Answering FAQs About Our Local Dentist Offices
I am scared of the dentist. How can Dr. Alexander help?
If you are anxious about visiting local dentist offices, rest assured that you have nothing to be worried about! There are a number of ways your local dentist office can help. The chairside demeanor of Dr. Alexander and his staff always helps our patients relax. We often allow your appointments to follow as slow a pace as you need to feel less tension. For patients who are highly anxious, Dr. Alexander can prescribe anti-anxiety medication to make the appointment more comfortable.
I know someone else who is looking for a new dentist. Are you accepting any new patients?
Absolutely! The greatest gift we can receive is the referral of a business associate, a friend, or loved one to our office. Our goal is to provide the best possible dental health care available. When we are granted the opportunity to work with someone referred by you, we are truly flattered by your appreciation. It tells us that you value the care you have received in your local dentist office.
We welcome your referrals and thank you for them!
Does Dr. Alexander provide “regular” general dentistry?
Of course! A great smile starts with great oral hygiene, after all. Here at the offices of Dr. Alexander DDS, PA, we offer such basic services as cleanings, x-rays, tooth colored fillings, and more. Dr. Alexander’s comprehensive evaluation will provide you with reliable advice and practical options. He can also advise you on how to attain and preserve a healthy and youthful smile.
In keeping with our philosophy of providing the best standard of care, we have elected to utilize dental specialists to provide certain procedures such as root canal therapy, extraction of teeth and extensive dental procedures for children. We carefully select all specialists to whom we refer our patients so you can go with confidence.
How long do procedures take?
You’re busy! At our office, we recognize how important your time is. You deserve effective and efficiently scheduled appointments that maximize results while minimizing disruptions to your to schedule. The exact length of appointments depends on the scope of your treatment and your personal preferences. Our preparation in appointing and planning your treatment sessions will match your desires and enhance your results.
How do I get rid of stained or dark colored teeth?
We can make any smile whiter and more dazzling. The best way to help you will depend on the kind of discoloration you have and the result you want. Teeth whitening often works best for yellowish brown colors that have soaked into your teeth over time. Tooth colored restorations can replace the sparkle of any unsightly, dark, and obsolete fillings that you may have. Bonding or porcelain veneers can provide the answers for teeth with darker gray staining. At your initial visit, we invite you to sit down and tell us all your concerns. Together, let’s consider your possibilities and your dental future!
Do you offer financing plans for dental treatment?
High-quality dental treatment that is designed to last a long time can be quite an investment. We understand this fact and have made available several reasonable financing options, some of which are interest free. Please contact us for more specific details.
How is dental insurance handled in your local dentist offices?
If you have dental insurance, congratulations! Your dental plan is a form of compensation to you provided by your employer. You can expect the carrier (insurance company) to reimburse you for a portion of our fee. That portion is determined by the contract between your employer and the insurance company. The higher the premium paid by your company, the more generous the reimbursement.
Although we are not a party to the contractual arrangement with your insurance company, we will help you receive the maximum reimbursement to which you are entitled. We’ll process your insurance claims electronically so your insurance company will have it immediately. We will also gladly provide dental x-rays and a written diagnostic report should your insurance company have any questions about the services provided.
We will discuss our fees with you ahead of treatment and review your treatment options. Dr. Alexander will not limit your treatment options to those that fit your insurance plan. He will always provide you with information and his opinion about the treatment options he knows are in your best interest. At all times, you can be confident that Dr. Alexander and your local dentist office will do what is best for your needs.