Dental FAQs

Why do I need regular oral healthcare visits?

Getting a regular checkup from Dr. Danny Nakhla every six months is a vital step in ensuring your oral health. By protecting your dental wellbeing with regular checkups, we can find problems early and treat them conservatively with less cost to you. At Independence Family Dentistry, Dr. Nakhla will check for cavities, periodontal infections, oral cancer, and other common dental problems. Then he will recommend a treatment plan that includes preventive measures as well as cosmetic and restorative options, if needed.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin laminates that are bonded to the front of your teeth to correct cosmetic issues such as stains, cracks, gaps, and chips. Porcelain veneers can also cover up crooked, misshapen, and broken teeth. At Independence Family Dentistry, we can give our patients an “instant” smile makeover with porcelain veneers. And this procedure can often be completed in only two visits to Dr. Danny Nakhla’s office.

How can you make a permanent crown in only an hour?

At Independence Family Dentistry, we’ve invested in the latest dental technologies to ensure the comfort and safety of our patients. One of our most valuable tools in creating beautiful, natural-looking restorations is our CEREC machine. We know your time is important, and with CEREC one-hour crowns, we can create and place your new crown in only one visit to our Independence, KY office.

Should I replace missing teeth with dental implants?

Replacing your missing teeth is important on many levels—from improving appearance and function to protecting your oral health. Missing teeth affect your bite, your ability to consume nutritious foods, and your speech. At Independence Family Dentistry, we will assess your dentition, and recommend the tooth-replacement option that will benefit your smile the most. Dental implants have many benefits, such as preventing bone loss, lowering risk of gum disease, and creating a natural-looking smile.

Can I get straighter teeth without braces?

Yes! At our Independence, KY dental practice, we offer Invisalign clear braces to patients seeking straighter teeth. But these really aren’t braces! Invisalign is a series of clear, comfortable plastic aligners that gently shift your teeth over the course of 12 – 24 months. The aligners are virtually unnoticeable, which makes them an ideal tooth-straightening option for teens and adults looking to avoid the appearance and discomfort associated with traditional orthodontia.

For families who live in and around Independence, KY, we offer a wide range of dentistry services, including porcelain veneers, Invisalign clear braces, and CEREC one-hour crowns. We offer comfortable and comprehensive dental care! Request your appointment now!