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why choose GEDCfor General Dentistry Services
Our Great Expressions dentists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of dental conditions. This may include routine dental exams, such as cleanings, or something more complex like a root canal. Whether we’re treating your cavity or fixing a damaged tooth, Great Expressions dentists use the newest technology, technique, and continuing education to make every visit more comfortable for you, with long-lasting results.
Many of our dental care centers also provide access anytime, anywhere, with in-house specialty services and treatment plans for complex needs that make it possible for you to live your healthy lifestyle. Your Great Expressions team will discuss options with you and develop a personalized treatment plan to provide the highest level of care and results, so you can Be Your Own Kind of Great.
We also want you to feel confident in your smile, and our in-office and at-home teeth whitening services are a quick and easy way of giving you the bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We have several whitening treatment options that reduce discoloration caused by genetics, antibiotics, and various foods or beverages. For those interested in improving the appearance of their teeth, Great Expressions offers various options that fit your needs and budget.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
- A comfortable, friendly experience
- Knowledgeable team member who can quickly answer your questions
- Modern equipment and resources for every need
Whether your dental care is for your family, a new smile for your next interview, braces for your future, or dentures to eat your favorite food, ﬁnancing your dental care at Great Expressions Dental Centers is as easy as smiling.
CALCULATE YOUR PAYMENT
During your initial consultation, your orthodontists will be able to determine your cost of treatment based on your specific needs. There are many factors that affect your cost of treatment, including the complexity and severity of your problem and the required length of treatment. The average cost of braces ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about $5,000.
There are many different agreements between insurance carriers and their subscribers; each contract provides a different benefit. Orthodontic insurance usually has a lifetime maximum for orthodontic services. This benefit is paid as a percentage of the orthodontic fee (diagnostic records, initial fee, monthly payments, etc.) until the benefit maximum has been reached. Contact your insurance company directly to find out more information regarding your orthodontic benefits.
A FSA allows you to set aside a portion of your paycheck to pay for eligible medical expenses. This is deducted from your paycheck, not subjected to payroll taxes, and transferred directly into your FSA.
Health Spending Amount
A HSA is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that aren't covered by your insurance plan.
YOUR ESTIMATED MONTHLY PAYMENT
This payment tool is provided to create an estimate of your monthly cost of orthodontic treatment and is provided to you "as-is." Payments cannot exceed estimated treatment months. For actual treatment costs, please schedule a consultation with one of our board certified orthodontists.
When you finance with CareCredit, you get the dental treatment you need, with zero down or minimal up-front investment.
We Accept Your Insurance
Great Expressions is In-Network with most providers, and participates with PPO and DHMO programs.
Smile Protection Dental Plan
The Great Expressions Dental Plan offers dental discounts without deductibles or precertification limitations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is it really necessary to go to the dentist every six months?
Yes, and for many people, once every six months is not often enough. Besides checking for cavities, your dentist and hygienist are evaluating the health of your gums for possible gum disease, which may harbor bacteria or infection that could create other health problems. Your head and neck region are examined for infection and oral cancer, since many diseases of the body show symptoms and signs in the oral cavity. To ensure the best preventive care for you and your body, visiting your dentist at least twice a year is recommended.
What are fillings?
If your tooth is damaged by decay, a filling will restore its normal function and shape. The process is routine and involves removing the decayed tooth material, cleaning the affected area, and filling it with either a composite or metal filling.
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fractures in small to midsize fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer their fillings to look more natural.
Gold fillings, also called inlays or onlays, are made of an alloy of gold, copper, and other metals. This type of dental filling is usually considered the most durable, lasting 20 years or more. Gold fillings also require more than one office visit to place because they require impressions manufactured at a dental laboratory.
I have bad breath. Is there a better solution than over-the-counter mouthwashes?
Some bad breath is related to food debris, and over-the-counter mouth rinses work just fine. However, bacteria in the mouth, which can cause gum disease and decay, can also bring on chronic bad breath (halitosis). If bad breath seems to stay with you, your dentist can help remove the problem and keep it under control.
As always, your Great Expressions dentist will discuss your options with you and create the right plan to help you look your best.
I have missing teeth. What options do I have?
Most dentists today recommend dental implants as the most natural, functional, and aesthetically pleasing option to replace missing teeth. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts, which protrude through the gums, are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
A bridge is another option where one or more existing teeth are used to hold the “suspended” replacement tooth in the area of the missing tooth. “Partials” allow patients to keep their remaining healthy teeth, and replace missing teeth to restore form and function. Precision partials use fixed crowns and special attachments to secure the partial and eliminate the need for conventional clasping methods. You should discuss the options and your desires with your Great Expressions Dental Centers dentist, before deciding on a method of treatment.
patient success stories
- GEDC PatientI hadn't seen a dentist in 6 years and was scared to go to the dentist. I got in the same day I called! The staff was very kind, attentive, and thorough.
- GEDC PatientOne of the single best dentist appointments I've ever had. The entire staff was helpful, kind, and understanding.
- GEDC PatientFrom the front office team to the hygienist to the dental assistants, everyone is nice, professional and goes out of their way to make you comfortable.
VIEW OUR OTHER DENTAL SERVICES
Great Expressions offers a variety of services for all your dentistry needs.
Our gentle and compassionate staff is available at all hours of the day for dental issues that cannot wait.
Our comprehensive services and gentle treatment will instill a foundation of good dental habits that children will carry with them for a lifetime.
Dentists and hygienists lay the foundation for healthier mouths and disease prevention while suggesting helpful tips that can keep teeth strong for a lifetime.