Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Kerrville, TX
on Your Dental Care
Has it been a long time since your last dental visit? Not sure which treatment is right for you? Our team cares deeply about educating patients as well as helping them take care of their oral health. Over the many years Dr. Butler has been practicing, he’s received many questions from members of the community. Below, you can find answers to the frequently asked dental questions as well as our detailed answers, so you can make an educated decision for your future dental care.
How often should I be scheduling dental exams and cleanings?
We recommend visiting our dental office once every six months for a cleaning and exam. This gives you a chance to confirm if any underlying problems are present as well as make sure that your at-home care is doing enough to prevent plaque development. During these appointments, we also screen for oral cancer, which dentists are in a very unique position to catch sooner than other medical practitioners.
Can you replace missing teeth?
There are many solutions available for replacing any missing teeth. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or a full arch, Dr. Butler can get it done entirely in his dental office! Traditionally, teeth are replaced with dental bridges, but dental implants can take the tooth replacement process even further. His dental office’s technology and his decades of experience prove his ability to successfully place implants as well as perform full mouth reconstructions if needed.
How can you improve my smile’s appearance?
One of the easiest and most effective solutions for covering cracks, chips, stains, gaps, and other imperfections in teeth is through porcelain veneers. Our veneers are made from high-quality, durable ceramics. However, you can also enhance your smile through take-home whitening kits to make your smile multiple shades brighter. You can even view what your smile will look like before treatment with our in-office virtual smile design software.
My jaw won’t stop hurting. Can a dentist help?
Because we have TMD diagnosis and treatment at our dental office, you don’t have to find a specialist at another location nor settle for your chronic jaw pain. In the event that you’re suffering from chronic teeth grinding and clenching, we can create a custom-made nightguard to prevent damaged and stress to your enamel and jaw. If needed, we can instead make adjustments to your tooth enamel to make the bite more even or create an oral splint to reduce jaw stress.
Are you accepting new patients?
Absolutely! We are happy to accept new patients at this time and look forward to getting to know you and your family in the near future. We are happy to have patients of all ages and work with you to create a treatment plan that fits into your current finances.
Do you have alternatives to dentures?
As an expert in full mouth reconstructions, Dr. Butler is no stranger to alternatives for dentures. One of the best methods is All-on-4 treatment, also known as Teeth in a Day. Not only does this option only utilize four dental implants, but it allows you to leave the dental office with a full arch tooth replacement the same day as your surgery!