Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions
Pursuing the dental care you need can feel like an overwhelming prospect at times, which is why Dr. Olberding and his team want to address any questions or concerns to your satisfaction before treatment ensues. For added convenience, we’ve compiled several of our most frequently asked dentistry questions and their answers below. Are you still not seeing the information you’re looking for? Please contact us directly here in Lincoln, NE.
What is the best way to replace missing teeth?
Dr. Olberding recommends dental implants as the premier reconstructive solution in the field of dentistry today. Unlike traditional solutions, implants seamlessly recreate every part of the natural tooth, which leads to improved ongoing health, excellent oral function, lifelike aesthetics, and long-lasting durability. In fact, restorations retained with implants can serve patients well for the rest of their lives.
Of course, we understand that no one service can be the right option for every single patient in need. Our team will be happy to work with patients to help determine their ideal path towards a strong, complete smile.
Can I get dental implants even if I’ve lost a lot of teeth?
Yes! Dr. Olberding can use strategically placed dental implants to anchor partial or full dentures sturdily within the mouth. If you have lost a significant amount of healthy jaw structure, bone grafting is also available at our dental office to rebuild the tissue and help patients receive dental implants successfully.
Is it true that a dentist can treat my sleep apnea?
If you have been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a highly trained dentist like Dr. Olberding can provide effective, lasting relief in the form of a custom-made oral appliance. This mouthpiece will reposition your jaw and/or tongue comfortably in order to prevent airway blockage, which is what causes the fractured sleep associated with this condition. Better yet, our team also offers state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment and planning with our CT scanner, which will create three-dimensional images of the patient’s throat and related structures.
Can you help me improve my smile’s appearance?
Absolutely. Dr. Olberding utilizes the most advanced materials possible for superior esthetic results, and our available cosmetic services can be arranged into the ideal smile makeover plan that matches your unique goals. Possible options include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, gum and tooth recontouring, direct bonding, and more.
My gums are bleeding when I brush and floss. Should I be worried?
Oral bleeding should never be brushed off – in fact, it’s most likely a sign of periodontal (gum) disease, which is a gradual infection that can eventually threaten the livelihood of your teeth and jawbone. At Olberding Dental, we offer effective therapy options that can remove dangerous bacteria from within the mouth and revitalize your overall oral health, scaling and root planing, and more.
I’m experiencing a lot of jaw pain. Can you help me?
Chronic jaw pain is likely caused by bruxism (teeth grinding) or TMJ disorder, which involves the general dysfunction of the joint that controls essential motions like chewing, yawning, and more. A custom-made oral splint from Dr. Olberding can be used to effectively relieve this type of dysfunction, as well as occlusal (bite) adjustment.
What kinds of dental technology do you use?
Maintaining a modern dental office is important to Dr. Olberding, as the techniques and tools a dentist uses can make a big difference in the patient’s overall care experience. The oral healthcare field is always evolving for the better, and we stay right at the forefront with the following technologies:
- Galileos 3D Cone Beam for comprehensive diagnostic assistance
- DIAGNOdent for optimal cavity detection
- Intraoral cameras for patient education
- And more!
Where can I learn more about dental services?
Dr. Olberding and his team members are always happy to discuss available services with patients in greater detail than is available on our website. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or through our online form! Alternatively, we offer several educational videos that explain many of our treatment options, as well as common oral health problems you may experience over time.
Do you take dental insurance?
We are in-network providers for Delta Dental and BlueCross BlueShield. Our team can also file claims for other plans on your behalf and help you maximize the reimbursements available to you. To learn more, please visit our new patients page.
What are my payment options if I don’t have dental insurance?
If you are in need of an extensive treatment plan, affordable CareCredit financing can be arranged by filling out an application. Other payment options include cash, checks, and major credit/debit cards. Our team would be happy to help you explore your options and determine the best path forward.