Vanguard Dental Solutions FAQ

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation uses a prescription sedative to make you feel relaxed during your dental procedure. Most people say they feel like they are taking a nap, but you will still be able to answer short, simple questions. People typically do not remember anything about their appointment.

Is Oral Sedation Safe?

Yes. Oral sedation is a safe, “light” sedation that we are certified to provide in our Alexandria dental office. It is considered safe for all ages and most medical backgrounds. We will review your health history with you prior to providing any sedation services.

Am I a Candidate for Oral Sedation?

If you’re slightly nervous about your dental procedure, then oral sedation is a great way to relax. Most people are candidates for oral sedation, but we will need to complete a thorough health history and medical questionnaire prior to determining whether or not oral sedation is right for you.

Do You Offer Dental Implants?

Yes. We offer comprehensive dental implant therapy including the surgical placement of the dental implants as well as the final restorations, such as porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are permanent, prosthetic teeth. They replace missing teeth with an artificial tooth that resembles the form and function of a natural tooth.

How Long do Dental Implants Last?

Implants can last for an entire lifetime. We recommend regular preventive exams and cleanings to keep your implant site as healthy as possible.

Can I Finance My Dental Implants?

Absolutely. We offer 0% interest financing through CareCredit.With CareCredit you can finance any dental procedure, including dental implants.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a perfect option for patients who want to enjoy straighter teeth without wearing conventional braces. Invisalign is ideal for patients with mild to moderate tooth misalignment needs. Schedule a consultation with us to find out if Invisalign is right for you!

How Does Invisalign Work?

Instead of using brackets and wires to reposition your teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear alignment trays. Each set of trays slowly moves your teeth into alignment and is then replaced with the next set of trays to further the movement. They are made of clear plastic and are easy to care for.

Can Teens Use Invisalign Braces?

Invisalign has a special line of braces just for teens, called Invisalign Teen. With Invisalign Teen, your teenager can enjoy the same “invisible” benefits of Invisalign braces, but with services tailored for an on-the-go lifestyle.

Do You Offer Smile Makeovers?

Yes! Our smile makeovers usually consist of customized plans that use a combination of teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, dental veneers, porcelain crowns and white fillings. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual needs and concerns of each patient. Ask us what options you have for a brand new smile.