Dr. John Rodriquez and the entire team at Timeless Dental know that when it comes to your dental care, the better informed you are, the more comfortable you will be with your treatment plan. We have provided answers to some of our most frequently answered dental questions on this page. If you have further questions, or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in The Woodlands, Texas, please contact our team at 281-681-3300!

Timeless Dental Answers Your FAQs in The Woodlands

How often should I visit a dentist?

We recommend that most people visit their dentist for a regular hygiene visit twice a year, spacing the appointments about once every six months. But there are exceptions if you have gum disease or a history of gum diseases — more frequent visits may be required to assure maximum oral health. Another reason you may need to visit us more frequently is if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Are dental X-rays safe?

Dental X-rays at Timeless Dental are very safe. We use digital X-rays during your routine examination with four bitewing X-rays which expose you to a much lower level of radiation than traditional X-rays.

Can you help explain what cavities are?

While everyone knows that cavities are bad, a surprising amount of people in The Woodlands do not know exactly what cavities are. A cavity is simply a small hole in the tooth that has developed as a result of tooth decay. Over time, the decay eats away at the tooth and results in a space (otherwise known as a cavity) within the tooth that disrupts its structure. Because cavities grow larger over time, it is important to get them repaired as quickly as possible.

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

The fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth is typically achieved through an in-office professional whitening procedure. While there are over-the-counter options available for teeth whitening, we use a higher dose of chemicals at Timeless Dental than most at-home whiteners allow. Another advantage to letting our office perform your teeth whitening procedure is that should something go wrong, or you are not getting maximum results, we are right here to make sure you get the best smile possible.

Dental Crowns

What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are custom-made oral appliances that are placed over decayed or treated teeth like a “cap” and are made from a porcelain ceramic composite designed to look like natural enamel.

When might I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns are typically recommended to restore teeth that have undergone extensive decay, damage from trauma or to cover large fillings. They are also used to protect weak teeth, support dental bridges or cover dental implants.

How long do dental crowns last?
A dental crown’s lifespan varies according to your personal hygiene practices, chewing habits and the material used. Usually, they can last between five to 15 years at least and even longer with proper care.

What is the procedure for getting a dental crown?
The process typically involves multiple visits to our dental office. During the initial visit, the tooth is prepared, impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed. During your secondary visit, we make sure to adjust the crown to ensure proper function and comfort.

Are dental crowns painful?
We always administer local anesthesia to numb the tooth being treated. Some patients may experience mild sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, but this usually subsides within a few days.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?
Dental implants are made of titanium posts that will act like artificial tooth roots after they have surgically been embedded into the jawbone, and which are made to support restorations like crowns, bridges or dentures. They provide a strong and durable foundation for restorations that look and function like natural teeth.

How do I know if I am a candidate for dental implants?
Ideal candidates are those who still have sufficient bone tissue in their jaw to support a dental implant. Those who suffer from tooth loss or gum disease may need to have a bone graft procedure beforehand to ensure that their jaw is strong enough to support the implant post.

How long does the dental implant process take?
The process usually takes several months. After the implants are surgically placed, there is a healing period of about three to six months during which the implants fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once this is complete, the final restorations can be attached.

Are dental implants permanent?
Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for tooth replacement and can last a lifetime with proper care. However, the restorations attached to the implants may need to be replaced or repaired over time because of normal wear and tear.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?
The dental implant procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, so you should not feel any pain during the surgery. Some discomfort and swelling can be expected after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs.


What are dentures?
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth and restore your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence.

How do I take care of my dentures?
Proper denture care is essential for maintaining their appearance and function. It is important to clean your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner and to remove them at night to give your gums and jawbone a chance to rest.

How long do dentures last?
The lifespan of dentures can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene, regular dental checkups and changes in the mouth’s structure over time. On average, dentures may need to be replaced or relined every 5 to 7 years to ensure a proper fit and function.

Can dentures improve my smile?
Yes, dentures can greatly improve your appearance by restoring your facial structure and smile. They are custom-made to resemble natural teeth and gums, providing a natural-looking solution for missing teeth.

Are dentures comfortable to wear?
While there may be an adjustment period as you get used to wearing dentures, they should eventually feel comfortable and secure in your mouth. If you experience any discomfort or irritation, our dental team can make adjustments to ensure a proper fit and enhance your comfort.

Do you have more questions

We are a multi-specialty practice that can answer any questions you may have about your oral health. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation and learn more!


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