Frequently Asked Questions
- What kind of payment options do I have?
- We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, & Discover. We also offer a special financing plan
CareCredit which has low or no interest options. Go to carecredit.com for more information
about this plan.
- What kind of whitening products do you offer?
- We have professional strength Crest whitening strips, Nite White custom trays, and Sapphire
in-office whitening. We will help you determine which one will give you optimum results.
- Why do I need to transfer my x-rays from my previous dentist?
- Our dentists like to have as complete a history as possible of your teeth for comparison
with the new x-rays
we will be taking. Also, if your x-rays are current, full mouth less than five years & bite
wings within one
year, we would not have to take new ones. We have an x-ray release form that can be down
loaded from our web
site. Simply complete and send to your previous dentist. Or call our office and we would be
happy to send
you the form. We use the DEXIS digital x-ray system. If your x-rays were digital, they can
be emailed to
us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise they can be mailed to our office address.
- Where is the best place to park downtown?
- Our staff and patients find that the light rail and bus are the most convenient way in and
out of downtown.
If driving, the TCF ramp is the closest to our office. Enter on 9th Street or 2nd Avenue.
customers making a transaction with the teller the day of their dental appointment, receive
validated parking in the TCF ramp. The Target ramp located on LaSalle between 9th and 10th
validates an hour if you spend $25. The best bargains are at the open lots around 9th and
between 5th Avenue and 2nd Avenue. If parking at a meter, be aware of the signs noting
only accept quarters.
- What is the difference between white and silver fillings?
- Amalgam (silver) fillings are the most common and long lasting. New products developed over
the years have
allowed for composite resin (white/tooth colored) fillings. They are more expensive than
fillings and the procedure takes slightly longer to complete. We can advise you on the best
for your particular tooth. Some insurance plans do not cover composite fillings as well as
they would if an
amalgam was done. Check your plan benefits for more information.