Biggers Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA is here to help you and your family have better, healthier smiles. Part of that mission is answering questions you have regarding your dental care. Here are some that we hear often. If you don’t see yours, please feel free to use the online form to submit a question, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. You can also call us at 804-621-2199 to ask questions or schedule your appointment.
Q: What’s The Difference Between Dental Implants & Dentures?
Both dentures and dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, but there is a big difference between the two services. Dentures rest on the gums and rely on adhesives and proper fit to stay in the mouth. Dental implants, on the other hand, are placed into the bone and can be restored with a crown, bridge, or full arches of new teeth. Many patients prefer dental implants because of the aesthetics and stability.
Q: What is CEREC?
CEREC is our same-day dental crown technology. This CAD/CAM dental equipment allows us to craft a custom dental crown for you in hours instead of weeks. You will not be without a full smile at Biggers Family Dentistry.
Q: What cosmetic dentistry options do you offer?
Dr. Hood Biggers offers cosmetic dentistry so you can get a great-looking smile. We offer dental veneers to hide chips, cracks, gaps, and misshapen teeth, instantly improving your appearance. We also offer teeth whitening to remove the stains that life and time have left on your teeth.
This all starts with your home dental hygiene routine. Electric toothbrushes do a wonderful job of removing plaque and food debris from your teeth. A Waterpik is a good investment as it is easier for some people to use than dental floss, and you won’t inadvertently injure your gums.
Be sure to talk to Dr. Biggers or one of our team members about what kind of toothpaste you should use. There are many brands and types out there, and we can help you find one that is right for you.
Q: Will I need a CPAP to resolve sleep apnea?
The CPAP is the gold standard of treatment for sleep apnea. But patients often find the CPAP treatment intolerable, and the compliance rate is just 50 percent. For many cases of sleep apnea, Dr. Biggers can treat your sleep or snoring issues with a comfortable oral appliance. The device sits on the lower teeth and pushes the jaw forward to keep the airway open during sleep.