1) Can I complete the new patient forms before my first appointment?
Yes, if you do fill the new patient packet out prior to your appointment that helps save time on your initial visit.
2) Which dental insurance or discount plans do you accept?
We accept most dental insurances please call the office for someone to look into your specific plan.
3) What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Either fill out an appointment request online under”contact us” or call the office for immediate assistance; even if your emergency is after house there will be a recording on the answer machine with what to do and who to contact.
4) What if I need to reschedule my appointment?
Please contact the office
5) Does my dental insurance cover the cost of all dental treatment?
We do our absolute best to give our patients an estimate of their out of pocket expense, if any, and what their insurance will be covering for treatment. Every policy is different and coverage differs from plan to plan. We do out best to submit a pre authorization to give the patient a more exact idea of their specific insurance plan’s coverage, most insurance companies cover at least a portion of procedures, however what they do not cover is the patient’s responsibility and is expected at the time service is rendered. If you have any further questions regarding your insurance coverage, you can contact your insurance company directly for a break down of benefits and or do not hesitate to call the office for any assistance we may provide in the matter.
6) Why do I have a cavity underneath my filling?
The bacteria, which are naturally present in saliva, combined with sugar or starch from food products to produce acids, the bacteria can in some cases, enter through tiny spaces between the filling and tooth. Once there, they cannot be removed with a toothbrush and decay may start to develop at the margins of the filling and beneath.
7) Why do my fillings need to be replaced?
Dental fillings (restorations) may last many years before needing to be replaced. Fillings are designed to expand out to support the natural movement our teeth endure during normal daily activities such as chewing, grinding and clenching. Over time, the filling will crack, chip or even fall out in some cases. Fillings that are worn down around the edges or have pulled away from tooth enamel are more susceptible to allowing bacteria in causing further decay and decay beneath the restoration. When these signs start to show, we replaced the filling if enough healthy tooth structure is present. If the filling is large and the tooth has little healthy tooth structure left to support a filling, a crown would be placed instead of replacing the filling to prevent the tooth from breaking.