Common Questions

At Maldonado Dentistry, we are committed to delivering exceptional dental care services and patient education in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Our team is not only highly trained but also genuinely friendly. We understand that you may have questions about your dental health. If you don't find the answers you're looking for below, please don't hesitate to reach out and speak with us. Your oral health is our top priority, and we're here to help.

What sets our dental practice apart?

We're glad you asked! It's all about our friendly and experienced team, along with the cozy environment we've created. We genuinely work hard to make our office a place you'll feel comfortable in. In fact, we make it a point to get to know you by name and ensure you're at ease during your visit. Our goal is to create a warm, family-like atmosphere where you feel more like a friend than a patient. We believe that the trust and connection we build with our patients are at the heart of exceptional dental care. So, when you choose us, you're not just choosing a dentist; you're choosing a dental family dedicated to your well-being and comfort.

How often should I schedule dental cleanings?

It's important to schedule dental cleanings every six months. This ensures healthy teeth and a healthy body. In fact, research demonstrates that regular teeth cleanings may prevent more serious conditions, such as periodontal and gum disease. Recent studies also link gum disease to heart disease, heart attacks, and other systemic problems. If you are already showing signs of periodontal disease, we advise you to visit us more frequently for treatment, usually at three-month intervals.

What should I do if I have an emergency but your office is closed?

Sometimes dental emergencies happen. You don't need to wait until regular office hours. In the event of a dental emergency after hours, simply call us at (727) 360-1244, and you will be transferred to one of our qualified staff members for assistance.

What are porcelain veneers?

Just like everything else, your teeth will age. However, we can keep them looking white, bright, and new with porcelain veneers. A dental veneer is a thin covering of porcelain material. It is bonded to the front surface of a tooth and is custom-made for your smile. They achieve a very realistic match to the shape and color of your natural teeth.

What are dental implants and how can they help me?

You don't have to live with a missing tooth. Restore the beauty of your mouth and smile with dental implants: custom-made teeth that are surgically implanted into your jaw. Their purpose is to hold a synthetic tooth or bridge in place. Dental implants are very stable solutions to tooth loss. The finished implant looks nearly identical to your original tooth. Implants are effective alternatives to fix bridges or removable partials.

Contact our dental office to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our friendly and experienced dentists. We proudly serve patients in Treasure Island, and the surrounding areas.

Useful Links

American Dental Association

Patients and consumers Guide- information about many different dental procedures, information for parents, online list of dentists and advice about dental insurance.

Florida Dental Association

A statewide, professional membership organization representing Florida-licensed dentists. FDA members are committed to protecting the health and well-being of people of all ages.

West Coast District Dental Association (WCDDA)

One of six components of the Florida Dental Association (FDA), and is part of the tripartite structure of organized dentistry.

Pinellas County Dental Association (PCDA)

information about many different dental procedures, information for parents, online list of dentists.

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Information about cosmetic dentistry, techniques, materials, research and innovations.

Dental Whitening

Informational website about the whitening process, materials and effects of dental whitening