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Frequently asked questions

Q: How do I know which procedure I need?
A: It is impossible to know which procedures will be most beneficial until we have the opportunity to assess each individual patient. We are happy to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.

Q: How much do the different procedures cost?
A: We prefer not to quote fees for cosmetic dentistry without a patient exam. When you schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation, we determine the types of procedures that may benefit you and achieve the smile you desire. We then share with you a comprehensive cost assessment and explore fees and financial programs available to you.

Q: What are the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures?
A: Bleaching – Chemical or laser treatment of natural teeth for a whitening effect.
Laminate Veneers – A porcelain facing placed on a tooth to change the color, shape or size of the tooth.
Bonding – An adhesive dental restoration technique using a tooth colored resin to change the color or shape of a tooth.
Crown – A Cap put on a tooth which may be made of gold, inert metals, porcelain or a combination of these materials. The type of material used to make a crown can determine the cosmetic appearance of the crown.
Bridge – A non-removable, tooth-supported, framework that replaces one or more missing or damaged teeth with lab fabricated teeth.
Laser Gum Contouring – A relatively quick and painless procedure in which small amounts of gum tissue are removed or reshaped in order to treat unhealthy tissue, or to change the appearance of the length or shape of the adjacent tooth.

Q: How long will it take my treatment to complete?
A: Treatment plans vary with each patient and are formulated once Dr. Pettaway has determined which procedures will most benefit the patient. Simple procedures may take only one visit. However, treatment plans that include a variety of procedures may take several visits over an extended period of time.
 
Q: Will the procedures hurt?
A: Generally no. At Dr. Pettaway'’s office, we use a broad spectrum of methods to keep our patients comfortable during dental procedures. We use Conscious Sedation/Sleep Dentistry to help people who have fears about undergoing dental treatment. Conscious sedation refers to a state in which you are totally relaxed without fear, yet conscious. Several types of sedatives including Nitrous Oxide and oral medications may be used. If you will be receiving nitrous oxide, eat lightly before and after your appointment. After your dental procedure is over, you will receive oxygen for several minutes to clear the nitrous oxide from your system. In some cases, when certain oral medications are used, you may need to have a driver to assist in your return home.

Q: Do you have financing?
A: Yes. In addition to accepting cash, checks and most major credit cards, we have a number of financing options we offer our patients that provide the ability to pay for your procedures over a period of time.

Q: Do you use sleep dentistry or conscious sedation?
A: Yes. We use Conscious Sedation/Sleep Dentistry to help people who have fears about undergoing dental treatment. Conscious sedation refers to a state in which you are totally relaxed without fear, yet conscious. Several types of sedatives including Nitrous Oxide and oral medications are used. If you will be receiving nitrous oxide, eat lightly before and after your appointment. After your dental procedure is over, you will receive oxygen for several minutes to clear the nitrous oxide from your system. In some cases, when certain oral medications are used, you may need to have a driver to assist in your return home. 

Q: How can I set up my consultation?
A: If you would like to set up a complimentary cosmetic consultation or dental appointment, simply call our office at (301) 217-9700 or e-mail us at info@drreginaldpettaway.com. We look forward to scheduling your appointment.

 
 
   

REGINALD PETTAWAY D.D.S..
Esthetic and General Dentistry
(301) 217-9700 24 hours
9850 Key West Avenue, Suite 308
Rockville, MD 20850

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OFFICE HOURS:

Monday:
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday:
10:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday:
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday:
10:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday:
9:00AM -2:00PM
   
   
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