Frequently asked dental questions
• Does Dr. Calabrese stay current with the newest innovations in Dentistry?
• What can I expect at my initial appointment at Dentistry at Westland?
• Is Dentistry at Westland a family oriented dental practice?
• My smile does not look like I want it to. What do you recommend?
• What can I do to look 15 to 20 years younger?
• Does Dentistry at Westland have a Patient Referral Program?
• How does Dentistry at Westland handle cancellations?
• Will I feel discomfort after the dental implant placement?
• How long does it take to place dental implants?
• How long does placement, healing and fabrication of the replacement teeth take?
• How long does an implant last?
Q: Does Dr. Calabrese stay current with the newest innovations in Dentistry?
A: Yes, Dr. Calabrese attends seminars and lectures annually to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field of dentistry. Beyond that, Dr. Calabrese is a regular contributor to many online dental education and information sharing websites like DentalTown and Osseonews. These sites encourage the sharing of information between dentists by allowing dentists to upload photos and descriptions of their work allowing other dentists to learn and critique. In 2009, Dr Calabrese had one of his dental implant cases featured in DentalTown magazine, an international publication. Dr. Calabrese believes that advanced training and continuing education is essential for providing his patients with the best dental care and information you need to feel confident in having Dr Calabrese as your family dentist.
Q: What can I expect at my initial appointment at Dentistry at Westland?
A: On arrival, you can expect to be greeted by our friendly dental team. We will make you feel welcome in our comforting environment. Dr. Calabrese will provide a comprehensive treatment plan customized to fit your dental needs. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your dental treatment. Our goal is to provide you with the best quality dental care.
Q: Is Dentistry at Westland a family oriented dental practice?
A: Yes, we welcome patients of all ages to Dentistry at Westland.
Q: My smile does not look like I want it to. What do you recommend?
A: We enjoy helping patients improve their smiles. There are many options for patients to improve their smiles. To determine what option is best for you, we do a virtual smile makeover to show you what can be done to improve your smile. This is a great way to show you what results can be achieved to make your smile look the way you would like it.
Q: What can I do to look 15 to 20 years younger?
A: Many patients do not realize how much worn teeth will age the face. Teeth wear over time and this makes the jaws over-close creating wrinkles in the skin and soft tissues of the face, which makes a person look older. As an illustration, picture the denture patient without their dentures in their mouth. This lack of soft tissue support can affect a person’s appearance. There are many options available at Dentistry at Westland which can provide you with a beautiful smile!
Q: Does Dentistry at Westland have a Patient Referral Program?
A: Yes, we gladly accept patient referrals. Dentistry at Westland offers a Patient Referral Program. Our Patient Referral Program
is our way of saying "thank you" for placing your trust and confidence in us! We value your family and friends and want to provide them with the same exceptional dental care and service!
Q: How does Dentistry at Westland handle cancellations?
A: Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We request that you allow 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your dental appointment.
Q: Will I feel discomfort after the dental implant placement?
A: No, it is done under local anesthesia and rarely do patients need pain medication afterwards. As a matter of fact, 99% of patients do well with Ibuprofen for a day after the implants are placed. The discomfort you may feel will minor. Dr. Calabrese may prescribe medication to alleviate any pain you may have. Receiving a dental implant is much easier than having a tooth removed.
Q: How long does it take to place dental implants?
A: Usually 30-60 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants. Multiple implants will add slightly to that time.
Q: How long does placement, healing and fabrication of the replacement teeth take?
A: The entire process usually takes from 3 to 4 months, depending on your treatment plan.
Q: How long does an implant last?
A: If your body accepts the implant, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.