FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry involving
restoration or replacement of natural teeth with artificial substitutes.
These substitutes may include fixed crowns and bridges, complete dentures,
partial dentures, or implants.
|What is a Prosthodontist?
A Prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed
a residency in prosthodontics and whose practice is limited to repairing
or replacing damaged or missing teeth. Likened to an "architect" of
a dental treatment plan, prosthodontists work collaboratively with
general dentists and other health professionals to develop solutions
to your dental concerns.
I seek Dr. Olson's help?
You may wish to consult Dr. Olson if you
- unhappy about the "look" of your smile,
- have ill-fitting dentures, or avoid
wearing your partials,
- have gagging problems,
- have broken teeth, fillings, crowns,
- have difficulty chewing,
- experience tooth, oral, facial, or
jaw-joint (TMJ) pain,
- suffer from an uneven bite,
- you can't speak clearly with your
existing crowns or dentures.
Dr Olson's specialized skills, developed through advanced training
and twenty-five years of prosthodontic practice, can help you improve
the comfort and appearance of your smile.
|Do I need a
referral to see Dr. Olson?
No, a referral is not required.
|How long does
Successful treatment begins with an individualized
plan for treatment and follow-up. Because every patient is different,
the number and duration of treatment sessions will vary. Usually,
this question can best be answered after you have discussed the findings
of your diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Olson.
|How much will
Costs vary, depending on the type of treatment.
We can design payment plans that meet your individual needs. Our goal
is flexibility, so the treatment plan becomes affordable for you and
allows you to get the dental treatment you need.
|Will my dental
insurance cover treatments provided by Dr. Olson?
Some treatment is covered by dental insurance.
The best way to find out is to contact our office at (320) 253-9868
with your insurance information. There are many different insurance
companies, and within those companies are a variety of insurance plans.
To know for sure, our staff may need to submit a pre-estimate to your
insurance company and verify how your particular policy works. Our
office staff can work with you to help ensure that you receive the maximum
benefit from your policy.
What would happen
if I left my teeth the way they are?
Without treatment, prosthodontic problems
can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction, chewing
and digestive difficulties, speech impairments, tooth loss, and
other dental injuries. Don't wait until it gets worse-- call us
today at (320) 253-9868.
feel free to call us with any question you may have. We are here to