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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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