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Washington, DC, Dentist FAQs

Do you have questions for our dental office about your treatment options or general queries about our practice? At Dupont Dental, we’re here to answer questions from our dental patients to illuminate more about their care. Explore dental FAQs for our Washington, DC office on this page to learn more.

Dental FAQs in Washington, DC

Dental FAQs in Washington, DC

Read answers to commonly asked questions that many patients have about our dental office: 

Do you offer cosmetic and restorative care?

Yes, Dr. Banks is a cosmetic dentist and helps patients make over their smiles with treatments that brighten and straighten teeth. He also works with oral surgeons and local specialists to provide restorations that replace missing teeth, address tooth damage, and treat gum disease.

What do I do if I have a dental emergency? 

Please get in touch with our office if you have a dental emergency. A dental emergency can be a sudden or severe dental problem that needs professional care. Depending on your emergency, you can care for your smile at home by taking pain medication and applying a cold compress. If oral injuries require medical care, go to a hospital. We will provide dental care once you are healed.

Will insurance cover my dental care?

Most insurance covers general dental treatments like routine cleanings and X-rays. Restorative treatments can also be covered by insurance. It is more challenging to cover cosmetic treatments because they are often elective procedures. We work with patients to help them file insurance and understand their coverage.

Can you replace missing teeth?

Yes, Dr. Banks works with local oral surgeons to place dental implants. He can also create crowns, bridges, and dentures. Whether you have a single lost tooth or all of your teeth missing, Dr. Banks will coordinate your care for high-quality restorations and lasting results. Replacing missing teeth renews the smile’s aesthetics, bite function, and health of the surrounding teeth and gums. 

Ask Us Your Dental Questions

Do you have any more questions for our office? Call Dupont Dental at (202) 946-4720. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Banks online. Dr. Banks is happy to help his patients learn more about their dental care.