Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Waco, TX

Ask Your Waco Dentist

We’ve tried to answer most of the questions prospective patients might have on our website, but of course, there is always more to ask! Below, our team has responded to some of the most common ones we receive every day—be sure to reach out to us if there is anything else you would like to know about!

Are you currently accepting new patients?

Yes! The Dental Gallery is currently accepting new patients for all procedures. Just give our team a call to discuss your schedule so we can find the perfect appointment time for you.

Do you offer checkups and cleanings?

No, The Dental Gallery is purely a restorative dental practice that provides dentures, dental implants, and other services to help replace missing teeth. After we have replaced a patient’s teeth, we are happy to provide ongoing care to ensure their mouth and prosthetics stay in great shape.

Can I get fixed or removable dentures?

We offer both at The Dental Gallery, so it is up to the patient and Dr. Patel as to which would be better for a patient. Both of these options have advantages, and these will be covered during your initial consultation so you can make a well-informed decision.

How long will it take to replace my teeth?

The answer to this question is different for every patient, and to get an accurate answer, Dr. Patel needs to look at your mouth first. The timeframe can range from a few weeks to get dentures to close to a year to receive multiple dental implants along with a prosthetic. You’ll receive a much more concrete estimate at your consultation.

Do you see emergency patients?

Yes, we offer same-day emergency treatment for patients in need. We can help someone who has a terrible toothache or persistent dental pain, plus we can take care of any prosthetic-related issues as well.

Will you take my dental insurance?

Most likely yes! The Dental Gallery is in-network with several popular PPO dental insurance plans, so we can probably use your coverage to help you save on your treatment. To find out how much, just give our team a call and have your policy information handy.

Can I finance dental implants/dentures?

Yes, patients have the option to sign up for CareCredit through our website. This allows them to break up the cost of treatment into monthly chunks with little or no interest. Several plans are available, and you can look over your options by going to our For Patients page.