1061 ST. ANDREWS ROAD, COLUMBIA, SC 29210
(803) 272-4162

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions At Total Dental Care of South Carolina

Q: Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?
A:

In general, cosmetic dentistry is not covered by dental insurance. We can help you check your individual plan to find out exactly what is and is not covered under your policy. To make your care more accessible, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit. We’ll help you as much as we can to get the care you want and need.

Q: What Can Dental Crowns and Bridges Be Used For?
A:

Dental crowns and bridges can be used in a wide variety of ways to restore damaged and missing teeth. We can use a single crown for repairing a tooth or, with a dental implant, replacing a missing tooth. A bridge is designed to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring to either your other teeth or dental implants.

Q: What Are Gum Disease Symptoms?
A:

You may not see the signs of gum disease on your own until its advanced stages, which is why it is often referred to as a silent killer. It’s also why your routine dental exams are so important. The earlier you spot periodontal infection, the easier it is to manage and, in many cases, reverse. Common symptoms to look for include red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, loose teeth, and persistent bad breath.

Q: What Are Dental Implants?
A:

Dental implants are small titanium posts placed in your jaw to act as artificial teeth roots. They are an ideal way to replace missing teeth because the implant fuses with your jawbone to form a base for new teeth. Implants also help keep your jawbone healthy by stimulating the growth of new bone.

Q: What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?
A:

If you’d like a gorgeous grin, cosmetic dentistry can help you accomplish your goal. It includes several services that repair and conceal stained, discolored, chipped, pitted, cracked, gapped, uneven, worn, and misshapen teeth. There’s virtually no end to the ways we can use cosmetic dentistry to beautify your smile.

If you have any further questions about how we operate at Total Dental Care, call 803-272-4162 or make an appointment with our online form.

GET OUR FREE E-BOOK

Find out how implants can improve your life! Fill out the form below for instant access