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Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the questions below to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get here in the office. Do you have a question that isn't listed below? Let us know! Contact us today and we are happy to help provide any information that will help put you at ease. 

How often should I visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association and our San Antonio dental team recommend patients visit us at least two times each year. These regular visits allow us to partner with you to avoid most common oral health concerns and provide early intervention when oral health issues do arise. Schedule your six-month dental checkup with our caring team.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal is a combination of two Greek words – perio meaning around and odont meaning tooth. Periodontal disease is an oral health condition that affects the supportive soft tissue and bone surrounding teeth. It is often referred to simply as gum disease, and we offer a variety of periodontal therapies to help patients with this condition renew their oral health.

Can you help if I have a dental emergency?

We are always happy to help whenever our patients need us most. That includes providing same day care for patients experiencing dental emergencies. Don’t hesitate to call our office right away, and we’ll do our utmost to see you on the same day you contact us.

Why should I visit a dentist for sleep apnea therapy?

If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from sleep apnea, you might want to talk to our team about oral appliance therapy. For many patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, custom crafted oral appliances are a viable alternative to CPAP therapy.

Who should consider dental implants?

Any patient missing one tooth or a full arch of teeth may want to consider dental implant supported tooth replacement. By restoring both the root structure and visible crown portions of missing teeth, these restoration options create the most natural looking and feeling tooth replacement options.

Does teeth whitening work?

Many patients visit us who want a brighter smile, but they’ve tried over the counter teeth whitening with little to no success. The professional teeth whitening options available from Legacy Dental SA offer effective, predictable results up to ten shades brighter.

Do you take my insurance?

We are happy to process and file claims for most major dental insurance plans in order to help patients maximize their benefits. If you have questions or want to find out more about your specific coverage, please don’t hesitate to talk to one of our knowledgeable team members at your next appointment.