Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
The Center for Advanced Dentistry is near Chagrin Blvd. and I-271 in Beachwood, Ohio, which is in the Southeast Cleveland Metropolitan area. We are 20 minutes from Hopkins Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Our patients come from literally all around the world! See our contact us page for a map and driving directions.
Why do you recommend porcelain for large restorations?
Porcelain matches the properties of your natural tooth structure. Unlike metal crowns and bridges, porcelain is also chemically bonded to your tooth using state-of-the-art technology.
Why don't you use silver mercury fillings?
Dr. Hornstein has never used mercury fillings in his entire career as a dentist. He wanted to minimize the potential exposure to himself and his team from mercury, and therefore, he found other materials more suitable for the restorations that he creates for his patients.
There is much controversy on this issue; even though mercury fillings are outlawed in several European countries, the ADA still deems them as an acceptable method of restoring teeth. Therefore, we cannot recommend that our patients have their silver fillings removed just for the sake of getting the mercury out of their teeth. However, many people have researched about the dental options available to them and have chosen to have them replaced with tooth-colored fillings. Since our philosophy is to support patients in the choices they make for their oral health, we do all we can do to assist them in this way.
What sterilization methods do you use?
The sterilization procedures we follow meet or exceed the guidelines established by OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Dental Association. Our office uses the most advanced sterilization control measures available today. Please feel free to ask for more information about the measures we take to ensure the safety of your family.