Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Sugar Land, TX

Answering All of Your Dental Questions

Do you have questions about any of the services that we offer? Would you like to know whether dental insurance will cover the cost of a treatment? Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients for your convenience. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, please reach out to our team directly so we can get you the answers you need to make the best decisions for your smile.

Is Invisalign better than traditional braces?

This really depends on your unique situation. Invisalign aligners can address a wide array of orthodontic issues ranging from mild to moderate, including gapped teeth, crowding, and even bite misalignment. However, this treatment may not be the best option for patients who have more serious orthodontic problems. We’ll conduct an examination of your mouth and walk you through all of the options that we believe would be best for your case and answer any questions you may have. Whatever the case is, we offer a variety of solutions for orthodontic issues, including traditional braces, Invisalign, and Fastbraces.

Will dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

Unfortunately, many dental insurance companies view dental implants as a “cosmetic” treatment instead of a necessary restorative one. Because of this, it’s rarely the case that plans cover the entire process. However, we have seen some plans cover portions of the treatment, like the restorations themselves. The best way to learn whether your specific plan will extend benefits is to contact them directly.

How often do I need to replace my toothbrush?

It’s recommended that you replace the head of your toothbrush or your entire toothbrush once every three months, whenever you notice the bristles beginning to fray, or after you’ve gotten sick. This will prevent harmful bacteria from building up on the head of your toothbrush.

What qualities should I look for in a good cosmetic dentist?

It’s true that any general dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist, but to separate the minor leagues from the pros, it’s a good idea to examine their biographies and smile gallery. Dr. Neetu Chandra is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has completed countless hours of advanced education to sharpen and master cosmetic dentistry skills. If you’d like to view some of the phenomenal results that she has been able to achieve, please visit our smile gallery!

How often do I need to visit the dentist’s office?

The American Dental Association, as well as our team at My Smyle Dental recommends visiting the dentist bi-annually, or once every six months for a checkup and cleaning. These visits are crucial in maintaining a healthy smile and preventing serious issues, like tooth loss.

Do you see children?

Yes! We are happy to see children and teens.

Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic services?

Most dental insurance plans don’t cover cosmetic services because they aren’t seen as necessary to maintaining good oral health. To make your treatments more affordable and easier to navigate, we offer additional, flexible financing through CareCredit and Lending Club, though.