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CATONSVILLE DENTISTRY FAQs

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How does the doctor keep up to date on current techniques, technology, and materials in dentistry?
Our dentist and team take more than the state's requirement for continuing education each year. We also read trade journals, attend professional association meetings, and do everything we can to keep in tune with the latest developments in general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental technology. We are passionate about our careers, so we enjoy soaking up new information on our profession, then sharing it with you!

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My smile is missing teeth. What do you suggest I do?
You'll need to first schedule a consultation with the dentist. He can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from crown and bridgework, partial or full dentures, or dental implants. As the most natural prosthetic to natural tooth structure, a dental implant offers the most long-lasting, comfortable, natural-looking choice.

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My teeth are stained. Can you help?
Yes. We offer teeth whitening solutions to brighten teeth dramatically at home. Call for an appointment today!

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Is teeth whitening safe?
Absolutely. We bet you didn't know that teeth whitening, in some form, has been around since the 1700s. Modern whitening uses safe and effective bleaching gel to melt away stains and discoloration. Call to learn more about our take-home teeth-whitening kits.

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What can you do to straighten my smile?
Porcelain veneers can correct slight misalignments and gaps, as well as discolorations, chips, and other imperfections. From Hollywood to Beverly Hills, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today.

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I have old, dark fillings. Is there any hope for my smile?

Dark fillings and metal crowns can be replaced with strong, aesthetic solutions. Our dentist has placed composite resin fillings for years, and we also offer porcelain crowns.

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I have not been to the dentist in years, and I'm ashamed to let a professional see the condition of my mouth. Is your staff judgmental?
First of all, congratulations on your wise decision to prioritize dental healthcare. Your mouth is a big part of your overall health, quality of life, and self-esteem. At your first exam, we will not judge you, but help you by addressing your oral problems, explaining treatment options, then scheduling a plan of action that suits your schedule and your budget.

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Does the dentist see emergency cases?
Yes. We will see emergency cases during regular business hours. After hours, we offer a phone number on the answering machine, so patients of record can contact our dentist on call.

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Do you accept dental insurance?
Yes. We participate with BlueCross/BlueShield, Delta Dental, MetLife. We also accept some United Concordia, Aetna and Cigna PPO plans, please call our office to determine if your plan is eligible. We will work with most other insurances and will file your out-of-network insurance claims electronically. Please expect to pay your co-pay or deductible at your visit. If your insurance provider does not pay their estimated portion, we will adjust your account to reflect the balance due or credit amount. If you have questions, just give us a call!

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What payment methods do you accept, and what are your financing options?
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. If you would like to finance your dental work, we can help you apply for CareCredit. With low and no-interest loans, CareCredit has helped many people across the globe afford the dental work they need and the smile makeovers they want. We also apply a 5% discount for services that are paid in full with cash or check the day of service.

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