dental office FAQ

You Got Questions, We Got Answers: FAQ About Our Dental Office

Choosing where to go to get your dental needs met is difficult especially if you can’t find the information you seek. We know the frustration. Before making a choice, you want to ensure you are well-informed about the dental office and about getting dental treatment done.

We get it. We’re continually asked the same questions about our dental practice and the services we offer. With that in mind, we thought we would create a list of frequently asked questions as a source of information where you can find your answers quickly. Each set of questions will be under common topics we get questions.

See if we haven’t answered your question below, you can always message us through our chat box, Facebook messenger or our contact page.  

Dental Office

Where are we located?

We have two locations in Downtown and South of Salt Lake City, Utah. Below you’ll find the addresses.

530 EAST 500 SOUTH

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84102  

3798 SOUTH 700 EAST

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84106

What days and hours are you open?

We are open most days, check below for days/times.

       Mon-Thurs from 8am-7pm

       Every Friday from 7:30am-3:30pm

       Saturday 8am-2pm

* Days and times can change.

Do you see adults?

Yes! Both our dental offices welcome both adults and young patients. We have a wide range of providers to meet the needs of our patients from pediatric to specialized dentists.  

Do you offer in-house payments?

We do not offer in-house payment options.

Where can I make a payment online?

If you need to make a payment online, click on the link below to make your payment.

https://fattpay.com/#/pay/dentalprosutah

Insurance

Are you in my insurance network and accept my plan?

Currently our dental offices are participating providers with the following insurances:

  • Aetna PPO
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant
  • BeechStreet
  • BestLife
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Regence)
  • Careington
  • CHIP (Premier Access)
  • Cigna PPO
  • Connection Dental
  • Coventry
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Select (Gold, Platinum)
  • Dentegra
  • Dentamax
  • Dentist Direct
  • DMBA – Deseret Mutual
  • EMI (Advantage Plans only, all others receive a 20% discount)
  • GEHA/Connection Dental Federal
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid (Premier Access and MCNA, Traditional, PCN, and Foster Care are covered.)
  • Metlife
  • PEHP
  • Premier Access
  • Principal
  • Select Health PPO
  • TDA PPO
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

If your insurance is not listed above, we can still bill your insurance utilizing their out of network benefits. Please note, if you decide to use your out of network benefits, you will be financially responsible if your insurance does not cover treatment.

Our treatment coordinators can clarify and answer questions you may have concerning your insurance coverage and your financial responsibility.

I don’t have dental insurance, do you have financial options?

If you have no insurance, don’t worry there are couple of options you can choose.

  1. We offer our Discount Dental Program designed to make dental care affordable for you and your family. It is NOT an insurance, it’s a membership program where you receive unlimited limited exams and reduced pricing on various treatment options. You will have to pay a one-time membership fee when you join in addition to the annual fee for the program. For more information on program, you can go to our Discount Dental Plan page or our Discount Dental Program blog post.  
  2. We accept cash, credit, and debit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover).
  3. We also finance through Care Credit, a healthcare line of credit offered for as low as 0% interest. Please note, since this is a healthcare financing offered by Care Credit, you want to ensure of what it entails to get financing from Care Credit and what you are financially responsible for. Learn more about Care Credit here.

For additional information or inquiries, please call us at 801-747-8018.   

Treatment

What is the cost of implants?

The typical costs for a single implant ranges between $2,000 – $4,000, but can be be more depending where you live and if additional procedures are needed. For two to six implants, the typical cost ranges from $3,500 – $30,000.

However, each patient circumstances is different so treatment options will be different. To get an accurate cost for implants, you would need to see a dentist for consultation and meet with a treatment coordinator who discuss and explain treatment options and the costs for treatment.  

What is the typical cost for dentures?

Typical costs for dentures can range between $300 – $5,000 per plate or $600 – $10,000 for the set. Keep in mind this is the typical range for full or partial dentures NOT implant-support dentures. The costs for implant-support dentures are higher, you will be looking at over $30,000 or more.

Each patient circumstances is different. To get an accurate cost for dentures, you would need to see a dentist for a consultation and meet with a treatment coordinator who discuss and explain treatment options and the costs for treatment.  

What is the typical cost of a crown?

A crown cost is dependent of the material use, location, and the condition of the tooth. The typical cost can range between $1,000 – $3,000.

Again, each individual is different and treatment options will vary. To get an accurate price for crown, you will need to come in for an exam and discuss treatment options with a treatment coordinator and the costs for treatment.

What is the length of treatment and recovery for a crown?

A dental crown procedure takes two dental visits. At your first appointment, your dentist will exam your tooth and ensure it can support a crown. Depending on the state of your tooth, your dentist will either file or fill the tooth to the proper shape ensuring it can support a crown. Then, the dentist will get an impression of the tooth to have the crown made. During this time you will have a temporary crown until your second visit.  

On your second visit, the temporary crown will be replaced with your permanent crown which will be cemented in.

After your crown has been cemented, you want to avoid eating for the next 30 minutes or 1 hour. You will experience sensitivity for the next 1 – 2 weeks, however, you are experiencing pain when chewing on your food then speak with your dentist to get it readjusted.

What is the cost for braces?

The typical cost range for braces is dependent on the type of braces you get and your dental needs which can be between $3,000 – $10,000.

Each patient dental needs are different. To get an accurate cost for brace treatment, you would need to see a dentist for a consultation and meet with a treatment coordinator who discuss and explain treatment options and the costs for treatment.

Call us at 801-747-8018 for a consultation.  

What is the length of treatment and recovery for brace treatment?

Since each patient’s case is different, you will need to discuss with your dentist on the length of treatment. For the most common time frame for brace treatment is between 1 to 3 years. It can depend on your dental needs and the type of braces you get. For more information on the type of braces our dental offices offer, read our post on Options to Orthodontic Treatment.

During the time you have your braces, you will need to be diligent in your oral hygiene and what you eat. There will need to be changes made to your diet but it’s to ensure your mouth remains clean and healthy. Your dentist will further discuss the care you will need to make when you undergo brace treatment. Once your braces have been removed you will need to wear a retainers full-time for the next 4 – 6 months to ensure they remain align.

Again, if we haven’t answered your question, you can always message us through our chat box, Facebook messenger or our contact page.  

 

If you need to make an appointment, fill out our appointment form now, or call us at 801-747-8000 to consult with our dentists.

 

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