About Our Office
An estimate of the amount covered by your insurance company will be provided at the time of your treatment, based on the information they provide to us. The estimate is never a guarantee of benefits or the amount that will be paid. We will file all insurance claims as a courtesy to our patients. This does not however, transfer the responsibility of your financial obligation to the insurance company. If the amount paid by the insurance company is less than or greater than the estimate, then you will be billed the difference or issued a credit on the account in the event of an overpayment. Please let us know if you have questions about our financial policies or financing options prior to your treatment.
For patients who require major dental treatment, a monthly payment plan can be designed with an appropriate payment schedule. We are happy to make arrangements for a monthly payment plan but the plan must be implemented prior to commencing treatment.
CareCredit® is available to help you pay for dental procedures your insurance doesn’t cover. CareCredit® offers both No Interest* financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can take care of your dental health.
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We do recognize that sometimes situations do arise that are beyond anyone’s control. However, please understand that a missed or late arrival for an appointment is time lost that will delay your treatment. It is also time that could have been used to serve other patients that may be waiting for an appointment. The only way that we can treat our family of patients effectively and properly is if we have mutual respect for each other’s time. Thank you.
About Teeth & Dental Treatments
Inflammation of the gum tissue can progress to periodontal disease without any signs or symptoms of pain or discomfort. Left untreated, periodontal disease can result in tooth mobility, spaces between teeth, tooth pain, infection and tooth loss.
Early detection and diagnosis is essential for maintaining periodontal health. Since there is no cure for gum disease, identification of the disease process as soon as possible is critical. Routine prophylactic cleanings may be adequate for a healthy mouth, but individuals with gum disease (periodontitis) need additional therapy to help minimize the damage caused by the disease and return the gums and supporting structures to a healthy state.
In some cases, deep cleanings (Scaling and Root Planning) are adequate treatment. In those individuals where the disease has progressed, gum surgery by a periodontist may be needed. As with any disease process, the best treatment is prevention. Proper brushing, flossing and periodic evaluations are the first step in combating gum disease.
White Fillings, also known as composite fillings are made of resin or glass polymers. Once the decay is removed these cosmetic fillings allow us to restore a previously infected region with a substance that will look and feel just like your existing tooth structure. This restoration is created with a resin material that is bonded to the tooth creating a seal which prevents bacteria from entering between the tooth and the filling. Rather than a gray or silver material in your mouth, the shade of the composite filling will match the natural color of the tooth.