Frequently Asked Questions At Total Dental Care of South Carolina
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.