About The Practice
What are the office hours and location?
- We are located at 2520 US 1 South St. Augustine, FL 32086 at the intersection of US 1 and St. Augustine S drive behind Endless Summer Realty.
- Our office hours are:
- Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: By appointment only
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
How do I schedule an appointment?
What insurance do you take?
We accept most major PPO insurance plans. Additionally, we offer the Healthy Smile Membership Plan, an in-house annual membership for patients who don’t carry insurance. To learn whether we accept your specific plan or for more information on our Healthy Smile Membership Plan, please give us a call at 904-794-4424.
What to expect on your first visit?
On your first visit you can expect to be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome by our staff! Shortly after checking in with the front desk and filling out all necessary information, you will be brought back to begin your consult with one of our doctors.
Are there financing options?
We accept financing through CareCredit, with no interest up to 1 year.
Permanent Tooth Replacement
Are dentures or implants better?
While both do the same job, implants do it better. Implants are permanently affixed in the mouth and have a more natural appearance, while dentures aren’t and must be removed daily.
How long do implants last?
With proper care, a dental implant can last for the remainder of the patient’s life. The length of its lifetime ultimately depends on the level of care it receives.
Are tooth implants painful?
Patients can experience very minimal levels of pain following surgery, with most of the pain diminishing within a few days. Many of our patients report that they felt far less pain than they had originally anticipated.
Can anyone get a dental implant?
Generally, if a patient can receive a tooth extraction, he or she is able to receive implants. During a consultation, our doctors can determine if a specific patient is or is not a candidate for dental implants.
How long does a tooth implant appointment take?
For most cases, a single tooth implant can be completed in about 30 minutes. If a patient is receiving more than one implant, the procedure can take a few hours depending on the exact number being placed.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the surfaces that surround a tooth, such as the gums, bones and ligaments.
How do I know if I have periodontal disease?
Most often you will start to notice one or more symptoms. Most commonly a patient will experience red, swollen, tender or receding gums, tooth aches or tooth loss.
How do you get periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria in the plaque that forms on the surface of teeth. With proper oral hygiene, most people can greatly reduce the risk of receiving this infection.
How long does a periodontal appointment take?
The type of treatment being performed will determine the exact amount of time necessary, though most periodontal treatments can take a couple hours to complete.
Are root canals or fillings painful?
Most patients don’t feel any pain during a root canal or filling. The area will be numb during the procedure to eliminate pain and discomfort.
What’s a cavity?
A cavity is an area of decay within a tooth. It can cause severe pain or discomfort if left untreated. A simple filling should remedy the cavity and prevent further tooth damage.
Is teeth whitening bad for my teeth?
Professional teeth whitening performed by an experienced dentist is safe and effective. Some patients will experience tooth sensitivity following a whitening session, which is only temporary.
Can I whiten my teeth if I have cavities?
If you have untreated cavities, or other dental issues, teeth whitening should not be performed. It will usually only increase any pain and sensitivity stemming from the issue. If a cavity has been filled, professional whitening should not affect it.
Preventative Treatment FAQs
How often should I see the dentist?
We always recommend that you see a dentist every six months. If you experience pain or noticing any change in your oral health, you should see a dentist immediately.
Do exams hurt?
No, routine preventative exams are pain free!
What kind of tooth paste should I use?
Overall, toothpaste containing fluoride that has been approved by the ADA is recommended. Those with sensitive teeth should use sensitive toothpaste to decrease discomfort during and after brushing.
Are dental X-rays safe?
Dental x-rays are very safe to receive periodically. They only emit around 0.5 millirems of radiation, well within safety standards.
How long does a routine maintenance appointment take?
A routine appointment can be completed in under an hour. Your comfort is our priority, so we do everything we can to complete every routine appointment in a timely manner.