If you’re like many of our patients, you probably have questions about your family’s dental care. Dr. Ligon, Dr. Buso, and the rest of our team are always ready to help out in any way we can. Call us at 479-668-3109 with any dental FAQ in Fort Smith or visit our office at 8020 Dallas Street, near Mercy Hospital. In the meantime, here are some questions that our patients often ask us, along with their answers.
- When Should I Bring My Child For Their First Appointment?
- What Is the Best Way for Me to Get a Whiter Smile?
- Can You Help Me Get a Straighter Smile?
- What Is the Best Way for Me to Replace Missing Teeth?
When Should I Bring My Child For Their First Appointment?
We’ve found that three years old is a great age to introduce your child to the dentist, have their first exam, and more. While they’re here, they will have such a fun time that they will be excited to come back! Our youngest patients especially love digging in the treasure box after a successful appointment. If you have any concerns prior to their 3rd birthday, we are happy to help you get the answers you need. Just give us a call!
What Is the Best Way for Me to Get a Whiter Smile?
Many patients get a brighter smile with our professional teeth whitening treatments. We offer both in-office and at-home options. Some stains simply don’t respond well to whitening, however. In those cases, you can choose either dental veneers or tooth bonding to cover the discoloration. While bonding is more affordable, veneers are more versatile and will last longer.
Can You Help Me Get a Straighter Smile?
Of course! We offer several orthodontics options, all of which typically produce results in less time than conventional braces. Clear plastic aligners blend so easily into your smile that most people won’t even notice them. We offer two kinds of aligners: from ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles. In addition, we have Six Month Smiles braces. They work more quickly than conventional braces because they focus on moving only the teeth that show when you smile rather than every tooth in your mouth. With their tooth-colored wires and clear brackets, they are also far less noticeable than conventional braces.
What Is the Best Way for Me to Replace Missing Teeth?
We offer numerous ways to replace missing teeth, many of which involve dental implants. Thanks to Dr. Bill Ligon’s advanced implant training, we both place and restore them. Depending on which dental restorations you choose, implants can replace one tooth or many teeth – even all of them. Because they are embedded in your jaw, they also give you replacement teeth that feel and function almost like your natural teeth. If implants aren’t for you, you can choose a conventional dental bridge or dentures.