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Modern Smiles | Common Questions in Pocatello

Common Questions

Can you show me a preview of my new smile before I begin a treatment plan?

Definitely. In fact, modern technology and dental materials have given us a few options for smile previews. Dr. Satchwell can use digital photography and special software to create a preview of your potential smile. A diagnostic wax model can also reveal what your new smile would look like. In some cases, as in porcelain veneers, we can place temporary restorations so that patients can test drive a full set of veneers before the final restorations are placed.

I feel like my smile is beyond repair. Is there any hope for me?

Yes, absolutely! Dr. Satchwell specializes in cases where careful, expert restorative work is needed. An experienced and creative problem solver, he has many tools and techniques in his possession to provide customized solutions for each patient--yes, even you! It's never too late to enjoy oral health and optimal function, and we believe you deserve both. Constant discomfort and embarrassment can be a thing of the past. Restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are designed to create a smile that's perfect from the inside out. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Satchwell to discover what we can do to rebuild your smile and renew your personal confidence.

Do you accept referrals?

Yes, and thank you for your confidence. We appreciate your referrals and promise to extend the same comprehensive, caring service to your friends and coworkers that we give you every time you visit.

Can I finance my dental care?

We believe your dental health and wellness should never be overlooked because of budget constraints. With that in mind, we have partnered with a respected third-party financing company called CareCredit. They offer low and no-interest payment plans to patients, making complex restorative and cosmetic treatment an affordable reality. Visit CareCredit online for more information about your options.

How can I ask Dr. Satchwell a question?

We would love to hear from you and have the chance to answer your questions directly. There are several ways to get in touch with Dr. Satchwell and our team, so call our Pocatello dental office, e-mail us, or visit the Ask the Doctor section of our website if you prefer. Our office voicemail message will have emergency contact information after hours, as well.

What precautions are in place to ensure my safety as a patient?

Your safety is important to us, so we sterilize our reusable instruments in an autoclave and use disposable products as often as possible. Each of our treatment rooms is cleaned thoroughly between patient visits. We adhere to guidelines set by the CDC and OSHA and perform weekly tests on our sterilization equipment.

Can you give me more information about dental restorations like crowns and onlays?

Repairing and replacing teeth that have been damaged by disease, decay, or injury could involve a number of different restorative treatments, including dental crowns, onlays, inlays, porcelain veneers, and fillings.

Dr. Satchwell considers many different elements when deciding the right path for your restoration, including:

  • What kind of pressure the restoration will need to withstand on a day-to-day basis.
  • Your preference for a short-term or long-term solution.
  • The appearance of the restoration in your smile--for instance, placing all-white crowns on teeth that show when you smile.

We can apply all dental crowns that are all porcelain, porcelain over gold, or all gold that will protect the tooth and restore it to proper form and function.  For large decayed or damaged surface areas, we can apply a protective covering, or onlay, adding strength and preventing decay. If you need fillings, we can use porcelain inlays to strengthen the tooth. And we can restore front teeth to natural shapes by applying ultra-thin porcelain veneers.

Pocatello Dentist | Common Questions. Chris Satchwell is a Pocatello Dentist.