Questions and answers
Please find below a few answers to questions we get asked on a regular basis. I hope you find them helpful, but we always welcome new questions. Please feel free to get in touch or fill out the form if there is still something that is unclear.
What services do you provide?
We always welcome a call or to set up a consultation to go over our full list of services, but a partial list can be found on our Dental Services Page
Can I make an appointment by e-mail?
We encourage you to make your appointment by telephone, but you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our contact page.
What if I have a dental emergency?
Call us immediately at 650-327-7101. We will do our best to schedule you promptly. You should dial 9-1-1 for a serious or life-threatening emergency
What insurance do you accept?
We are a Delta Premiere Provider and accept most PPO dental plans.
When should I bring my child to the dentist?
Good dental practices should become a part of your child’s daily routine. We suggest you start your child’s first dental visits around age 3. Our friendly team takes extra care to explain procedures to young patients and makes a special effort to keep them relaxed and comfortable. We have particular experience in caring for children with behavioral or emotional problems. Children can select a special reward from our treasure chest at the end of their visit.
My teeth are discolored. How can I make them whiter?
There are two major types of bleaching agents: Bleaching Splint treatments that you do at home with trays and whitening gel provided. The take-home trays with gels are considered the most effective. We also offer in Office Whitening. Please call for more information
Do I need a crown after a root canal?
Not always; it depends on the location. Most molars and premolars will need a crown after the root canal treatment to protect the tooth from fracturing. Most front teeth do not need crowns after root canal treatment but may be better off with a veneer.
Can implants replace my dentures?
While many people wear dentures without discomfort, implants are the preferred treatment for replacing lost teeth. Implants are often the best long term option.
When or why do my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
If there is not enough room we suggest they come out or if you are unable to keep them clean.