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Dental FAQs

How do I know when it’s time to come in for a checkup?

As a general dentist, Dr. Claire Hightower recommends that you come in to Ambiance Dental Spa for a checkup and cleaning every six months. That might sound overly frequent, but we want to make sure that we’re keeping a close watch on your oral health and stopping problems before they start. We provide several preventive dentistry services to make sure you stay healthy.

What happens if missing teeth aren’t replaced?

Missing teeth can lead to a number of other dental problems, including losing more teeth. Research shows that if a missing tooth is not replaced, up to 20% of adjacent teeth will fall out in the next four to eight years. Missing teeth also cause remaining teeth to shift, causing spaces between teeth, food impaction, bit collapse, chewing alteration, and TMJ pain.

If I’m missing teeth, what do you suggest I do?

First, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hightower at Ambiance Dental Spa. She can assess your oral health and discuss various tooth replacement options with you. We offer crown and bridgework, partial or full dentures, or dental implants.

How can I improve my smile?

That sounds like an easy question to answer, but it isn't! Your smile is unique, and we won't compromise your individuality with smile enhancements. Smile design dentistry done right requires an initial consultation in which we will discuss your goals, preferences, and options for care. Generally speaking, we may suggest porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, all-white restorations, and/or replacement teeth. Six Month Smiles may also be involved. After your comprehensive evaluation and consultation, we'll present a smile makeover plan for your new smile.

At Ambiance Dental Spa, we provide patients with personalized preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services in a comfortable environment that mirrors the enjoyable luxuries of a spa. Please contact us today if you have any questions for our team, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment. Our office is located in Bowie, MD, and we also serve patients from Glenn Dale, Lanham, Goddard, Crofton, Greenbelt, and beyond.

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