Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question for the dentist, you might see the answer here. These are a few of the questions we most commonly hear. We have answered them with short explanations, using the most current information available. If you would like more information, feel free to contact us directly at 403-885-8422.


What is a dental implant?

An implant is a thin metal cylinder surgically implanted into the bone of the jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. They can be used to secure a single crown or, in the case of mini implants, an entire denture. They are a permanent solution.

There are several different designs of implants to suit many different needs. Your dentist will discuss with you the best option in your case. You want to make sure that they are properly trained and have the experience to successfully perform this procedure.


Can I get a filling using white material?


How can my child have cavities, I never feed them sugary food?


I have one dark tooth, what does this mean?


Do I really need an x-ray?


Do I really need to bring my children to the dentist every six months?


When is the right time to bring my child in for their first dental examination?


How can I help my child if they are worried about seeing our dentist?


What is a post and why do I need one?


I need to get a crown. Will I need a root canal first?


What should I do if my temporary crown comes off?


When can I start eating after I get a crown?


When can I get my temporary bridge removed?


Is getting a new bridge painful?


Is a pacifier harmful to my child's teeth?


Should I look for tartar control toothpaste?


What kind of toothbrush works best?


When should I replace my toothbrush?


Should I be concerned if my child sucks their thumb?


How can I get my child to brush their teeth regularly?


What can I do about bad breath?


Should I be concerned if I see permanent teeth coming in behind my child’s baby teeth?


Should baby teeth be pulled if a child's smile is too crowded?


Should I be concerned if my child isn't losing their baby teeth?


Why should I worry about baby teeth? Can’t the dentist just pull them out?


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