We have found that patients tend to be more comfortable and less anxious when they can get answers to their questions. To help facilitate a better dental experience, we put together a list of commonly asked questions and their answers. Take a look and if you have a question and can’t find the answer, please contact our office.
A prosthodontist is a specialized dentist with advanced training in the repair of broken or failing teeth. This additional training is a minimum of 3 years beyond dental school and must be completed in an accredited program. Training focuses on the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of highly nuanced limited care (just one or a few teeth) or comprehensive dental rehabilitation (full mouth). Prosthodontists are the experts when it comes to repairing and replacing broken or missing teeth.
Many prosthodontists are also required to earn a Masters degree as a part of their prosthodontic training. Although not required, some prosthodontists chose to take an additional rigorous examination to become board certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, a prestigious and challenging accomplishment. (Dr. Charette has successfully earned both a Master’s degree and Board Certification.)
Prosthodontists are the recognized experts when it comes to implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and the replacement of missing or broken down teeth. In addition to tooth loss, other oral structures, such as bone and soft tissue, may be lost as well. Prosthodontists are highly trained in managing bone and soft tissues to repair facial esthetics and natural facial form.
Bottom line, prosthodontists are the experts when it comes to the functional and esthetic replacement of teeth and supporting structures.
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- Single Implants and Implant Crowns
- Implant Bridges and Crowns
- Natural Tooth Crowns/Bridges
- Hybrids (all on 4’s, fixed dentures, implant dentures)
- Over-Dentures/Implant Assisted Dentures
- Over-Partials/Implant Assisted Partials
- Conventional Dentures
- Conventional Partials
As Dr. Charette likes to say, “the consultation is for you.” This 45 minute to 1 hour appointment is an opportunity for you to meet Dr. Charette and our team to decide if our practice is right for you.
The fee for this consult is $68 dollars in order for us to make it accessible to anyone who might need our services. This appointment allows Dr. Charette to learn about your story, understand where you are, and where you would like to go. This will help him to create a treatment plan and find solutions with your goals in mind.
A detailed and comprehensive evaluation is a critical and required part of prosthodontic therapy. This examination includes photographs, 2-dimensional radiographs, a detailed oral evaluation, and diagnostic impressions for Dr. Charette to study and use once therapy begins.
This exam lasts anywhere from 1.5-2 hours and the fee is $175. In order to explore implant therapy options, Dr. Charette may also need to obtain 3-dimensional radiographs. The fee for this type of imaging is between $125 and $200 for a total cost of $175-$375. As a courtesy, the exam fee itself ($175) will be applied to your treatment should you decide to move forward with us.
Prosthodontists are dental specialists and thus our practice is fee for service. That said, some dental insurance companies will provide benefits to you on an out-of-network basis. We are happy to assist you by providing the paperwork necessary to file a claim with your dental insurance provider. The forms can and will be printed by our team for you to mail directly to your carrier. In the event that services are covered, the insurance company will reimburse the cost of services directly to you.
The cost of prosthodontic services can vary greatly depending on a patients needs and goals. It is true that investing in Prosthodontic treatment can be expensive. It is also true that not investing in the treatment you require can have more expensive and less favorable out comes. For this reason we have partnered with Proceed Finance in order to help our patients invest in themselves and get the care they need in the most affordable way possible.