How can we help you?
Dr. Saad Bassas and the team at i-Implant Dentistry expect that many of our patients will have a number of questions about the treatment they receive. Patient education is important to us, and we are happy to take the time to share our knowledge with patients. Making the right decisions about treatment options is important, and when our patients have the right information, they can make the best choices. We want you to know that you’ll never feel rushed when you are in our office, and we are always happy to take the time to answer questions and address concerns.
There are a lot of questions we hear often from our patients, and we’ve listed some of these below for you to take a look at. But if you don’t see your question answered here, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We don’t want you to feel uncertainty about your treatment options. Dr. Bassas is happy to take all the time needed to make sure his patients are making the most informed decisions possible. We are here for you!
Cosmetic and Complex Dentistry
Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Options at i-implant Dentistry
Most dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic dental procedures. However, at i-Implant Dentistry, we are happy to work with our patients so they can comfortably fit this smile-improving treatment into their budget.
Depending on your treatment needs, especially if you're looking at full mouth reconstruction, we can divide many plans into phases. This allows you to complete your treatment over time so you can budget for each stage. Phasing treatment can also be ideal for helping patients fit their treatment into a hectic schedule.
Your Sartell, MN dentist works with third-party financing companies like CareCredit and Lending Club to help you break the cost of a more extensive treatment plan into affordable monthly payments so you can pay for your treatment over time. There are even interest-free plans with CareCredit for patients who qualify.
Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Sartell, MN.
We are also happy to contact your dental insurance plan to see if a portion of treatment procedures like dental crowns, partials, or dentures are covered for you to help defray your out-of-pocket cost for your treatment. Please contact your dental team at i-Implant Dentistry at (320) 331-3000 to schedule a treatment evaluation or to learn more about your payment options for cosmetic dentistry in Sartell, MN.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Dental crowns allow your i-Implant Dentistry dentist to protect your teeth that have suffered extensive damage. Our goal is to protect and preserve the structure of your natural existing teeth as much as possible. Dental crowns allow us to do this by strengthening a weakened or broken tooth while also restoring your smile and ability to eat and chew.
What Is the Dental Crown Process?
At i-Implant Dentistry in Roseville, we begin the process by making impressions of your smile and choosing the perfect tooth shade that matches your existing teeth. The goal is to create a prosthetic tooth that retains function and blends in with your smile. No one will be able to tell that you have a dental crown because it looks so natural.
Your dentist will collaborate with you to design a beautiful and realistic dental crown that exceeds your expectations.
The Dental Crown Life Span
With proper care and maintenance, your porcelain crown can last for many years. Depending on the wear and tear the dental crown absorbs, your crown can last between five and 15 years—making them a long-term dental investment that restores beauty and function to your smile.
Sartell patients can prolong their investment by practicing good oral hygiene like daily brushing and flossing, maintaining regular dental cleanings, avoiding grinding or clench teeth, chewing ice, chewing fingernails, and using teeth as a tool to open packages.
Arrange Your Dental Crown Appointment Today
If you have weakened, broken, or cracked teeth, we may recommend a dental crown at i-Implant Dentistry to prevent your tooth from becoming infected or further damaged. Please call us to arrange a dental crown appointment to learn more about your options.
When Do You Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth cap that protects your tooth from further damage and infection. We recommend a root canal when severe decay or infection has penetrated your tooth to the inner portion. When the dental pulp and root become inflamed, it is necessary to remove the infected portion to eliminate pain and reduce the risk of tooth loss. Because root canals require removing some of your tooth, they become weakened and susceptible to repeat infection.
If the tooth has sustained a lot of damage, then a dental crown is perfect for preserving the remaining portion of your tooth.
Killing Tooth Infections
At i-Implant Dentistry in Sartell, we work hard to retain your natural tooth as much as we can. Root canals preserve your tooth and kill any decay or infection. By capping your tooth with a dental crown, we seal the tooth from outside bacteria, and even the pressure of chewing and grinding that can crack a weak tooth. Our goal is to preserve your teeth as much as possible before tooth extractions are necessary.
Please contact our Roseville dental office if you have any questions or would like more information about root canals and dental crowns.