Nordonia Dental Group

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Do you have questions about your dental health? We sure hope you do! We love educating our patients about their oral health and answering your questions is the best way to do that. Here are some of the questions we hear most; but you can also feel free to contact our office if you don't find the answers to your questions here.

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We work with a variety of dental insurances and will file claims on your behalf. Ultimately, however, the best dental insurance for every member of your family includes good home hygiene that includes brushing and flossing daily, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding acidic and overly sugary foods that cause tooth decay, which can lead to infection.

Another essential factor in ensuring a healthy smile is by maintaining regular dental visits at your Northfield, OH family dentist for every member of your family. Our dentists, hygienists, and entire team believe that prevention with regular dental checkups and cleanings will give you the best insurance for a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

If you maintain regular dental appointments, our modern dental technology and experienced dentists will be able to detect any issues before they become expensive problems. We know that life is busy, but we offer evening hours to make your dental appointments easier for your entire family. 

When cost is a concern, financing options like CareCredit can help you have the necessary dental treatment you need now and pay it off over time. We never want financial matters to stand between you and the dental care you need to enjoy a healthy, happy smile for a lifetime.

Children's Dentistry

In short, a general and family dentist are the same, except a family dentist warmly welcomes children. At Nordonia Dental Group, we welcome children for their first dental visit between one and two years of age. We find that at this time, children are more cooperative and curious about dentists, our team, and learning about their teeth. Of course, when expectant mothers and fathers visit our Northfield dental office, we will start by sharing best practices for prenatal care for mom and how to take care of your baby’s gums and teeth.

Children bring joy to our dental office and our partnership with parents helps your littlest family members develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Our commitment to you and your child is that we will always provide treatment that is not scary. We speak to kids in language that is age-appropriate. Most of all, we nurture kids’ naturally inquisitive personalities to make dentistry a welcome and natural part of their regular healthcare.

Of course, we have prizes for a job well done and will make your little one feel like our special guest at each visit.

For a kids' dentist in the Northfield, OH area, we hope you consider our gentle and nurturing team for your child’s dental health.

Crowns and Bridges

Teeth have a tough job to do and are subject to outside forces like the food we eat and even conditions such as clenching and grinding the teeth. It stands to reason that tooth damage and tooth loss sometimes occurs. When you break a tooth or need an extraction, our Northfield dental office team and our experienced dentists are here to help.

Small instances of decay or a slight chip in the tooth might require only a filling or dental bonding to resolve the issue. But if a larger fracture occurs or if your tooth succumbs to gum disease or advanced periodontal disease, a dental crown (sometimes called a cap) or bridge could provide a solution that keeps your smile functional and looking its best.

A dental crown repairs and strengthens a compromised tooth – one that has had a break, root canal, deep decay, or just needs to look nicer – while a dental bridge fills the gap in the smile left by an extracted tooth.

No matter whether you need a filling, bonding, dental crown, or bridge, you can. Count on our Northfield dentists to make the repair to your tooth look and feel completely natural. We know your smile is your calling card and will always endeavor to give you exceptional dentistry you feel proud to show off.

Dental Implants

At Nordonia Dental Group, we celebrate the differences among our patients, which means that what is the best solution for one person might not be the best solution for another. Instead of making blanket recommendations for our patients, we like to sit down and discuss all of your options and help you make the choice that works best for your oral health and lifestyle.

Here are some of the options to consider when facing a tooth extraction or when completing your smile:

Dental implants – Dental implants are often the best choice for patients with discriminating palates, who don’t want any dietary restrictions to hinder their exploration of cuisine. They also work well for patients who want a lifelike tooth that is convenient and almost like having their natural tooth again.

Fixed dental bridge – Dental bridges have been replacing missing teeth for centuries in some form. Modern dental bridges fill the gap left by a missing tooth and will not wiggle or move. At our Northfield, OH dental office, our dental bridges will blend in nicely with your smile.

Partial dentures – Partial dentures are attractive and removable. They anchor to existing teeth for stability.

Complete dentures – Complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth will look like your natural teeth. We can also add implants to anchor them securely in place.

Give our Northfield dental office to discuss ways to replace missing teeth that will fit your budget and lifestyle.

Emergency Dental Care

Any time you experience tooth pain, you should seek the help of your Northfield emergency dentist. Pain is an indication that something is wrong. Leaving your toothache untreated can result in advanced oral conditions and tooth extraction.

When you contact your emergency dentist at Nordonia Dental Group, we can help you by diagnosing and treating the condition as quickly as possible.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Swelling and tooth pain
  • A broken tooth or crown
  • A lost filling
  • Painful gums
  • Infection
  • Sports trauma
  • Accidents including falling or auto 
  • Broken or dropped dentures

It’s common to be confused about whether you have a real dental emergency. The best way to find out if your dental pain or situation warrants an immediate emergency dental appointment at our Northfield dental office is to contact one of our dentists right away.

In most cases, we can treat dental emergencies on the same day, especially if you contact our gentle dentists right away.

Your emergency dental appointment will begin when we ask you a few questions about when the tooth trouble started, take some diagnostic x-rays, and have everything reviewed by our dentist. We will proceed with treatment to stabilize your condition and provide your long-term options at your emergency dental exam.

Invisible Braces

A straight smile is almost always a healthier smile, not to mention that it can add confidence in everything you do. Crooked teeth and overlapping teeth pose problems when it comes to brushing and flossing thoroughly enough to remove plaque that develops. Large gaps between teeth can lead to shifting and an uneven bite that causes excessive wear. Of course, most adults do not relish the idea of brackets and wires for years on end to achieve a straight, properly aligned smile. At our Northfield dental office, we offer ClearCorrect invisible braces to discreetly align teeth for our adults and older teen patients.

Unlike brackets and wires, ClearCorrect utilizes clear plastic trays to gently move teeth into proper alignment resulting in straight teeth that bit together correctly and look fantastic.

Like Invisalign, ClearCorrect is made of BPA-free plastic that feels smooth on the insides of the cheeks and gums, unlike irritating brackets and wires. Instead of tightening appointments, you will simply change out your aligners for the next set in the series, each of which brings you closer to a smile that you will feel proud to show the world.

In most cases, ClearCorrect orthodontic treatment is shorter and less expensive than traditional orthodontics; and our adult patients find that ClearCorrect clear braces are convenient and easy to use.

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To our dedicated patients: Nordonia Dental Group will begin scheduling work appointments with the doctors on May 4th.  Appointments with hygienists will resume on May 9th.  Our office will be in touch with those who have appointments scheduled for those dates.  Please know that in the interest of social distancing, we will have limited appointment availability.  For those patients who have had an appointment canceled, we will make every effort to accommodate you in the coming weeks.  We hope you are all healthy and safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. -Drs. Znidarsic, Sovacool, Miller and Staff.