Dental FAQs

Why choose a Crown Council dentist?

The Crown Council is a prestigious alliance of leading-edge dentists around the world who are strongly committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer, and serving their communities through charitable work. Membership is by invitation. These industry leaders in health, wellness, and prevention offer the latest dental procedures in state-of-the-art facilities. Dr. McCray and Dr. Demer are proud to be a member of The Crown Council.

How can cosmetic dentistry improve my smile?

Research has shown that people with healthy, whole, bright smiles are considered more attractive and more successful. At St. Mary’s Dental, we can improve the quality and beauty of your smile with our cosmetic dentistry options. If you’re teeth are discolored, broken, chipped, or gapped, we can fix all those issues and more with teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, or porcelain veneers.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is also called comfort dentistry. Sedation dentistry is safe, time efficient, comfortable, and often causes patients to be unable to remember their procedure. We can provide high quality dental care with less pain using sedation dentistry. At St. Mary’s Dental, we do all that we can to make sure you feel at ease during your visit with us. For some patients, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide is all it takes to relax while we tend to your oral health. However, some patients may experience severe dental anxiety, so we also offer prescribed oral sedatives that will ensure complete relaxation for treatments.

Are dental implants the right solution to replace my missing teeth?

For most patients with good oral health and appropriate bone structure, the answer is yes. The benefits of dental implants include permanence, restoration of natural function, durable support, effectiveness, low maintenance, and multiple uses. Dr. Gina McCray and Dr. Kara McCray Demer will discuss all your teeth replacement options during your initial consultation. Dental implants are not only permanent solutions to fill in your smile gaps, but can also keep your jaw strong and your mouth healthy.

If I want whiter teeth, what are my options?

At St. Mary’s Dental, we offer two ways to give your teeth back their sparkle. With our in-office teeth whitening treatment, we can brighten those pearly whites up to ten shades in just one visit. Or if you prefer to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your home, we have customized kits that will brighten your smile in just two weeks.

Can porcelain veneers really fix all my smile’s problems?

Porcelain veneers are a terrific answer to the cosmetic problems of stains, cracks, chips, gaps, and even broken teeth. In just two visits to St. Mary’s Dental, we can place the wafer-thin veneers over your teeth and instantly give you a healthy, natural-looking smile.