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Sunrise Dental of Eugene

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Dr. Jiyung Kang appreciates your questions because knowing what’s on your mind helps him understand your oral health priorities. You have every right to feel fully informed about your oral health decisions, and it’s our responsibility to help you understand them. We want you to feel heard and listened to, and no question you ask is too small.

Some of the questions we commonly hear at our Eugene, OR dental office are listed below, but there’s a good chance you have some of your own! If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to find the answers your need.

General

We understand that everyone wants to control their dental expenses and still find ways to maintain a healthy smile. At Sunrise Dental of Eugene, we accept most major PPO insurances, except for Cigna and OHP.

We’ll Help with Your Dental Insurance

While dental insurance is a valuable benefit, it can be tricky even for a pro to understand. Rest assured that we always do our best to ensure you get the most out of your plan’s coverage. We want you to feel comfortable about seeking quality dental care and provide the means for you to do so without stress or anxiety.

CareCredit Financing If You’re Uninsured

If you don’t have dental insurance or need help with out-of-pocket expenses, we also offer financing through CareCredit. You can’t always plan for dental expenses, but with CareCredit, you have more control over managing them. 

Get the treatment you need today, and with CareCredit, you can pay off the balance with manageable monthly payments over several months. CareCredit offers both low-interest and no-interest promotional programs, and it’s easy to apply for. Approval usually only takes a few minutes, and you can use CareCredit that same day.

Call Sunrise Dental of Eugene with Your Questions

If you have questions about your insurance or want more information about CareCredit, please call our Eugene, OR dental office, and we will be happy to assist you.

Dental Implants

Tooth loss for any reason is unfortunate, but the good news is that dentistry offers several solutions to get back your healthy smile. At Sunrise Dental of Eugene, Dr. Jiyung Kang is pleased to help his patients with all types of tooth replacement. These include dental bridges, dentures and partials, dental implants, and implant dentures.

Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants

Of all of these, dental implants are the only ones that replace an entire missing tooth and use an artificial tooth root to take the place of the real thing. There are numerous benefits to using implants, which is why they are the standard of care for missing teeth.

Dentures and bridges work well and continue to benefit many patients dealing with tooth loss; however, the drawback is that they only sit on the top of your gums. A dental implant is a titanium replacement root that Dr. Kang expertly places in your jawbone and can last a lifetime.

A Beautiful, Functional Smile

As the implant heals over several months, it starts to fuse with the bone and tissue around it. When healing is complete, the implant root is every bit as stable as the natural root was—possibly more so!

The next step is for our dental implant dentist in Eugene to add to an implant a crown for a single tooth and a bridge or partial denture for multiple tooth loss.

If you are missing all your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both, Dr. Kang can place several implants in your jaw, then design full dentures that snap onto them. The result is a full set of denture teeth that look natural and stay securely in place, no matter how hard you laugh or sneeze!

Learn More About Dental Implants in Eugene, OR

When you come to Dr. Kang for tooth replacement, he will explain all your options. While we highly recommend dental implants, bridges and partials are still an excellent choice for many people.

Schedule an appointment at our Eugene dental office so we can help you choose the right one for your needs.

Root Canals

If Dr. Kang recommends a root canal at our Eugene, OR dental office, it is because you have developed an infected tooth or dental abscess that he needs to treat. Bacteria enter a tooth by way of a deep cavity, a crack or fracture, or a hard knock to the tooth and cause an infection.

Why You Need a Root Canal

A root canal is the only procedure available to remove the infected material from inside the tooth safely. If you are in significant pain, which is common with a root infection, a root canal is the only method we have to relieve it—short of extracting the tooth altogether.

The Root Canal Procedure

During your procedure, our root canal dentist makes a tiny hole in your tooth to access the tooth's pulp chamber. This is the innermost part of the tooth and contains dental pulp that carries blood vessels, tissue, and nerves that keep the tooth alive. 

He carefully and thoroughly removes the infected pulp from your tooth and then disinfects the area. Next, he fills the hollowed-out chamber with a material called gutta-percha, then seals and fills the tooth with a temporary filling.

Your tooth will likely be sore for a few days after your procedure, but that is common and nothing to worry about. Taking over-the-counter pain medications is typically all that our patients need for relief. 

After healing, Dr. Kang may recommend a dental crown or tooth-colored filling for protection, depending on the tooth's location and condition.

Do You Need a Root Canal in Eugene, OR?

If you have a toothache, jaw pain or swelling, or notice a raised bump on your gums, you may have an infected tooth. Call our Eugene, OR dental office to schedule an appointment with our root canal dentist so we can get you the prompt treatment you need.

Emergency Dentistry

A toothache indicates something is happening with your oral health that needs prompt attention. The team at Sunrise Dental of Eugene is always here to help you, so the first step with any dental emergency is to call us at (541) 662-0602.  

Once Dr. Kang knows more about your symptoms and what you are experiencing, we’ll schedule an appointment to take care of your needs. Until we see you, we can’t tell you why you have a toothache, but we can give you tips for coping with any discomfort.

Treatment for Toothaches in Eugene, OR

As a skilled emergency dentist in Eugene, OR, Dr. Kang can handle whatever urgent oral health problem you’re facing.

If your toothache is the result of a cavity or broken tooth, he might recommend a tooth filling or dental crown.

If we find that it’s the result of an infected or abscessed tooth, he would need to perform a root canal.

If the tooth is infected, abscessed, or damaged beyond repair, he would likely recommend extraction.

Call Now for Emergency Dental Care

Toothaches always indicate a larger problem. Please don’t try to tough it out and think the pain will resolve on its own. Instead, call Dr. Kang and the team at Sunrise Dental of Eugene to schedule an appointment. In many cases, we can see you the same day to provide relief.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you want to improve the look of your smile, Sunrise Dental of Eugene can help you! Dr. Jiyung Kang enjoys helping his patients achieve their most beautiful smiles with high-quality cosmetic dentistry.

Your Personalized Smile Plan

We can put together a smile plan for you, whether you want to correct a couple of chipped teeth or have a more dramatic change in mind. Dr. Kang will take the time to understand your cosmetic goals then customize a smile makeover to meet them.

We offer cosmetic dentistry at our Eugene, OR dental office, including:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain dental crowns

Missing teeth are a cosmetic problem because they dramatically detract from the health and beauty of your smile. If you are dealing with tooth loss, we have several options, including dental implants, bridges, full and partial dentures, and implant dentures.

Are You Ready to See Your Best Smile?

If you have teeth that are chipped or broken, have slight misalignment, or are stained and yellow, cosmetic dentistry in Eugene, OR can help you with them and many other smile flaws. Dr. Kang would be happy to meet with you to perform an exam and explain how we can help you achieve your smile goals.

Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns are a restoration that we use to protect and strengthen a broken or decayed tooth. Many people know them as “caps,” and it’s a good description because a crown protects your tooth like a little helmet.

Steps for Getting a Dental Crown

Getting a dental crown in Eugene, OR involves several steps. First, Dr. Kang alters the shape and size of the tooth to ensure the restoration will fit perfectly.

Next, we take comfortable digital impressions of your teeth. Forget messy paste impressions where you have to bite down on a cold, goopy mess of paste. Today, obtaining a 3-D scan of your teeth is as easy as taking a picture.

Our dentist in Eugene uses the digital impression to create a model of your tooth and design your temporary and final crown. You and Dr. Kang choose a white shade to match surrounding teeth, and he creates a temporary crown to wear while you wait.

Skilled technicians at a custom dental lab craft your new restoration with great precision and detail. When we get it back from the lab, we schedule a second appointment to place the new crown on your tooth.

During this visit, Dr. Kang removes your temporary and places the new crown on the tooth to test it for fit. He makes any adjustments needed to ensure the crown doesn’t interfere with your dental bite, then cements it securely in place.

Do You Need a Dental Crown in Eugene, OR?

If you have a decayed, broken, or damaged tooth that we can't fix with a filling, a crown may be the better choice. Please call Sunrise Dental of Eugene to schedule an appointment, so we can see if a crown is right for your needs.

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