Frequently Asked Dental Questions Arlington Heights

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At Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence, our team believes strongly in patient education. If you ever have a questions or concern, we’re only a phone call away! We’ve also gone ahead and answered a few of the questions we hear most often below for added convenience.

How often should I visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association and our team recommend patients visit us at least two times each year. These checkups and teeth cleanings allow us to diagnose and treat oral health concerns in the earliest stages and help patients maintain healthy smiles for life.

What’s a crown and bridge?

A crown and bridge, sometimes referred to simply as a bridge or fixed bridge, is a semi-permanent tooth replacement option for patients missing one to three consecutive teeth. Replacement teeth are attached to dental crowns that are fitted over surrounding healthy teeth, offering supportive, comfortable dental restoration.

Should I choose a denture or dental implants?

There’s no right answer to this question. Traditional and implant-supported tooth replacement options both have advantages and disadvantages. Schedule a tooth replacement consultation with our team, and we’ll help you explore all your options and make the decision that’s right for you.

Am I too old to straighten my teeth?

Never, but if you’re worried about how you’ll look with a mouth full of metal, we offer orthodontic correct with Invisalign clear braces. In about a year, you can subtly transform your smile using this clear, plastic alignment tray orthodontic system.

Does teeth whitening work?

Over the counter teeth whitening products are typically unable to produce the results they promise, but our professional teeth whitening systems offer predictable results, brightening smiles up to ten shades!

Do you take my insurance?

Absolutely. We’re happy to process and file claims with any insurance provider in order to help our patients maximize their coverage.

What if I don’t have insurance?

No problem. We offer in-office coverage for patients starting at just $325 annually. These plans cover most preventive services and provide discounts for cosmetic and restorative care.