Frequently Asked Questions
We provide all preventive and general dental services to people of all ages, with a special emphasis in cosmetic dentistry. Among the cosmetic dentistry services offered are porcelain veneers, crowns and bridge work, white fillings, dental implants, dental bonding, Invisalign®, root canals, extreme smile makeover, teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, preventive cleanings, gum therapy, professional breath treatment and bite therapy.
What can I expect during my first visit?
We offer different types of appointments for new patients.
- Initial exam – Most new patients have their teeth cleaned and dental health evaluated. We also spend time getting to know each patient to understand their individual dental health goals.
- Comprehensive evaluation – This includes a gum disease evaluation, tooth decay screening, oral cancer screening, digital X-rays, occlusion analysis and an examination of existing restorations.
- Problem focused – This typically is a short diagnostic appointment to address a specific problem.
- Free consultation – An opportunity to meet Dr. Sadineni and her staff, and ask questions. This is an ideal opportunity for patients considering cosmetic dentistry.
What are the Benefits of ORTHOPHOS XG 3D x-ray to the Patient ?
The scanning process only takes 14 seconds and Dr. Sadineni implant dentist Dublin Ohio will review the scan with you, and you will be able to see your teeth, upper and lower jaws, sinuses, etc.,—in 3D. If something is going on, the images will provide a means to see it earlier and help to provide a more accurate diagnosis.
For What Restorations CEREC is used for ?
Dr. Sadineni, CEREC Dentist Dublin Ohio, uses CEREC to create porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays for repairing decayed or damaged teeth. Dr. Sadineni will determine whether you are a good candidate for CEREC.
What are the Benefits of CEREC Crowns ?
- The restoration is started and finished in a single session.
- No need to wear a temporary crown which may break or fall off.
- No need to make a messy impression which would go to a lab.
- No need for a return visit for the patient!
- The restoration is natural looking, as it is made out of tooth-colored ceramic material.
- Loose teeth.
- The ceramic material has the same physical characteristics of tooth enamel, unlike laboratory porcelains. It strengthens the tooth, and is kind to the surrounding teeth while being very strong and once in place, virtually unbreakable.
- Metal-free – no silver-colored fillings.
- Allows Dr. Sadineni to save more of the healthy tooth.
- Extremely precise. The restoration is bonded permanently in place.
Our patients in Dublin Ohio, Powell Ohio, Hilliard Ohio and Columbus Ohio no longer need silver fillings, which tend to discolor at certain time.
Your new CEREC crown will not only look natural and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth; it’s also made to stand the test of time. Milled from a durable, all-porcelain CEREC Bloc®, your crown is designed to withstand biting and chewing forces, and the wear and tear teeth endure every day. With proper care, your CEREC crown could provide a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles!
Who is a Candidate for Implants ?
Anyone who is missing one or more (even all) of their teeth may be a candidate for implants. If one or a few of the teeth are missing, implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can replace those teeth and function as normal teeth without losing more bone and being subject to decay. If all or most of your teeth are missing, then implants may be placed to anchor a loose denture. Sometimes, if there is already some bone loss, bone can be added and regenerated or a technique called bone expansion can be used to create a more ideal site for the implant(s).
Does Dr. Sadineni Perform Dental Implant Surgery at her Dublin, Ohio Office?
Yes, she performs implant surgery for all her dental implant patients at her well-equipped Dublin, Ohio office. Dr. Sadineni, Implant Dentist Dublin Ohio, also works with several implant dentists in the area to ensure that you receive the quality, specialized care you deserve. She will oversee the rejuvenation of your smile from start to finish and design the implant process to fit your unique needs. Her team will work closely with you to ensure your comfort and convenience. At your consultation, we’ll discuss your individual preferences and create a treatment plan specifically for your individual situation. Call Dr. Sadineni at Dublin Metro Dental Group to schedule a free consultation today.
How Do I Know When it’s Time to Come in for a Checkup?
Because dental health is important to your overall health, adults typically benefit from a professional cleaning and checkup every six months. While twice-a-day brushing and flossing certainly help maintain a healthy mouth, it is wise to check for plaque that hardens into tartar, which can result in gum disease.
How Do The Doctors Keep Up-to-date on all of the Latest Dental Techniques?
is a firm believer in continuing education and realizes that dentistry is changing every day. She belongs to numerous dentistry associations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association, which promote continuing education. The number of training classes she attends each year around the country far exceed state and federal educational requirements, and put her in contact with some of the finest minds in dentistry. She is dedicated to furthering her dental education in order to provide patients with the very best dentistry available.
How Can I Whiten My Discolored Teeth?
Teeth typically dull as we grow older, but other lifestyle choices also cause teeth to become discolored. Drinking coffee, tea, soda and red wine can stain teeth. Smoking also tends to discolor teeth. We provide options including In-office whitening, which takes about one hour in our office, or you can choose from our at-home professional-quality whitening options. Unlike other methods, professional whitening has dramatic results and is visibly effective.
What Can I Do About Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can cause more serious problems than gaps in your smile. Your chewing and speaking may become difficult and missing teeth may cause misalignment of your entire bite. Dr.Sadineni
recommends the use of dental implants or dental bridges to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges crown the adjacent teeth, which hold a replacement tooth securely in place. Dental implants are surgically inserted into your jaw so the replacement teeth look and function more like natural teeth.
What Can I Do About Gaps Between Teeth?
A gap can be corrected with cosmetic dental procedure. Gaps also can be concealed with porcelain veneers, which are thin shells of porcelain that cover teeth. There’s also the Invisalign®
system which gently shifts into position with a series of custom-fitted clear aligners.
Is There A Way To Avoid Braces While Straightening My Teeth?
Yes! Thousands of adults have turned to Invisalign® to avoid conspicuous and inconvenient metal braces. This product features a series of clear, custom-made aligners that are placed in the mouth and gradually shift the teeth into position. The aligners are far more comfortable than braces and can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
What Should I Know About Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers can straighten, whiten and restore your smile’s natural beauty. Made of high-quality porcelain, dental veneers fit snugly over teeth like a jacket and mask stains, chips, injuries, breaks and other tooth imperfections. Dental veneers are popular alternatives to crowns because they look and feel natural. In fact, when applied properly, it is nearly impossible to distinguish dental veneers from natural teeth.
What Makes LUMINEERS™ by CERINATE® So Unique?
LUMINEERS™ are a terrific cosmetic solution for permanently stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth, or even to revitalize old crowns and bridgework. Made of porcelain as thin as a contact lens, they are placed over existing teeth without requiring extensive removal of sensitive tooth structure.
How Durable Are Porcelain Veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for more than a decade. We make certain your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelain and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
When Are Dental Crowns More Suitable Than Composite Fillings?
Generally, dental crowns are necessary when larger amounts of the tooth’s natural structure are damaged. Dental crowns are helpful in these cases because they reinforce the tooth’s integrity and protect its pulp.
How Should I Care For My Dentures?
Removable dentures are very delicate and require great care. Some denture wearers use hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid for cleaning, both of which are acceptable. However, avoid using other powdered household cleansers that may be too abrasive. Do not use bleach because it may whiten the pink portion of the denture. Implant-supported dentures must be brushed twice daily to remove food deposits and plaque. Brushing helps prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained and helps your mouth stay healthy.
Must I Do Anything Special To Care For My Mouth With Dentures?
Even with full dentures, you still need to take good care of your mouth. Make sure your dentures are properly cared for, and every morning, brush your gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled brush. Doing so will remove plaque and stimulate circulation in the mouth.
When Are Inlays Or Onlays More Suitable Than Other Restorations?
Dental inlays and onlays are restorative dentistry treatments used to repair rear teeth that have experienced mild to moderate amounts of decay. They also are used to restore teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough to warrant a dental crown.
Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?
Despite the popular conception that it is a painful procedure, root canal (endodontic) treatment, which is administered under local anesthetic, is generally painless. Many people associate a root canal therapy with the pain they are experiencing. In fact, root canal therapy is meant to alleviate pain and discomfort.