Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve reviewed our site and still find yourself left with questions, our FAQs below are here to help. At Smile Artisans, Dr. Gutierrez and Dr. Shevchenko want patients to feel confident about their decision to visit our practice, and the whole team is always happy to address any concerns over the phone as well – just give us a call if you can’t find what you need to know below!

What is the best way to replace missing teeth?

While every patient’s oral health needs are different, dental implants are our top recommendation for most cases of tooth loss. This is because implants replicate the entire missing tooth, providing better oral health benefits, stronger durability, and exceptional longevity as a result.

If I want dental implants, will I need to go to a separate dentist?
Not at all. Dr. Gutierrez has the advanced training and continuing education necessary to perform every single stage of dental implant treatment (including surgery) right here in our Cypress office for maximum patient convenience.
How can you improve the way my smile looks?
Our practice is home to a wide variety of cosmetic services that can create stunning transformations for your teeth and gums, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, gum recontouring, direct bonding, and more. Our team will work with you in order to help you determine which options are best for your unique smile goals and preferences.
How do I know that I’ll be happy with the results from cosmetic dentistry?
With the help of digital smile design, our patients can see the results from smile makeovers before they even sit down in the treatment chair! All Dr. Gutierrez needs is a current photo of you that shows your teeth, and he can precisely alter the image to reflect the improvements that certain services (teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, etc) will create. We always want our patients to feel fully confident about their treatment plan before any actual work begins.
What kind of dental technology do you use?
It might be easier to tell you the technology we don’t use. Smile Artisans is outfitted with digital X-rays, GALILEOs Cone Beam Scanner, The Wand, intraoral scanners, cavity detection systems, digital impressions, 3D printers, and more.
Going to the dentist makes me nervous. Can you help me?
Of course. Multiple forms of sedation dentistry are available to patients who need a little extra help relaxing in the treatment chair. Just let us know that you’re interested during your first phone call and we’ll be happy to go over these options with you in greater detail.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We can guide you in arranging a flexible payment plan through CareCredit. Please visit our new patients page for more information about applying.