Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Asheville, NC

Your Most Common Questions

Has it been awhile since you’ve visited the dentist? Want to brush up on your dental knowledge ahead of your next appointment? Our dentists have just about heard it all, so there’s no reason to hold back any questions or concerns you may have about your smile or oral health. Below, you’ll find a few of the most common questions we’ve heard over the years as well as our detailed answers for your convenience.

While it can depend on the current state of your oral health, we recommend coming in for a checkup at least once every six months. This will give us a chance to examine your mouth closely, capture digital X-rays, and perform a comprehensive cleaning. In the long-term, regular checkups are the best defense against dental disease when paired with at-home brushing and flossing.

A dental bridge is capable of replacing single and even multiple consecutive teeth, making it an extremely versatile and long-lasting tooth replacement. Our restorations are also designed with your smile’s natural shade in mind, ensuring the best esthetics. However, an implant bridge could be a better option depending on your needs, preferences, and budget.

When placed by a professional, such as our trusted dentist Dr. Holt, dental implants are an incredibly safe and lasting solution for tooth loss. As long as you perform regular at-home hygiene, stay on top of regular checkups, and avoid any habits that can damage your implants, they can easily last for decades and even a lifetime.

Not necessarily. It truly depends on the severity of your orthodontic issues. While major complications could require metal braces to resolve, many patients only need to address mild to moderate levels of misalignment or malocclusions. If this is the case, SureSmile clear aligners (which are made from medical-grade plastic) may be more appropriate.

If you are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, there’s a possibility that you have untreated sleep apnea that could be managed with an oral appliance. While we’ll need to examine your mouth more closely and break down your symptoms, oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea can be a great alternative to other sleep apnea management devices.

Absolutely. Not only do we see dental emergencies, but we’re prepared to see you the same-day that you call in most cases. If you are in pain or have had an accident that damaged your smile, we’ll do whatever we can to get you taken care of. We also offer after-hours emergency appointments and are currently open on Saturdays.

Parkview Dental is a family dental practice, which means we accommodate children as well as adults. Our dentists are trained to help children get comfortable with our team members as well as the overall environment of a dental practice early on.