We see all patients regardless of insurance coverage. Treatment costs depend on what you need to have done and other factors. We offer an affordable $20 LOVE (Limited Oral Visual Exam) visit, which is a great first introduction to our office and a chance to get some basic questions answered by Dr. Norowski regarding your treatment options and approximate cost. Please call our office for the expected cost for an in-depth comprehensive exam and cleaning.
Do you take my insurance?
We take all insurance. During your first visit, we will bill your insurance company. If additional work is required, our staff will evaluate your benefits plan and find out the best way to utilize your coverage. Our in-network insurances include: Dental Health Alliance, Assurant/Sun Life Financial, Aetna Life Insurance (PPO dental coverage) and United Concordia Alliance Network. We also see many patients who do not have insurance and are able to make various payment options available.
We will file all dental benefit claims for you and we are glad to sit down with you and work out payment arrangements for copays.
I have a cap on my dental insurance benefits each year. How can your office work with me?
We understand that dental work can be expensive for many people. We do our best to provide optimum care at a reasonable cost. We work very hard with our patients on a treatment plan that maximizes their insurance benefits and payment terms to finalize any difference. In our experience, correcting an ongoing dental problem now will usually cost less than waiting due to concerns about your insurance coverage or total costs of various procedures.
What if you recommend a procedure that my insurance company does not cover or cover fully?
We are not the type of dental office that appeals to someone only looking for the lowest cost.
Procedures that most insurance companies approve are most likely the lowest cost options; and sometimes, this is not necessarily the best, long-term option for the patient. Dr. Norowski prefers not to be tied to just offering the lesser option, just because it is the lowest cost. He prefers to give the patient the ability to say ‘yes’ to the best option.
What should I look for in a dentist?
When you’re choosing a dentist or dental office, you should consider the following as these all factor into your final total costs. You should consider the skill of the practitioner, quality of their work, materials used, how long the work will last, cost of follow-up care, maintenance required, your personal comfort level, the dental office environment and the knowledge and experience level of the staff. Our mission statement includes a commitment to excellence, integrity and being very transparent about your treatment options. We’d rather you spend your hard-earned dollars on dental procedures that are going to last for the long term and be an investment in smile ownership. Price should never be your sole deciding factor when choosing a dentist.
What do I do if I have my teeth pulled or have implants and I am missing teeth and have to wait for things to heal?
We make a transitional denture – we call it ‘the little pearl’ – that helps keep your normal appearance while you are waiting for your permanent fixture or while you are healing. These dentures can be made inexpensively depending on how many teeth are involved. It helps restore your smile, supports soft facial structure/tissue, holds your “bite” in position and keeps you from developing TMG jaw joint issues.
I am experiencing jaw and joint pain. Do you treat TMJ?
We provide a wide range of services to assess, evaluate and diagnose TMJ that may cause joint, facial, neck, eye or back pain. These issues are complex and usually multi-faceted. We offer three grades of appliances to overcome these pain issues. We can also talk to you about your bite and any missing teeth that may be impacting the TMJ issues you are experiencing.
I’ve seen ads on TV for products like Invisalign. Do you offer these services?
We can provide a service similar to Invisalign, and often at a competitive or better cost than what you see on TV. In addition, you have a dentist right here in your town should you need. We believe using an out-of-town dentist to make your braces can lead to problems down the road.
Can dentures and implants be done in one day like the ads on TV?
Those ads are misleading. A lot of prep work goes into those procedures, and post-operative complications can occur if procedures are rushed. Many people find it better to use an experienced, local dentist who will be there to provide the follow-up care needed.