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Teeth Whitening

How long does teeth whitening last?

With take-home whitening treatment, regular use and good oral hygiene can keep your smile bright for many months at a time. Your dentist will supervise your at-home whitening treatment and determine how long and how often you should use it for optimal results.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

The total cost of your teeth whitening treatment will depend on your unique cosmetic needs. Your dentist will perform an examination of your teeth during your cosmetic consultation to determine the best way to achieve your desired results. We will provide you with a complete breakdown of all treatment costs and associated fees so you know exactly what to expect.

How long does teeth whitening take?

Patients typically see whitening in 7-10 days with maximum results after 14-24 days. Keep up with regular whitening treatment as recommended by your dentist to achieve and maintain your brightest results.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

While Opalescence products contain potassium nitrate and fluoride to prevent discomfort during whitening treatment, patients may experience some temporary gum irritation or tooth sensitivity following a whitening session. The effects are usually mild and pass quickly.

Why are my teeth yellow?

Your teeth can become dull, yellow, or gray over time due to your diet, drinking dark-colored or carbonated beverages, smoking and tobacco usage, age and family history, certain medications, and dental trauma. Professional teeth whitening treatment can remove these harsh stains from your enamel and reveal a brighter, more natural smile.


Does it hurt to get veneers?

The process of getting veneers requires some minor tooth preparation. You and your dentist will discuss if local anesthesia is needed for your comfort. However, the preparation process is generally a painless experience. It’s normal to experience some minor tenderness or sensitivity in your teeth once your veneers have been placed, but this should pass in 1-2 days.

How long do veneers last?

The lifespan of your veneers will depend on the type you choose. Our ceramic veneers are some of the most durable available, lasting up to 20 years with good at-home care.

What are veneers made out of?

While there are many different types of veneers to choose from today, Andler Dental provides our cosmetic patients with long-lasting, highly lifelike ceramic veneers.

What kinds of problems do veneers fix?

Veneers are recommended for treating a wide variety of dental flaws and imperfections, such as discoloration, worn-down enamel, chipped or broken teeth, uneven or misaligned teeth, uneven or irregularly shaped teeth, and teeth with gaps between them.

How long does it take to get veneers?

Getting your veneers typically takes 2-3 visits over 3-4 weeks. The first visit is your initial consultation and treatment planning, while the second and third visits include making and applying your final veneers.


How long does SureSmile take?

Your overall treatment time will depend on your unique needs as determined by your dentist. Some patients may begin to see results in as little as 6-8 months, while other patients require 12-24 months to achieve their desired results. Your dentist will discuss your treatment plan during your consultation, letting you know what to expect at every stage.

What are the benefits of SureSmile?

When your teeth are out of alignment or if your bite just isn’t quite right, it can lead to other problems. But let’s not dwell on the negatives when there are a whole lot of positive effects that come with straightening your smile! For one, a better bite has been linked to better digestion and fewer gut health issues. Straight teeth also have less space for bacteria to hide, which can lead to gum disease or cavities. More than that, crooked teeth can sometimes be more prone to break, chip, or crack due to their exact positioning in your mouth. With SureSmile, you can enjoy a healthier, more balanced, and overall more comfortable smile without the drawbacks of braces.

Is SureSmile covered by insurance?

It depends on your insurance provider and the orthodontic coverage provided by your plan. Some insurances consider clear aligners like SureSmile a necessary treatment, while others may consider them an unneccesary or cosmetic procedure. The coverage rates will also depend on your plan. We will help you understand your coverage during your consultation, as well as provide you with all the information you need about financing options.

How much does SureSmile cost?

No two smiles are the same, and the same goes for treatment. The overall out-of-pocket cost for your new smile will depend on the treatment plan you and your dentist agree upon during your initial consultation. Our team will provide you with a complete breakdown of all treatment costs, as well as all insurance and financing options available to you.

Same-day Crowns

Are same-day crowns expensive?

The total cost of a same-day crown will depend on your unique dental needs. However, because a same-day crown requires fewer visits to fabricate and place, you can expect your overall treatment cost to be comporable if not more affordable than traditional lab-made crowns.

Are same-day crowns just as good as lab crowns?

A custom-milled same-day crown is highly precise and durable due to the strength of the dental ceramic materials we use. While lab-made crowns from gold, stainless steel, or porcelain-fused-to-metal will last many decades, your same-day crown will look more lifelike. It will also last a decade or more with good at-home care and oral hygiene. As long as you care for your crown just like a regular tooth, you can expect it to keep your smiling for many years to come.

How long do same-day crowns take?

While the full length of your appointment time will vary depending on your needs, on average you can expect the fabrication process of a single crown to take about 1-2 hours. Unlike traditional lab crowns, which can take multiple visits and a number of weeks to create, a same-day crown can be placed in just a few hours.

How do same-day crowns work?

Also known as one-visit crowns, same-day crowns are permanent dental restorations that are designed and created using on-site CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology that we have in our office. Your crown is designed with special computer software using digital scans or impressions of your teeth, and then sent to a milling machine that fabricates the crown. This means that you won’t need to worry about a temporary crown because we can create and place your final restoration in a single day.


What does a dentist consider to be an emergency?

A dental emergency refers to any situation that can’t wait for a regularly scheduled visit. It requires prompt attention from a dental professional to treat and will not resolve on its own. At Andler Dental, we understand that you can’t always plan when you will need to see the dentist. That’s why we do everything we can to make ourselves available to patients of all ages and stages of care.

What are the most common dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are more common than you might think! Our team can address most dental emergencies in-office, including severe toothaches, a lost crown or filling, soft tissue damage, a cracked or fractured tooth, a chipped or broken tooth, or a knocked-out tooth. 

Can you see me now for a same-day emergency appointment?

Our dentists and team will do everything we can to accommodate our emergency patients with same-day appointments! We also welcome walk-in patients with emergency needs. If possible, please call ahead of time. This will allow a member of our team to help address your immediate needs and suggest ways to care for your smile until your appointment. More than anything, we want to make sure you’re comfortable and free from pain.

Can the ER help with a tooth?

While we understand that your first instinct may be to go to the ER, save yourself time and the expensive hospital bill! Hospital emergency rooms aren’t set up to handle dental emergencies. For general dental emergencies, oral injuries, and other serious conditions, please call Andler Dental for prompt care and attention.

Dental Implants

How long do dental implants last?

When properly cared for, the implant posts can last 25 years or more. The replacement teeth, such as a crown, bridge, or implant-retained denture, will generally need to be replaced every 10-15 years. Be sure to practice good at-home dental care and keep up with your regular dental checkups to keep your replacement teeth in the best possible condition.

What happens if I don’t get a dental implant?

When you lose a tooth, it’s very important that you replace it as soon as possible. The jawbone around the missing tooth will begin to atrophy and shrink, leading to a change in your facial structure. The muscles around your mouth may begin to sag without the support of a complete smile. Tooth loss also causes the position of your surrounding teeth to change as they begin to drift out of alignment to fill the gap left by the missing tooth. This can lead to difficulties properly biting or chewing your food, which can cause issues with your digestive system.

What are the benefits of a dental implant?

While dental implants provide great support and stability, there are a variety of other benefits that come with them. Since dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth, they look better than comparable oral fixtures. Unlike dentures which can slip within the mouth and cause you to have issues speaking, implants allow you to speak without issue. And since dental implants don’t require tooth reduction, more of your natural teeth are left intact which improves long-term oral health.

What are dental implants made out of?

Dental implants are typically made out of a biocompatiable metal called titanium. Biocompatable means that the metal fuses with your surrounding jaw by stimulating bone growth and becoming absorbed by the tissue. Because they become part of you, implants fully replace missing tooth roots and eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.

Do dental implants hurt?

Patients undergoing dental implant treatment will require one or more minor surgical procedures over the full course of their treatment plan, after which there will a period of healing. It’s normal to experience some pain and swelling after an oral surgery. However, this discomfort only last a few days and can be controlled with pain relieving medication as recommended by your dental provider. Once your mouth has healed and your final replacement tooth is placed, you will be able to resume the natural, comfortable function of your bite without any discomfort.

Dental Cleaning

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

Adults and children can expect to visit the dentist for a cleaning every six months or so. This is to prevent the accumulation of harmful plaque and give our team the chance to monitor any changes in your oral health throughout the year.

Are cleanings covered by insurance?

All major insurance plans cover preventive visits and services in part or in full, depending on the plan. Many patients are fully covered for two preventive visits each year. Periodontal maintancence appointments, also called deep cleanings, are typically more expensive because they are not considered preventive. Our team will confirm your insurance and discuss your coverage with you so you know what to expect during your visit.

How often should I see the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends a minimum of two preventive visits each year. It’s important to maintain a regular dental checkup schedule. Not only does it help keep your smile free of cavities or gingivitis, but it also allows our dentist the opportunity to look for signs of other concerns before they become a more serious, and costly, condition.

Do dental cleanings hurt?

No, a cleaning is generally a very comfortable experience for most patients. Our skilled hygienists are highly trained and use a gentle approach to prevent any pain or discomfort. Patients with sensitive teeth or gums may experience some discomfort. If you’re experiencing any issue with sensitivity, be sure to let us know before your cleaning. We will do everything we can to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Andler Dental is here to make you smile.