Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Springdale, AR

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Dr. Bollin and our dental team want you to have all the information you need to feel confident in your decision to choose Sunset Avenue Dental. This is why we have compiled some frequently asked dental questions from our dentistry patients below. Here, you will find the answers to help you better understand the ins and outs of dentistry, but if you do not see yours listed, please feel free to reach out and let us know!


How often should I see a dentist?

Dr. Bollin recommends that patients continue seeing a dentist every six months for general exams and cleanings. This frequency can be more often if a person suffers from periodontal disease and needs more regular checkups. Decay, gum disease, and oral cancer are all real threats to oral health, which is why twice-yearly visits are most commonly suggested.


Will my cosmetic Dentistry treatment look natural?

Yes! Our cosmetic treatments provide patients with healthy, natural-looking results. Using only the best materials on the market, we aim to give each person a chance to feel good about their appearance, minimizing flaws and imperfections, and instead, delivering long-lasting, beautiful results. In choosing to work with Dr. Bollin, individuals can expect nothing but the best.


How many dental implants will I need?

This is dependent upon how many teeth the person is missing. Dental implants are highly versatile, which means they can improve and restore appearances no matter the number of gaps in a person’s smile. Naturally, the fewer implants a person needs, the less expensive the process; however, when comparing dentures to those retained by implants, the latter prove to be a more cost-effective solution because of the lack of additional supplies needed as well as their 30+ year lifespan.


Is sedation dentistry available?

We are pleased to provide our patients with nitrous oxide sedation. This mild form of treatment makes it possible for individuals who suffer from dental anxiety to experience a more enjoyable time at the dentist's office. Instead of putting off appointments, a person can get the individualized dental care they need while remaining completely relaxed and at ease throughout their visit.


What should I do if I’m experiencing a dental emergency?

The first thing a person should do is call our dental office. A member of our team will determine the severity of the issue and recommend either a same-day appointment or one that occurs a few days later. We’ll also provide helpful first aid tips that can be used at home in the meantime. This will help to decrease discomfort while also ensuring no additional damage to the injury.


Do you accept my dental insurance?

Yes! We are pleased to be in-network with multiple dental insurance plans, and we’ll work to maximize insurance benefits so that patients get the most out of their policies. Instead of spending additional time trying to figure out the verbiage and minor details surrounding dental insurance, our team of experts can easily navigate the ins and outs, explaining the details of the plan as well as filing any necessary paperwork and claims on the patient’s behalf.