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FAQs

Quickly find the answers to our most commonly asked questions.

Like many of our Chester patients, you may have dental questions –– either about your treatment or about Felton Dentistry in general. We’ve listed the questions we get most often, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us at 804-717-2099. Our friendly team are happy to help answer any questions you have.

Yes, they certainly are! Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that Dr. Felton places in your jaw.

After a period of healing, implants secure several types of replacement teeth, including single crowns, a bridge of several new teeth, dentures, and fixed arches of teeth using the All-on-4® procedure.

All of these options will make biting and chewing much easier, give you back an attractive smile, and even help your jawbone remain strong and healthy. We’ll be happy to discuss all your implant options at your initial consultation.

Yes! Felton Dentistry would like to be your one-family dentist office serving every member of your crew. For over 35 years, Dr. Felton has helped Richmond area patients maintain bright smiles and optimal oral health.

Whether your little one needs their first dental visit ever, your teen’s teeth need straightening with Invisalign, or you would like to have restorative dental work – we can do it all.

Patients love our variety of cosmetic dental treatments. We provide many ways for you to achieve a beautiful new smile and more confidence. Our services include dental veneers, Invisalign®, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, tooth contouring, and crown lengthening.

Depending on your specific needs and goals, any of these treatments can be used by themselves, or we can design a custom smile makeover with a combination of treatments.

We ask that you arrive just 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time. You can get other important information for new patients on our patient resource page.

The best defense against cavities is a daily dental hygiene routine. You’ll want to spend about 2- 3 minutes brushing, and we highly recommend an electric toothbrush that can get to those hard-to-reach places a regular toothbrush can’t. Flossing once a day is critical to removing bacteria between your teeth.

Your diet can also play a role in whether you get a cavity. Watch the amount of sugar you eat. Sugar can be found not only in candy, but in fruits, crackers, and chips as well. Be sure to brush your teeth thoroughly after eating sugary or sticky foods like peanut butter.

Periodontal or gum disease is inflammation and infection of the gums and supporting bone. It’s important to treat gum disease because left unchecked, it can cause permanent damage to your jawbone and possible tooth loss.

It’s possible to prevent or stop periodontal disease through regular visits and recommended treatment plans. Once in advanced stages, surgery may be required.

If you’re experiencing some of the following symptoms, we’d encourage you to set up an appointment with our office for an exam, so that we can start treating you before it gets worse:

  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Red, swollen, tender and bleeding gums
  • Teeth that have shifted or become loose
  • Pus around the teeth

Many people don’t go to the dentist regularly for a number of reasons. It could be they don’t have dental insurance, or they have a fear of the dentist, or they don’t see anything wrong with their teeth and therefore, don’t see a need to go.

While this might seem to be saving them money, in the long run, they may end up paying for serious dental issues down the line.

Fortunately, we have several payment options if you aren’t covered by insurance and if you are, most allow for at least one visit per year, so you take advantage of those benefits.

If you’ve avoided the dentist because of anxiety, we make it a point in our office to create an inviting, comfortable environment where you can receive dental treatment stress-free.

Additionally, dental problems may not become noticeable until the disease has advanced. Tooth decay and gum disease may not show symptoms for a while, but a dentist can detect these much sooner and help you avoid costly treatments, or tooth loss, in the future.

If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

If you’ve avoided the dentist because of anxiety, we make it a point in our office to create an inviting, comfortable environment where you can receive dental treatment stress-free.

Additionally, dental problems may not become noticeable until the disease has advanced. Tooth decay and gum disease may not show symptoms for a while, but a dentist can detect these much sooner and help you avoid costly treatments, or tooth loss, in the future.

We hope we’ve answered your dental questions. Call us today at 804-717-2099 to schedule your appointment today. Our office is conveniently located on Greenyard Way, across Iron Bridge Road from the Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center.

What Our Patients are Saying

  • I’m an extremely nervous patient and the staff went out of there way to help me cope. I am satisfied considering the somewhat difficult treatment needed within my requested timeline.... Read More

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    November 10, 2021

    Friendly, dependable staff. Kellsie is a wonderful hygienist who is very gentle and thorough. Wonderful experience every time I go! Highly recommend!

    thumb Tommie Clare
    October 17, 2021

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    September 17, 2021
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    September 17, 2021

    Mrs Mary and Dr Patel did great, Mrs. Mary kept ke laughing and smiling the whole time

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    May 17, 2021

    Dr Felton and Jillian were very welcoming as a new patient. Dr Felton did a thorough examination and and really took time to talk to me and answer all of... Read More

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    April 14, 2021
  • Dr. Felton and staff are very nice, knowledgeable, and friendly. They explain everything that is going on clearly so you can understand. They also work with you if you need... Read More

    thumb Amber James
    March 14, 2021

    Everybody here was AMAZING!!!!
    Ms. Kellsie and Ms. Jillian were extremely knowledgeable and did an amazing job easing my concerns before Dr. Felton came in. I will be frequenting.

    thumb Awe Press
    April 14, 2021

    Clean office and nice staff. I’ve been a patient since the early 2000’s never been disappointed.

    thumb Charnet Johnson
    January 14, 2021
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