Everyone Can Afford Quality Dental Care At My Office:
- Flexible payment options: We offer no-interest monthly payment plans and third party financing.
- Less expensive treatment alternatives: Here are some examples:
- Composite fillings instead of porcelain crowns.
- Mini-implants instead of standard implants.
- Straightening teeth instead of doing porcelain veneers or crowns.
- Whitening teeth instead of doing porcelain veneers or crowns.
- Composite bonding instead of porcelain veneers or crowns.
- Removable dentures instead of non-removable implants or bridges.
- A night guard instead of more complex occlusal (bite) therapy.
- Laser therapy instead of periodontal (gum) surgery.
- Do treatment over time: Most dental treatment does not have to be completed right away. By
completing a very thorough examination and educating the patients
about their particular problems, patients and I can triage there
treatment in the best way to begin resolving their problems in an
affordable way over time.
- Minimize treatment: Not every tooth in your mouth needs to be treated. Here are some examples:
- If a posterior tooth requires treatment but there is no opposing tooth
that it bites against, the best option may be to remove the tooth.
- If a posterior tooth requires treatment but is malpositioned and making
hygiene (home care) difficult, the best option may be to remove the tooth.
- If a posterior tooth requires treatment but it is interfering with the
proper function of the jaw joint and muscles, it may be best to remove
- If teeth a posterior tooth or teeth have been missing for some time and
the patient has been functioning adequately, it may be best to not worry
about replacing the tooth or teeth.
- If a posterior tooth will have a limited to poor prognosis even after
elaborate treatment to save it, it would be better to remove the tooth.
note: I have a number of patients that are functioning just fine with no molar teeth. They have
"premolar occlusion". They function on the premolar teeth (the back teeth in front of the
molars and before the canine teeth). I am not advocating removing molar teeth but some
patients were not able to afford fixing the back molar teeth over the years. These people
had to have these teeth removed before they were seen by me. Presently they cannot
afford to replace the teeth with dental implants but they are able to chew food adequately
and the space where the molars were is not a concern to them from a cosmetic point of
view. So we are maintaining the premolars and the anterior teeth for them. They may
not have all their teeth but the remaining teeth are strong and healthy. If in the
future they can afford dental implants then they can be done to start replacing