Dental Care of Corona
A Multi-Specialty Dental Practice

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Dental Care of Corona, we want to create an atmosphere of trust and confidence where our patients feel comfortable turning to us with all of their questions or concerns. We believe that achieving optimal oral health is a team effort between you and your dentist, so it's important to us that you feel fully informed about your care and treatment.

We have shared some of the most commonly asked questions here, and we invite you to check them out. If there's something on your mind that you don't see here, please don't hesitate to call us, and a knowledgeable member of our team will happily assist you.


Dental insurance is a valuable benefit that makes it possible for millions of people to get the expert dental care they need when they need it. At Dental Care of Corona, we accept most PPO insurance plans and are preferred providers for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

Even if you don’t have one of the above insurances, our dental team will be happy to process your claim for you on your behalf. In this case, we do expect payment at the time of service with reimbursement made from your insurer directly to you.

What If I Don't Have Dental Insurance?

If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways to help fit dentistry into your budget by making it affordable. We are pleased to offer in-house payment plans that help extend your balance over several months.

We also work with several third-party lenders who cover the cost of your treatment today and let you pay down the balance in small monthly payments. These include CareCredit, Lending Club, Wells Fargo, and Compassionate Finance.

You can learn more about our insurance and payment options on our financial page, or feel free to call our Corona, CA dental office at (951) 268-9858 so we can assist you.

Dental Care of Corona is conveniently located at 260 East Ontario Ave in Suite 201 in Corona, CA. Patients and guests will find us in the two-story medical building on the corner of Ontario Ave and S Main St. 

Santana Regional Park is nearby, as are other beloved landmarks like Corona Library, Corona Regional Hospital, Corona Heritage Park and Museum, and Cleveland National Forest.

Before or after your dental appointment, you may choose to shop, eat lunch, or spend some time soaking up natural views in our clean and beautiful parks and forests. 

We are pleased to serve students and faculty from local schools, including Corona, Santiago, and Centennial high schools. 

Convenient, Stress-Free Dental Care 

Dental Care of Corona is open five days a week, Monday through Friday. 

We are always happy to greet new and familiar faces at our Corona, CA dental office. Whether you are from Corona, Norco, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, or any other surrounding communities, we invite you to call us today at (951) 268-9858. You are also welcome to arrange your next dental appointment via our online scheduling form. 

For urgent dental care, please call us, and we will promptly treat your concern and alleviate your pain. We do our best to see emergency dentistry patients the same day they call. 

Your oral health is our priority, and we are always here to help you!

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Sleep apnea prevents you from getting the restful sleep your body needs to heal, repair, and function properly. You experience a loss of energy, focus, mental sharpness, productivity, and overall sense of well-being. You may struggle with daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, and poor concentration—all because your body is not getting enough rest.

Studies have shown that not getting the right amount of sleep can adversely affect the body and trigger a variety of health and wellness issues. Sleep apnea is known to contribute to diabetes, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. However, with appropriate treatment, we can help control these issues and restore your restful sleep and quality of life.

3 Types Of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea, and this is the type of sleep apnea that’s most common. It occurs when you lay down to sleep, and the muscles and soft tissue in your throat relax, falling into and obstructing the airway.

Central Sleep Apnea – Much less common is central sleep apnea, where the brain doesn’t signal the muscles that control breathing. People with this type of sleep apnea rarely ever snore.

Complex Sleep Apnea – When both central and obstructive sleep apnea are present, we refer to it as complex sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Corona, CA

Do you think you might have sleep apnea? The first step is to get tested if you have not already. Once you get a proper diagnosis, our dentists can help you get the treatment you need and get your rest back. We are pleased to serve patients in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, and all surrounding communities.

Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies are no fun, especially when it involves a toothache! Our goal at Dental Care of Corona is to see you as possible to provide the pain-relieving treatment you need.

We pride ourselves on keeping slots open in our schedule to accommodate our patients for same-day dental emergencies. The first step is to call us, so our knowledgeable dental team can provide the support and assistance you need and get you on our schedule the same day.

Our experienced emergency dentists can relieve your tooth pain or any other urgent situation you or a family member is facing, including:

Lost tooth crowns and fillings

  • Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Tender, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Dental trauma like knocked-out teeth

We can help you with all these issues, and we also commonly perform emergency root canals and tooth extractions for our patients when needed. The first step is to get you in front of one of Dr. Shital or Dr. Rakesh as soon as possible so they can evaluate your needs and make treatment recommendations.

Call for Emergency Dentistry in Corona, CA

When you face an unexpected dental problem, the best thing you can do for yourself is to call our emergency dentists as soon as possible. The prompt treatment gets you out of pain faster and allows us to choose the most conservative and affordable procedures to resolve your issue. 

We provide emergency dental care for patients in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding communities.

Knocking out a tooth can be stressful and upsetting. But there’s no need to worry! Your emergency dentist in Corona, CA can quickly fix your problem and relieve your pain. 

When a tooth uproots from its socket, time is of the essence. Act quickly, and see the nearest dentist within 30 minutes of the injury to increase the chances of saving the tooth. 

If your tooth has fallen out, please contact Dental Care of Corona immediately. 

Tips for Saving Your Tooth 

  1. Locate the tooth and only touch the crown (the chewing surface or top part of the tooth).
  2. Gently rinse the tooth with water if it’s dirty. Do not dry the tooth with a cloth or tissue. 
  3. If possible, carefully reposition the tooth in its socket. You can softly bite down to hold it in place or hold it with your fingers. 
  4. Keep the tooth moist at all times. Please do not touch the tooth with a tissue or cloth, and do not dry it. It can either stay moist in your mouth if you place it in the socket, hold it in your mouth next to your cheek, or put it in a cup of water. You may also put it in an emergency tooth preservation kit.
  5. See a dentist or endodontist within 30 minutes of the accident and bring your tooth with you to the dentist if you can. 

If you need urgent dental care, please promptly contact your emergency dentist in Corona, CA. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

Because teeth are porous by nature, they are unfortunately good at collecting stains from the foods and drinks you eat throughout the day. Things like coffee, tomatoes, berries, and beets all pose some risk of staining your teeth.

Clean Up The Existing Stains

Depending on the current state of your teeth, you may have a battle ahead of you. There are many good whitening options on the market, but none will work as well as a professional whitening treatment in our office. Whitening is also not a substitute for good oral hygiene habits, so start there. 

Prevent New Stains From Forming

Having good daily cleaning habits for your teeth is essential to keep stains from forming on them. Brush twice a day, and floss regularly. Don't skip on your twice-a-year cleanings with your dentist to keep your mouth the healthiest it can be. In addition, you might consider using whitening toothpaste.

Visit A Professional For Whitening Treatments Unavailable Over The Counter

Dental Care of Corona offers in office whitening treatment made with a higher concentration of whiteners like hydrogen peroxide than you can find available at the store. Because it is administered by a professional, it typically provides much better results. Contact us today if you are looking to schedule a professional tooth whitening.

What is a gummy smile?

A gummy smile occurs when a disproportionate amount of gums to teeth shows when a patient smiles. Many people feel like they have gummy smiles, which can cause insecurity and sensitivity. 

What causes a gummy smile?

A gummy smile may relate to how teeth grow, the shape of the jaw, or the length of the upper lip to the size of the teeth. Sometimes the gums grow up onto the tooth, causing a gummy smile by crowding onto the tooth. Each of these has different root causes and solutions.

Options Available to People Looking For A Fix

Treatment options available to each individual depends on the reason for the gummy smile. Some procedures are more invasive and costly than others, and it will take a visit to the dentist to determine what might be causing your gummy smile and the best approach to give you a smile you desire.

Dental Treatment Options For Corona, CA

Dental Care of Corona is proud to provide service to Corona, CA, and all surrounding areas. If you're not satisfied with your smile and need a little help, contact us today to schedule an exam to determine how to help you feel confident with your smile.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term for dental procedures, products, and treatments to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. This area of dentistry concerns itself with:

  •  straightness
  •  whiteness
  •  uniformity
  • hiding pits, chips, and cracks in teeth

The Overlap between Aesthetics and Health

As you may have noticed, there is some overlap between cosmetic and other dental procedures done for the health of your mouth. For example, braces can improve the health of your mouth by straightening your teeth, but they also improve the aesthetic appearance of the teeth. 

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry can be as simple and non-invasive as a cleaning or professional whitening. You can consider longer-term options like veneers, which will give you a smile that might otherwise be unachievable for your teeth.

Besides being one of the best ways to achieve the smile of your dreams, cosmetic dentistry can do many things. Consult with your dentist to see what options you have.

Cosmetic Dentist in Corona, CA

Cosmetic Dental Care of Corona is your cosmetic dentistry one-stop shop. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see what we can do to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term for dental procedures, products, and treatments to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. This form of dentistry concerns itself with:

  •  straightness
  •  whiteness
  •  uniformity
  • hiding pits, chips, and cracks in teeth

The Overlap between Aesthetics and Health

As you may have noticed, there is some overlap between cosmetic and other dental procedures done for the health of your mouth. For example, braces can improve the health of your mouth by straightening your teeth, but they also improve the aesthetic appearance of the teeth. 

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry can be as simple and non-invasive as a cleaning or professional whitening. You can consider longer-term options like veneers, which will give you a smile that might otherwise be unachievable for your teeth.

Besides being one of the best ways to achieve the smile of your dreams, cosmetic dentistry can do many things. Consult with your dentist to see what options you have.

Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist in Corona, CA

Cosmetic Dental Care of Corona is your cosmetic dentistry one-stop-shop. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see what we can do to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Dental Implants

Anxiety about visiting the dentist is common, and fear of pain is one of the most common reasons patients put off coming to the dentist.

The dentist's office gets a bad rap it doesn't deserve. Patients tend to imagine painful procedures and unpleasant experiences.

At our office, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Comfort at Dental Care of Corona

The process of getting dental implants should not be painful. The patient will likely experience some discomfort from pressure during the implant process, but there should be no pain. 

The patient will have an anesthetic administered by the dentist, fully numbing the local area before the procedure can begin.

Our number one priority is our patient's comfort and safety, and our team will do everything we can to make the experience at our office the best experience our patients will ever have with a dentist. 

See Your Local Dental Implant Specialist

Corona, CA's Dental Care of Corona provides the highest quality dental implants that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and care renowned for its comfort. Contact us today if you are interested in how we can help make dental implants part of your smile.

Patients considering their dental options for replacing missing teeth have several options. Dental implants are just one of the available options for patients who want to replace a missing tooth with a permanent fix but may not be right for everyone.


These are a good option for patients who want the look of natural teeth, are missing multiple teeth, and are willing to sacrifice some of the functionality of dental implants for a removable alternative that requires no surgery and is often cheaper.

Not just for patients missing all of their teeth, partial denture sets can replace just a section of missing teeth, making them great for patients who have gaps in their smile but want to avoid surgery.


These are another permanent option for filling a gap in your smile. Bridges can fill the space for one or several missing teeth.

Instead of being supported by a post fused to the jawbone, bridges are held in place by supporting teeth on either side of the gap in the teeth. Like dental implants, once the dentist places them in the mouth, they are there to stay.

Bridges have some of the convenience that dental implants have, allowing you to use the bridge similarly to how you might use your natural teeth.

Bridges require healthy teeth that can support them and may not be ideal for every patient.

Discuss Your Options and Needs with Your Dentist

In order to best understand your options and what will best fit your situation, budget, and desires, it is best to meet with our local Corona, CA dentist.

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or other alternative options, contact us today. Schedule a time to come into our office to meet with a dentist for a consultation to determine what options might work best for you.

Dental implants are an excellent dental solution for patients who are missing teeth and want a strong and functional replacement for the missing tooth.

As patients consider their options for dental implants, many questions come to mind- How do they work? Will the procedure hurt? How long do they last? 

Dental Implant Care

Dental implants are a permanent procedure that involves placing a titanium post into the tooth socket, where it binds with the bone, forming a rock-solid bond that can support a fully functional artificial tooth. 

The typical dental implant itself is permanent, but the special crown that tops the implant typically lasts 10 to 15 years before it needs to be replaced due to wear and tear.

With excellent dental hygiene and routine dental visit, the crown may even last longer.

Local Corona, CA Dental Implants

Learn more about dental implants with Dental Care of Corona's team of highly skilled dentists and support staff. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if dental implants are the right solution to your dental needs.

General Dentistry

It depends on what type of cleaning you need, but at Dental Care of Corona, we offer a new patient special of $195 that includes your regular cleaning and a dental exam, and any necessary x-rays. 

Your teeth cleanings and dental exams should occur every six months, or as recommended by our Corona dentists. Staying current with these appointments is one of the most important things you can do for your family’s oral health.

Seeing you every six months means we can treat small problems like cavities before they develop into serious issues that may be costly or complex to treat. We can also check on existing dental work like crowns, bridges, and veneers to ensure they are in good shape.

Teeth cleanings every six months allow our hygienists to remove the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. Without routine dental cleanings to remove these bacteria-filled substances, you can easily develop gingivitis that takes a toll on your oral health.

If we do detect cavities or gum disease, our dentists can take prompt steps to resolve them. Treating gum disease is crucial as studies have proven that it can affect your overall health and well-being.

Schedule Your Dental Cleaning in Corona, CA

We love meeting new patients at Dental Care of Corona and would love to welcome you and your family. Please call us to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning so we can get you on your way to your healthiest smile.

We understand that most people have a little fear and anxiety about going to the dentist for any kind of treatment. This usually stems from a bad experience as children or even stories they may have heard from others. 

The fact is that dentistry has progressed so far, and the treatments and technology we have to help our patients have made dentistry virtually painless. Our goal is to get rid of your pain or prevent it altogether.

When you first come to our Corona, CA dental office, you can expect a thorough and all-inclusive examination that lasts about an hour on average.

You can also expect a consultation and conversation with our general dentists. We will happily listen to your thoughts, concerns, and do our best to answer any of your questions.

The information we gather during this exam will help us put together a plan that will help you have the healthiest smile possible. We know that your confidence lies in our hands and our desire to deliver amazing results that will be life-changing to you.

Schedule a Dental Exam in Corona, CA

If you are looking for a dentist and haven’t been in a while, we would love to make an appointment for your next dental exam with us. We have an experienced team of dentists and specialists and offer a comfortable, no-pressure environment for patients in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding communities.

If you have a cavity, your dentist in Corona, CA can quickly fix it with a tooth filling. A filling protects the tooth from further decay and stabilizes its structure so it doesn't crumble or cave in on itself. 

Our tooth-colored fillings are highly aesthetic and durable, so you can enjoy eating, chewing, and socializing with enhanced comfort and ease. 

What to Expect at Your Dental Filling 

A tooth filling at Dental Care of Corona typically consists of the following:

  1. Your dentist ensures you are comfortable and relaxed before the treatment. 
  2. They desensitize your mouth to make sure you don't experience pain or discomfort.
  3. Your dentist gently cleans the tooth, meticulously removing all signs of decay. 
  4. They fill the tooth with a tooth-colored composite resin that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. 
  5. You and your dentist make sure the filling looks great and feels comfortable. 
  6. Your dentist polishes the tooth to guarantee an organic luster. 

If you have a cavity, please don't let it progress and damage your smile. Your dentists at Dental Care of Corona can help you attain optimal oral health and a stunning, decay-free grin. 

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our experienced and friendly dentists.

Invisalign/Ortho FX & Six Month Smiles Braces

Your dentist will advise that you have your cavities treated before you begin wearing Invisalign. While you can technically wear aligners while you have cavities, we consider cavities to be a larger oral health risk than misalignment.

If, like us, your goal is to create the healthiest smile possible, then getting your cavities treated first makes the most sense. Once the treatment is complete, then it may be possible to start Invisalign.

Treatment of cavities during a course of Invisalign is not practical as the tooth and jaw will need time to heal, meaning that patients would likely be stuck with a cavity throughout the Invisalign treatment, giving it ample time to do more damage to the tooth.

Treat your cavities first, with the help of your local Corona, CA Dental offices at Dental Care of Corona.

To know if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, with or without cavities, you will need to see a dentist have the overall health of your mouth examed, including x-rays.

Invisalign Experts of Corona, CA

When considering Invisalign, you may have questions or need to talk to an expert to discuss more. Please contact us to learn more about Invisalign or to schedule a consultation appointment to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

Invisalign has reshaped the way we do dentistry. It provides an alternative to braces with many advantages, such as removability, discreetness, and faster treatment times, but how do the aligners work?

After your dentist has measured your mouth, the positions of your teeth, and used computer models to figure out where the teeth need to go, they have custom-made aligners built for the patient.

These aligners will fit snugly on the teeth. The patient will wear them upward of 22 hours a day. 

The patient will work through a series of aligners; each will move the patient's teeth, slowly guiding them into the correct place.

Patients can watch the shape of their smile progress from tray to tray.

Expert Invisalign Dentistry

The dental team at Dental Care of Corona provides Invisalign treatment to their clients with expert advice and friendly staff to make sure that it leaves a positive impression every time you visit.

Contact your local Corona, CA dentist's office today if you are ready for the next step in your smile journey? If you are interested in learning more about what Invisalign can do for your smile, contact our expert team and schedule a time to see if you are a good candidate. 

Invisalign is revolutionizing the way people straighten their teeth. For many teen and adult patients, the benefits of Invisalign are too good to pass up on.

One of the many benefits that it has over traditional braces is the time it takes to complete correction.

Traditional braces take between 16 and 18 months to straighten teeth. Invisalign can straighten teeth in as little as 12 months, with results visible with the progression of each tray. 

The amount of time it takes to straighten a patient's teeth will depend on the degree of correction required. There are also certain issues, like severe misalignment, that may still require traditional braces to correct.

Invisalign in Corona, CA

If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign and how it can help correct your smile, contact us today. We can schedule an appointment for you to come in for an examination and consultation. 

During this time, we can determine if Invisalign is a good fit for your dental needs. We can also get an idea of how long the treatment process might take.

Dental Care of Corona provides expert dentistry to the greater Corona, CA area. Our team is ready to help you create a healthier smile.

Root Canals

The team at Dental Care of Corona understands that every patient comes to us with unique needs. It’s common to experience dental anxiety, whether it’s a fear of the unknown or concerns about your comfort. 

With sedation dentistry, there’s no reason for any of our Corona patients to feel anxious about an upcoming dental procedure. We offer several levels of dental sedation to meet the individual needs of our patients.

Nitrous oxide is the mildest form of sedation we offer, and its purpose is to keep you calm and relaxed during your appointment. Since nitrous is a gas, its effects last only as long as you are inhaling it, and you won’t feel any drowsy sensation afterward.

If nitrous oxide isn’t enough to take the edge off, our specialists can prescribe an oral sedative. You should take the medication about an hour before your appointment; that way, you arrive at our office feeling relaxed and comfortable.

For patients who have a very deep level of anxiety or have an extensive procedure planned, we are pleased to offer the services of a trained anesthesiologist who can safely administer IV or intravenous sedation. This puts you in a semi-conscious state, and you won’t remember much—if anything—about your procedure.

If you are a parent and think your child could benefit from some relaxation during their procedure, our children’s dental office in Corona also offers safe sedation for kids.

Ask Us about Sedation Dentistry in Corona, CA

With so many ways to help you relax, there’s no reason to ever fear another dental appointment again. If you think sedation dentistry might benefit you, please call us so we can discuss your needs.

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