Frequently Asked Questions
Q) How does Dr. Canzoneri keep up to date on current techniques, technology, and materials in dentistry?
A) Dr. Canzoneri and our team go above and beyond the state's requirement for continuing education each year. We also read trade journals, attend professional association meetings, and do everything we can to keep in tune with the latest developments in general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental technology. We are passionate about our careers, so we enjoy soaking up new information about our profession and sharing it with you!
Q) I avoid dental visits because of anxiety. Is this normal? Can you help?
A) Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With oral conscious sedation, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need and deserve!
Q) Does your office use lasers?
A) We use many kinds of lasers for precise, comfortable dentistry. Our soft-tissue laser allows us to treat gum disease, perform crown lengthening, reduce gum tissue for esthetics, and do biopsies. You will need no stitches after laser surgery, and bleeding is minimal. Most patients recover more quickly after laser surgery than they do following traditional surgery.
Q) What is a cosmetic dentist?
A) Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association, so any general dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. To choose a good cosmetic dentist, review the doctor’s before-and-after photos of actual cases, ask about his or her postgraduate education in cosmetic dentistry, and make sure that you feel confident and comfortable in the office.
Q) How can you straighten my smile without using metal braces?
A) Depending on your unique case, we may suggest porcelain veneers or Invisalign clear braces. Read more about these procedures in our services area.
Q) I have old, dark fillings. Is there any hope for my smile?
A) Dark fillings and metal crowns can be replaced with strong, aesthetic solutions. Our dentist has placed composite resin fillings for years, and we also offer porcelain crowns.
Q) I have chronic headaches. Can you help?
A) Chronic headaches may be a symptom of a misaligned bite, bruxism (grinding), or TMJ disorder. Dr. Canzoneri will carefully examine your occlusion (bite), jaw, head, and neck to determine the underlying causes of your pain. Oftentimes, we can correct the problem with a custom nightguard. Call our office if you have more questions about headache relief with non-surgical therapies.
Q) My loved ones complain that I snore at night. What treatment options do you offer?
A) Dr. Canzoneri will first examine your case to determine if you suffer from sleep apnea, a serious medical condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke, or premature death. Snoring and sleep apnea can be treated with an oral appliance (snoreguard). The snoreguard works by repositioning the jaw and tongue, allowing air to flow freely. Dr. Canzoneri will carefully monitor your progress to determine if additional steps need to be taken.
Q) What are my options to replace missing teeth?
A) We offer bridgework, dental implant restorations, and implant-supported dentures and partials to replace missing teeth. Learn more about these services on our services page and then call for a consultation. With X-rays, intraoral photos, and a thorough assessment of your dentition, Dr. Canzoneri can help you decide which replacement option will be best for you.
Q) Do you accept dental insurance?
A) Yes. We are in network with Delta Dental of California and will gladly file your out-of-network claim. As a courtesy to our patients, we will accept assignment, which means that we will wait up to 30 days for your insurance to reimburse the cost of dental treatment. If you have any questions about dental insurance or your policy’s coverage, please call our office and ask to speak with our insurance specialist.
Q) What are your payment and financing options?
A) We accept cash, check, and credit or debit cards. To make dentistry affordable, we have partnered with CareCredit. You can visit them online to see if you prequalify for a low-interest line of credit.