Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Sun City West, AZ
Ask Your Sun City West Dentist
With nearly 40 years of experience practicing dentistry, Dr. Mueller definitely knows a thing or two about teeth! If you have any questions about you or your family’s dental care, you’re more than welcome to give us a call and ask. We’re always available to share the information you need, but first, be sure to read over our responses to some of the most popular questions we receive below.
How often should I get a checkup and cleaning?
Why do I need professional cleanings if I brush and floss?
Can I bring my child to Arizona Smile Design?
How long will it take to fix my tooth?
How much will my appointment cost?
Will you accept my dental insurance?
I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I save on my dental care?
On average, a person should receive a professional dental checkup and cleaning about twice a year, or once every six months. This is frequent enough that our team is able to catch most common dental issues early so we can treat them before they cause any lasting pain or damage.
Your tools at home are great, and you should practice oral hygiene every day, but the truth is that everyone has trouble spots in their mouths where plaque and tartar accumulate despite someone brushing and flossing consistently. Professional cleanings enable our team to take care of these hard to reach areas to prevent cavities, plus we can polish your teeth to remove any minor surface stains.
Yes, we’re happy to take care of patients at any age, whether they are young or just young at heart!
This answer will vary based on the extent and type of damage. For minor cavities, we can usually fix them in one appointment with a tooth-colored filling. Or, if the decay or trauma is more extensive, we may choose to place a crown, which takes about two appointments to design, fabricate, and apply.
The cost of your dental appointment will vary based on the services you receive as well as your dental insurance coverage. To get a better idea of what you’ll be expected to pay out of pocket, we recommend giving our team a call. We’ll make sure there are no unpleasant surprises at checkout!
Yes, Arizona Smile Design is happy to accept dental insurance plans from many popular providers. Give us a call so we can discuss your coverage and give you a rough estimate of how much you’ll be expected to pay at your next visit.
You can take advantage of one of our specials, or you can sign up for our Arizona Smile Design Dental Plan. It offers many of the same benefits as insurance, but for a lower price, and you won’t have to deal with annoyances like deductibles, yearly maximums, or claim forms. To learn more and sign up, give us a call today.