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Frequently Asked Questions

West San Jose, CA

What can I expect on my initial visit?

Our practice focuses on Comprehensive Dentistry. Your first visit with us will include a full mouth set of x-rays. If you have x-rays that are current, please bring them or have them sent to our office. We will examine your gums and teeth. We will evaluate your overall oral health and hygiene, risk of tooth decay, gum and bone disease, esthetics, and check for any pathology or irregularities. We will check your bite and jaw. We will also perform an oral cancer screening. If indicated, a cleaning will be done. We will certainly address any oral health concerns you may have, so bring your questions and concerns. At the end, we will discuss our findings and treatment recommendations with you and answer your questions. We always provide estimates for treatment and will work with your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.

Do you take my insurance?

We accept any insurance plan that allows you to choose your provider. We are also happy to provide you with a pre-treatment estimate and will work with your insurance to confirm benefits before you begin your treatment plan. If you have any questions at all about insurance, please let us know and we will be happy to help you.

What technology do you offer?

At Pries Dental Care, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the most cutting edge technology available in dentistry. This allows us to provide excellent dental care with efficiency and precision as well as educate our patients. We offer digital, low-radiation x-rays to ensure the safety and health of our patients. We use intra oral digital photography to show patients what we see in your mouth and to educate and inform our patients. We offer 3D CBCT imaging where indicated. Our Crowns in a Day CEREC technology enables us to fabricate crowns and other restorations within minutes while you wait. We use ultrasonic technology for dental cleanings. Each of our operatories are fitted with computers and monitors to provide the latest in technology to our doctors, staff, and patients. Our appointment reminder system sends automated text and email reminders and allows our patients to communicate with us via email and text. You can be sure that at Pries Dental Care, you will receive the most cutting edge treatment available.

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants are usually the best replacement for missing teeth and look, feel and perform just like natural teeth. They prevent bone loss, keep adjacent teeth stable and are permanent! Dr. Pries is a dental implant expert, is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and uses the latest dental technology in placing dental implants. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of dental implants.

Do you do Cosmetic Dentistry?

We offer Comprehensive General Dentistry, including Cosmetic Dentistry. Services include tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, bonding and orthodontics. We use the latest materials and technology which are made of porcelain and tooth-colored materials in order to provide you with completely natural-looking teeth.

How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year. In some cases, the dentist or hygienist may recommend more frequent checkups or cleanings. Regular professional cleanings are necessary to maintain the health of your teeth and gums and regular examination by your dentist is paramount in identifying any concerns or issues early.

Do you see children?

Yes, we do! It is important to establish a dental office for your child around age 1. We provide a comfortable and calm atmosphere and we take our time to make your child feel at ease. One of our highest priorities is to ensure that your child’s impression of going to the dentist is positive, which will help get their dental health off to a great start! Please call our office for more details.

Do you treat dental emergencies?

Yes! We are available to treat urgent dental matters whether it be a toothache, an abscess in the gum or some type of trauma, and we can usually accommodate emergency dental and urgent dental appointments the same day at our dental practice in West San Jose.

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Our Dental Office in San Jose


Pries Dental Care
General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Monday

  • 9:00AM - 6:00PM

  • Tuesday

  • 8:00AM - 5:00PM

  • Wednesday

  • 7:00AM - 4:00PM

  • Thursday

  • 8:00AM - 5:00PM

  • Friday

  • 8:00AM - 1:00PM

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