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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Alma, MI Dental Office

Modern dentistry has lots of options. Tooth bonding or veneers? Dental bridges or implants? A composite filling or a dental crown? All of those options mean people often have questions. Here are the more common questions we hear at our Alma, MI dental office and their answers.

Q: What Is The Difference Between Snoring And Sleep Apnea?

Everyone makes some noise during their sleep, so the occasional bout of snoring is not something to worry about. But it does become worrisome when the snoring happens almost all the time. Chronic loud snoring is a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition that can lead to hypertension, depression, and more. Thankfully, our Alma, MI dental office can help arrange an in-home sleep study and a night guard to help you sleep soundly again.

Q: How Can You Make Veneers And Crowns In Your Office?

Most dental offices need to send measurements and impressions to a lab to make dental veneers and crowns. This can add weeks to your treatment time. However, things are different at our Alma, MI dental office. We have a Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) machine that makes our veneers and crowns right here. Once we’ve taken digital measurements of your teeth, we feed the data into the CEREC machine and create your veneer or crown the same day as your appointment.

Q: At What Age Should My Child Start Seeing The Dentist

This can vary from child to child, but it’s generally recommended that your child have their first dental office visit by their first birthday. This way, Dr. McDonald can make sure that your child’s baby teeth are coming in correctly and that there are no problems with the gums.

Q: What’s The Best Way To Replace Missing Teeth?

There are several ways to replace missing teeth. If you need just a single replacement, a dental bridge is more affordable but a dental implant is more permanent. If your jawbone is too thin to hold a regular implant, we have mini dental implants that might work instead. And if you need to replace more than one tooth, our partial and full dentures can do just that. We can even secure your dentures with mini implants so they are held firmly in your mouth.

If you have any questions about our dental treatments that aren’t answered above, or to make your next appointment, call us at 989-796-4848 or fill out our online form today.

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