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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for Dr. Steven Feit? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Below, we’ve taken the time to answer some of the most common questions our team receives every day. Whether you want to know a little more about our dental office or dentistry in general, this is a great place to start! If you have a question that hasn’t been covered here, be sure to give us a call today. We’re always happy to talk to you and make sure you have all the information you need to take care of your smile.

How often should I visit the dentist?

The answer to this question can be different from patient to patient depending on their needs, but for most people, we would recommend two preventive checkups and cleanings each year. These appointments, along with a consistent oral hygiene routine at home, provide the best way to prevent many dental problems as well as catch minor ones while they are still easy to treat.

What is a prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dental specialist, one that has a particular expertise in repairing and replacing the teeth using strong, lifelike restorations. In order to become a prosthodontist, Dr. Feit completed 2 years of intense additional training after he graduated from dental school. This specialized education gives him the ability to handle much more complex cases than your average general dentist as well as provide restorations of an unmatched quality.

Is a prosthodontist better than a general dentist?

While a prosthodontist definitely has more training than your average general dentist, this doesn’t necessarily make them better for all patients. It really just depends on a patient’s needs. As a specialist Dr Feit can diagnose problems before they become a problem. Additional applied knowledge goes a long way to help you in every encounter with Dr. Feit and his skilled team. They feel the “usual and customary” is substandard. If a patient needs a few teeth repaired or replaced, then a prosthodontist is definitely the better choice, as they have much more experience and expertise performing restorative procedures and will be able to offer more options. Dr. Feit is very keyed in on your bite and jaw joint and other anatomical relationships which can predict problems down the road and he can step in sooner with simpler solutions earlier to minimize issues or problems down the road.

What is the best way to replace my missing teeth?

While this answer can be different from patient to patient, for most people looking to rebuild their smile, we would highly recommend dental implants. They are the only treatment that restores a missing tooth both above and below the gum line, delivering a result that is the next best thing to nature. Plus, they can reliably replace any number of teeth and can be trusted to last for 30 years or more.

How do dental implants compare to traditional crowns/bridges/dentures?

While regular crowns/bridges/dentures are excellent solutions in their own right, they canpale in comparison to dental implants. These traditional restorations only replace the top part of the tooth, which makes them inherently unstable and likely to break down over time in some instances such as a tooth with advanced bone loss or situated in a harsh bite relationship. Implants, on the other hand, replace both the crown and root of a tooth. This helps them look more natural, have much more stability, and ensures they’re able to function like new for decades.

Can dental implants help my dentures fit better?

Yes! With an implant-retained denture, we can secure a set of prosthetic teeth directly to the jawbone, providing a fit and security a removable denture simply can’t match. Dr. Feit can upgrade existing dentures so that they fit over implants, or he can design a completely new prosthetic set of teeth custom for you. Either way, if you’re ready to have a denture you can trust, implants can help you get one.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

We are happy to work with dental insurance plans from many different providers, and our team will even file the claim on your behalf to make sure you’re reimbursed as quickly as possible. To learn how we can use your specific plan to help you save at your next appointment, contact us today.

Is it possible to finance my dental care?

Yes! Patients can qualify for low-to-no interest payment plans through our partners at CareCredit and LendingClub. They have a variety of plans that can work with any budget, and you can even sign up for one through our website. To explore your options and find a plan, click on the buttons on our New Patients page.