Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Chanhassen, MN

Keeping Our Patients Well-Informed

We want all of our patients to feel confident and well-informed in their treatments here at Dentistry on the Ponds. That’s why our team will be more than happy to clear up any confusion and address any concerns you may have. For your convenience, we’ve compiled the answers to some of the dental questions that we get asked the most frequently. Of course, you can always contact us directly if the information you need isn’t provided on this page! 

How often should I visit the dentist?

We encourage patients to schedule a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year, no matter their age. However, some patients may require more frequent visits based on their particular oral health needs. These appointments give our team the chance to remove cavity-causing plaque and tartar from the teeth as well as detect and treat potential problems early on.

Do I need to see a dentist if my teeth feel fine?

Absolutely! Often, cavities and other oral health problems aren’t very noticeable until they’ve caused serious damage to your smile. So, even if your teeth and gums aren’t bothering you at the moment, trouble might still be brewing beneath the surface. Regular checkups let us catch these issues before they cause irreversible harm.

Do you see children?

Dentistry on the Ponds is proud to be a family dental practice, so of course we welcome children! Our team members are always patient and gentle with kids. We also offer a number of children’s dental treatments that can help young smiles grow up in healthy ways, such as dental sealants and silver diamine fluoride.

Are braces my only option for straightening my teeth?

If you’re a working professional, the last thing you want to do is compromise your image by wearing metal braces. When you visit Dentistry on the Ponds, that’s far from your only option! We offer several types of clear aligners, including Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and SureSmile, all of which can subtly straighten your teeth without being noticeable to the people around you.

Can you improve the way my smile looks?

Definitely! Our practice can provide a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to improve virtually any aspect of your teeth and dramatically boost your self-confidence. From professional-grade teeth whitening to customized veneers to Invisalign clear aligners, we’re happy to help you explore your options and determine how to best transform your pearly whites.

What’s the best way to replace my missing teeth?

No tooth replacement is universally ideal for every patient, but we tend to recommend dental implants more often than the others. This treatment reconstructs the teeth from the roots up, resulting in more reliable, longer-lasting, and natural-feeling prosthetic teeth than you would get with dentures or bridges. We can even handle the entire process in-house for greater convenience and personalization. 

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you or a family member is experiencing an urgent dental problem, please contact us as soon as you can. We’re always available to support patients with dental emergencies, and we’ll work to get you seen right away, even if it’s the weekend or if we’ve already closed for the day. Over the phone, we’ll guide you on the steps to take to minimize your discomfort until we can treat the issue.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

We accept virtually all PPO dental insurance plans here at Dentistry on the Ponds, meaning you can look forward to saving on your care when you choose us as your provider. Our expert team members will handle all of the necessary paperwork on your behalf to maximize your benefits and ensure you save every dental dollar possible.