Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Sedona, AZ

Dr. Upton Answers Your Questions

Are you curious about the operations of our office? Do you want to learn more about the technologies we use or the services we offer? Have you thought about what whole-body health really means? These are common questions we receive from our patients all the time, and we want to provide the answers to some of your essential inquiries as well, which is why you will find a list below that provides clearer explanations that can help you become more familiar with our team, our office, and our way of approaching dental care.

Is it necessary to see my dentist every six months?

Yes, keeping your six-month dental checkups and cleanings is important because tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer can arise and without timely care, the consequences can be serious. Dr. Upton can evaluate the state of your smile during this type of appointment as well as clear away anything that might try to break down your teeth or gum tissues.

Will my dental implants look natural?

Yes, you can expect that your dental implants will look completely natural when placed by a trusted professional like Dr. Upton. As an implant dentist in Sedona, he has extensive training that allows him to use a skillful hand and artistic eye to ensure optimal precision when placing each post. And because they fuse with your bone tissues, they will look and act just like natural teeth.

What kind of sedation options are available?

At Village Dentistry, we are pleased to offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation options. These are two of the most commonly used solutions and are highly effective in helping individuals who suffer from mild to moderate dental anxiety. When meeting with our team, we can go over your oral and overall health history to determine which option is right for you.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

We are an insurance-friendly dental office and will be happy to review your plan to help you take advantage of your available benefits. If you have questions about your policy or coverage, don’t hesitate to call and ask a member of our team, as we are equipped and ready to help.

Will my insurance company make an exception for cosmetic dentistry?

It depends. Some insurance companies will make exceptions if you need a particular treatment that will also serve to improve your oral health. For example, a metal-free restoration may be covered by insurance because it is commonly used to protect a tooth plagued by decay or damage. However, this is not always the case, so it’s important that you review your dental insurance policy before making any decisions.

What exactly is biomimetic dentistry?

Dr. Upton believes in providing biomimetic dentistry to his patients. This means that he takes a more conservative approach when administering any kind of treatment, ensuring that you keep more of your natural tooth structures and tissues, and he focuses on solutions that will improve both the mouth and body.