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Frequent Asked Questions

Q: How much does dental Implants cost?

A:  The cost of implant varies depending on the bone condition and the type of implants option your need and what you are trying to achieve.  The cost typically includes the implant, the surgery, bone graft if necessary, and the type of crown, bridges, or denture attached.   The best way to get the exact cost is to make an appointment and have a free consultation with our doctor.

Q: Does insurance cover dental Implants?

A:  Most PPO insurance will have partial implant coverage.  Depending on the type of implant you need, you will need to pay the remaining cost that the insurance does not covered.  Keep in mind that if your insurance has implant coverage, pre-authorization approval from your insurance is required prior to any implant treatment.  Call our office so we can help you check your insurance to see whether or not your insurance have implant coverage.

Q: How much does teeth whitening cost?

A: There are two types of teeth whitening methods that we offer to our patient: In-office whitening or take home whitening.  The cost depends on which method you prefer.  Call our office for exact pricing.

Q: What is tooth decay?

A:  Tooth decay, also known as cavity or dental caries, is the breakdown of the teeth mineral structure caused by acids made by certain bacteria in your mouth.   The cavities may range from yellow to black in colors.  It can cause toothache or tooth pain, and difficulty in chewing and eating.  If left untreated, cavities will lead to inflammation of the tissue around the tooth, tooth loss, and infection or abscess formation.

Acid is produced by the bacteria when they break down food debris or sugar on the tooth surface.  That is why it is important to brush and floss thoroughly after each meal, and to avoid frequent snacking.  Rinse your mouth with water or drink water to flush out food debris after each meal if your are unable to brush and floss.

Q: Do dentists offer payment plans?

A: We offer payment plans to fit your need.  Check out our financing page for more information.

Q: How often should I go to the dentist?

A:  This all depend on your oral health needs.  Because the problem might either be preventable or more easily treated when caught early like cavity or oral cancer, seeing a dentist regularly is important.  That is why the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association, recommend everyone to get a dental exam, check-up, x-rays, and teeth cleaning every six months.  Your dentist may recommend that you visit more often depending on well you care for your teeth and gums.  People with greater risk of dental disease and other health conditions may need to see the dentist every three months or more.  This higher risk group includes pregnant women, smokers, diabetics, people with gum disease, people with weak immune response, people who are prone to cavities or plaque build-up.   Preventive and early treatment will save you time, discomfort, and money in the long run.

Q: At what age should kids go to the dentist?

A:    You should take your child to the kids dentist as soon as their first tooth comes out which usually happens at about 6 months old.  According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentists, tooth decay affects 1 in 5 children under 5.  Your dentist will be able to diagnose and treat the problems effectively, by catching any developing conditions early.  


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