Learn More About A Better Smile Dentistry
Have a dental-related question? We have the answer! Check out our FAQs below to learn more about our company and services.
We can get you in ASAP! We will try to get you in on the same day for dental emergencies. For other services, it averages about 2-3 days. Call to schedule an appointment if you need a new crown or dental bridge in Albuquerque, NM.
New patient appointments often run about an hour and include x-rays, exams, and teeth cleaning. The time required for other appointment types like the placement of a tooth crown that Albuquerque, NM residents often need may vary because they range in complexity. If you are short of time against another appointment or concerned about how long an appointment will last, please let us know, and we will try to get you an estimate.
Whether you're simply visiting us for a cleaning or you need a new tooth bridge in Albuquerque, NM, we've got you covered. We accept most PPO insurances and most Medicaid plans. Just ask us if you need additional details.
When you come for an exam, we can work up a treatment plan to help you understand your costs. If there are multiple options for treatment, we will go over those before the work starts. Prices will vary based on individual needs. Contact us today to learn about the cost of dental treatments in Albuquerque, NM.
At A Better Smile Dentistry, we offer much more than your typical dental bridge in Albuquerque, NM. We also offer cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening. There are many ways to whiten teeth, including whitening strips or professional in-office whitening systems. We can help you go over your options. We do not recommend whitening until all of your other dental work is done, as the whitening agents may cause sensitivity, pain, or enamel damage.
Typically, all dental insurance plans will cover preventative dental exams, regular teeth cleanings, dental fillings, and x-rays. Teeth extractions and dental fillings are covered under Medicaid policies, and with pre-authorization, they will cover deep cleanings and partials as well. With PPO insurance, the patient will get coverage for all the above procedures in addition to dental bridges, crowns, implants, etc., although there might involve some co-pay. However, cosmetic dental procedures are typically not covered under any dental insurance. If you are looking to get a new dental crown or any other dental treatment in Albuquerque, NM, contact your insurance provider to see whether your procedure is covered.
For most routine visits, shots are not required. If you are having a filling, root canal, deep cleaning, extraction, or implant work done, it will often require some amount of numbing. A topical anesthetic is usually used before the shot, so it will not hurt much. You do not feel pain once the numbing take full effect. To learn more about our services, like getting a tooth bridge Albuquerque, NM residents can count on, give us a call today.
Implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Implants can replace single teeth or can be used to replace multiple teeth with an implant-supported denture. Some patients may need additional treatment like a bone graft or sinus lift before an implant is placed. We can evaluate at your appointment to determine whether these additional treatments are needed. We can discuss whether you need an implant or a dental bridge to replace your missing tooth, and Albuquerque, NM dentist, will recommend the right option for you.
If you have an extraction, it is best to place a bone graft to preserve your bone at the extraction site. A bone graft at the time of extraction can ensure you preserve bone for a future implant. Not sure if you need a dental implant or a dental bridge in Albuquerque, NM? We can help you find the best treatment option for your needs.
Deep cleaning is done when a chronic infection is present in your gums. Symptoms include:
- Bad breath
- Gum pain and bleeding
- Gum recession
- Loose tooth
It goes deeper than regular cleaning. Deep cleaning might be recommended upon doctor evaluation if you have the above symptoms. Regular cleaning does not typically use a numbing agent, while a deep cleaning usually involves numbing.
For more information on deep cleaning or our other services, like getting a dental crown in Albuquerque, NM, give us a call today.