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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

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    November 9, 2022

    Tamara & Doctor Felton we’re both amazing.

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    November 8, 2022

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    August 11, 2022

    Very welcoming atmosphere. Friendly associates and quality of care was excellent. Kept me informed every step of the way.

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    August 11, 2022

    Dr. Felton and his staff do a superb job ensuring your comfort and understanding of necessary procedures. They are awesome!

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    August 1, 2022

    Everyone is always super friendly and very helpful and cares about your well being. Been seeing Dr Felton for meny years. Great practice.

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