October 10th, 2018
The cost of dental treatment can sometimes seem daunting. Depending on the circumstances, the cost of even basic treatment can be a hit to your monthly budget. Dental insurance can certainly help and annual limits typically max out at $1,500 to $2,000.
Large comprehensive treatment such as full mouth reconstruction or a full set of implants can be a very large once in a life time expense. Much like buying a car these life-changing treatments can be financed through various lending agencies that can allow for affordable monthly payments. However, unlike a new car that depreciates rapidly and is only used for a few hours a day at most, a new smile can last a lifetime and is used every waking minute!
Home equity loans are often the best option for large treatment plans and allow for very low interest rates. Other options include phasing treatment in smaller steps over a few years to maximize insurance coverage and spread out the cost. Regardless of the situation, one of our team members would be happy to help you get the smile and health you desire while working with your budget.
May 4th, 2017
The first step to a relaxing dental visit is to admit that you have this
anxiety and discuss it with us. You will find all of our team understands
this and takes your comfort very seriously. You are not alone! 75% of US
adults experience moderate to severe dental phobia. Up to 10% will avoid
the dentist at all costs until their situation is unbearable.
We are specialists in treating any level of fear and anxiety. Any procedure
in our office can be made comfortable and stress-free with a variety of
sedation options. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) will provide a short-lived
and reversible feeling of relaxation. This is best for short procedures.
Oral sedation is used for patients with more anxiety or for longer
procedures. This level of sedation produces a semi-consciousness and
limited or no memory of the visit.
IV sedation and general anesthesia are provided by a registered and hospital
trained anesthetist. This allows you to sleep comfortably and safely and
wake up when your procedure is complete. Dr. Howard is highly trained and
credentialed in dental anesthesia and would be happy to find the best way
for you to complete any dental work in the most comfortable and safe manner.
Learn more about sedation dentistry, Dr. Howard and the center for advanced dentistry here.