Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Brookfield, WI

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Every single day, new and existing dental patients have queries about the dentistry services we offer, so we thought we’d make it easier for you by providing the answers to some of our most frequently asked dental questions on this page. If you still have questions or concerns after reading the information below, you’re always welcome to call us and ask! Our dental team at Bright Smiles Dentistry is always ready to provide you with the knowledge you need to take great care of your smile.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Our dentists wholeheartedly agree with the American Dental Association’s recommendation that everyone attend two routine checkups each year even if their teeth and gums feel perfectly fine. Most oral health problems don’t present obvious symptoms right away, but they can cause serious damage if they’re ignored. By visiting us on a regular basis, we can treat small issues early on and keep your teeth in better shape in the long run.

Do you accept dental emergencies?

Yes! If you’re dealing with a severe toothache, an oral injury, or some other dental problem that needs urgent care, please call Bright Smiles Dentistry right away. We’ll schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible, usually later that very same day, so that we can get you out of pain and back to smiling!

Can you replace my missing teeth?

Absolutely! Even one missing tooth can have disastrous consequences on your oral health, so we suggest replacing it as soon as possible. To that end, we offer multiple tooth replacement options, such as dentures and dental bridges. However, if you’re looking for a permanent solution that looks and feels truly natural, we typically recommend dental implants. By replacing the whole tooth from the root through the crown, they make chewing effortless and can last for upwards of 30 years. Plus, our dentists can place dental implants in-house, unlike many general dentists.

Is there a way I can straighten my teeth without wearing metal braces?

Bracket-and-wire braces stand out in your smile and can be cumbersome to maintain, but luckily, we offer Invisalign clear braces as a more convenient alternative. With these transparent plastic trays, your teeth will slowly shift into more uniform positions, all while being practically unnoticeable. You can also remove the aligners at any time, so your diet and oral care routine won’t have to change.

Do you treat children?

We’re happy to see patients of all ages, including the youngest members of your family. We offer a number of services aimed at helping children’s smiles grow up in healthy ways, such as dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and athletic mouthguards.

Will you take my dental insurance?

If you have dental insurance, we’ll most likely take it! We’re an in-network provider for many of the most popular PPO dental plans, and we’ll even file claims for out-of-network plans to maximize your savings.

I don’t have dental insurance. Are there other ways to save on my dental care?

Definitely! We have partnered with CareCredit, so you can sign up for one of their flexible, low- to no-interest payment plans. Additionally, we have an in-office discount plan that, in exchange for a flat fee, covers your basic care and reduces the cost of most of our other services. You can learn more about your options and find out which one is right for you by giving us a call.