Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions
How many checkups should I attend a year?
In most cases, Dr. Alex Martin recommends that younger and older patients alike attend an in-depth check-up and refreshing cleaning twice a year, or once every six months. If your smile is overly sensitive to tooth decay or you’re a victim of gum disease, it may be helpful to increase the frequency of these visits so that our team can help you better manage your oral health.
My smile is badly damaged. What kind of help can you give me?
Here in Scottsdale, we strongly believe that a patient’s smile is never too far-gone to be rebuilt and revitalized in a way that gives them a new lease on life. Dr. Martin will work with you to devise the ideal full mouth reconstruction plan to treat tooth decay, dental injuries, missing teeth, and more effectively. We’ll select services that fit your personal preferences, your budget, and your schedule, working hard to ensure the smoothest, most convenient process possible. By the end, our goal is to exceed your expectations in every way!
What is the best option for replacing my missing teeth?
In many situations, Dr. Martin will likely recommend dental implants, as this is the only tooth replacement solution that replicates the entire structure of the lost tooth in a lifelike and functional fashion. However, this procedure can be seen as too big of a commitment for some patients. Dental bridges and traditional dentures are also available as cost-effective solutions that provide needed stability and confidence.
In the end, no one reconstructive service is the perfect fit for every single patient in need of help. Our team will work with you to select the one that fits your situation best and creates the life-changing results you deserve.
How can you improve the way my smile looks?
We’re happy to offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services for patients who want to give their appearance some dazzling improvements. Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, metal-free restorations, and more are available! Dr. Martin can determine the extent of your aesthetic needs during a consultation and offer his own personalized recommendations for which options would benefit your budget, schedule, and personal sense of self-confidence the most.
Do I have to settle for dental restorations that are gold or metallic in color?
Not at all! Dr. Martin is proud to offer all-ceramic alternatives for his patients, including state-of-the-art Zirconia from trusted dental laboratories. In addition to closely resembling the look of your natural tooth, these restorations are conservative, durable, and biocompatible in nature for ideal results. In fact, patients may forget they ever damaged and/or lost their natural tooth in the first place.
I’m having an emergency situation! Can you help?
Yes! Our team welcomes both new and current patients to contact us about urgent dental injuries or pain right away – if the incident has occurred during our regular dental office hours, we’ll make every effort to see you on that same day. In fact, Dr. Martin’s cellphone number is available on our answering machine if needed.