6. I have loose dentures!  What can I do about them?

     Answer:  There are many options to improve the fit of dentures from simple relines to implant support  providing  the greatest stability when the denture has the ability to be snapped into place.  Implant support of lower dentures is one of the most life-changing procedures we accomplish today. Our #1 comment from patients following placement of only two implants, is: "Why did I wait so long to have this done?"  Dr. Kaszuba is happy to discuss all options during a FREE denture consultation!

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3. How many times do I need to have my teeth cleaned every year?

     Answer:  Professional dental cleanings by licensed hygienists are necessary to maintain each patients oral health, as well as to extend your existing dental work.  Periodontal disease is a localized infection that destroys the gum tissue surrounding your teeth as well as the supporting bone that supports and holds them in place. It is a persistent chronic inflammation of the gums due to dental plaque that accumulates below the gum-line and must be professionally removed.  More than 50% of all people over 18 have some stage of gum disease and the percentage increases to 75% of the population over 35 .  Dr. Kaszuba will evaluate each patient's oral health and determine an appropriate re-care schedule based on individualized needs. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and dental plaque has been linked to serious systemic health problems.

4. How much radiation exposure do I get during a dental x-ray?

​     Answer: Most everything around us emits radiation. We are exposed to radiation from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, and even in our indispensable cell phones. Dr. Kaszuba has utilized digital x-rays since their inception in 1996 only when necessary to provide patients with the least exposure possible.  One digital panoramic taken with our PlanMeca ProOne or four digital bitewing x-rays provide less than 1 day of natural background radiation. Either of these images are comparable to a short 2 hour plane trip and greatly aid in detection of decay or infection not visible in a routine examination.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will my dental insurance pay for all of my treatment?

     Answer:  Dental insurance is designed to help you pay for dental care. All dental plans are different based on the premium level paid by you and/or your employer. All plans provide members with coverage information but should never dictate your treatment. Dental treatment is personal and developed by each patient and Dr. Kaszuba with your oral health, functionality, aesthetics, and budget in mind. Dr. Kaszuba will present and discuss all options available to you so you can make an informed decision. Our office coordinator Kathy will submit your individualized care plan to your carrier for a dental pre-estimate of benefits. 


5. What are dental sealants and why does my child need them?

     Answer:  Dental sealants are one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay on the biting surfaces of children's teeth. Deep crevices on the back teeth, where a majority of cavities occur, are treated with an air abrasion device which cleans out the microscopic fissures and grooves.  After cleaning, these teeth are sealed with a dental composite material to prevent acid producing bacteria from entering the tooth and preventing further tooth decay.  If areas of the tooth have tiny spots of decay present, they are also removed and restored with a conservative procedure known as Preventive Restorative Restoration or PRR.  This process is quickly completed by the doctor without the need for dental anesthetic.

2. What is high value dentistry?

      Answer:  High value dentistry is caring, compassionate treatment which remains competitively priced while utilizing quality products and exceptional dental laboratories, providing long term customized solutions for each patient.  You can expect Dr. Kaszuba to meet your oral health needs with retention in mind.  One example of this practice can be illustrated with the average life of a dental crown, also known as a cap.  A dental crown is a full coverage porcelain and/or metal covering for a natural or implant supported tooth.  While most insurance carriers will allow crown replacement at 5 years, Dr. Kaszuba's crowns last an average of 15 years with some patients retaining original placements for 25 years and longer. For patients with dental insurance, dental crowns are typically covered at 50% of the cost. The savings potential for just one crown with above average longevity can be in excess of $2,000.

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                                   James S. Kaszuba, D.D.S