Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about your upcoming visit? Hillcrest Dental can help! Our friendly team is always happy to discuss your questions, needs, and concerns.
Do dental implants hurt?
You will require a minor surgical procedure to place the implants in your jaw. Following your procedure, it’s normal to experience some pain and swelling while your mouth heals. Our team will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions and prescribed pain relievers (as needed) to help you manage any discomfort you may experience.
How long do dentures last?
The average lifespan of complete dentures is 5-10 years, while partial dentures can last up to 15. Over time, you will need to have your dentures relined to ensure optimal fit and function, and your dentures will eventually need to be replaced. Be sure to schedule regular checkups with our office to assess the condition of your dentures and help keep you smiling for many years to come.
Do you offer same-day appointments?
Yes, we do! Our team is dedicated to providing you with prompt, professional dental care when you need us the most. We are proud to serve your family’s dental needs and will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible.
How long is a root canal procedure?
The length of your procedure will depend on your unique case, such as the position of your tooth and the condition of the tooth receiving treatment. Our dentist will explain what to expect during your root canal before your procedure.
How much do extractions cost?
The full cost of your extraction will depend on your unique circumstances and treatment needs. Our team will discuss all costs during your initial consultation and answer any questions you may have about insurance coverage and payment options.
What happens if I don’t get a dental implant?
Failing to replace your missing tooth can lead to jawbone tissue loss, which can impact the natural look of your face. It can also cause the surrounding teeth to become damaged or move out of alignment. As time passes, you will increase your risk of the teeth shifting so much that there is no longer room to place the implant. It is important to maintain optimal oral health and support your jawbone by replacing your missing teeth as soon as possible.