Frequently Asked Questions
My smile is missing teeth. What do you suggest I do?
You’ll need to first schedule a consultation with the Marietta dentist. We can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from crown and bridge work, partial or full dentures, or dental implants. As the most natural prosthetic to natural tooth structure, a dental implant offers a comfortable, natural-looking, easy-to-care-for choice.
What is a digital X-ray, and how is it different from traditional X-rays?
When compared to traditional radiography, digital X-rays emit 80-percent less radiation. Detailed images are immediately projected on a chairside monitor, providing visual aids for the dentist to explain your condition and treatment options. We can transfer digital X-rays and photographs quickly, via the Internet, to insurance companies and specialists, as well. Digital X-rays require no hazardous developing chemicals, so they’re earth friendly!
What is a cosmetic dentist?
Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association, so any general Marietta dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. To choose a good cosmetic dentist, review the doctor’s before-and-after photos of actual cases, ask about his or her postgraduate education in cosmetic dentistry, and make sure that you feel confident and comfortable in the office. Review Dr. Susan and Dr. Thomas’ biographies here.
I avoid dental visits because of anxiety…is this normal? Can you help?
Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Thomas Reilly can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need – and deserve.
How can you straighten my smile without using metal braces?
Do you accept referrals?
Yes, and thank you for your confidence. We appreciate your referrals and promise to extend the same comprehensive, caring service to your friends and coworkers that we give you every time you visit.
Does my insurance cover that?
Dental insurance is diverse. Some policies cover only a small percentage of fees, while others cover 50 percent or greater. The more you or your employer pays for premiums, the better the coverage, in most cases. For the most part, dental insurance covers some restorative and preventive procedures. Cosmetic treatment is not usually covered. We accept CareCredit to make cosmetic dentistry affordable for all of his patients. If you have questions, give us a call. We’ll be happy to tell you what your insurance will cover.
What networks do you belong to, and how do you handle other claims?
We accept and are in network with Delta Dental. We also file out-of-network insurance claims electronically, and we’ll accept assignment of benefits. This means that if your insurance company allows, we will accept your copay or deductible at your visit. The insurance company will pay us the balance. If the estimated coverage is not exactly what the insurance company pays, your account will be adjusted accordingly.
What payment methods do you accept, and what are your financing options?
We accept cash, check, credit cards, and financing through CareCredit. If you’d like to apply for CareCredit’s no- or low-interest loans, visit www.CareCredit.com.