Phone: 303.755.5768
Dominic Toriggino DDS
Neil Kruglet DDS
Timothy Biel DDS

FAQ’s

Common Questions

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  • What makes you different from any other practice I can visit?

    You’ll find a number of differences that set us apart.

    • It’s easier for you to schedule an appointment with us, since we’re open six days a week and offer extended hours (7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday)
    • You’ll rarely need to see a specialist. We have 3 general practitioners who provide a wide range of services right here in our office.
    • We provide same-day emergency service.
    • We welcome all new patients.
  • My gums bleed when I brush. Is this something I should be concerned about?

    Bleeding gums are not normal. They can be a sign of infection caused by periodontal (gum) disease. This type of infection has recently been linked to other serious diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

    Fortunately, our staff is expert at explaining and treating gum disease as well as helping you prevent it. We offer a variety of treatment options, from non-surgical to local antibiotic therapies.

    If your gums are bleeding, don’t wait! Make an appointment to come in and see us so we can prevent any small problem from getting bigger.

  • How can I have whiter teeth?

    Bleaching is a safe and effective way to whiten your teeth. We offer both in-office and at home bleaching.

    • In-office bleaching is faster; it can generally be completed in two visits and offers dramatic shade changes.
    • If you prefer the convenience of a take home kit, we will custom fit trays for you. At home bleaching takes about two weeks.
    • Please give us a call so we can evaluate your particular situation and determine which option is best for you.
  • I would like to improve my smile and the appearance of my teeth. What would you suggest?

    With today’s dental treatments and procedures there are many methods we can suggest for enhancing your smile. You might want to consider traditional braces or Invisalign clear braces. You might like the results you can achieve from porcelain veneers or crowns, like you see on television’s extreme makeover shows.

    Come in for an individual consultation so we can discuss the best method of achieving your dream of a great smile!

  • Do you accept my insurance plan?

    We accept several insurance plans, including Aetna, Ameritas, Cigna, Delta, United Concordia and United Healthcare.

  • Where can I learn more about dental procedures?

    The American Dental Association Web site (www.ada.org) is a great source of dental health information. You’ll find clear explanations of many dental procedures, ideas for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, and even animations and games for kids!

  • Do you accept referrals?

    Your referral of family members, friends and neighbors is the greatest compliment that you can give us. We truly appreciate your confidence in us.

  • At what age should I first bring my child to the dentist?

    A good rule of thumb is first visit by your child’s second birthday.

    Early visits help both parents and children. Your child will begin to feel comfortable in our office at an early age, which can go a long way to reducing fear or stress later on. In addition, we can provide both you and your child with valuable tips on keeping teeth clean and preventing tooth decay.

    Healthy teeth, coupled with good nutrition, can help your child develop a great, confidence-building smile.

  • What are dental implants? Do you offer them?

    A dental implant is an artificial fixture made from titanium and placed in the jawbone by your dentist. An implant serves as a sort of artificial root for a missing tooth or teeth. By integrating into the bone they are kept securely anchored in place, and can prevent the future shrinkage of the jaw that occurs when teeth are lost.

    Implants can also be used to support dentures, eliminating the discomfort and pain caused by loose or poor fitting dentures.

    We have placed implants for many of our patients, helping them achieve more natural-looking and natural-feeling teeth. They tell us their smiles now look and feel better than ever!

  • What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

    Please call our office right away. We are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

    If you call after hours, our professional answering service will contact the doctor on call. We always have a doctor available for emergencies.