F.A.Q.

Can I be sedated for my dental work?

Dr. Seebach offers both oral sedation and nitrous oxide for your dental visits.

Dr. Seebach will carefully review your medical and dental histories with you in order to determine which type of sedation is right for you.  

Is there a "warranty" for my dental work? 

While we obviously cannot warranty your body parts, Beyond Beautiful Smiles promises to look after all "major" restorations such as crowns, bridges, veneers and implants against breakage due to defect. In some cases fees will be credited toward replacement or alternate treatment to remedy the situation provided that you see us for your recommended cleanings and checkups for the duration of the 5 years. This allows us to monitor for minor damage and ensure that the restorations are functioning within your bite.  Our dental labs provide 2 year warranty for their restorations so some lab fees may apply after 2 years.

**This is void if regular prevention appointments are not maintained

Why do I need my teeth cleaned? 

Often hygiene visits are put aside as "just a cleaning" when in truth, they are the most important and cost effective way to save your teeth and keep your mouth healthy. Most adults have some degree of periodontal (gum) disease - a condition that is preventable by home care and regular hygiene visits but currently incurable. Gum disease is painless and therefore goes undetected until your teeth become loose or start to fall out. Ongoing research suggests that periodontal disease may be linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, osteopenia, high stress, or diabetes.  The bacteria associated with periodontal disease can travel into the blood stream and pose a threat to other parts of the body. Healthy gums lead to a healthier body.  

What's the difference between onlays and fillings?

Fillings are direct restorations that are placed right into the the tooth where the dentist has made preparations (removed old filling, decay, cracks). We use plastic composites for our direct fillings and they are sufficient for smaller cavities where more than 50% of the natural tooth is still in tact. 

Onlays are indirect restorations are designed to fit into the preparation that the dentist has made in the tooth either by a dental lab or with our E4D scanner. An impression or scans of the tooth are taken so that an restoration can be made - these are made of a much stronger material and therefore are a lot more resilient than direct restorations when more than 50% of the natural tooth is lost. 

What will my insurance cover?

Every insurance policy has its own set of rules which are usually outlined for you in a booklet that your employer supplies when you become eligible benefits. The treatment coordinators at Beyond Beautiful Smiles will gladly help you decipher your insurance benefits, all you need to do is bring your booklet and dental plan card along. Estimates are given for all treatment and pre-authorizations (or estimates to your dental plan to get confirmation of what will be covered) are sent. Dental plans that do not send the response to the dental office are: Sunlife, Manulife, Greenshield, RWAM, and others. If you have insurance with any of those providers then you will need to forward the pre-authorizations to your dental office in order to get an accurate estimate. 

Assignment of benefits (accepting the payment for your treatment from your dental plan) is a service that dental offices offer as a favour to patients.

You are ultimately responsible for payment of all dental treatment that you have so the more information you provide to us, the less chance there will be of any surprises.

 

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