SmilesRForever Dental Warranty
Our practice is proud of the great general dentistry and sleep apnea snoring care that we provide for you and your family. Our goal is not to just correct any dental or medical problems you may have, but to show you how to prevent disease in the future to save you time and money. The long-term success of the care we provide for you depends upon your continuing home care along with regular professional exams, cleanings, and fluoride treatments. The products recommended for you and the frequency of those professional recare visits depend on your individual condition. Recare visits may be every 2, 3, 4, or even 6 months apart depending on your oral health. With that in mind, we offer the following limited dental warranties:
Sealants are plastic coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent decay in the pits and grooves of the teeth. These are the most common areas to get cavities. Floss and use of fluoride will help prevent decay between the teeth. We will repair or replace sealants for a period of 1 year after placement. If decay is present on the chewing surface, a filling will be done with a prorated credit for the sealant. The only exception to this is if the patient has had orthodontic care recommended but not done, then the warranty is void.
Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings
If a composite restoration is the recommended treatment of choice, we will replace or repair it in the event of a failure for a period of 1 year. If the tooth breaks and requires a crown, we will credit the prorated cost of the filling towards the crown. The only exception to this is if the patient has evidence of bruxing or clenching and does not wear a grinding guard or a sleep appliance, then the waranty is void.
Root canal treatment is about 95% successful and requires a crown after, but they do occasionally fail. If you lose your tooth within 2 years due to failure of the root canal, we will prorate a credit of the root canal’s cost on any implant, bridge, or removable partial’s cost.
Crowns, Bridges, and Porcelain Veneers
We will warranty these comprehensive procedures for a full 2 years. We will replace or repair them at no charge during this 24 month period if they break, or decay with normal use. The only exception to this is if the patient has evidence of bruxing or clenching and does not wear a grinding guard or a sleep appliance, then the warranty is void.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
We will warranty dentures and partials for a period of 2 years if a tooth chips or breaks, or a flange breaks under normal use. This warranty does not cover accidents such as dropping your denture.
Sleep and Snoring Appliances as well as Bite Guards for Grinding and Clenching
We warranty these appliances for 12 months against regular wear breakage. This warranty does not include dropping them. Patients must ALWAYS bring their oral appliance to thier appointments to see if it is working.
Invisalign, Braces, and Orthodontic Care
Retention! Retention! Retention! We recommend retainers be worn every night as long as you wish to have a beautiful, straight smile. That is why at the end of straightening your smile we recommend the Vivera Retainer system. Your smile is digitally scanned (not a gooey impression), stored in a computer file, and 8 retainers (4 sets) are fabricated out of an advanced clear plastic. These can last for years and years. If you would ever need more retainers, the original 3-D digital record of your just finished, beautifully straight smile is used to make a new retainer to that perfect smile.
Implants in our office have a 95% success rate. They occassionally do fail and need to be removed. If a new implant is deemed appropriate within the first 2 years,then you would be given a prorated credit for the implant and associate services: bone gratfs, abutments, and crowns when repeated. Implants are wonderful services to help our patients smile and feel confident.
Note: As you can see, we are confident of the durability of our treatment as prescribed for you. The primary key to your long-term success is spending a few minutes a day on your home care. This includes brushing, flossing, fluoride, any prescribed products and care for your sleep appliances, retainers, or night guards. Proper daily care for any retainer, denture, partial, bite guard, sleep appliance, or snore guard with sonic cleaners will help them last for years more. The second key to success is regular professional examinations, cleaning, x-rays, and fluoride treatments (2, 3, 4, and 6 month intervals depending on your oral condition). FAILURE TO HAVE THESE REGULAR VISITS AT OUR OFFICE VOIDS ALL WARRANTIES. Help us to help you maintain your teeth for a lifetime. If you come back for regular check ups and cleanings, your dental work and smile will last a lot longer!