There are some dental offices that just do simple procedures such as cleaning, fillings, or pulling teeth, while others offer dentures, partials, and implants. It’s great to be able to see a dentist that offers all of these services because you will already have a relationship with the dentist and they will already know your dental history. It’s also great to be able to get your teeth pulled, get an impression of your mouth, and getting any adjustments you need. If you need these services, make sure you ask if it’s something they offer.
If you need your implant, partials, or dentures restored then that’s something you want to make sure the dentist offers because not all of them do. You also want to see if they fix it right there in the office or if they send it off to be fixed. Keep in mind, you’ll get it back much quicker if it’s fixed in the office than you will if they have to send it off. Some examples of implant restorations are: crowns, fixing the bridge, and fixing a set of dentures that slide around or make a clicking noise.
These types of procedures aren’t offered at every dental office. Often times you’ll have to go to a dental office that specializes in cosmetic dentistry. If that’s not something you really want to do then you’ll have to make sure they do these types of things at the same dental office where they do common procedures. Some of these procedures are: teeth whitening, cold sore laser removal, tooth reshaping, veneers, and bonding. Another thing to keep in mind is that most insurances don’t cover many of these procedures.
Preventive Dental Services
Most dentists offer preventive dental services. These are pretty much just the procedures that are done to keep your teeth healthy and looking the best. Most insurances cover these procedures and if you have to pay anything at all it’s usually just a copay. Examples of these types of services are: cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and sealants. These procedures will help your teeth stay the healthiest they can!
Some dental offices only do simple things such as cleanings and fillings. Sometimes you’ll have to go to specialists in order to get any kind of oral surgery done. In addition, some dentists won’t do these procedures unless you do an outpatient procedure in the actual hospital. Make sure you ask if they do them and if they do it in the office or as an outpatient procedure in the hospital. Examples of oral surgery are: root canal, prosthetics, and apicoectomy (a treatment where some bone is removed).