OUR LIMITED DENTAL WARRANTY
Our practice is proud of the dentistry that we provide for you and your family. Our goal is to not just correct any dental problems you may have, but to show you how to prevent dental disease in the future, to save you time and unnecessary expense. The long term success of the dental treatments we provide depends upon your continuing quality home care of your teeth and gums, regular professional dental exams, cleanings, x-rays and fluoride treatments. The products recommended by us for you, and the frequency of those professional recare visits depends on your individual condition. The recare visits may be every 3, 4 or 6 months apart, depending on your specific level of oral health. With that in mind, we offer the following limited dental warranties:
Sealants are plastic coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to help prevent decay in the pits and grooves of the teeth. Floss and fluoride use will help prevent decay between the teeth. We will repair or replace sealants for a period of 2 years after initial placement.
Root canal treatment is about 96% successful. They do occasionally fail. If you lose your tooth within 3 years due to failure of the root canal, we will apply the root canal fee as a credit towards a replacement tooth.
SILVER & TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS
If a dental filling is the recommended treatment of choice and it fails or breaks under normal use, we will replace or repair it for a period of 2 years after initial placement. If the tooth breaks in this 2 year period, and now requires a crown or onlay, we will credit the cost of the filling towards the cost of the crown or onlay.
*if the Doctor recommended treatment is a crown and you elect to do the treatment option of a large filling, this warranty is null and void.
CROWNS, BRIDGES, INLAYS, ONLAYS AND PORCELAIN VENEERS
We will warranty these most comprehensive procedures for a full 5 years. We will replace or repair them at no charge during this five year period if they break, are lost, or decay with normal use. This does not include accidents that could break normal, healthy teeth.
DENTURES AND PARTIAL DENTURES
We will warranty dentures and partials for a period of 3 years if a tooth chips or breaks, or a flange breaks, under normal use. This warranty does not cover accidents such as dropping your denture. Full upper and lower denture patients must be seen once every 12 months for a recare exam to evaluate the health of your oral soft tissues and of your dentures.
*patients with some of their own natural teeth must be seen at the recommended recare appointment or this warranty is null and void.
NOTE: As you can see, we are confident in the durability of our treatment as prescribed for you. The primary key to your long term success is spending a few minutes every day on your home care, brushing, flossing, fluoride and prescribed products. The second key to success is maintaining regular professional recare appointments which include an examination, cleaning, necessary x-rays, and any necessary fluoride treatment. The interval between these recare appointments will vary depending on each patient’s individual dental health needs and can be every 3, 4 or 6 months. This warranty does not cover accidents that cause damage to the teeth or dental prosthesis.
FAILURE TO HAVE THESE REGULAR RECARE VISITS WITH OUR OFFICE VOIDS ALL WARRANTIES.
HELP US TO HELP YOU MAINTAIN YOUR TEETH FOR A LIFETIME.