Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Dentist in Rancho Bernardo, CA
At Classic Dental Smiles, we believe you should be fully informed prior to making any decisions about your dental health. If you have a question, we have an answer! To get you answers faster, we have compiled a few commonly asked questions and posted them here. Please feel free to ask us any other questions you may have by contacting us via phone or email.
Do you offer second opinions?
Absolutely. All second opinions and any radiographic images we may need are offered free of charge. We want all of our patients, whether they be…read more.
How quickly can I be seen if I need an appointment or have a dental emergency?
No one wants to wait weeks or months for an appointment and we generally can find time for you to see Dr. Brian Chan within…read more.
What are the differences between white and silver fillings?
White fillings are also known as composites that are made up of a composition of glass and plastic micro particles. The ones we use in…read more.
What is a filling?
Placing fillings are a routine procedure in general dentistry. A filling is a restoration used to replace a cavity. Cavities are areas of continually weakened…read more.
I have old, discolored fillings. What can be done about them?
When dental restorations are needed, we at Classic Dental Smiles look to mimic what nature gave us. That is, we look for something that will…read more.
How do you plan where a dental implant goes?
We have state-of-the-art technology in the form of 3D xrays (CBCT). Less than 5% of dentists in San Diego have this technology in their office;…read more.
Does placement of a dental implant hurt?
We make sure our patients are comfortable and fully numb before the procedure starts. Once full anesthesia has been achieved, the placement of the implant…read more.
How long does an implant procedure take?
The total appointment time from start to finish is usually an hour. Of course, it all depends on the situation but in most cases we…read more.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jawbone beneath the gums and serves as the foundation for a dental crown…read more.
What’s the difference between a D.D.S. and a D.M.D.?
In short, just the name. D.D.S. stands for “Doctor of Dental Surgery” while D.M.D. stands for “Doctor of Dental Medicine.” D.D.S. degrees were initially given…read more.
I really don’t like to floss. Can I use mouthrinse instead?
No, no, never, no! Mouthrinses are effective in some cases, but there’s no way around it – nothing can replace brushing and flossing for optimal…read more.
How often should I be seeing the dentist?
This is one of the most common questions that we see, simply because patients want to keep up on their oral health, but don’t want…read more.