Frequently Asked Questions
I need a dental crown fast! Will I have to wait multiple appointments?
No. Here in Petaluma, Dr. Bob Koenitzer is happy to offer state-of-the-art CEREC same-day technology for designing, crafting, and placing custom dental crowns and other restorations over the span of a single visit. There are no messy physical impressions, no uncomfortable temporary restorations, and no long stretches of waiting to worry about – just fast, high-quality results.
Will my new dental restorations look natural?
Our team is happy to offer a wide variety of excellent dental materials to benefit patients, including metal-free ceramic and durable, lifelike zirconia for beautifully seamless results. Dr. Koenitzer will work closely with patients to ensure that the results are a great fit for their aesthetic preferences, oral health needs, and budget.
I want straighter teeth, but I’m not interested in wearing noticeable metal braces. Are there other options?
Yes. Invisalign clear braces are available at our practice, which leave the traditional bracket-and-wire system in the past in favor of clear, custom-made aligners that blend right in with your smile when worn. Alternatively, Six Month Smiles can straighten teeth and correct noticeable orthodontic problems in record time, and the tooth-colored wires and clear brackets are nicely subtle for an improved aesthetic appearance.
Is your office technologically up-to-date?
Certainly! Our practice was completely updated just two and a half years ago, and the space is highly modern and new, with revolutionary technology like CEREC, periodontal lasers, digital X-rays and much more available to help make every step of your appointment smoother and more effective.
What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?
In most cases, Dr. Koenitzer is likely to recommend dental implants because of their impressive longevity, seamlessly natural appearance, and exceptional amount of durability. However, the budget and level of time commitment involved with this procedure isn’t for everyone. Dental bridges and traditional dentures are also available at our practice as worthwhile alternatives. Truth be told, there isn’t one service that’s the “right” fit for every person in need – that’s why we’ll help you explore all of your options in full before settling on the one that fits your needs and preferences best.
Do you take my insurance?
We will file virtually all insurance claims on your behalf to help you maximize the benefits that are available to you through your current plan. Contact our Petaluma office today for more information, or take a look at our new patients page.