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Satisfy your curiosity:
- Does my insurance cover that?
- Can I make payments on my dental treatment?
- Is teeth whitening safe?
- What are the advantages of implants over dentures and bridges?
- At what age should my child first see a dentist?
- How can I make my teeth straighter without braces?
- Should I be concerned about gum disease?
Does my insurance cover that?
As a courtesy to our patients, we file insurance claims and estimate coverage. We will work to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. This means that although you're ultimately responsible for your bill, we'll file your insurance and accept payment from your insurance company. We will gladly bill your insurance provider, and you may be entitled to a partial or full reimbursement depending on your insurance carrier. The fastest way to find out is to call your insurance company directly. You can also call or email our Brookfield office with questions.
Can I make payments on my dental treatment?
We’ve created a diverse menu of financial options, including discount plans and deferred financing plans with no interest. Please see our New Patients page for details.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Teeth whitening has been around for centuries. In fact, barbers doubled as the first teeth whiteners, filing down a patient’s teeth and then dabbing them with nitric acid. Yikes! Whiteners have come a long way since then, and now we have safe and effective solutions. Professional teeth-whiteners are tested by the FDA for safety, and they’re gentle, so they won’t damage the tooth enamel. In our office, you can choose from Zoom!, KöR Deep Bleaching, or take-home trays. These whiteners contain fluoride, so they can actually strengthen your tooth enamel. Dentist-supervised whitening is always recommended for your safety, because whitening while you have cavities or other issues can create more problems. We will examine your teeth to ensure whitening is safe for you.
What are the advantages of implants over dentures and bridges?
As the most modern solution to missing teeth, dental implants have many advantages over traditional bridges and dentures, including:
- Bone preservation – implants stimulate the jaw bone, helping deter the bone loss that accompanies missing teeth.
- Maintained natural teeth – independently anchored, implants do not rely on surrounding teeth for support as bridges and partials do, which can cause additional problems down the line.
- Permanent – with proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
At what age should my child first see a dentist?
Generally, we recommend that children have their first dental check up at three years old. We call the first appointment a Happy Visit, and during this appointment, we show and tell your child what a cleaning entails. In addition, first visits allow us check for any potential oral health/dental problems and provide your child with a positive introduction to our dental office.
How can I make my teeth straighter without braces?
Several procedures besides traditional metal braces can improve the appearance of your front teeth. For slightly crooked or unevenly worn teeth, a bit of tooth reshaping and composite or porcelain veneers can give your teeth a bright, uniform look. We would be happy to talk with you about the options available and which one will best suit your circumstances.
Should I be concerned about gum disease?
Quite frankly, everyone should be concerned about gum disease. Aside from being the leading cause of adult tooth loss, gum disease can also double your chances of heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Your mouth serves as a gateway to the rest of your body, and a chronic infection can cause a slew of complications. We can help you avoid gum disease with regular cleanings, and we also provide non-surgical gum disease therapy to keep gum disease under control. Learn more about the mouth-body connection.
Dr. Brunner, Dr. Taibl, Dr. Tack, Dr. McGinn, and our entire team look forward to serving your family. Call our Brookfield, WI dental office at 262-784-7201 today to schedule your appointment. We’re open early mornings and evenings for your convenience. Located in Brookfield, our office serves patients from Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin.