At Deluxe Dental™, we strive to provide accurate out-of-pocket costs to our patients. First, we must know what treatment is necessary. We cannot provide estimates without performing an exam.
If you have dental insurance benefits, we will check with your insurance provider to see what coverage is expected and remaining benefits you have left. From there, we will estimate what your out-of-pocket expense would be, but until the insurance claim has been paid, the out-of-pocket cost is only an estimate.
If you do not have dental insurance, you can utilize our Loyalty Program, and we will be able to tell your out-of-pocket cost based on treatment needs.
A restorative appointment is an appointment in which treatment, besides a dental cleaning, is scheduled to occur. For example, fillings, crowns, root canals and extractions are scheduled as restorative appointments. You will see the dentist and the dental assistant at this visit. Restorative appointments are scheduled as needed, not regularly.
A hygiene appointment is an appointment in which a dental cleaning and check-up are scheduled to occur. You will see your dental hygienist and the dentist. Hygiene appointments should be scheduled regularly based on what your dental hygienist and dentist recommend. At your hygiene appointment, your dentist will check to see if there is a need for a restorative appointment.
A regular dental cleaning is a cleaning of your teeth only.
Periodontal treatment and maintenance include cleaning under the gums as well. There are many factors that can lead to gum disease which causes your gums to recede or separate from your tooth. If there is a gap between the gum and the tooth that is larger than what can be cleaned by the patient, bacteria can get caught and cause damage to the tooth, gums, and surrounding bone. Periodontal treatment and maintenance are performed to remove bacteria from the area between the tooth and the gums.