Insurance is a contract between your employer, you, and your insurance company. There are a wide assortment of benefit options within each available dental plan. For instance, your plan may have a high maximum annual benefit, but require you to contribute a large percentage of the fees to take advantage of the available insurance. The procedures that are covered and their required co-payments vary depending on the particular plan. While insurance companies, by nature, must represent their best interest and keep employer costs down, our commitment is to work as hard as we can to represent your interests.
Frequently Asked Questions
Payment is typically expected when services are rendered. This keeps our costs down so that we don’t have to pass it on to our patients. However, for those that qualify, we are happy to offer interest-free financing through Citi Card.
If you should experience a dental emergency outside of our regular office hours, just call our office and leave a message for the appropriate doctor and he or she will return your call to assist you.
We are happy to say that root canal therapy has come a long, long way. Newer forms of more powerful anesthetics and pain control techniques have reduced the need for anything more than short term use of Advil or Tylenol if there should be any discomfort. More often than not, our technology and high tech materials have reduced the time of treatment to just one visit.
Amalgam has been used for many years to repair teeth that have decayed or fractured. It is relatively inexpensive, long lasting, and durable. As with any metal, it does not expand or contract like tooth structure and it can corrode. This creates internal stresses in the teeth which can cause leakage (bacteria invading the tooth) and the breakdown of the surrounding tooth. Composite, or bonding, allows the dentist to be more conservative in removing the damaged tooth structure, therefore strengthening the tooth. Composites are also less sensitive to hot and cold than the traditional silver restoration. The esthetic benefit is the elimination of a grayish color to the tooth. Your dentist will determine what material is most appropriate to restore your teeth.