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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the services Dolfield Dental of Owings Mills offers or what you can expect when visiting our practice, rest assured that our team has plenty of answers in return. Please take a look at some of our popular FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to give us a call if you still don’t find the information you’re looking for.

Do you see children?

We do! Our practice is happy to accommodate whole families and provide gentle, friendly services to children in order to get them started on the right path towards a healthy smile.

Should I be scared of a root canal?

This procedure has earned an unfair reputation over the years; in fact, the pain that most people associate with root canals is actually the pain of a heavily infected tooth, which is what the procedure is treating. In fact, today’s modern techniques and tools make root canals no more uncomfortable than receiving a regular filling.

What’s the difference between regular dental implants and mini implants?

Like the name suggests, mini implants are a much smaller version of the traditional model, and as a result, they can be successfully placed in areas of the mouth where there is little healthy jawbone left. This means that our patients don’t have to go without the health and aesthetic benefits of implants! Plus, the price is generally around half as much as what a traditional implant would cost you here in the Owings Mills areas. Dr. Milner would love to explore this reconstructive option with you in greater detail during an initial consultation.

I want to straighten my smile, but I hate the idea of wearing metal braces. Is there an alternative?

Yes! Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that’s perfect for image-conscious teenagers and adults. Instead of the traditional bracket and wire, patients will wear a series of clear, comfortable aligners that are designed for their unique smile. These aligners have a very subtle appearance that likely won’t be noticed by many people, and their removable nature means that you can keep eating all your favorite foods as well. Most patients can achieve beautiful improvements with Invisalign in under two years.

Do you see dental emergencies?

We absolutely do. In fact, we have a chair in our operatory that’s specifically meant for emergency patients! Dr. Milner will do everything in his power to get you out of pain right away, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do you take insurance?

Dolfield Dental of Owings Mills is in-network with several major insurance providers, and we will file claims on our patients’ behalf. To learn more, please visit our new patients page.

I don’t have dental insurance. What are my options for paying?

Affordable financing through CareCredit is available, as well as an in-house payment plan! Our team will be happy to go over these options with you in greater detail during a phone call or your first appointment.