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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions – Clinton Township, MI

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Our team at Clinton Township Family Dental realizes just how important it is to find the right fit for you and your loved ones. We want to make your decision to visit us as easy and clear as possible, which is why we’ve provided responses to some of the most frequently asked dentistry questions here. If you have others, we invite you to give us a call.

Why are regular dental visits so important?

We recommend coming to Clinton Township Family Dental twice per year because Dr. Rabban can find oral problems early before they can cause damage. We also remove plaque, preventing cavities and gum disease in the future.

Can you perform dental implant placement?

Yes, we can. Instead of having to see a specialist for this complex part of the implant process, you can come to our dental office for start-to-finish care.

Why should I consider dental implants?

Dental implants are the only option that also replaces the missing root. As a result, they offer far more stability, longevity, and strength than traditional bridges or dentures. Implants can also be used no matter how many teeth you’ve lost.

What is the process for getting porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers typically take two appointments to complete. During the first visit, we’ll remove a tiny part of the enamel on the front of your teeth and take an impression. Before you leave, we’ll attach temporary veneers, so you can get used to the way they feel. Then, when your permanent ones are ready, you’ll come back into our dental office so that we can bond them in place and transform the look of your smile.

Which cosmetic procedure should I have to improve my smile?

We offer a wide range of cosmetic services that can enhance how your smile looks. Each patient has unique needs and goals, so we need to have a consultation to determine which treatment(s) can give you the results you’re looking for.

Do you offer metal-free crowns and bridges?

Absolutely! We use high-quality materials that give you back not only your tooth’s function and strength but its beauty as well. Our porcelain restorations look just like natural teeth, giving you the confidence to let your smile show.

Do you accept my dental insurance?

Please contact our dental office to discuss your specific dental plan.

What is Invisalign®?

If the thought of wearing braces is holding you back from the smile you have always dreamed of, Invisalign® may be the best solution. As a certified Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Rabban can straighten your teeth without using metal brackets and wires. You see, Invisalign® aligners are a series of clear, custom-fitting, removable braces. Simply wear your prescribed aligner for about two weeks, visit Dr. Rabban for a case assessment, and move to the next aligner in your series. Total treatment time varies, but it usually lasts six to 18 months.

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without metal braces. Dr. Rabban will use 3D imaging technology to design a series of custom aligners that progressively reposition teeth into proper alignment. Remove your aligner to eat, drink, brush, and floss - or for special occasions. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move, gradually, each week, until they reach their final alignment as prescribed. Once the treatment is finished, you'll be smiling with confidence!

Why would I want Invisalign® instead of metal braces?

Invisalign® is inconspicuous! Only you and Dr. Rabban have to know that you’re wearing braces. In addition to the aesthetic benefit, metal-free, band-free Invisalign® is more comfortable than traditional braces and requires no adjustment visits. Image-conscious teens and adults are ideal candidates for Invisalign®!

What do the aligners look like?

Invisalign® aligners are made of a clear, strong, medical-grade acrylic. They look similar to clear teeth-whitening trays.

What happens after Invisalign® treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?

Every patient is different and outcomes vary. After treatment, our team will go over your individual expectations with you. Some patients may need a positioner or conventional retainer, while others need a clear plastic retainer to maintain proper teeth position.