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Frequently Asked Questions

Our team receives plenty of questions every day about our practice and the services we offer here at Premier Family Dental. Below, you can find answers to some of the ones we hear on a regular basis. If you’re still left wondering about something, don’t hesitate to contact our Central Texas location today and ask us directly! We want our patients to always feel confident and well-informed before undergoing treatment.

Why do I need to go to the dentist’s office every six months?

Many dental health problems (such as gum disease, cavities, bruxism, and more) start out small and gradually worsen over time, eventually causing serious or even permanent damage to your smile and overall wellbeing. Dr. Cofer wants to discover these concerns right away so that any necessary treatment can be simple and minimally invasive. Who knows – you may save yourself a lot of time and cost further down the road!  

What’s the difference between professional teeth whitening and over-the-counter whitening products?

Simply put, over-the-counter products don’t work as well as the professional options available in our practice. Our take-home kits are specifically customized for your unique mouth, which makes them more comfortable and effective. They’re also meant to brighten your tooth enamel by up to 10 shades, while over-the-counter items can usually only accomplish two or three shades of improvement. In fact, our patients usually start noticing a difference after only a few days!

What will happen if I don’t replace my missing teeth?

Losing natural teeth is a devastating event, but not replacing them in a timely manner can lead to even more unpleasant consequences for patients. This can weaken your bite and your smile’s ability to function, and remaining teeth often tend to start shifting out in place in order to fill the gap as well, which you definitely don’t want. Thankfully, Dr. Cofer offers multiple tooth replacement options here in Central Texas for patients in need, including dental implants, dentures, bridges, and more.

Will you refer me to a specialist? 

At Premier Family Dental, our team is proud to provide a comprehensive variety of services right here in one convenient location, including more advanced procedures like root canal therapy and dental implants. We even do more than some of the bigger practices near us! As a result, Dr. Cofer is able to keep referrals to an absolute minimum and help his valued patients stay right here where they feel most comfortable.

Should I be scared of root canals?

Not at all. This procedure has garnered an unfair reputation over the years! In reality, today’s modern techniques and technologies have helped make root canal therapy as comfortable as receiving a simple filling. Plus, it can help patients repair badly infected and damaged teeth and maintain them for many more years to come. Dr. Cofer is your resident root canal specialist in Waco, so patients can rest assured that they’re in good hands.

I don’t want to wait for two appointments to get a new dental crown. Is there a faster way?

Yes! Our practice utilizes CEREC technology whenever possible to speed up the restorative process without sacrificing any of the quality our patients deserve. We can capture detailed impressions, design your custom-made crown, mill the permanent restoration, and place it in your smile all over the course of a single appointment.

Will you take my dental insurance?

We’re happy to work with many major insurance providers, including the ones used by Waco’s largest employers. For more information, please visit our new patients page or contact us directly.

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