you have certain dental conditions or are at a higher risk of oral health issues.

What should I expect during a dental checkup?

During your checkup, you can expect a professional cleaning, a thorough dental exam, oral cancer screenings, and digital X-rays as needed. These components work together to ensure the health and vitality of your smile.

Do dental checkups hurt?

No, dental checkups are typically painless. The professional cleaning may involve some minor discomfort or sensitivity, especially if you have areas of tartar buildup. However, our skilled dental hygienists are gentle and ensure your comfort throughout the process.

Is dental insurance accepted for checkups?

Yes, we accept most dental insurance plans. We understand the importance of affordability in accessing dental care and work with a variety of insurance carriers to make your checkups and treatments as accessible as possible.

What if I have a dental emergency between checkups?

We offer same-day emergency visits for new patients. If you experience a dental emergency, don't hesitate to reach out to us for immediate care and relief.

Do you offer financing options for dental checkups?

Absolutely! We offer flexible payment options, including our Dental Savers Plan and CareCredit monthly financing, to ensure that you can access the dental care you need.

Are Saturday appointments available for dental checkups?

Yes, we understand the importance of convenience. We offer Saturday appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule.

Same-Day Crowns

How long does it take to get a same-day crown?

With CEREC technology, the entire process of getting a same-day crown, from digital impression to bonding, typically takes just one office visit. You can walk out with your new crown on the same day.

Is the CEREC crown as durable as traditional crowns?

Yes, CEREC crowns are known for their durability and longevity. They are made from high-quality materials and provide a long-lasting solution for dental restorations.

Are same-day crowns more expensive than traditional crowns?

While the initial cost of same-day crowns may be slightly higher, the convenience, time savings, and benefits they offer often outweigh the cost difference. Plus, you save on multiple appointments and temporary crown expenses.

Do same-day crowns look natural?

Yes, same-day crowns are designed to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural look.

Is same-day crown placement painful?

No, same-day crown placement is not painful. It is a comfortable and efficient process that eliminates the need for traditional impressions, reducing discomfort.

Are same-day crowns as durable as traditional crowns?

Yes, same-day crowns made with CEREC technology are highly durable and long-lasting. They are crafted from high-quality ceramic materials that are known for their strength and resilience.

Is the CEREC process comfortable?

Yes, the CEREC process is comfortable and efficient. It eliminates the need for messy impressions and reduces the time you spend in the dental chair.

How do I care for my same-day crown?

Caring for your same-day crown is simple. Continue to practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Additionally, attend your regular dental checkups to ensure the longevity of your crown.

Can I eat and drink normally with a same-day crown?

Yes, you can eat and drink normally with a same-day crown. These crowns are designed to function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions.


Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces?

Yes, Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces for most orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, overbites, and underbites. However, the effectiveness may vary depending on individual cases, and Dr. Paes will assess your specific needs during your consultation.

How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?

For optimal results, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Are there any food restrictions with Invisalign?

No, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign. You can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods since the aligners are removable during meals.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Invisalign treatment is generally less painful than traditional braces. While you may experience some discomfort or pressure when switching to a new set of aligners, it is usually manageable and temporary.

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Cleaning your Invisalign aligners is simple. Rinse them with lukewarm water and use a soft-bristle toothbrush to gently brush them. Avoid using hot water, as it can deform the aligners.

Can I still play sports or musical instruments with Invisalign?

Yes, you can play sports and musical instruments with Invisalign. The aligners are removable, so you can take them out during these activities.

Dental Implants

Are dental implants painful?

While there may be some discomfort during the recovery period after implant surgery, it is generally manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers. Our team will provide you with post-operative care instructions to help you stay comfortable.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The timeline for dental implant treatment can vary depending on individual needs. On average, it can take several months from the initial placement of the implant to the final restoration. However, some cases may be eligible for same-day implants or accelerated treatment options.

Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?

Most individuals with good overall health and adequate bone density can be candidates for dental implants. However, a comprehensive evaluation and consultation with our team are necessary to determine your eligibility and create a personalized treatment plan.

Is there an age limit for dental implants?

There is no specific age limit for dental implants. As long as you are in good overall health and have sufficient jawbone density, dental implants can be a suitable option, regardless of your age.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Regular dental checkups and excellent oral hygiene are essential to ensure the longevity of your implants.

How do I care for dental implants?

Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups are essential to maintain the health and longevity of your implants. Our team will provide you with specific care instructions tailored to your needs.

Can dental implants be used to replace multiple missing teeth?

Yes, dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even an entire arch of missing teeth. The versatility of dental implants makes them an excellent solution for various tooth replacement needs.


Are veneers permanent?

Veneers are a long-lasting solution but are not considered permanent. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last for many years. They may need to be replaced or updated over time.

Do veneers require special care?

Veneers do not require special care beyond regular oral hygiene practices. Brushing, flossing, and attending regular dental check-ups are essential to maintain the health and longevity of your veneers.

Are veneers suitable for everyone?

Veneers are a versatile option for many individuals; however, they may not be suitable for everyone. Dr. Paes will evaluate your oral health and discuss your goals to determine if veneers are the right choice for you.

Can veneers fix crooked teeth?

Veneers can improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth by providing a straighter and more uniform look. However, for more severe cases of misalignment, orthodontic treatment may be recommended.

Will veneers look natural?

Yes, veneers are custom-crafted to look and feel like natural teeth. They are designed to match the shade, shape, and size of your existing teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural appearance.

Can I eat normally with veneers?

Veneers are strong and durable, allowing you to enjoy a wide range of foods. However, it is essential to avoid biting into extremely hard objects or using your teeth to open packages to prevent damage.

Teeth Whitening

How long does teeth whitening last?

The longevity of teeth whitening results varies from person to person and depends on lifestyle factors such as diet and tobacco use. With proper care and maintenance, teeth whitening results can last from several months to a few years.

Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Professional teeth whitening with ZOOM is designed to minimize tooth sensitivity. However, some individuals may experience mild sensitivity during or after the treatment, which usually subsides within a few days. Using desensitizing toothpaste can help alleviate discomfort.

Can I whiten my teeth if I have dental restorations?

Teeth whitening primarily affects natural tooth enamel and may not change the color of dental restorations such as crowns or veneers. If you have dental restorations and are interested in teeth whitening, consult with Dr. Paes to determine the best approach for achieving uniform tooth color.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Professional teeth whitening is considered safe when performed by a qualified dentist or dental professional. ZOOM Whitening, in particular, has a proven track record of safety and effectiveness. It is crucial to follow your dentist's instructions and avoid over-the-counter whitening products, which may carry higher risks.

How can I maintain my teeth whitening results?

To maintain your teeth whitening results, practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Avoid or limit the consumption of foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. Routine dental check-ups and professional cleanings are also essential for long-lasting results.

Are teeth whitening results immediate?

Yes, teeth whitening with ZOOM offers immediate results. You can expect a noticeably whiter smile after just one treatment session. However, the extent of whitening may vary depending on your initial tooth color and the treatment's duration.

Can teeth whitening remove all types of stains?

Professional teeth whitening is highly effective at removing common stains caused by food, beverages, and tobacco. However, it may not eliminate certain intrinsic stains, such as those caused by medications or trauma. In such cases, alternative cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers may be recommended for optimal results.

Can I whiten my teeth at home with over-the-counter products?

While over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available, they are not as potent or as safe as professional treatments like ZOOM Whitening. Over-the-counter products may carry a higher risk of tooth sensitivity and uneven results. For the safest and most effective teeth whitening experience, consult with a qualified dentist.

Emergency Dentistry

What should I do if my child knocks out a baby tooth?

If a baby tooth is knocked out prematurely, it's essential not to try to reinsert it, as this could damage the emerging permanent tooth. Contact our office for guidance, but typically, no immediate treatment is needed for a lost baby tooth.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency outside of regular office hours?

If you experience a dental emergency outside of our regular office hours, please contact our emergency number for guidance. We are dedicated to providing you with the care you need, even during non-business hours.

Can you save a knocked-out tooth?

In many cases, a knocked-out tooth can be saved if you seek immediate care. Rinse the tooth gently with water, being careful not to remove any attached tissues. Try to place the tooth back into its socket, or if that's not possible, keep it moist by placing it in a glass of milk or between your cheek and gums. Contact our office immediately for further instructions.

How can I prevent dental emergencies?

While not all dental emergencies can be prevented, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.
  • Wear protective gear during contact sports.
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects or ice.
  • Don't use your teeth to open packages or bottles.
  • Attend regular dental check-ups to address any potential issues early.

What if I have dental anxiety or fear of treatment during a dental emergency?

We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful, and dental anxiety is common. Our team is experienced in providing care with compassion and understanding. We offer sedation dentistry options to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during treatment. Please let us know about your concerns, and we will work with you to ensure a positive experience.

Is an abscessed tooth a dental emergency?

Yes, an abscessed tooth is considered a dental emergency. Dental abscesses are painful infections that can lead to severe complications if not treated promptly. Seek immediate care if you suspect you have an abscessed tooth, as it may require drainage and antibiotic treatment.

What should I do if I experience severe tooth pain?

Severe tooth pain is often a sign of an underlying issue, such as an infection or dental injury. Contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an emergency dental exam. In the meantime, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed and avoid applying aspirin directly to the painful area, as this can cause tissue damage.

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