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At Dores Dental, we know you may have some questions about our dental services. We’ve answered some of the ones we hear most frequently from our patients here. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to call our Longmeadow, MA dentist office at 413-241-3995 and we’ll get them answered for you!

 

Q: Are you accepting new patients?

Yes! We welcome new patients at Dores Dental. We even provide new patient forms online so you can save yourself some time by filling them out before your first visit. Less time with paperwork means more time seeing our dentists!


Q: When should I bring my child for their first visit to the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends bringing your infant for a first visit to the dentist within six months of their first tooth. We agree, and we love meeting your babies during your child’s first dentist visit.


Q: What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. That is quite a mouthful, obviously! The important thing about CEREC is that it allows you to get a dental crown in a single visit to Dores Dental.

CEREC’s sophisticated software enables Dr. James Dores to design and create a same-day dental crown for you in our office instead of outsourcing this job to an off-site lab. Our patients appreciate the convenience of getting their dental crown in just a few hours rather than a few weeks!

Dr. Dores can also use CEREC to create porcelain dental veneers for you right in our office.


Q: Is a dental implant a good way to replace a missing tooth?

For many patients, a dental implant is a great way to replace a missing tooth. After the implant is placed in your jawbone, Dr. Dores will attach a replacement tooth, usually a dental crown, to the implant. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

While dental implants are not right for everyone, Dr. Dores can discuss your specific needs with you and determine if you are a good candidate.


Q: Is that your smart car I’ve seen driving around?

Yes! Members of our team drive our smart car with the Dores Dental logo around Longmeadow, Springfield, Wilbraham, and Forest Park to show how proud we are of our practice!

We think it gives you a good idea of the fun and friendly atmosphere you’ll find in our Longmeadow, MA office. Our friendliness is one of the qualities that has helped us earn four patient choice awards from health care review site Vitals.com.


After reading these questions, we hope you’ll want to visit us! Call 413-241-3995 to schedule an appointment. Or you can use our convenient online form.

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