FAQs

What happens if missing teeth are not replaced?

Few people realize that missing teeth cause a chain reaction that can lead to other problems. The teeth around a missing tooth or set of missing teeth will begin to shift, food has more places to hide and cause cavities, and you can experience problems eating and speaking normally. Eventually, more teeth may fall out as a result of a missing tooth. That’s why it’s so important to explore tooth replacement options such as crown and bridge, dentures and partials, and dental implants. Havens Family Dental can help you decide which tooth replacement option is right for you.

What is a DIAGNOdent?

DIAGNOdent is our cavity-detecting laser. We can use it to scan your teeth, looking for decay and weak spots, and this means earlier detection of oral health problems as well as not having to use the traditional dental hook to inspect each tooth.

How can I make my smile brighter?

We offer custom-made take-home bleaching trays with professional-grade teeth whitening gel, so you can whiten and brighten your smile at home. We also use Zoom! in-office teeth whitening if a one-time trip to the dentist’s office sounds more appealing. With our Whitening for Life program, we make attaining a brighter smile even more appealing. During your first visit to our Blacklick dental office, we create custom bleaching trays for you. Then, every time you make a regular dental exam every six months, we will give you complimentary teeth whitening bleach. It’s our way of encouraging you to make those dental visits every six months for the health—and beauty—of your smile.

I want a straighter smile without the immature look of braces. Do you have a solution for me?

Of course! We provide Invisalign clear braces for adults who want straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. Using 3D imaging, we design a set of clear plastic aligners with your specific smile goals in mind. You simply wear a new aligner every few weeks,you’re your teeth will slowly transform into a straighter smile.

I have old, dark fillings. Is there any hope for my smile?

If you’re looking for a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to the dark fillings you received years ago, you’re in luck. We offer composite resin fillings, which are tooth-colored and hardly noticeable. They are also mercury free, making them a healthy choice. If you would like to have old, dark fillings replaced, let us know! We can also replace your metal crowns with porcelain crowns if so desired.

Will you care for my entire family?

Most certainly. We love seeing patients of any age receive the dental care they deserve to create a smile they can enjoy. Should it be necessary, we can refer you or your children to a specialist such as a periodontist, pedodontist (children’s dentist), or orthodontist if serious complications arise. However, you will find that our preventive, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic dental services include treatments for patients of all ages.

Experience family dentistry with a spa-like touch at Havens Family Dental. Our Blacklick dental office happily serves patients from Pataskala, Gahanna, New Albany, and Reynoldsburg. Conveniently located to all of East Colombus, contact us today to begin your journey toward the smile you want and the dental care you need.

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1582 North Waggoner Road, Suite B, Blacklick, OH 43004 USA
Dr. Kyle Hickman Havens Family Dental provide comprehensive dental services for the whole family to restore and improve their smiles. (614) 762-2737 (614) 762-2168 info@havensfamilydental.com