Dental Checkups

Is it necessary for children to have dental checkups?

Absolutely! Children's dental health is vital as they grow, and early checkups help establish good oral hygiene habits. We recommend scheduling their first appointment as soon as possible.

I haven't been to the dentist in a long time. Is it too late to start regular checkups?

It's never too late! We provide judgment-free care and are here to help you improve your oral health, no matter how long it's been since your last visit.

How long does a dental cleaning and exam appointment typically take?

On average, these appointments last around 60 to 90 minutes. However, the duration may vary based on your individual needs and the complexity of the cleaning and exam.

Is dental cleaning painful?

Dental cleanings are typically not painful. Our skilled dental hygienists take great care to ensure your comfort during the process. You might experience some mild discomfort if you have sensitive gums, but we always prioritize your well-being.

Can I schedule an appointment during the weekend?

Yes, we offer Saturday appointments to accommodate your busy schedule, as well as extended evening hours for your convenience.


How long will my dental crown last?

Dental crowns are built to last, and with proper care, they can serve you for many years. However, the longevity of your crown also depends on factors such as oral hygiene, diet, and regular dental checkups.

Is the dental crown procedure painful?

No, the dental crown procedure is virtually painless. We prioritize your comfort and use local anesthetics to ensure you experience minimal discomfort during the process.

Can I choose the material for my dental crown?

Yes, at Nova Dental, we offer a range of materials for dental crowns, including porcelain, 3D-printed ceramic, and composite crowns. Dr. Tatari will discuss your options and help you select the best material to suit your needs.

Is dental crown placement a lengthy process?

No, the dental crown procedure is relatively quick and typically requires two appointments. The first appointment involves preparation and impressions, while the second appointment is for crown placement.

Can I get a same-day crown at Nova Dental?

Yes, we offer same-day crowns using advanced 3D-printed ceramic and composite crown technology. You can have a custom-made crown in just one visit, saving you time and ensuring the immediate restoration of your smile.

Do you offer emergency dental crown services?

Yes, we understand that emergencies can happen. If you require an emergency dental crown, please contact our office, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs promptly.


How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on individual needs. On average, Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months, a timeframe comparable to traditional braces. Our team will provide you with a personalized treatment plan during your consultation.

Is Invisalign treatment covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to understand your coverage options. Additionally, we offer financing solutions to help make Invisalign more accessible.

Are Invisalign aligners noticeable?

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when worn, making them an excellent choice for those who prefer a discreet orthodontic solution. Your friends and colleagues are unlikely to notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment.

How often should I wear Invisalign aligners?

For the best results, Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day. This allows for effective teeth movement and ensures the success of your treatment.

Can I remove Invisalign aligners for special occasions?

Yes, Invisalign aligners can be easily removed for special occasions. However, it's essential to wear them consistently as instructed by our team to achieve the desired results within the estimated treatment time.


Are veneers permanent?

Veneers are not considered a permanent dental restoration, but they are long-lasting. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last for approximately a decade.

Are veneers noticeable?

No, veneers are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth in color, size, and shape. They create a flawless, natural-looking smile.

Do veneers require special care?

Veneers can be cared for like natural teeth. Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing, flossing, and attending your scheduled dental check-ups for optimal veneer longevity.

Can veneers stain?

Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant. However, it's essential to avoid excessive consumption of stain-inducing foods and beverages to maintain their pristine appearance.

Do veneers damage natural teeth?

Veneers are minimally invasive and typically require only slight tooth preparation. This ensures that your natural teeth remain healthy and intact during the veneer placement process.

Dental Implants

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

During the procedure, you will be comfortably numbed with a local anesthetic, ensuring a pain-free experience. We also offer sedation options to help you feel relaxed throughout. Some mild discomfort may be experienced during the healing process, but this is typically manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Are dental implants covered by dental insurance?

Dental implant coverage varies among insurance plans. It's advisable to contact your insurance provider to determine your specific coverage details. At Nova Dental, we also offer flexible financing solutions to make dental implants accessible to our patients.

Are dental implants noticeable?

No, dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. They blend seamlessly with your existing teeth in color, size, and shape, ensuring a flawless, natural-looking smile.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Caring for dental implants is simple. Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing, flossing, and attending your scheduled dental checkups. Avoid biting down on hard objects to prevent damage to your implant-supported crown.

Can dental implants support multiple missing teeth?

Yes, dental implants can be used to support multiple missing teeth, either through individual implants or implant-supported bridges and dentures. Your dentist will recommend the best approach based on your specific needs.


Are dentures and partials comfortable to wear?

Yes, dentures and partials are designed to be comfortable and well-fitting. Our team ensures that your appliance is custom-made to match your unique dental structure, ensuring a comfortable and natural feel.

Can I eat and speak normally with dentures or partials?

Absolutely! Dentures and partials are crafted to restore the function of your missing teeth, allowing you to chew, eat, and speak with ease.

How do I clean and maintain my denture or partial?

To maintain your appliance's longevity and appearance, it's essential to remove and clean your denture or partial nightly. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions on proper cleaning and maintenance.

Will my denture or partial look natural?

Yes, dentures and partials are custom-made to resemble your natural teeth in color, size, and shape. When worn, they blend seamlessly with your existing teeth for a natural-looking smile.

How often should I replace my denture or partial?

With proper care and maintenance, most dentures can last for approximately seven years or longer. The lifespan of your prosthetic depends on how well it is cared for and how gently it is treated while wearing it.

Teeth Whitening

Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth and gums?

Yes, professional teeth whitening is a safe and non-invasive procedure when administered by a dental professional. Our whitening system is designed to provide effective results without causing harm to your teeth or gums.

How long does the teeth whitening process take?

The duration of the teeth whitening process depends on the method you choose. Chairside whitening typically takes around an hour, while at-home whitening kits may require a few weeks of use for optimal results.

Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Some patients may experience mild sensitivity after teeth whitening. However, this sensitivity is usually temporary and can be alleviated with toothpaste for sensitive teeth, if necessary.

How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

With proper care and maintenance, the results of professional teeth whitening can last for several months to a few years. Regular touch-ups can help you maintain your dazzling white smile.

Can I whiten my teeth if I have dental restorations, such as crowns or veneers?

Teeth whitening primarily affects natural teeth and may not significantly change the color of dental restorations. If you have concerns about the color of your dental restorations, please discuss your options with our dental team during your consultation.


How much does an emergency dental exam cost?

Our emergency dental exams are affordably priced at just $39, ensuring that you receive prompt care without breaking the bank.

Can I use my dental insurance for emergency services?

We accept most dental insurance plans and will work with you to maximize your benefits for emergency care.

What should I do if my child experiences a dental emergency?

If your child faces a dental emergency, follow the same steps outlined above, and contact us immediately. We have experience in treating pediatric dental emergencies and providing compassionate care to children.

Is laughing gas sedation safe for me?

Yes, laughing gas sedation is safe and well-tolerated by most patients. Our experienced team will discuss your medical history and any concerns before administering sedation to ensure your safety and comfort.

Can I schedule a same-day emergency appointment?

Absolutely! We offer same-day emergency appointments to provide you with the timely care you need.

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