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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for Dr. Tindal? Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions we receive every day, ranging from “Is it time for my next checkup?” to “How should I replace my missing teeth?” If you have a question that we haven’t covered here, be sure to give us a call and ask! We’re always ready to talk to you and make sure you understand all of your dental options.

What is a prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a specialty discipline within dentistry that focuses on the repair and replacement of damaged and missing teeth using strong, durable, and lifelike restorations. In order to become a prosthodontist, Dr. Tindal had to complete 3 additional years of intense training after graduating from dental school. This gives him a level of high knowledge and expertise, enabling him to handle very complex cases and deliver a higher level of clinical care.

How often should I get a checkup and cleaning?

This answer will differ from patient to patient depending on their particular needs, but for the average healthy person, Dr. Tindal would recommend that they receive at least two checkups and cleanings each year. These services, along with a consistent home oral hygiene routine, offer the most effective and conservative way to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease long-term.

How should I replace my missing teeth?

While we offer multiple options that can help with any degree of tooth loss, for most people, we would highly recommend dental implants. Compared to every other replacement option, they offer the most natural-looking and durable result. Plus, Dr. Tindal is a specialist at placing and restoring implants, ensuring patients receive beautiful restorations that can easily last a lifetime.

Can you help with my ill-fitting denture?

Yes! If you have a denture that is constantly popping, clicking, or moving around in your mouth, we can help stabilize it using dental implants. Implant-retained dentures are attached directly to the jawbone using prosthetic tooth roots to deliver the most secure fit possible. We can upgrade traditional dentures to fit over implants or provide you with a completely new prosthetic.

Can I finance my dental care?

Yes, you can qualify for a low-to-no interest payment plan through CareCredit or Green Sky Financing. They are a third-party financier that has already helped many of our patients more easily afford their care. To explore your options and find a plan that works for your budget, you can click on the CareCredit button on our New Patients page.

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