FAQS

Q) Do you take insurance?

West Dentistry accepts all forms of PPO dental insurance. There is no need to worry about filing your claim with your insurance company, we’ll file the claims for you. We are not currently participating in any HMO dental plans. To make things easier for our patients, we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, personal checks and cash.

Q) Do you offer payment plans?

We work with CareCredit to provide financing for our patients. CareCredit is a third-party organization that offers no-interest and long-term payment plans to those who qualify. Visit www.carecredit.com for more information and to apply.

Q) I’m nervous about going to the dentist. Can you help?

We understand that some people are a little fearful about a trip to the dentist, so we work hard to create a relaxing atmosphere. Most of the time, nervousness comes from fear of pain, and this anxiety is heightened by the sounds of dental hand pieces and other instruments. People also don’t like the feeling of vulnerability that occurs while sitting in the dentist’s chair. If that’s you, don’t worry. Sedation dentistry is available upon request or during long procedures. We also have state-of-the-art noise-canceling Bose headphones and a broad selection of music that will help you relax and block out any unnerving noise. Our focus is making you comfortable, so don’t hesitate to discuss your fears with our staff.

Q) What’s the first visit like?

At West Dentistry, we strive to build long-lasting relationships with each one of our patients. We consider it our responsibility to provide state-of-the-art dental services in an exceptional environment. Treatment recommendations are based on a common goal of achieving maximum comfort, function, health and aesthetics. During your first visit, you'll have the opportunity to meet all of our staff. We recommend that your treatment begins with a comprehensive oral examination in order to assess your current oral health. We will perform a TMJ and bite analysis, a tooth-by-tooth examination, and a cancer screening. X-rays will only be taken as necessary to complete the exam. Additionally, we will review your medical records and discuss any concerns or problems you may be having. Based on our findings, we will develop an appropriate treatment plan just for you.

Q) How can I safely whiten my teeth?

Tooth whitening is one of the simplest, safest, and most noticeable kinds of cosmetic dentistry available today. Certain techniques give you the ability to do it yourself at your convenience in daily sessions at home or during your commute. Depending upon your own particular dental health, the causes of discoloration, and personal schedule, we'll help you determine which system would benefit you most.

Remember, it's important that we have a brief consultation prior to your choosing a whitening system, since whitening is not appropriate for everyone. For example, if your teeth are darkened to a yellow, brown or orange tinge due to age, coffee, tea, or smoking, chances are very good that teeth whitening will bring lasting, satisfactory results; however, if your teeth are a dark gray tone from fluorosis, smoking or tetracycline use, whitening results may be a bit less dramatic. Furthermore, whitening does not lighten resins, silicants, porcelains or other synthetic materials.