Crognale Family Dentistry

Lancaster, PA Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Steven Crognale, Dr. Patricia Collins and Dr. Melissa Crognale

Crognale, Collins & Crognale Dentistry got its start on April 1st, 1981. Steven Crognale and Patricia Collins Crognale started seeing patients that first day and have served the Lancaster community ever since. Their daughter Melissa was born in September of that year and grew up in the practice. Many of our long time patients remember her as a child playing in the waiting room. She decided to follow in her parents path and joined our practice in 2008.

All three of our doctors serve the community by volunteering time and services to those in need. Additionally, Dr Crognale is a member of the American Dental Association, and Dr Collins is a member of the American Association of Women Dentists.

“We love it there, and that's hard to say when one goes to the dentist, so happy my kids are comfortable there also, so updated and nice receiptionist, so welcoming as soon as you enter, I highly recommend!!!!” - Madeline M.

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FAQs

How can we help you?

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.  We know you may have many questions, and we are here to answer them the best we can.  Please call us for more information or to set up an appointment.

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Yes.  We accept assignment from most insurance companies.  For PPOs and HMOs, we will submit the necessary forms for the patient.  We also offer Care Credit financing.  

Please contact us today with any questions.

Preventive Dentistry

Brushing and flossing daily are the best way to take care of your teeth at home.  Visiting the dentist twice a year is the best way to make sure your smile stays healthy and happy.  When you visit us for your regular appointments, we are able to keep tabs on any changes your teeth have been making and offer proper cleanings and maintenance to help make sure we only see you twice a year!  Keep brushing and flossing and remember to schedule your visit with us every 6 months, and you should have a very happy smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry: Veneers, Bonding & Whitening

It's very possible.  A lot of the over-the-counter products whitening products can increase sensitivity because it is more difficult to regulate the amount of product that is affecting your teeth.  We can work with you to create a whitening plan to help accomodate for any existing sensitivity and increase the success of the whitening process on an individual basis.

Veneers, whitening, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are all ways of imroving your smile.  After a while, our teeth can become yellow or worn or you may be unsatisfied with gaps or other issues with your smile.  We can help determine what the best method is for you to help restore your smile to something that makes you want to smile!

Adult Orthodontics: Invisalign

They shouldn't.  Invisalign and Six Month Smiles should never hurt, but may cause some discomfort as your teeth are shifting.  Because both use a much more gentle material that the typical metal used with traditional braces, both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles should be relatively painless and will help you get the smile you want much more quickly and without the bulky, metal look of braces.

Implants: Placement & Restoration

There are many consequences of losing a tooth, as well as methods of treatment.  When you lose a tooth, your surrounding teeth may shift to fill the missing space, creating a crooked smile or uncomfortable bite.  The spaces that are created from missing teeth can also be a breeding ground for bacteria from food particles that may get stuck.  We can help replace the tooth and protect your smile and your health.

Yes!  In most cases, implants are stronger than bridges.  Also, because implants can directly replace your missing or damaged tooth, there is no need to disrupt adjacent teeth as is the case with a bridge.  Implants are now considered the standard practice for missing or damaged teeth because of their strength and ability to last longer, protect the bone and avoid damaging the neighboring teeth.

Crowns & Bridges

There are many things that can help.  First, we'd want to determine that you are, indeed, grinding your teeth.  If this is the case, one of our dentists will likely create a night guard for you to wear when you sleep to reduce the wear and tear on your teeth.  Tooth grinding can cause all sorts of complications, so this can help. Depending on the wear that your grinding has done to your teeth, we may be able to use crowns to help protect the remaining and surrounding teeth, as well.

Yes!  In most cases, implants are stronger than bridges.  Also, because implants can directly replace your missing or damaged tooth, there is no need to disrupt adjacent teeth as is the case with a bridge.  Implants are now considered the standard practice for missing or damaged teeth because of their strength and ability to last longer, protect the bone and avoid damaging the neighboring teeth.

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