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We accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, and CareCredit … Click to open new window to the page of CareCredit … financing. CareCredit quickly evaluates your application and determines eligibility for a variety of payment plans, including low-interest or interest-free plans. We’re open to other payment plans as well, plus we offer a 5% discount if you pay the same day of your treatment by cash or check.
Above Dental … Click to go to the home page of Above Dental … accepts and bills almost any insurance and will help you file your claims if needed. Some of the insurances we accept include:
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Your most common questions answered by the experts.
- Which type of toothbrush should I use?
The brand of toothbrush is not as important as the type of bristle and size of the head. Toothbrushes are available in soft, medium, and hard bristles.
Our dentists in North Bend … Click to go to the page of our team and doctors … recommend a soft toothbrush with a small head. Medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to gum recession.
The added benefit of a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums. It’s not necessary to “scrub” your teeth, just do a thorough cleaning at least twice a day and visit your dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning. Our hygienists will help you reach any spots you’ve missed.
- What’s the difference between a crown and a cap?
To restore or repair a severely broken tooth, our dentists insert a crown … Click to go to the page of Crowns & Bridges … , aka a cap, which covers all or most of the tooth.
We remove any old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and decay prior to adding the crown. The crown material can include gold, porcelain, composites, or stainless steel.
- What’s the difference between a bridge and a partial denture?
Our restorative dentists use both of these dental devices to replace missing teeth.
A bridge is permanently attached to teeth or, in some cases, implants … Click to go to the page of Dental Implants … . On the other hand, a partial denture … Click to go to the page of dentures … is attached by clasps to the teeth and can be easily removed by the patient.
We’ll recommend the best option for your needs, but patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than partial dentures.
- Do I need a root canal just because I have a crown?
No. While most teeth that have had root canal treatments … Click to go to the page of root canals … need crowns to strengthen the tooth and restore its normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown also needs a root canal.
If you have a severely broken or damaged tooth, please contact … Click to go to the page of Contact … our Coos Bay dentist for an exam. A crown may be the solution by giving your tooth its beauty and function back.
- Is it possible for my teeth to become more sensitive if I brush?
The answer is no, definitely not! That is, of course, assuming you are brushing correctly.
The outer layer of your teeth is made of enamel, which is extremely hard and very wear-resistant. We suggest always using a soft toothbrush to avoid harming the surrounding gums when brushing.
If you brush incorrectly or use bristles that are too hard, you can irritate the gums or even cause your gums to recede. Receding gums can expose more sensitive parts of your tooth, giving the impression that your teeth are becoming more sensitive.
- What if I can’t afford dental treatment right now?
We understand that dental care can be expensive and sometimes unexpected. That’s why we’ve teamed up with CareCredit … Click to open new window to the page of CareCredit … to offer a wide range of affordable payment plans, including 3, 12, 18, & 24 month payment plans.
Payments under these plans can be as low as 3% of the total balance, and interest charges will not incur. Simply make your minimum monthly payment and pay off your entire balance during the agreed-upon time period.
Please contact … Click to go to the page of Contact … our North Bend, OR dental practice to schedule your consultation to learn more about treatment costs.