Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, tailored to help answer common patient inquiries related to crowns and bridges, cosmetic dentistry, crowns, and Zoom teeth whitening. At Dr. Marea White’s dental practice, our mission is to provide the highest level of dental care to all patients. Read on to find the answers to your questions and make informed decisions about your dental health.

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, strength, and appearance. A bridge is a structure consisting of one or more artificial teeth, anchored to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Both crowns and bridges can enhance your smile, improve your bite, and offer long-lasting solutions to restore your oral health.


How do I know if I need a dental crown or bridge?

If you have damaged, misshapen, or missing teeth, Dr. Marea White will conduct a comprehensive dental examination to determine if crowns and bridges are the best treatment option for your specific needs. Factors such as the extent of tooth damage, overall oral health, and personal preferences will be considered to provide personalized recommendations.


What types of cosmetic dentistry procedures are available?

A: Dr. Marea White offers various cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance your smile’s appearance, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, Invisalign clear aligners, dental bonding, and gum contouring. With a detailed examination and discussion of your aesthetic goals, a customized treatment plan can be created to help you achieve your dream smile.


How long do dental crowns last?

The lifespan of dental crowns typically ranges from 10 to 15 years, depending on factors such as the type of crown material, oral hygiene practices, and the forces exerted on the crown. With proper care, dental crowns can potentially last even longer. Regular dental checkups and maintaining good oral hygiene practices can significantly contribute to the longevity of your dental crown.


What is Zoom teeth whitening, and how does it work?

Zoom teeth whitening is a fast, safe, and effective in-office teeth whitening treatment that can restore your smile’s brightness in just one visit. The procedure uses a specially formulated peroxide-based gel applied to your teeth’s surfaces, followed by exposure to an activating light. This process breaks down stains and discoloration, leaving your teeth up to eight shades whiter in as little as 45 minutes.


At Dr. Marea White’s dental practice, we are committed to providing answers to your questions and helping you understand different dental treatment options. If you have further questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your dental health needs, please contact us at 817-283-0047. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.