Dentist Brookhaven: How Much Does an Occlusal Guard Cost?

Brookhaven Dentist near meTeeth grinding (bruxism) causes serious damage to your teeth.  With so much at stake, it’s no wonder that grinders are willing to spend a lot of money on custom occlusal guards (or splints) to protect their valuable smile.  But how much is too much?   And exactly how much should an occlusal guard cost?

The reason this question is so important is because a) not everyone who grinds their teeth has dental insurance, and b) dental insurance doesn’t always cover a night guard for teeth grinding. In fact, in many cases, insurance pays less than half the time – and not always for the full cost.  Sorry to say it, but most of the time, dental night guard cost is your cost.[1]

The guard price varies by dentist, depending on the expertise of the dentist and their location.   In most cases, your dentist will take bite impressions.  The bite impression is a routine procedure that any competent dentist or dental hygienist should be able to perform.   A typical price for an acrylic occlusal night guard is about $300-400, but $500 or more is not uncommon.

Having the feeling of trust in your oral healthcare provider may also play a role in the decision process.  We generally don’t sell product as a goal.  Ethically, the more important factor in assessing your needs is what drives us to the decision of whether or not we recommend an occlusal guard for your care.  If we can be of assistance please do not hesitate to call or email us.

 

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

and

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

 


[1] An ounce of prevention goes a long way towards avoiding a pound of cure with bruxism.

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Dentist Sandy Springs and Chamblee: How much does tooth bonding cost?

Chamblee, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven dentist - bondingIt depends.  Sounds like a lawyer answer to the question.  But it does depend on the type of bonding procedure being performed.  Is it to improve the contour of a front tooth, to replace an old filling with a more esthetic restoration or to fill a small cavity? Each procedure involves different resources, therefore different fees.

As with all dental fees the service may vary depending on where you live or where your dentist is located or his or her level of training.  There is always going to be a range of fees for the same service, depending on the experience of the dentist, materials used, esthetic demands of the procedure and complexity of the treatment.

The average cost of cosmetic dental bonding ranges from $250 to $600 per tooth.   Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of the bonding, particularly when it is done for functional reasons.  The cheapest, does not necessarily mean it is the best.

The bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your smile.  Basically, bonding will cover any natural flaws applying a thin coating of a plastic material on the front surface of your teeth.  Depending on where the resin is placed, the restoration could last up to 10 years, but I usually tell people 5 years.

While they may not last as long as desired, the main advantage over silver fillings is the esthetics. Because silver does not stick to teeth, a large portion of  healthy tooth structure is usually removed to keep an amalgam  filling in place.  Whereas composites permit your dentist to remove only the decayed area of the tooth.  Also, composite bonding expands just like your teeth and are much less likely to cause cracks in your tooth.  The disadvantage is bonding with composites simply costs more in time and material.

If you would like to know more about composite bonding or whether this is the right solution to enhance your smile, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist Brookhaven: Dental Emergency? Physician or Dentist?

Brookhaven, Chamblee, Sandy Springs Emergency DentistsIf you have ever had one, you know a toothache can be very painful.  And in some instances a toothache can be considered a dental emergency.  But there may be some symptoms of a toothache that cause you to wonder whether or you should see a physician or a dentist. Events like a knocked out tooth or other injury of the mouth can often be resolved quickly if you see an emergency dentist.

What exactly is an emergency dentist? Whether you know it or not, it most likely is your very own family dentist.  Many dentists offer emergency hours and on call services for dental emergencies.  If not, you may be able to find a clinic that specializes in emergency dentistry.  These facilities are open 24 hours a day just for emergencies. Either way, you can be assured that you can find help when you need it.

Most likely, if you visit a physician for your dental emergency, he will give you medication to help you over until you can see a dentist.  Obviously, a dentist can prescribe pain medication just like a physician.  So it may be faster and timelier as it relates to your issues if you see a dentist in the first place.  If you are in pain, you probably don’t want to waste the extra time it would take to see a physician first.  Obviously, if you have an injury that is causing your dental emergency, make sure it is not life threatening before you choose between a physician and a dentist.

If you have a toothache, abscess, root canal problems, broken or chipped tooth, knocked out tooth, swollen gums, broken dentures, decayed tooth roots, loose crowns, lost fillings, wisdom teeth problems or pain in the mouth or gums, feel free to contact an emergency dentist.  We are more than happy to assist you in evaluating and treating these types of situations. 

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

and 

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

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You should see your dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups at least every six months. There are those who are at greater risk for oral diseases and other related health issues that should have dental cleanings and check-ups more than twice a year, such as, diabetes, periodontal (gum) disease, possible heart disease, pregnancies and in rare instances alcohol and tobacco users.  Poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions are some of the many factors that your dentist takes into consideration when deciding how often you need your dental cleaning and check-ups.  One of the real problems that has invaded oral healthcare are the restrictions placed on insurance coverage by insurers.  You need to understand that insurance companies serve a self-interest in reducing the number to times you visit your dentist.  Try not to let your insurance coverage be your benchmark for your healthcare.

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770-455-6076

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www.rightsmilecenter.com

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Brookhaven Dentist near me -flourideWe all drink bottled water.  But, according to the ADA the majority of bottled water does not contain optimal levels of fluoride to protect your teeth against harmful bacteria. And if left unchecked, the resulting bacteria can penetrate dissolved surfaces, attack the underlying dentin, and reach the soft pulp tissue, causing of course tooth decay. Drinking fluoridated water, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, or using other fluoride dental products can effectively and inexpensively raise the concentration of fluoride in the saliva present in your mouth 100- to 1,000-fold. Regular checkups are critical to your oral health.

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Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

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Sandy Springs, GA 30341

info@rightsmilecenter.com
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