General Inquiries

Whether you have questions about your first visit, how to handle a dental emergency, or the type of dental services we provide, we’re here to help. 

Explore these FAQs to find valuable information or reach out to us directly.

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What insurance do you accept?2023-10-03T15:07:47-06:00

We work with a variety of insurance providers to help you maximize your dental benefits. Our dental clinic accepts most major insurance plans, including but not limited to Alberta Blue Cross, Sun Life Financial, Manulife, Great-West Life, and Canada Life. Our experienced team is knowledgeable in navigating dental insurance policies and will assist you in understanding and utilizing your coverage effectively. We are committed to helping you receive the dental care you deserve while making the most of your insurance benefits.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept the following insurer policies: ADSC, ALBERTA WORKS AND AISH.

Can you help with dental anxiety or fear?2023-09-06T12:18:30-06:00

Yes, we understand that dental anxiety or fear is common and can be a barrier to receiving proper dental care. Our caring team is experienced in helping patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visits. We offer various techniques to manage anxiety, such as sedation dentistry or the use of relaxation techniques. We encourage open communication, and together we can create a calm and positive dental experience tailored to your needs.

How often should I visit the dentist for check-ups and cleanings?2023-09-06T12:18:03-06:00

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for maintaining optimal oral health. We recommend scheduling a visit every six months. However, the frequency may vary based on your individual needs and oral health condition. The experienced Tooth Works team will assess your specific situation and provide personalized recommendations to ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful.

Do you offer dentistry for the whole family?2023-09-06T12:17:35-06:00

Absolutely. Our preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages. While we enjoy creating gorgeous, healthy smiles for patients of any age, some children deal with dental appointments better at a pediatric dentist’s office. We also refer our patients who have extensive dental problems, like advanced periodontitis or problematic root canals, to specialists for optimal care.

What can I expect during a routine dental check-up?2023-09-06T12:17:05-06:00

During a routine dental check-up, our dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues. X-rays may be taken if necessary. We will also perform a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health. Our goal is to ensure your comfort and provide expert guidance for maintaining a healthy smile.

What should I bring to my first dental appointment?2023-09-06T12:16:12-06:00

For your first dental appointment, please bring your identification, insurance information (if applicable), and any relevant medical or dental records. This will help us better understand your oral health history and provide you with personalized care from the start.

How often do I need to visit the dentist during my Invisalign treatment?2023-09-05T19:26:05-06:00

Regular dental visits are important during your Invisalign treatment. Typically, you will have check-up appointments every 6 to 8 weeks. These visits allow your dentist to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and ensure your treatment is on track. It is crucial to attend these appointments as scheduled to ensure the best possible outcome and to address any questions or concerns you may have throughout your Invisalign treatment.

Is Invisalign suitable for all orthodontic issues?2023-09-05T19:25:39-06:00

While Invisalign can address a wide range of orthodontic issues, it may not be suitable for all cases. Invisalign is effective for treating crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, severe or complex orthodontic problems may require alternative treatment options. During your consultation, our dentist will evaluate your specific case and determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you. We will recommend the most suitable treatment plan to help you achieve your desired smile transformation.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?2023-09-05T19:25:04-06:00

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on individual needs and the complexity of the case. On average, treatment can range from about 6 to 18 months. During your initial consultation, our experienced orthodontist will evaluate your teeth and provide a personalized treatment plan, including an estimated timeline. Wearing the aligners as instructed (around 20 to 22 hours per day) and following the prescribed treatment progression are key factors in achieving optimal results within the estimated timeframe.

Are the Invisalign aligners comfortable to wear?2023-09-05T19:24:30-06:00

Yes, Invisalign aligners are designed to be comfortable to wear. They are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic that fits snugly over your teeth. The aligners are custom-made for your unique smile, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit. While you may experience mild initial discomfort or pressure as your teeth adjust, this is a sign that the aligners are working to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. Most patients find Invisalign aligners comfortable to wear throughout their treatment.

What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign over traditional braces?2023-09-05T19:23:59-06:00

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces. The aligners are removable, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain proper oral hygiene. The clear aligners are also virtually invisible, providing a more discreet orthodontic option. In addition, Invisalign typically requires fewer office visits and offers greater comfort without the irritation that can be associated with brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are also custom-designed to move your teeth with ultimate precision.

How is Invisalign different from traditional braces?2023-09-05T14:41:44-06:00

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth discreetly. The aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable to wear, and can be easily removed for eating and oral hygiene routines. Invisalign offers a more flexible and convenient orthodontic solution without the need for metal brackets and wires.

Are dental implants as strong as natural teeth?2023-09-04T14:48:14-06:00

Dental implants are designed to be strong and durable, mimicking the strength of natural teeth. Made of biocompatible materials like titanium, implants fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, creating a stable foundation for the artificial tooth. This allows implants to withstand normal biting forces and function like natural teeth. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can provide long-term strength and stability, restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Will my dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?2023-09-04T14:47:48-06:00

Dental insurance coverage for dental implants can vary depending on the specifics of your insurance plan. While some dental insurance plans may provide coverage for a portion of the cost, others may not cover implants as they are considered cosmetic or elective procedures. However, it’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage. Our knowledgeable team can assist in verifying your insurance benefits.

How should I care for my dental implants?2023-09-04T14:47:22-06:00

Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. It involves maintaining good oral hygiene practices, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are essential to monitor the health of your implants and surrounding tissues. Avoiding tobacco use and practicing a healthy lifestyle contributes to the long-term success of your implants. Our dental team will provide you with specific instructions and guidance on caring for your dental implants to ensure their longevity and optimal oral health.

What makes dental implants better than traditional tooth replacement options?2023-09-04T14:46:58-06:00

Dental implants offer several advantages over traditional tooth replacement options. Unlike dentures or bridges, implants are designed to mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. They provide a sturdy and permanent solution that does not rely on adjacent teeth for support. Implants also help preserve jawbone health by stimulating natural bone growth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and reliable choice for restoring missing teeth and improving overall oral health.

How long does the entire dental implant process take?2023-09-04T14:46:29-06:00

The timeframe for completing the dental implant procedure varies depending on different factors such as the patient’s oral health, the necessity for further treatment, and the type of implant chosen for the restoration process. On average, the process can take several months to complete. It involves initial consultations, implant placement surgery, a healing period known as osseointegration, and the placement of the final restoration. Our experienced dentists will provide a personalized treatment plan and timeline during your consultation, ensuring a successful and long-lasting result.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?2023-09-04T14:45:21-06:00

Dental implants are an excellent solution for individuals who have one or more missing teeth and are in good overall health. Ideal candidates should have sufficient jawbone density to support the implant and healthy gum tissues. Our experienced dentists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine your candidacy for dental implants. Factors such as oral health, bone structure, and medical history will be taken into consideration to ensure the success and longevity of your implant treatment.

I heard that Botox can be used for dental issues. Which ones?2023-09-04T10:49:04-06:00

Botox has shown promising results in treating certain dental issues. It can be used to alleviate symptoms associated with TMJ, such as jaw pain and teeth grinding. Botox injections into the jaw muscles can help relax them and reduce muscle tension, providing relief. There is an aesthetic benefit to botox therapy for clenching and grinding relief. The reduction of muscular volume at the jawline provides a “face tapering” effect. The outcome is a significant aesthetic benefit, in the form of improved facial contour.

Are teeth whitening procedures safe?2023-09-04T10:48:38-06:00

Yes, teeth whitening procedures performed under the guidance of a dental professional are generally safe. The whitening products used by dentists are formulated to minimize potential risks and side effects. However, some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation following the treatment, but these effects are typically mild and subside on their own. It’s important to follow the instructions provided by your dentist and avoid overusing or misusing whitening products.

How long do veneers and crowns last?2024-01-16T14:13:13-07:00

The lifespan of veneers and crowns can vary depending on several factors, including oral hygiene practices, regular dental visits, and individual habits. With proper care, crowns and veneers can last 10 – 20 years or longer. It’s important to note that these timeframes are estimates, and the longevity of your veneers or crowns may vary. Maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding excessive biting forces, and scheduling regular check-ups can help extend the lifespan of your restorations.

Will my insurance cover cosmetic dentistry procedures?2024-01-16T14:09:38-07:00

Insurance coverage for cosmetic dentistry procedures can vary depending on the specific insurance plan. In most cases, cosmetic procedures that are purely for aesthetic purposes may not be covered by insurance. However, if a cosmetic procedure also serves a functional purpose, such as dental implants and crowns to replace missing teeth, a portion of the treatment may be covered. Our team is ready to work with you to understand your insurance coverage.

Is cosmetic dentistry painful?2023-09-04T10:47:02-06:00

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance your smile with minimal discomfort. Many cosmetic procedures are typically performed with local anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Some procedures, like teeth whitening, may cause temporary sensitivity. Our dentists prioritize your comfort and will take all necessary measures to minimize any potential discomfort. During your consultation, we can discuss your specific procedure and address any concerns you may have regarding pain or discomfort.

How long does a cosmetic dentistry treatment take?2023-09-04T10:45:05-06:00

The duration of a cosmetic dentistry treatment varies depending on the specific procedure and the individual patient’s needs. Some treatments, such as teeth whitening or dental bonding, can be completed in a single visit. More complex procedures, such as veneers or orthodontic treatments, may require multiple appointments over a span of several weeks or months. During your initial consultation, our dentist will evaluate your case and provide a personalized treatment plan along with an estimated timeline for your specific cosmetic procedure.

Where can I find important forms and resources for my dental visit?2023-10-10T07:52:39-06:00

You can access important forms and resources for your dental visit on our Welcome page. There, you will find downloadable forms, helpful information about insurance and financing options, post-treatment care instructions, and more. Our goal is to make your visit as convenient as possible, and these resources will assist you in preparing for your appointment.

Do you provide dental implant services at your clinic?2023-09-04T10:44:10-06:00

Yes, Tooth Works specializes in dental implant services to help restore missing teeth and enhance your smile. Dental implants are a durable and natural-looking solution that provides long-lasting results. Our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques to ensure precise implant placement and optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes. Visit our Dental Implants page to learn more about this treatment and how we can help you regain a complete and beautiful smile.

How can I achieve a complete smile makeover?2023-09-04T10:44:10-06:00

If you’re looking for a complete smile makeover, our cosmetic dentistry services can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. From teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to orthodontics and dental implants, our comprehensive approach to functional aesthetics ensures that every aspect of your smile is addressed. Visit our Cosmetic Dentistry page to explore our transformative treatments.Your Content Goes Here

How experienced is your dental team?2023-09-04T10:44:10-06:00

The Tooth Works team consists of experienced dentists and dental professionals who are passionate about providing excellent patient care. Our dentists have extensive training and years of experience in various aspects of dentistry. From general dentistry to specialized treatments, our team is well-equipped to address your oral health needs. Visit our Team page to learn more about the expertise and qualifications of our dentists.

What sets Tooth Works apart from other dentists in the Edmonton area?2023-09-04T10:44:10-06:00

What sets our dental clinic apart is our unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, cutting-edge technology, and our team of skilled professionals. Visit our Clinic and Team pages to learn more about our experienced dentists, state-of-the-art technology, and our warm and welcoming environment. We welcome you and can’t wait to exceed your expectations for quality dental care.

What should I do in the case of a dental emergency?2023-09-04T10:44:10-06:00

Dental emergencies can be distressing, but rest assured, we are here to provide you with prompt and effective care. If you experience a dental emergency, such as a severe toothache, a broken tooth, or sudden swelling, it is important to contact our office as soon as possible. Our team will prioritize your situation and schedule an emergency appointment to address your needs. If your emergency occurs after regular office hours, our voicemail will provide instructions on how to reach our on-call dentist. Remember, swift action is crucial in dental emergencies to ensure the best possible outcome, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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