NuLife Dental and Med Center
106 N Dean Rd Suite 140,
Orlando, Florida 32825

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At NuLife Dental and Med Center, we pride our self on our commitment to transparency, integrity, compassion, and community. Our dentist even speaks several languages, including Spanish and Portuguese, to help everyone feel at home.

Part of our commitment to transparency means answering your questions. Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions that we hear from our patients. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

At NuLife Dental, there are several ways we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. This can mean a single treatment or procedure or a combination of approaches to enhance your smile.

In our Orlando, FL dental office, we can make your teeth whiter, straighter, replace missing teeth with implants or bridges, and even give the life-like illusion of symmetrical tooth shape and shade across your entire smile.

Let’s discuss a few (among the many) popular options we offer.

Teeth Whitening Treatments

Our teeth whitening treatments rely on a prescription-strength gel and custom trays taken from a mold of your mouth. These treatments can be performed in our office or at home.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile aesthetics available today. These thin tooth covers are designed to look like surrounding teeth, both in shade and in shape.

Here’s what porcelain veneers can do:

  • Make short teeth appear longer to give the illusion of symmetry
  • Hide imperfections, including small gaps between teeth, chips, and discoloration
  • Make a dark tooth or teeth appear whiter

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns (or caps) not only enhance the appearance of a tooth or teeth, but crowns strengthen a tooth that may be worn down or damaged due to a past root canal or decay.

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If you’re considering a smile makeover, contact NuLife Dental today. 

Dental Crowns and Bridges

At NuLife Dental, we recommend a filling for a smaller cavity, but sometimes a filling is not enough when dealing with a large area of decay or a bigger cavity. This is when dental crowns are recommended.

A large or deep cavity requires the dentist to remove a lot of tooth structure to clear away decay and bacteria and create clean margins for restoration. This substantial clearing compromises the stability of the tooth, and a crown is the only way to restore that stability.

Significant root cavities that require a root canal can also leave a tooth vulnerable to breakage at a later point, which is another reason a crown may be recommended.

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes on over a damaged tooth to restore, strengthen, and keep the tooth viable.  

In addition to making a tooth stronger, dental crowns accomplish the following:

  • Hide a discolored tooth
  • Hide small chips
  • Improve the appearance or height of a damaged or worn down tooth

Contact Our Dental Office

If you think you may have a cavity, or if you have an unsightly tooth that is making you feel self-conscious about your smile, contact our Orlando, FL dental office today. The team at NuLife Dental is standing by to help you achieve the smile you deserve.

Dental Implants

At NuLife Dental, we suggest replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant. A dental implant is an affixed and permanent tooth replacement that looks and functions just like a natural tooth. No one will know it’s an implant.

How Dental Implants Work

Dr. Hoover will assess your health and the condition of your gums to make sure you’re a good candidate for a dental implant. Occasionally, when jawbone deterioration is a factor, she may perform bone grafting to make sure your new tooth has a solid foundation.

Following this assessment, you’ll be scheduled to begin the implant process, which includes receiving your implant.

A dental implant is a small titanium post surgically implanted in your jaw. Over a period of weeks, this post fuses with your jawbone and creates a solid foundation for an abutment and your new tooth. The new tooth will match the shade and shape of your surrounding teeth.

Throughout your implant procedure, we will keep you relaxed and comfortable. We offer nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, ceiling-mounted television, music, headphones, blankets, pillows, and a great coffee bar! Note: dental implant placement is not particularly painful.

Dental implants can last for a long time provided you practice good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing twice per day, and visit your dentist regularly for exams and dental cleanings.

Multiple Missing Teeth

At our Orlando, FL dental office, we have several options when it comes to missing teeth, which include:

  • Full dentures—affixed or removable
  • Partial dentures—affixed or removable
  • Dental bridges

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If you have a missing tooth or teeth, contact our Orlando, FL dental office today to reclaim your smile. 

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Yes, your mouth is always changing, and it is often necessary to have adjustments made to the dentures to maintain the best fit possible. It is important to see your dentist at least once a year to make sure that the gums remain healthy and that any issues are caught early. 

Yes! It is very important to make sure that your dentures are cleaned by brushing with a soft bristle tooth brush and soaking each day. This helps to remove any bacteria that might accumulate through eating and use. 

It is also important to allow your mouth and gums to breathe, rest, and relax each day. These steps will make sure that the fit of your dentures remain as comfortable as possible and your mouth healthy.  

 

Dentures or Full dentures replace a complete arch of the mouth (Top or Bottom), it replaces all teeth that are necessary to have a healthy, natural, functioning smile and bite. 

A Partial Denture replaces one or more teeth but not all in one arch of the mouth (Top or Bottom). Partials usually use remaining natural teeth to provide a secure fit. Partial dentures replace all teeth that are necessary to have a healthy, natural, functioning smile and bite. 

 

Modern dentures and partial dentures are designed to look natural and fit your mouth comfortably, and it is our goal to exceed this design promise for each and every patient.

At NuLife Dental, the denture process always begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and aesthetic needs.

Following this, our dentist prepares your gums for removable dentures or implant denture placement. We also take a custom mold of your mouth and rely on the latest technologies to ensure that this mold is accurate before your custom denture is created.

On-Site Denture Lab

At NuLife Dental, we have a denture laboratory inside our Orlando, FL dental practice. This means our dentist is able to supervise the denture or partial denture creation process, and she always keeps close tabs throughout the custom creation, asking for or making adjustments as needed.

Additionally, we offer three different types of full dentures to fit every budget, dentures that may provide unique benefits that are important to you.

Apart from removable dentures, we also offer implant dentures, which are dentures affixed to your jaw with small implant posts.

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If you have questions about dentures or would like to schedule an appointment to begin the denture or partial denture process, contact our dental office today. At NuLife Dental, we provide the most natural-looking and comfortable dentures around!

At NuLife Dental and Med Center our goal is to make a denture to that as natural as possible for each patient. Since we make all our dentures in office, we partner with each patient to customize their denture at our “Try in Step”. At this step the denture teeth are set in wax so that each patient and doctor can work together to get the best look possible.

General Dentistry

At NuLife Dental, it is our goal to help you achieve a winning smile. We believe that part of that journey means you feel relaxed and comfortable during every treatment and procedure inside our Orlando, FL dental office.

We provide nitrous oxide throughout our facility for your relaxation.

If you require more, don’t hesitate to ask about our conscious IV sedation. This is a safe and effective IV administered medication. With this medication, you likely won’t even remember that you’ve had a dental treatment or procedure. 

Aside from managing your pain, we want you to feel at home in our ultra-modern facility, which is why we provide a comfort menu, which includes:

  • Televisions mounted on every ceiling
  • Music of your choosing
  • Blankets
  • Neck Pillows
  • A fabulous coffee bar

Yes, you’ll be able to get lost in your favorite music and escape with your favorite television programs. We provide headphones for this reason.

Following your treatment or procedure, Dr. Hoover may prescribe medications or recommend aftercare to keep you relaxed and pain-free at home, too.

Contact Our Dental Office

Don’t let a fear of pain keep you from achieving the smile you deserve. At our Orlando, FL dental office, we will work with you every step of the way to keep you pain-free and relaxed. Call today to schedule an appointment.

We accept over 25 different insurance provider and hundreds of plans. To find out about your specific plan please call us or email us at [email protected]

If you are having severe swelling, difficulty breathing and swallowing please seek immediate medical attention. If you have pain or discomfort with minor swelling please contact our office. 

 

At NuLife Dental and Med Center we want to make dental costs as affordable as possible. To do so we have partnered with Care Credit and Green Sky to provide options for our patients of up to 18 months with no interest and even 60 month payment options.

Flossing is extremely important, it goes where tooth brushes are unable to reach effectively. Floss is the best way to get a good clean between your teeth. This helps to prevent cavities that form in-between teeth and to get rid of bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. 

Invisalign

Insvisalign is clear, and because of that not very noticeable. Since it is removable ,it makes it easier to eat, drink, floss and brush, unlike traditional braces. 

Invisalign is a convenient alternative to traditional braces because the aligners provide a smooth and flexible treatment.  Below is a list of conditions that Invsialign can treat:

  • Gapped Teeth 
  • Crowded teeth 
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

To get a better idea if Invisalign is right for you, come into our office for an assessment!

 

We have the knowledge to carefully evaluate your teeth, bite and jaw, we will make the recommendations that is most appropriate to your. We use modern methods of straightening teeth that are faster and virtually invisible. Contact our office today to learn more about your options for a beautiful smile!

Straighter teeth are less likely to break or to have tooth decay. Having straighter teeth will help you clean your teeth easier and better which will help avoid the risks for gum disease. Having crooked teeth can affect how you chew, causing jaw pain also known as TMJ. We also can’t ignore that having a straighter smile can help you feel more confident.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease may be the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. At NuLife Dental, when we see early indications of periodontal disease, we act quickly to save your teeth and maintain optimal oral health.

Simply, a standard dental cleaning will not remove the bacteria or infection associated with periodontal disease.

The signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Jaw or tooth pain
  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing
  • Loose teeth
  • Swelling in the gums or  cheeks
  • Bad breath or bad taste in the mouth

Left untreated, periodontal disease not only leads to tooth loss, but it can advance into a systemic infection and spread to other areas of the body.

Periodontal treatments in our Orlando, FL dental office may include:

  • Scaling and planing—the dentist cleans away bacteria below the gum line and may apply an oral antibiotic to promote healing and gum reattachment
  • Gum surgery
  • Scheduled dental visits for ongoing treatment

At NuLife Dental, we understand how scary periodontal disease can be, but with the right treatment, even advanced periodontal disease can be halted. And we will do everything to help you through, including pain management.

We also offer television, music, headphones, blankets, pillows, and a coffee bar.

Contact Our Orlando, FL Dental Office

At NuLife Dental, our only concern when it comes to periodontal disease is stopping the progression and returning you to better oral health. Schedule an appointment today for a periodontal assessment.

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