Frequently Asked Questions
What is a family dentist?
A family dentist is a highly trained medical professional who specializes in providing dental treatment and education to individuals of all ages, including children, teens, adults, and seniors.
How do I find the right family dentist?
Your family—and each member in it—has its own unique dental needs. Finding the right family dentist can make going to the dentist convenient, comfortable, and stress-free. Here are some questions to help you determine if a dentist meets your family’s needs.
- Do they offer appointment times that are convenient to my family’s schedule?
- Do they specialize in working with the ages of my family members?
- Is their office environment welcoming, comfortable, and friendly?
- Do their online reviews and word-of-mouth reputation speak positively?
- Do they offer the latest advances in dental treatments and technology?
What is a cosmetic dentist?
A cosmetic dentist is a dentist specially trained in offering treatments aimed to positively impact enhance the health, function, and beauty of your teeth and smile. In addition to providing aesthetically effective treatments customized to fit an array of needs, a cosmetic dentist can help you achieve a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem. Tomasik Family Dental is a cosmetic dentist.
What is the difference between a family dentist and a pediatric dentist?
A family dentist provides dental treatment and care for the entire family (like a family doctor). Like a pediatrician, a pediatric dentist limits the scope of their practice to infants, children, and teens. At Tomasik Family Dental, we can take excellent care of your whole family, including your youngest children. An advantage of a family dentist is that we can continue to see your child forever, even after the age where they would typically graduate out of pediatric dentistry (around 18 years of age).
What is the difference between a family dentist and a corporate dentist?
Many family dentists, like Dr. Tomasik, own and operate a small private practice that enables greater personalization and flexibility with the techniques that are used. A corporate dentist works for a larger corporation which decides the techniques and practices the dentist is able to use. In a corporate dental practice settings, your bills are from the corporation and customer service has to come from the corporate office. This can make communication difficult, as you cannot resolve concerns with your doctor directly. Family dentists are able to take care of your teeth and your questions and concerns as our valued customer. We treat you like part of our family!
What is Cerec—single visit crown?
Tomasik Family Dental is equipped with CEREC, which stand for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (thank goodness for the acronym!).
CEREC uses CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) to take digital impressions of your teeth and create same-day crowns out of durable ceramic.
How long do CEREC crowns last?
With proper care, many CEREC can last 10 years or more!
Are CEREC crowns durable?
Yes! In addition to offering greater convenience, CEREC crowns are made from high quality material that is designed to withstand years of chewing.
How much do same-day crowns cost?
Because conventional crowns require additional procedures over two visits, CEREC single-visit crowns often actually cost LESS. Also saving patients the cost and stress of missing [more] work or securing [extra] childcare, CEREC’s superior technology offers patients a convenient, satisfying return on their crown investment.
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry, which has been practiced since 1994, harnesses the power of light, air, and water to safely and effectively treat dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum surgery. Though no claims are made by Tomasik Dental, our patients are calling it “painless!”