FAQs

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I don’t have any insurance. Do you have payment plan options?

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Yes, we do!  As we go over your treatment, we can discuss your options for payment. We also offer Care Credit services as a convenience to you.

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Do you provide any sedation for in-office procedures?

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We offer non-IV concious sedation for patients of all ages. Concious sedation allows our patients to comfortably sleep through their appointments while still having the ability to communicate with Dr. Pitts and our team.

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How soon can I eat after I’ve had treatment done?

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Most of our restorative work is as hard as it ever will be by the time you walk out of the office. Dr. Pitts sets and cures his work while you are in the chair. So you're free to eat or drink anything you'd like to as soon as you want. Our only caution is to remind you to not eat or chew food until you are no longer numb. This ensures that you avoid biting your cheek or tongue unknowingly.

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Can you place sealants on teeth that have existing fillings?

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No. Sealants are strictly preventive. They protect your teeth from decay. So once a tooth has a filling in it, a sealant is no longer necessary.

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What is the difference between regular braces and Invisalign?

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Regular braces are metal or white brackets that are secured to each tooth with a metal wire and elastics that hold everything in place. Invisalign are clear aligners (they look like clear retainers) that you can remove when you eat or brush your teeth. We provide both services at our office, but for the majority of the time, our patients prefer Invisalign to the traditional braces. Insurance covers both equally. Visit www.invisalign.com for more information on Invisalign. We are preferred providers for Invisalign.

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How long does an implant last?

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With good oral care, you can expect a dental implant to last a lifetime. Dental implants are secured in the bone to replace the actual root structure of the tooth. Then, a crown is placed on top of the implant. With the right care and hygiene, you can anticipate many years' use out of your dental implant.

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How long will my crown last?

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With proper oral care, you can expect a crown to last you anywhere from 15-20 years. There can be unforseen circumstances, but generally, our patients enjoy their crowns for 15-20 years if it is well cared for.