Dental Center of Florence
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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At Dental Center of Florence, we are always eager to hear from our patients and answer all their questions. 

Please see the most frequently asked questions below. If you're question is not addressed here, or if you would like more information, contact a member of our dental team today. 

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At Dental Center of Florence, our dentists want you to get the treatment you need, which is why your Florence dentist accepts most major insurance plans, excluding Medicaid and Medicare.

Our team also works hard to help you make the most of your dental benefits to get the services you need.

For those patients who don’t have dental insurance, we offer Dental Membership Plan through Dental HQ, our exclusive yearly or monthly membership plan. This plan helps you get the services you need most—preventive dentistry—but it also provides discounts for several advanced dental options.

Additionally, we accept CareCredit. This is a healthcare credit card that you apply for online. It offers interest-free repayment options and easy financing for those who qualify. Typically, decisions come back within a few minutes. A member of our team can help you apply.

Aside from insurance, our membership plan, and CareCredit, we accept a variety of payment options, including:

  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Lending Club

Your dentist in Florence wants to make it easier for you to see the dentist and receive treatment “all in a day” as well, which is why we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types.

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If you would like to schedule an exam, contact our dental office today.

Your dentist in Florence never wants anxiety to keep you from getting the dental care you need. This is why we offer three levels of sedation to help see you through your anxiety.

Our dentists and the team are very gentle, but we understand that anxiety can keep people from getting the care they need.

Our sedation dentistry options in Florence include:

  • Nitrous oxide—a relaxation gas that wears off immediately following nasal mask removal. You can drive yourself to and from your appointment.
  • Oral conscious sedation—a pill taken a few hours before your dental visit. This pill means you can follow commands, but you may not remember your procedure. You will need a ride to and from your appointment.
  • IV sedation—medication delivered through an IV. You will sleep through your treatment and will need someone to drive you home from your appointment. We recommend not making any life decisions on the day of IV sedation.

Your dentist can discuss the best sedation option with you to help you feel relaxed and comfortable in our dental office.

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If you have any questions about sedation dentistry in Florence, we are here to chat with you.

If you’ve never had a denture or partial before, it may feel awkward until you become accustomed to it. It will take time to adjust to your new prosthetic. Your muscles will have to retrain themselves to talk and eat. Additionally, your bite may feel different. Your prosthetic may feel too large initially, and some patients say they feel as if their lips are being “pushed forward” as well. These are all very common things your Florence dentist hears every day from our patients, so don’t worry.

You may also have some discomfort until your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures. This is a normal part of the healing process, and our dentists can address any problem areas that persist during your adjustment appointments.

Realistic expectations as a new denture or partial wearer are essential. It will take time, patience, and regular visits to the Dental Center of Florence to be a successful denture wearer. If all the necessary steps are followed, the transition will go as smoothly as possible. Our Dental Center of Florence team strives to address any concerns you may have during the adjustment process.

Contact Us for Same-Day Dentures in Florence

Same-day dentures are part of our commitment to "it's ALL in a day" dentistry. Get in touch with a team member to schedule your consultation. 

At Dental Center of Florence, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to help you reach your smile goals.

Cosmetic dentistry in Florence starts with a consultation in our dental office. Your dentist wants to know what you’re looking for in a new smile. We will also examine your teeth and gums, take x-rays if needed, and your dentist will decide if the treatment you’ve chosen is right for you and if it will give you the smile you’ve been looking for.

Our cosmetic dentistry options include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored restorations and bonding
  • Veneers
  • Invisalign

We also offer tooth replacement options to restore your smile when teeth are missing. This includes dental implants, dental bridges, and same-day dentures. We also offer implant-supported prosthetics.

Implant-supported prosthetics means we can complete your smile—even if you have full tooth loss—with dental implants fixed to an entire arch or restoring teeth. Typically, four to six implants are strong enough to secure your new smile.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Cosmetic Dentist in Florence

Whether you’re looking for a smile makeover or simple teeth whitening, contact a member of our team to start the process.

We can’t wait to help you achieve your smile goals!

When teeth are missing, specifically tooth roots, your jawbone deteriorates and shrinks over time. This means that dentures can fit snuggly for the first years, but they will need replacement in the future.

How long your denture fits depend on changes to your jawbone and the wear associated with chewing and speaking.

During the first years, your dentist may suggest a reline, which means adding material or relining to restore the snug fit. Using denture adhesives for added support is also a good option.

Our same-day dentures at Dental Center of Florence are built to last, to restore your smile, and to function predictably. However, you will need to replace your denture eventually.

Additionally, if you notice cracks or damage to your denture, it’s essential to contact our dental office. Bacteria can collect in these cracks and leave you vulnerable to infections and even gum disease.

It’s also important to remember that replacement teeth do not protect you from gum disease. Even if you wear dentures, it is still important to visit your Florence dentist regularly.

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If you’re considering dentures in Florence, we offer same-day dentures.

We proudly serve patients in Florence, the surrounding suburbs, parts of Ohio, and sections of Indiana. We are the go-to dentist in the tri-state area for dentures in a day.

General Dentistry

At Dental Center of Florence, we treat patients of all ages, including children.

For very young children, appointments are designed to acclimate them to the dental setting. We believe that instilling positive associations with the dentist at an early age is crucial to the long-term oral health of every child. In other words, we want your child to enjoy coming to the dentist.

Early appointments consist of tooth counting, and your dentist will make sure your child’s teeth are coming in correctly as well.

Our dentistry evolves as your child grows. Before you know it, early exams give way to digital x-rays and teeth cleanings. We have found that by acclimating children early, they take new dental treatments in stride.

Children’s dentistry in Florence includes:

  • Comprehensive exams
  • Periodic x-rays
  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Invisalign for older teens

At Dental Center of Florence, we enjoy treating children and are always eager to welcome individuals and families into our dental practice.

Our team is excellent with children, and we love watching them grow up right here in our Florence dental office.

Schedule Your Child’s Next Dental Exam with Us

We are here to help your child learn about his or her smile and enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth.

Root Canal Treatment

If you have a root infection or tooth trauma, you need a root canal to save your tooth and restore better oral health. Without a root canal, the situation can cost you your tooth.

At the Dental Center of Florence, your dentist uses rotary endodontics, which means a modern, precise, and easier root canal therapy. If you have had a root canal in the past, you may be surprised by the rotary endodontics difference.

A root canal treatment in Florence is a simple and straightforward procedure despite the myths. Your dentist numbs the area and gently extracts the infected root and pulp of your tooth. We seal the tooth with a temporary healing filling, and we later close with a permanent filling or a dental crown.

You can lower your risks for root infection by visiting your dentist in Florence at least twice per year and brushing and flossing regularly at home.

You should also wear protective face and mouthguards when playing sports. And a nightguard is essential if you grind and clench your teeth.

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Signs of root infection include a blister on the gum, tooth pain, and jaw swelling. If you have any of these symptoms, contact our dental office as soon as possible.

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