Dental FAQs

Dr. De Graff offers SureSmile clear aligner therapy. This revolutionary way of straightening your smile doesn’t rely on metal brackets and bands. Most people won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing the clear aligners. Patients love SureSmile because they can still brush their teeth normally and enjoy the foods they love without hesitation or issue.
Dental fears and anxiety are real. We totally understand why patients feel this way about coming to the dentist. Not everyone enjoys having someone work on their mouth or teeth. Dr. De Graff and the team create an atmosphere that’s calm, relaxing, and reassuring. Need a little more help? No worries. Ask about your sedation dentistry options. Dr. De Graff is certified in the safe administration of both oral and IV sedation.
The good news is most adult patients who come to Ponderosa Dental Center are eligible for implant dentistry. Generally, we like to see a patient who enjoys good overall health and whose tooth or teeth haven’t been missing for many months or years. The longer it takes to fix your missing tooth, the greater your chances of losing strength in your jaw. Sometimes you’ll need a bone graft or a sinus lift. Dr. De Graff will take your oral and overall health into consideration before making any recommendations. If he finds you’re a good candidate for dental implants, you know you can trust our team to take care of you and your smile.
Not with us! Root canals or endodontic therapy, from Ponderosa Dental Center, is different from anything you might have heard about or experienced in the past with root canal treatment. You don’t have to worry about a thing with sedation options to keep you comfortable and relaxed. It’s usually your nagging tooth pain that hurts you more than the actual root canal procedure itself!
Your new patient experience will be unlike any other dental office you might have been to. When we say we take care of you and cater to your needs, we really mean it. No matter what your age or stage of life you’re in, you’ll be welcomed with open arms, lots of laughs, and a friendly smile. We start out with a brief welcome phone call. The next step is to come to the office where you’re easily registered as a new patient. After you meet Dr. De Graff, we’ll conduct a comprehensive examination before creating a custom treatment plan that fits your schedule and budget.