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Frequently Asked Dental Questions

How often should I visit the dentist?

The team at Stec Cosmetic and Family Dentistry typically abide by the American Dental Association recommendation that patients visit the dentist twice a year for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. These preventive visits give us the opportunity to prevent many oral health concerns, and diagnose and treat others in their earliest stages.

Can I bring my kids to your office?

We love working with kids, and both Dr. Steven Stec and DR. CJ Stec have training and experience working with kids from around the age of one. We’d love to offer your whole family the high quality dentistry services that keep Grand Island residents coming back year after year.

Do you offer cosmetic dentistry?

We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions to help patients transform their smiles from blah to beautiful including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, Lumineers, snap on smiles, and more. Whatever your cosmetic concern, schedule a cosmetic consultation and start falling in love with your smile today.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is more commonly referred to as gum disease. It occurs when plaque and tartar buildup at and below the gum line leads to irritated or inflamed gum tissue. Eventually, sores form breaking down connective tissue and creating deep pockets between teeth and gums where more plaque and tartar can build up further degrading gum health.

Can you help if I have an Emergency?

We are happy to help our patients of record during dental emergencies. Simply call our office, and we’ll do our best to offer same day treatment. If this is not possible, we’ll take time to explain first aid care you can perform at home to protect your smile until you arrive at our office.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are small, titanium posts placed below the gum line that replace the root structure of missing teeth supporting any number of replacement teeth or even holding dentures in place.

Do you take my insurance?

We’re happy to process and file claims for any dental benefit plan, and we are in-network providers with BlueCross and Delta Dental Premier. Regardless of what dental insurance plan you use, we’ll be happy to help you maximize your benefits.