Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Plano, TX

Answers from Your Plano Dentist

At Dental Distinction, our team receives countless questions from our dentistry patients every day. We’re always happy to hear them since it means our dental patients are taking an interest in keeping their smiles healthy. However, in an effort to save you some time at our dental office, we’ve answered some of the questions that we get asked the most frequently on this page. If your specific question isn’t listed below, feel free to reach out to our dental office and ask!

Will I have to see a separate specialist to get dental implants?

Not at all! Dr. Mansour has undergone several years of advanced training in dental implant treatment, allowing him to perform both the surgical placement and restoration of implants right here in our dental office. We’re able to streamline your tooth replacement process and make it as smooth as possible to bring back your missing pearly whites.

Do you see children?

Yes! We gladly welcome patients of all ages here at Dental Distinction, including the youngest members of your family. In addition to providing basic dental care for kids, we can also perform some advanced services, such as frenectomies (lip/tongue-tie treatments) and pulp therapy.

Is there a way to straighten my teeth without metal braces?

Thanks to Invisalign clear aligners, traditional braces are no longer the only option for fixing crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth. Many patients can have the same orthodontic issues corrected with these see-through plastic trays instead. The aligners are barely noticeable, and they can be removed at any time so that you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as normal throughout the entire treatment.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Although the answer can vary, most dental professionals recommend visiting the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings twice a year, or every six months. If you have a history of poor oral health, or some overall medical condition, you may need more frequent visits. Even if your teeth and gums feel alright, it never hurts to have your dentist look at your smile and make sure no problems are developing under the surface.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Dental Distinction is proud to be an in-network provider for virtually all of the leading PPO dental insurance plans. Not only that, but we’ll also file your claims and complete any necessary paperwork on your behalf. That way, you don’t have to lift a finger to enjoy saving on your dental care!

I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I make my dental care affordable?

We offer an in-house dental savings plan so that uninsured patients can still save on the services their smiles need. It works similarly to insurance, but without many of the confusing jargon and red tape that often comes with insurance. Additionally, we can help patients both with or without insurance apply for low- or even no-interest payment plans via a trusted third-party financing company called CareCredit.