Frequently Asked Questions
Can I have whiter teeth?
Yes, you can! We have been whitening
patients' teeth for several years. With our custom-made bleaching trays, you
can have whiter teeth in as little as two weeks.
Our proven whitening system
contains fluoride that minimizes sensitivity which may
occur in most
over-the-counter systems. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big
difference for everyone.
Do you place crowns in your
Yes, in fact, we have over twenty years
of experience in all types of crown and bridge work. We offer the latest
in esthetic porcelains that can instantly transform your smile. In
addition, we place porcelain laminate veneers which minimize the loss of
tooth structure and enhance your smile.
Are x-rays really necessary?
Definitely, yes. In order to properly
diagnose and treat your case, radiographs are very important. They can
help us see silent problems such as periodontal disease, chronic abcesses
and certain neoplasms (or growths) in the bone.
What about radiation exposure?
Fear not. Our state-of-the-art digital
radiography system reduces the amount of exposure by ninety percent (90%).
We are very proud of this system which can aid in the education of
patients in regards to treatment modalities.
How can I better understand the
dental procedures you recommend?
Our website features links to our
Patient Education System and
Dental Health Guides which you can use as online dental resources. You
can even print out these topics for future reference.
Health Guides and
Dental HealthRx work hand in hand to deliver accurate, clinically
correct, up-to-date dental
healthcare information. Combined, they create a valuable resource for the
dental education you require. We can "prescribe" a specific Dental
Health Guide that relates to your specific needs and concerns. To quickly
access the DHG, you simply enter the Dental HealthRx code in the Dental
HealthRx Code box and then click "Submit".
We also offer CAESY educational videos
for in-office viewing which explain most dental procedures in detail. We
will even burn an educational CD, personally designed just for you, to
watch at home.
|What about implants?
Implants are here to stay. Due to
osseous integration, the overall success rate of today's implants is over ninety
percent (90%). We will diagnose the need for implants to replace missing
teeth and then restore appropriately.
Do you accept dental insurance?
We accept all types of dental insurance
and will be glad to submit claims for you. However, we do not treat our
patients based on insurance coverage. Rather, we offer treatment options
to optimize your
In addition, we are not members of any
preferred provider insurance group. We feel this would be unfair to our
other patients and would allow insurance to dictate your treatment. The
lower reimbursement of payment by dental HMO-type groups can only lead to
a lesser standard of care. We will never allow insurance companies to
dictate how we treat our patient family.
- Should I remove all of my amalgam
- Our practice follows the guidelines of
the American Dental Association with respect
to amalgam. We believe amalgam is a safe restoration and continues to have a place in dentistry.
That being said, ninety percent (90%) of all fillings placed in our
practice are composite (tooth-colored). We simply like the look and
function of composite. For larger restoration needs, onlays and crowns are
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