Frequently Asked Dental Questions – San Antonio, TX

Helping You Take Control of Oral Health

If you want to keep your smile healthy and whole for your entire life, you need to learn as much as you can about dentistry, including the various preventive and restorative services that our dental office has to offer. You can call HIC Dental - Implant & Family Dentistry with any dental questions you have; check out the answers to some of the questions we’ve heard most often below.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

Even if your teeth seem to be in perfectly good shape, you should have them examined and cleaned at least two times a year to avoid problems. And if you currently have gum disease, we may ask you to come in more often for periodontal therapy.

How Can I Improve My Smile?

Veneers, teeth whitening, gum recontouring, and cosmetic bonding can all be used to enhance your smile by addressing specific flaws. For example, teeth whitening can be used to remove discolored spots from your enamel. Call today to schedule a consultation so that we can create a smile makeover plan just for you.

What Does It Mean If I Have Bleeding Gums?

It usually means that you have gum disease. It’s best to diagnose and treat this condition as early as you can before it leads to tooth loss or larger health problems. If you schedule an appointment, we can confirm whether you have gum disease and put together a potential treatment plan.

How Can You Replace Missing Teeth?

We place dental implants in-house, and we provide dental bridges and dentures made out of the latest tooth-colored materials. We’ll discuss your needs and help you pick the tooth replacement that’s best for your mouth and your budget.

Does It Hurt to Get a Root Canal?

The pain associated with a root canal actually comes from the infection that it’s supposed to treat. The procedure actually causes little if any discomfort because the area around the tooth in question has been numbed beforehand.

Do You See Children?

Yes, we’re more than happy to offer checkups and cleanings for children, and we provide age-appropriate treatments for keeping their smiles safe in the long term.

Do You Take My Dental Insurance?

We are in-network with many insurance plans, and you can see which providers we work with on our insurance page. If you don’t see your plan, call us with your insurance information to see what coverage is available at our dental office.