Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we value communication and feel that it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of their dental health, the services we provide, and our practice policies. We’ve found that informed patients tend to make better decisions when it comes to both their dental health and their overall health.

Feel free to look through our selection of frequently asked questions to learn more about who we are and what we do. If you have additional questions for our High Point dentist, or would like more information, you are welcome to call our High Point dental office at (336) 883-1371 or send us an email using our convenient online contact form.

Thank you for choosing Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry!
 

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The team at Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has missed you. Fortunately, we are open to see patients, and we can’t wait to welcome you back.

Of course, we adhere to the most stringent safety protocols during this pandemic as we did before COVID-19, and as we will continue to do long after it is over.

We rely on medical-grade cleaners to keep every surface, nook, and corner disinfected for your safety and the well-being of our staff. We also sanitize our dental instruments and promptly dispose of single-use tools.

However, we have put more safety measures in place during these challenging times.

We are reducing the number of patients in our dental office throughout business hours to maintain social distancing.

We also want you to call us and reschedule if you’re not feeling well.

When you visit our dental office, you’ll find that all team members wear masks, and toys and magazines have been put away to reduce risks.

Additional precautionary measures:

  • Please brush your teeth and rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash before you arrive at the dental office.
  • Come alone to your appointment to help with social distancing.
  • We also ask that you call us when you arrive in our parking lot. We will alert you when it’s time to come inside for your appointment.

Your Dentist in High Point, NC Is Happy to Welcome You Back

Schedule your next dental exam today.

Cleanings

a tooth atop a stack of bills | dental cleanings highpoint ncAll insurances pay different fees and everyone’s appointment is different, but rest assured that we work hard to keep fees low. We also provide a few different payment arrangements for those who need it.

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Contact Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about our services and get more specific information on pricing, insurance, and general questions about our office. We look forward to talking with you.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants High Point NCFor patients who are living with a compromised or missing tooth, normal daily activities can be challenging and it's a good idea to think about replacing it as soon as you can. This is because your jawbone will begin to deteriorate without a root to support, and your healthy teeth will begin to shift without a replacement. Restoring your tooth also protects the integrity of your oral health.

The Dental Implant Difference

Dental implants are one of the most durable, reliable, and cost effective options you can choose to replace your tooth. Implant dentistry is very reliable as it boasts a 95% success rate. Implants are easy to take care of, which means that you'll brush and floss as you were always used to. Your new tooth can potentially last a lifetime with excellent home care and regular visits to your dentist. This makes dental implants in High Point, NC a smart and cost effective long term choice for your oral health.

Dr. Bray can determine if implants are right for your needs with a thorough examination and x-rays. If you'd like to learn more about restoring your teeth with dental implants, we encourage you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bray.

Dentures

Dentures are a dental prosthetic that restores missing teeth. They fit snugly over the gum line and can replace one or multiple missing teeth. 

Dentures can restore your biting capabilities, improve your speech, keep you looking beautiful, and bring back your self-confidence. Plus, they prevent facial sagging and protect your oral health – two precious properties. 

At Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our knowledgable dental team is here to help restore your beautiful smile.

Types of Dentures

While there are many types of dentures, including implant-supported dentures, the two main styles they fall under are partial and full dentures. 

Partial dentures restore a few missing teeth that are surrounded by healthy existing teeth. They require the use of nearby teeth to anchor to, and many. 

Full dentures replace all missing teeth on the upper or lower arch or both.

The gum base is either made from metal or acrylic shaded to match the color of your gums. The teeth are made from plastic or porcelain. In some instances, a chrome-cobalt alloy or stainless steel reinforcement helps make the denture more durable. 

Denture Material

Modern dentures can be composed of different materials, including:

  • Porcelain
  • Acrylic resin (or plastic)
  • Hybrid composite of resin
  • Metal alloy for partial metal dentures
  • Nylon

Each material has its own benefits and disadvantages. Dr. Cassidy Bray can go over each type of denture and help determine which material fits your lifestyle and budget. 

Schedule an Appointment with Us to Learn More

You might be considering dentures, already wear them, or know someone who has them, it's entirely reasonable that you might have some questions about them. Call our High Point, NC today so we can set up a meeting with Dr. Bray.

Emergency Dental Care

Our High Point dentists know that a cracked tooth can be a worrisome situation. In addition to being incredibly painful, cracked teeth can make you self conscious about smiling or laughing with friends. A cracked tooth can also make your tooth vulnerable to further breakage and allow bacteria to penetrate, leading to infection or deep decay, and larger dental issues down the road.

A small crack or chip may not be a dental emergency, however. In some cases, a small chip can wait a day or two. But you should still call our dental office for an assessment. Your dentist may decide that the crack is significant and ask you to come in immediately. If you have any pain, your dentist will want to see you as soon as possible. Large cracks in your teeth will generally require emergency dental treatment. 

If the crack is small—no more than a chip—and the dentist allows you to wait a day or two, take care not to chew with the fractured tooth. Chewing can lead to further breakage. It is also essential to keep the area clean to prevent infection. Your dentist or a member of our team will provide more specific instructions if necessary.

Contact Our High Point NC Dentist

If ever you are in doubt, we want to hear from you. We always treat dental emergencies in High Point as soon as possible. Contact our High Point office to learn more about emergency treatment.

Your emergency dentist in High Point, NC never wants you to be in pain or risk your oral health. For these reasons, we recognize toothaches—or anything that threatens your dental health—as dental emergencies.

A toothache means that something is wrong—typically, an infection. In most cases, a tooth infection requires gentle root canal therapy.

Other types of dental emergencies include:

  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • A blister on the gum
  • Soft tissue trauma to the cheek or gum
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Tooth knocked out or loosened

Of course, there are many other emergency scenarios—too many to name—which is why we want you to contact our dental office if you notice oral health changes. Your dentist in High Point will determine whether your situation is an emergency based on your symptoms or whether it can wait a day or two. But rest assured, if you have pain or your oral health is in danger, we will always get you in front of the dentist as soon as possible.

We Treat Dental Emergencies in High Point

If you have a toothache or other dental health issues, we want to hear from you immediately. Remember, tooth pain is a sign that you need prompt dental care.

Full-Mouth Reconstruction

full smile makeover high point nc Some people were lucky enough to be born with perfectly beautiful teeth, but most of us are not that fortunate. Between genetics and the natural breakdown of your teeth over time, it is very common to experience a variety of dental problems.

If you’ve been putting off treatment because you have multiple issues and are not sure where to start, cosmetic dentistry and reconstruction can help. Everyone has their own unique needs, which is why dental treatments are never one-size-fits-all.

A Treatment For Any Scenario

You may have chipped or broken teeth that will benefit from a procedure as simple as dental bonding. Perhaps you’re missing a tooth, which is not only unattractive, but it’s not good for your general oral health, either. In this case we can choose dental implants, bridges, or dentures. 

We may recommend a dental crown if you have a tooth that is weakened by severe decay or a root canal procedure. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic applications where you have uneven spaces, severe staining, or oddly shaped teeth.

As you can see, we have a number of options for providing you with a full smile reconstruction. We will be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss your specific needs and which combination of treatments will achieve the results you’re looking for.

General Dentistry

family dentistry high point nc At Deep River Dentistry, we know that you and your family have busy, active lives. So we are happy to offer services designed for all members of your family from the youngest to the most senior.

You can make your life a lot easier by choosing a dentist who can treat patients of all ages. For one thing, it saves you a lot of running all over town to address the needs of all your family members.

Why Family Dentistry Rocks

Family dentistry is also valuable because we can handle the unique needs of all ages in one convenient location. We can even book family appointments so that you can save time by having all your family members treated at one time.

We can also develop relationships that will make it easier for us to follow through with dental care that is tailored to your needs. Your children will get to know us and hopefully stay with us long into adulthood. As an adult, we can monitor your oral health and have a full history by the time you reach your senior years.

Please contact our High Point dental office if you’d like more information about family dentistry and the ways it can benefit you.

two girls hug | childrens dentist highpoint ncWe see every age at our practice. We want to provide all the dental needs a family might have from birth through dentures.  

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Give our office a call if you've got a question about your child, or would like to set up appointments for you or your family members!

a row of files in a filing cabinet | dentist highpoint, ncWhile we accept all insurances and will do all the filing for you, we are “participating providers” for Delta Dental, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and MetLife.

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Reach out to our Highpoint, NC dental office if you've got any more questions on billing, our team, or the services we offer! We look forward to chatting with you.

children's dentistry high point nc It’s critical for you to be proactive with your child’s oral health care. That is why we recommend that your child have their first dental visit when they are between one and three years of age.

This may seem early to you, and you may wonder what kind of problems could possibly develop when you’re child’s just a baby. The fact is that your child’s first teeth play an important role in the proper development of their permanent teeth.

How Teeth Develop 

You may not be aware of it, but even while you’re pregnant, your child’s second teeth are starting to develop in their jaw. Of course, you will not see them emerge until after your child’s baby teeth have gone through the process of erupting and falling out.

Even though the baby teeth will fall out, they actually hold a place for the permanent teeth developing in your child’s gums. If you don’t follow proper oral hygiene and monitor the health of these teeth, they may be lost to decay. When this happens, it creates a domino effect that can allow permanent teeth to erupt in the wrong position.

It’s far better to take the simple steps to protect your child’s oral health now, rather than face costly orthodontic treatment and dental problems in the future. Please contact High Point dental office, and we’ll be happy to speak to you about arranging your child’s first visit. 

dentist high point north carolinaWe will inform you of the exact costs for any treatment before it is performed and what your insurance, if there is any, should pay. We know no one likes to be surprised, and we are not in the business of tricking anyone. We value integrity and want you to feel like you are receiving the best dental care possible.

Pretreatment Estimate

For non-emergency procedures, we strongly recommend submitting a pretreatment estimate to the dental insurance carrier.   The dental insurance carrier will review the information we submit and will mail an estimate to our office.  This process on average takes three weeks.  Some insurance companies will mail a copy to the insured as well as the dental office. Upon receipt, we will call you to discuss their estimate and  your out of pocket responsibility.  

Got more questions? Feel free to contact our Highpoint, NC dentist office today. We'll be happy to chat with you and will try to answer any questions that you may have.

a hand writes on a clipboard | dentist highpoint ncOf course we will. We will be more than happy to get in touch and get whatever records you might need. 

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If you've got additional questions, please contact our Highpoint, NC dental clinic today!

Management of Dental Anxiety

dental anxiety high point ncDr. Bray had a bad experience at a dental office when he was a child, so he knows firsthand how strong dental anxiety can be for some patients. Knowing how scary it can be for some, our goal is to provide a fun and comfortable experience so that we can change your perception of the dentist. 

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Give us a call if you've got more questions about how we can make you comfortable at our Highpoint dental office.

Root Canals

a man holds his hand to his cheek | root canals highpoint ncRoot canals aren’t usually at the top of people’s lists as a favorite dental procedure. However, root canals are common (and painless) procedures that are sometimes needed to preserve and restore a tooth. Root canals are life-savers - literally - when it comes to certain dental health issues. Here are two reasons you might need a root canal in High Point, NC.

Reasons For Root Canals

Severe tooth decay. If a tooth experiences extensive decay, the inner pulp may become infected. In this case, you’ll probably have plenty of tooth pain and sensitivity that will bring you to the dentist. If the tooth’s interior is already infected, your dentist may want to perform a root canal to remove the bacteria. A dental crown will help protect the tooth after your dentist cleans out the interior. This treatment will not only save the tooth, but also allow it to function normally and painlessly.

Damaged tooth. Teeth that experience trauma may be broken or chipped, along with being painful and sensitive. A tooth may be damaged without visible cracks or chips, however, and you should always visit the dentist if you have pain or sensitivity. If the damage isn’t too extensive, your dentist can save the tooth and end your toothache by removing its nerves. A dental crown protects the tooth by preventing further damage.

If you've got more questions on root canals, give our Highpoint, NC dental office a call. We'll be happy to assist you.

Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening high point nc Professional teeth whitening is a convenient, cost-effective way to really give your smile a lift. With all the responsibilities you have, it’s good to know that you can control the time you spend whitening your teeth. That’s why we offer convenient take-home whitening kits.

Unlike kits you purchase in your drug store, our take-home kits are made just for you. By taking impressions of your teeth, we can create completely customized whitening trays.

This is far more effective than over-the-counter kits that include a generic whitening tray. You usually have to boil the tray provided and bite into it so that it fits your mouth.

How Do Take-Home Kits Work?

Our custom-made trays are created using our highly accurate impressions, and the result is a tray that perfectly fits the contour of your teeth. Fit is very important because we want the whitening gel to completely cover every surface of your dental enamel for even, consistent results.

With a professional whitening kit, you will receive a whitening gel that has a higher concentration of peroxide than store-bought kits. Using our professional take-home whitening kit, you can achieve desired results in about seven to ten days.

Please contact our High Point dental office if you would like to learn more about our customized take-home teeth whitening kits.

teeth whitening high point nc There may be any one of a number of reasons why your teeth have lost their bright, white appearance. These include age, lifestyle habits, and even the type of medication you take.

As we age, it’s natural for our bright smiles to dim somewhat. Day after day, our teeth take abuse whether we care for them properly or not. The result is that the surface enamel develops tiny holes that catch food debris, darkening your smile. At the same time, this allows the underlying yellowish dentin to show through.

The Decisions You Make Matter

You may not be aware of it, but there are a number of choices you make that impact the whiteness of your teeth. Smoking or using nicotine products can quickly cause your teeth to become severely stained and discolored. Consuming stain-producing food and drinks like coffee, dark tea, cola, raspberries and blueberries can also darken tooth enamel.

Fortunately, professional teeth whitening treatments at our High Point dental office are very effective for reducing or eliminating a lot of these types of stains. We can prepare a take-home whitening kit that you can use at your convenience. In about a week to ten days, you’ll see the beautiful results.

Please contact our office to arrange a professional dental cleaning. At that time we can talk to you about our convenient, effective, teeth whitening treatment.

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Dear valued patients,

Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is fully open for appointments as of Tuesday, May 12th. We are excited to see you all again and have listed our safety measures here for more information.