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Dental Insurance

At our dental office in the Highlands neighborhood, we accept most types of major dental insurance, and we’re happy to file your dental insurance claims for you. We just ask that you pay your deductible and co-pay at the time of service.

Dental insurance coverage varies widely from plan to plan, and it’s largely determined by what you (or your employer) are paying for the coverage. Some dental plans are more generous than others, both in the scope of which dental treatments and procedures they’ll cover and in the percentage that they’ll reimburse. Our front office staff is happy to help you evaluate your dental insurance plan. We will help you determine what types of treatments and procedures will be covered and at what rates. For comprehensive dental treatment, we can file a “predetermination of benefits” on your behalf, which will give you a commitment from the insurance company as to what will be covered and what will be your responsibility.

Most dental insurance plans operate on a standard calendar year (January 1 – December 31) and have a cap as to how much they’ll pay out each year. Toward the end of the calendar year, it’s a good idea to maximize your dental insurance benefits. If you don’t use them, they can’t be carried over into the next year.

Patient Financing

If you need to spread out your payments over a period of time to ensure the cost of treatment fits into your budget, we are pleased to offer CareCredit as a third-party financing option. You can fill out your application directly online, and we will be available to help in any way we can.

Other Payment Options

In addition to our other insurance and third-party financing options, we also accept cash, checks, and major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

For more information on dental insurance or to schedule an appointment, please call (303) 623-0407 or e-mail us at [email protected]

In-House Membership Plan 

Whole Dental is our in-house membership program. As a member, you'll receive dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatment, x-rays (as needed) and discounts. Learn more about Whole Dental Health Plan by giving us a call today.

Frequently Asked Questions

emergency dentist denver highlands coIf your crown came off:

  • If your crown comes off and it is during normal business hours, please call the office and we will re-cement it.
  • If your crown comes off and you have had a root canal, you should not experience any discomfort and it is not an urgent situation. Call us during office hours.
  • If the crown comes off after hours or on the weekend you have two options: (1) leave the crown off of the tooth and call during normal business hours for a re-cementation appointment, or (2) re-cement the crown yourself. You can go to any pharmacy and get “Dentemp” or denture adhesive in the toothpaste aisle (instructions on package). Clean out the crown gently with your toothbrush and place some of the temporary material inside the crown and firmly put the crown back in place. Call us during normal business hours, and we can check the crown for you.

If you are experiencing dental pain with swelling:

  • If you are experiencing dental pain with swelling and it is during normal business hours, please call the office immediately for an appointment.
  • If you are experiencing dental pain with swelling after-hours or on a weekend, please seek the nearest 24-hour urgent care clinic.

If you have a temporary crown:

While you are in the temporary phase, expect to have cold and chewing sensitivity. You may take ibuprofen to help with any discomfort. If your gums are sensitive after the treatment, warm salt water rinses will help with the healing process.

If you experience aching, throbbing, pain that wakes you up at night and ibuprofen is not helping, please call our office during normal business hours.

Care for your temporary crown as follows.

  • Avoid chewing anything hard or sticky (such as almonds and gum) on the side with the temporary
  • Do not floss between the temporary and adjacent teeth. If you absolutely must floss, hold onto the temp and slide the floss out rather than popping it out.
  • Continue brushing normally on the temporary.

If your temporary crown falls off:

  • If your temporary comes off and it is within normal business hours, please call the office and we will re-cement it.
  • If it comes off after hours or on weekends, you can go to any pharmacy and get “Dentemp” or denture adhesive in the toothpaste aisle (instructions on package). Clean out the temporary gently with your toothbrush and place some of the temporary material inside the crown and firmly put the crown back in place.

If you have had a root canal and your temporary crown falls off:

  • If your temporary crown comes off after your root canal, you should not experience any discomfort and it is not an urgent situation.
  • If the temporary crown comes off on the weekend you have two options:  (1) leave the temporary crown off the tooth and call on Monday for a re-cementation appointment, or (2) re-cement the crown yourself. You can go to any pharmacy and get “Dentemp” or denture adhesive in the toothpaste aisle (instructions on package). Remove some of the old cement from the inside of your crown, dry your tooth off and push the temporary crown with the cement inside to your tooth. Call the office during business hours and we will re-cement/check your temporary.

Please direct any other questions regarding temporary crowns to the main office line.

 

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