Frequently Asked Questions
Click each question below to expand the answer to some of our patients' most frequent inquiries. Have a particular question, concern or comment not outlined on this page? Do not hesitate to reach out to our Chesapeake dental office! Our friendly team is always willing and happy to help. And when you're ready to schedule an appointment, you can use our simple online form.
How often should my family visit the dentist?
Both of our doctors agree with the American Dental Association on this one: patients of all ages should visit the dentist at least twice a year in order to keep their smile looking great and avoid preventable dental issues such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more. Fortunately, at Estrada Dentistry, you can bring the whole family to just one place to get the preventive care you need!
I’m a little nervous about visiting the dentist. Can you help?
Many, many people have dental anxiety, so our team is always ready to take extra steps to make sure our patients feel comfortable going into a treatment. They’ll explain your procedure and answer any questions you might have, and we’re also happy to offer sedation dentistry that can instantly take the edge off of any nerves you might feel in the chair.
Do you place and restore dental implants?
Yes, we do! Unlike other dental practices, we can complete both phases of care in our Chesapeake dental office so you never have to visit an outside specialist.
What is the relationship between sleep apnea and snoring?
Snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea. Both are caused by an obstruction of the tongue and lower jaw that blocks the air’s path to the lungs during sleep. With oral appliance therapy, however, we can help you treat both using a simple, custom-made oral appliance.
What is the advantage of a dental implant over a bridge?
How long does it take to mill and place a CEREC crown?
It used to take more than one appointment to restore a tooth with a dental crown, but with our Chesapeake office’s CEREC machine, we can design, mill, and place a customized crown in a single appointment. Typically, this process just takes a couple of hours.
What cosmetic services do you offer?
Two of our biggest cosmetic services are teeth whitening and Invisalign. With them, we can help you get a whiter, straighter smile that will drastically improve your confidence and sense of wellbeing.
Do you offer to care for children?
Yes, we do! We’re happy to see young patients from Chesapeake and all of the surrounding communities.