FAQ

What’s the difference between an ordinary filling and a CEREC restoration?

CEREC restorations make your tooth look totally natural; nobody but you will know your tooth was filled! Another advantage is that unlike silver fillings which contain mercury, CEREC restorations are made from porcelain, which is totally metal-free.

Other advantages include biocompatibility, resistance to plaque-which can lead to gum disease and tooth loss-and increased strength. CEREC restorations are so precise, they actually bond to your tooth and return it to its original strength. Mercury fillings are pliable and have a tendency to leak.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain “shells” that are bonded to teeth to totally rejuvenate a smile. Veneers are a safe, conservative and extremely effective technique to correct gaps, chips, stains and other imperfections. Porcelain, which reflects light just like real teeth, is the ideal material for veneers.

How much will treatment cost?

The total cost will vary by case and complexity, but because our modern techniques often require fewer visits, you might be surprised at how affordable treatment can be.

A beautiful, healthy smile is one of the best investments you can make. And to help you fit this investment into your budget, we offer a variety of payment methods:

For your convenience, we accept cash, checks and major credit and debit cards (American Express, MasterCard, VISA and Discover).

For patients who prefer payment plans, these are available through the Dental Fee Plan.

During your first visit and evaluation, we will be happy to explain all the financial options to you and work with you on a plan that fits your needs.

What about dental insurance?

Our team is trained to support you in every way including making the most of your insurance benefits. We will gladly complete all the paperwork your carrier requires to expedite your treatment coverage. For services not covered by your insurance, we expect payment when these services are delivered.

Do I need to have an X-ray?

It’s very important for us to be able to have a clear and full picture regarding the condition of your teeth and jaws before treatment. For this reason, almost every treatment we perform requires an X-ray. For your safety, we often use a panoramic X-ray that takes one, low-radiation exposure for a single view of the whole mouth.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is where we see you regularly and monitor the state of your oral health on an ongoing basis. This lets us diagnose and deal with dental problems before they become large, painful and expensive.

Regular hygiene appointments, where we examine your teeth and conduct a deep, professional cleaning, are the mainstays of a good preventive program which can include treatments such as sealants, fluoride and other preventive measures.

Preventive dentistry also includes good home care so brush, floss and smile!

Do I need anesthesia?

Because of our investment in dental technology, many of our procedures are so painless that many patients don’t need anesthesia.

When anesthetic is recommended, we use effective local anesthesia. For complex procedures, and for nervous patients, our nitrous oxide anesthesia ensures your maximum comfort. If you have any questions about anesthesia, please be sure and ask. We welcome your questions on any aspect of our services.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Just give us a call at or click here to request an appointment online.

Where can I go for more information about dental treatments?

For two good sources of additional information, click on American Dental Association or the Ohio Dental Association.