Here are some of the frequent, and maybe not so frequent questions we get asked by people planning their visits to the dentist in Puerto Vallarta. Perhaps some of these can help you with your own questions.
Q: Do you provide dental care for patients covered under insurance plans?
A: Yes. We can help you with your documents needed for reimbursement, however the insurers do not allow a direct billing.
Q: How long is the first appointment?
A: It may vary because sometimes you are able to plan ahead, and pre-book some of the procedures for the first day. If you’re only planning on having cleaning and an Exam (with X-Rays and photos) plan on allowing from 2 to 2.5 hours.
Q: Who performs my treatment?
A: We have a dedicated team of 10 different dentists. Each of them has a full degree, and experience in the areas to which they are assigned. Included in the body of dentists are 4 in house specialists.
A: Depending on the conditions and point in time, the proper procedure will vary according to each patient. Possible steps required include: Extraction of tooth, Possible Bone Grafting (only if needed), Insertion of implant, Healing time, Placement of Abutment/Crown (normally anywhere from 3-6 months after the initial implant surgery is performed.
Q: My teeth feel fine; do I still need to see a dentist?
A: You may feel fine and think that your oral health is at no risk. But the thing is, that only a professional dentist can detect dental problems on early stages. This might happen only during a regular dental checkup. Caries, food staining, gums problems and teeth weakening are just a few such issues that can go unnoticed for quite a while. Also, you need to take advantage of all the modern dental medicine to fix any issues you did not fix earlier (like broken, chipped teeth etc…).
Q: At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?
A: We recommend you start taking kids as young as 5 years old to a regular dental healthcare checkups.
Q: When should I change my toothbrush?
A: It is highly recommended to change your toothbrush once in every month! That’s based on what a majority of American dental institutions and numerous researches strongly suggest.