FAQs

Our goal at Pfabulous Gentle Dentistry is to provide you excellence in service and care and an individualized, exceptional dental experience. We focus on you as a whole person. You deserve the best care, service and technology that dentistry has available.

AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

Q. What is aesthetic dentistry?
The term aesthetic dentistry refers to all procedures used to improve your smile. This includes porcelain veneers, bridges and crowns, teeth whitening, bonding and white fillings.

Q. How do I know if aesthetic dentistry is right for me?
First, take a look at your smile. Look at the cosmetics. If you don’t like what you see (discoloration, crooked or missing teeth, etc.), then we recommend you schedule a consultation with our office. We can discuss your options so you can make an informed decision about aesthetic dentistry and whether it is something you want to pursue.

Q. I don’t want anybody to know I’ve had my smile done. I want to have my cosmetics changed. Will this look natural?
While every case is unique, Drs. Pfab and Raika have extra training in aesthetic techniques that help create the most natural smile possible. A style for your smile will be determined, taking into account your lifestyle, facial proportions, gender, age, complexion, hair and even eye color.

Most often, our patients hear questions like: “Have you changed your hair style?”, or “Have you lost weight?”. Their friends know something is different – they just don’t know what.

Q. How quickly will I be able to complete my aesthetic dentistry treatment?
Most aesthetic procedures, from simple bonding to a complete smile makeover, can be completed in as little as one to three visits (but may vary depending on the complexity of each case). Our doctors are trained to work efficiently, keeping you in the office as little as possible.

For example

  • A smile makeover often involves placing veneers or crowns on the top 8-10 teeth. At the first appointment, you and the doctor would discuss what you want your smile to look like.
  • At the second appointment, the doctor would carefully prepare your teeth and place custom provisional teeth. These “temporary teeth” will act as a trial run of the finished smile and when you are totally pleased with the provisionals, the permanent restorations will be completed. This appointment typically lasts 2-4 hours total.
  • At the final appointment, your new smile will be placed, polished and adjusted. Again, the appointment will take around 2-4 hours.The total time from start to finish? Less than a month, and sooner if necessary. Soon you’ll be smiling with confidence!