FAQs

Zoom Teeth Whitening FAQs

Q: Who is a candidate for Zoom teeth whitening?
A: Practically anyone will benefit from professional teeth whitening. Zoom teeth whitening is suitable for teenagers and adults 13 years and older. The cosmetic dentist will complete an examination prior to treatment to ensure that Zoom whitening is right for you.

Q: How long does Zoom teeth whitening last?
A: The long-term results of professional teeth whitening depend on the individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea or soft drinks can work against the results. Regular professional care and use of the touch-up whitening gel will help maintain the results indefinitely.

Q: Does Zoom teeth whitening hurt?
A: Some patients report mild tooth sensitivity following Zoom teeth whitening treatment. Our cosmetic dentistry team takes steps to minimize sensitivity during and after treatment through the use of special pastes. Generally, tooth sensitivity subsides in 1 – 3 days following professional teeth whitening.

Q: How much does Zoom teeth whitening cost?
A: Zoom teeth whitening costs vary somewhat based on the individual patient. We offer competitive prices for Zoom teeth whitening compared to other Baltimore dentist offices. Before your treatment begins, we will discuss zoom whitening costs.

Dental Fillings FAQs

Q: Why do I need a dental filling?
A: Dental fillings are generally used as a cavity filling, to provide protection and stability to teeth affected by decay. A dental filling may also be used to restore teeth after a root canal procedure. Dental fillings may also be used to treat teeth that have small chips or breaks.

Q: Do I need a dental filling, an inlay or onlay?
A: The dentist will complete an evaluation to determine what type of dental filling is right for you. In most cases, a composite dental filling is used for minor tooth decay or other damage. An inlay or onlay is used for more significant tooth decay, to replace large old fillings, and in other cases that don’t warrant a dental crown.

Q: Are dental fillings painful?
A: Many patients avoid the dentist because they fear their procedure will be painful, expensive or complicated. Dental fillings, inlays and onlays are relatively simple procedures. Most patients do not experience any pain during the procedure, though some report mild sensitivity.

Dental Crown Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the dental crown procedure painful?
A: Patients often worry about dental crown pain. We strive to make sure each patient undergoing treatment with dental crowns is comfortable and relaxed.

Q: How much does a dental crown cost?
A: Dental crown cost varies by the type of material used and specific condition of the patient. Prior to treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. We accept most major dental insurance and also offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.

Q: I have a metal dental crown, can it be replaced with a porcelain dental crown?
A: Yes, Dr. Lazer is able to replace metal dental crowns, broken or worn dental crowns with new, porcelain dental crowns. Replacing dental crowns is a simple procedure that can provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of the smile.

Gum Disease FAQs

Q: What causes gum disease?
A: Factors that contribute to periodontal disease include smoking or chewing tobacco, certain medications, defective fillings, crooked teeth, systemic disease, improper home care, and irregular dental cleanings.

Q: What are the gum disease treatment options?
A: Depending on your gum disease symptoms, Dr. Lazer offers several gum disease treatment options. Patients with early signs of gum disease may benefit from an intensive teeth cleaning known as scaling and root planing. During this procedure, the dentist will remove plaque and tartar from the deep pockets of the gum.

Patients who have advanced signs of gum disease may be treated with laser dentistry. If you have missing teeth or are about to lose teeth as a result of gum disease, there are a number of replacement options including dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures.



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