Is there a Dental Warranty?
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 have, but to show you how to prevent dental disease in the future to save you time and unnecessary expense. The long term success of the dental treatment we provide for you depends upon your continuing home care of your teeth and gums, regular professional exams, cleanings and fluoride treatments.The products recommended by us for you and the frequency of those professional recare visits depends on your individual condition. Those visits may be every 3, 4 or even 6 months apart depending on your oral health. You must keep your prescribed regular recare appointments or the following warranties will be null and void. 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 to get cavities. Floss and the use of fluoride will help prevent decay between the teeth. We will repair or replace sealants for a period of 3 years after placement.
Amalgam (silver) and Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings
If either an amalgam or composite restoration is the recommended treatment of choice, we will replace or repair it in the event of failure for a period of 3 years. If the tooth breaks and requires a crown or onlay, we will credit the cost of the filling towards the crown or onlay.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is about 95% successful. They do occasionally fail. If you lose your tooth within 3 years due to failure of the root canal, we will refund your portion of the root canal free, or apply it as credit towards a replacement tooth.
Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, Onlays, and Porcelain Facings
We will warranty these procedures for a full 5 years. We will replace or repair them at no charge during this period if they break, are lost, or decay with normal use (This does not include accidents that could also break normal healthy teeth)
Dentures and Partial Dentures
We will warranty dentures and partials for a period of 3 years if a tooth chips or breaks under normal use. This warranty does not cover accidents that cause damage to the teeth or dental prosthesis, such as dropping your denture. Full upper and lower denture patients should be seen once every 12 to 24 months.