FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
We want to communicate with you as clearly as possible, in the most convenient format. So, if you need answers and prefer to read about them here, please browse through these common questions. If you’d rather talk to us in person, feel free to call us or email us anytime.
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What makes you different than any other dental practice I might visit?
We work especially hard to provide real excellence in dentistry. Education, equipment and expertise are only tools, not guarantees of clinical excellence. So, in our practice, we make a conscious, daily effort to apply these tools to the myriad of individualized situations.
How does the dentist keep up with the latest in dental materials and techniques?
Dr. Moretta invests numerous hours attending continuous education courses. He also subscribes to the latest industry journals to keep tabs on research and development in the dental industry. Plus, the entire team attends an annual convention to improve our various areas of expertise.
What makes a good aesthetic and restorative dentist?
A good aesthetic dentist is someone that can understand and use science, can think like an artist and has the technical skills of a master. Often, this will take years to acquire the knowledge, skills and wisdom to excel in this area. Look at the credentials and educational background and ask questions. You should want someone with specific training and expertise, not just someone who uses the term cosmetic or aesthetic in an ad. Ask to see examples of before and after cases that have been completed by the dentist. Find out from other patients that have had similar treatment completed how their experience was and what their results have been. Talk with the doctor and the staff and see if there is a fit. This can be one of life’s most significant and altering events and it should feel right. Don’t let anyone talk you into doing any of this, it has to be something you want.
What can I do if I have stained or discolored teeth?
There are a number of procedures available to help whiten your smile. In many cases, in-office (see the Zoom Whitening section) or take home whitening can provide the change you desire. In other cases, porcelain veneers offer a more effective solution. After analyzing what would work best for you, an informed decision can be made.
What if I just don’t like my smile?
Smiles are all unique and the reasons a person may not like their own smile is about as personal as it gets. We are very skilled and experienced at determining the key factors to enhancing any smile. The best way to decide what will work for you is to come talk to us.
How do I know when its time to come in for a check-up?
An average, healthy adult typically benefits from a professional cleaning and check-up every six months. However, it’s tough to generalize because every mouth is different. Some people are prone to gum disease, teeth grinding, or other ongoing oral health concerns that require more frequent visits. That’s why we’re so careful to methodically check and determine what kind of ongoing professional treatment will achieve your optimum dental health.
Should I use Fluoride?
Some people have concerns about fluoride – either in their toothpaste or in their drinking water. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring chemical compound that is used in dental care as a way to prevent tooth decay. Most toothpastes contain fluoride, and many visits to the dentist will include a fluoride treatment. In addition to its use in dental products, many communities across the U.S. adjust the fluoride levels of their drinking water supplies as a way to bolster the oral health of the public. The American Dental Association (ADA) stands in favor of using fluoride as an essential component of public health and as a way to reduce the harm caused by tooth decay. Simply put: fluoride results in fewer cavities and lower long-term dental care costs.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, credit card and care credit
Which insurance plans do you take?
We are a Delta Dental Premier Provider.
What if I don't have insurance?
Please don't let that stop you from getting the dental care you need.
Do you have emergency services?
Which information is necessary for an appointment?
Please download and print the Patient Information Form, fill it out and bring it along with your insurance information and anything else you may think is relevant.
Do you have senior discount?
Do you have financing options?
Yes. We work with Care Credit.
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes. For most minor questions. Otherwise we will reimburse you if you decide to go ahead with treatment.
Do you receive infants?
We can see children as young as 3 years old.
How much will a visit cost?
Unfortunately, we can not tell you until a diagnosis is made.
Can I only have work done that is covered by my insurance?
You can but we don't recommend that you only do what your insurance covers. We do not diagnose that way.
Do you offer late hours for those of us that have to come after work?
Our latest appointment is at 5:00pm and we have morning appointments as early as 7:00am.
How soon can I get this taken care of? Do you have a long wait before you are seeing new patients?
Usually we can get you in within 48 hours.
Are you taking new patients?
We are always welcoming new patients.
"A smile is always in style."