Everyone has questions about the dentist and their dental health. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about dental care, problems, and some helpful tips.
Do you accept dental insurance?
YES. Our office accepts and participates in many dental insurance plans. Our office manager will be happy to assist you in determining your benefits. As a courtesy, we will file all insurance claims for you. Please understand that we will provide an insurance estimate to you, however it is not a guarantee that insurance will pay exactly as estimated.
Are payment plans available?
YES. We provide interest-free payment plans for 6, 12, or 18 months through CareCredit. We also provide longer payment plans with low interest for more extensive dental treatment plans. Give us a call and we will gladly help you set up your payment plan or follow the link to set up a plan for yourself.
What are my options to whiten my teeth?
There are several methods available to whiten your teeth: in-office, overnight, daily, or over-the-counter whitening. In-office whitening takes about 1 1/2 hours to obtain your optimal shade, and you can read, watch TV, or relax during your treatment. For overnight or daytime whitening, we take an impression of your teeth and fabricate a custom tray that fits your teeth. Each day you fill the tray with a small amount of whitening gel and wear it overnight or for a few hours during the day. This whitening process takes 2-3 weeks to obtain your optimal shade. The last method of whitening is over-the-counter whitening that can be purchased at the drugstore. This is just a weaker version of daily prescription-strength whitening. If you choose to use an OTC teeth whitener, we recommend you use a product approved by the ADA, to avoid permanent damage to your teeth; and to see a dentist before starting the whitening.
What if I have a gap in my teeth, a chipped tooth, or discolored teeth that don't respond to normal whitening methods?
We have several procedures that can help with these problems. Porcelain veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth and can fix spaces, crooked teeth, and discolored teeth. Bonding utilizes composite “white” filling material to fill in small spaces, repair chipped teeth, and fix misshaped teeth. Call our office for a free consult to see which cosmetic option is best for you.