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FAQ

Insurance

Are dentures covered by insurance?

In most cases, yes. Dental insurance will usually cover the cost of your dentures in part or full, depending on your plan. Our friendly team is here to help you and will answer any questions you may have about your insurance, deductible, and all treatment costs.


Is Six Month Smiles covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover a portion of Six Month Smiles treatment. We will verify benefits for you during your visit. Uninsured? We also offer affordable financing through Sunbit and CareCredit.

Dental Implants and Dentures

Do dentures hurt?

It’s normal for denture wearers to experience some discomfort when they first receive their new dentures. This should go away within a week or so as your mouth adjusts. If you continue to feel discomfort, consult with your dentist as you may need some adjustments to achieve the perfect fit.

What should I do if my dentures are loose?

Loose dentures are a common problem for many patients. It’s not uncommon that first-time denture wearers will find their dentures are not an exact fit. If this is the case, it may take 2-3 visits to your dentist in order for them to make the adjustments needed. Be sure to call us so we can get you in and take a look at your dentures.

How much do dentures cost?

While a considerable investment in your oral health, dentures are typically more affordable than dental implants. The total cost of your dentures will depend on your case and the type of dentures you choose, such as full or partial. Our team will discuss all treatment costs and payment options during your denture consultation.

Are dentures covered by insurance?

In most cases, yes. Dental insurance will usually cover the cost of your dentures in part or full, depending on your plan. Our friendly team is here to help you and will answer any questions you may have about your insurance, deductible, and all treatment costs.


How much do dental implants cost?

The full cost of your dental implant procedure will depend on your overall treatment needs, such as the extent of restoration required to complete your smile. Our team strives to provide our implant dentistry services at fair and affordable prices.

Six Month Smiles

How much does Six Month Smiles cost?

The exact cost of your treatment will depend on your unique case. However, for most patients, Six Month Smiles is comparable to braces but takes less time than other treatment options.

Is Six Month Smiles covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover a portion of Six Month Smiles treatment. We will verify benefits for you during your visit. Uninsured? We also offer affordable financing through Sunbit and CareCredit.

Can teens get Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is designed for patients 16 and up with mild orthodontic cases. Teens and adults with all their permanent teeth may be a candidate for treatment.

Veneers

How long does it take to get veneers?

You can expect to make 2-3 visits over the course of your treatment, from the initial consultation to receiving your final veneers.

Do veneers hurt?

Veneers are generally an easy, painless procedure. Your dentist will remove an ultra-thin layer of enamel from your teeth to prepare them to receive the veneers, but this shouldn’t cause you any discomfort. Our team will administer local anesthesia as needed to numb the area so you won’t feel anything.

How long do veneers last?

We use porcelain for its strength, durability, and natural appearance. You can expect your veneers to keep you smiling for 10-15 years, but you can extend the lifespan of your veneers by practicing good dental hygiene at home.

Do you offer prepless veneers?

Yes, we also provide prepless veneers in certain cases. No shots are involved and they require no tooth preparation prior to being placed. Ask your dentist if you are a candidate for the prepless veneer.

Sedation Dentistry

How many visits will I need to complete my work?

With sedation dentistry, you will be so relaxed and sedated that we can often make up for many years of missed treatment in one visit! This is something we can discuss at your initial appointment. If you need an additional visit to seat a crown, for example, you could be sedated for that visit also.

Will I really be totally relaxed with sedation dentistry?

This office has provided patients with over 5,000 sedation experiences. We are very confident that you’ll be completely unaware of the dental treatment and have no memory of your visit. You will not be asleep or unconscious, as this is considered general anesthesia, but will be very, very relaxed, and largely unaware of what is happening with your dental procedures.

Will I have any memory of my sedation dentistry visit?

Our experience is that you will have little or no memory of the procedure. If you do not want to remember anything about your dental visit, choose the sedation dentistry option. Please read our patient testimonials on this question.

Should I be concerned about pain during the dental procedure?

Patients typically experience no discomfort or pain during treatment and experience less post-appointment pain when compared to patients who do not choose the sedation dentistry option.

With sedation, what dental procedures can I have performed?

All procedures offered by our office can be performed with sedation dentistry, including cleaning, extractions, dental implants, dentures, lumineers, cosmetic crowns, impressions and periodontal gum disease surgery. The only limitations with sedation dentistry will center on your individual health status.

How safe is sedation dentistry?

We operate under sedation dentistry protocols. We review your medical history prior to scheduling your sedation appointment and consult with your physician if necessary. We also monitor you closely while under sedation to avoid any unexpected complications. Your safety is our greatest concern!

How long will I be sedated?

Many of our sedation dentistry Hendersonville visits last from two to six hours. The variation in time will vary depending on the specific procedures you need. We can talk about your specific time needs at your initial consultation.


Do I need someone to accompany me to my appointment?

Yes, you will need someone to drive you to and from your visit. The effects of the sedation medication will stay with you even after you leave the office. Because of this, we recommend that someone be with you at your home after your visit to ensure your safety.

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