Our practice is proud of the dentistry that we provide for you and your family. Our goal is to not just correct any dental problems you may presently have, but to show you how to prevent dental disease in the future, in order to save you time and unnecessary expense. The long-term success of the dental treatment that we provide for you depends greatly upon your daily home care of your teeth and gums. Regular professional cleanings, exams, x-rays and fluoride treatments are also very important. The products recommended by our office for you and the frequency of your professional recare visits (checkups) depend on your individual condition. These recare visits may- be every 2, 3, 4 or even 6 months apart depending on your oral health. With that in mind we offer the following limited dental warranties:
Sealants are plastic coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent decay in the pits and grooves of the teeth. These are the most common areas for children to get cavities. Flossing and the use of fluoride will help prevent decay from developing between the teeth. We will replace sealants for a period of 2 years after placement in the event they are lost. You must keep the prescribed regular recare appointments or this warranty is null and void (minimum ever 6 months).
Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings
If a composite restoration is the recommended treatment of choice, we will replace or repair it in the event of failure for a period of 2 years. If the filling replaces the biting edge of the tooth, the pressure may exceed the strength of the plastic composite. Repeated fracture of this edge may necessitate using a stronger porcelain crown. You must keep the prescribed regular recare appointments or this warranty is null and void (minimum every 6 months).
Root canal treatment is about 96% successful. They do occasionally fail. If you lose your tooth within 3 years due to failure of the root canal (you must also have the tooth properly restored which usually means a crown), we will refund the root canal fee, or apply it as a credit towards a replacement tooth. You must keep the prescribed regular recare appointments or this warranty is null and void (minimum every 6 months).
Crowns, Bridges, Onlays, and Porcelain Veneers
We will warranty these most comprehensive procedures for a full 5 years. We will replace or repair them at no charge during this five year period if they break, are lost or decay with normal use (This does not include accidents that could also break normal healthy teeth). You must keep the prescribed regular recare appointments or this warranty is null and void (minimum every 6 months).
Dentures and Partial Dentures
We will warranty dentures and partials for a period of 3 years if a tooth chips or breaks, or a flange breaks under normal use. This warranty does not cover accidents such as dropping your denture. Full upper and lower denture patients must be seen once every 12 months. Patients with some of their own natural teeth must be seen at the prescribed recare appointment or this warranty is null and void (minimum every 6 months).
As you can see, we are confident of the durability of our treatment as prescribed for you. The primary key to your long-term success is spending a few minutes a day on your home care: brushing, flossing, water irrigation, using fluoride and other prescribed products. The second key to success is regular professional examinations, cleanings, X-ray films and fluoride treatments (2, 3, 4, & 6 month intervals depending on your condition). This warranty does not cover accidents that cause damage to the teeth or dental prosthesis. FAILURE TO HAVE THESE REGULAR VISITS WITH OUR OFFICE VOIDS ALL WARRANTIES. Help us to help you maintain your teeth for a lifetime.