What if I don’t have dental insurance?
We understand that many people do not have dental insurance, but are in need of dental care. Please contact our office to discuss the various financial options we have available for our patients.
Care Credit is a healthcare credit card which offers no interest payment options for purchases paid in full over 6 or 12 months. Click http://www.carecredit.com/ for more information or simply ask us how to apply.
What if I have a dental emergency?
We can be be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at our office number (914)500-8322. If you leave us a message we will receive it and get back to you immediately.
Do you take my insurance?
We are in-network with a number of insurance plans. In order to see a complete list of the plans with which we are participating providers, please click the following link. If you do not see your insurance carrier listed feel free to contact the office in order for us to help you determine whether we are able to work with your insurance.
Do you treat children?
Yes, we do treat children. It is recommended that children have their first visit to the dentist around age one. We provide routine dental care (checkups, cleanings, fluoride, fillings, extractions) to children.
Do you do braces (orthodontic treatment)?
Both Drs. Stanley and Amy Shih are certified in ClearCorrect, an orthodontic system similar to Invisalign, which uses clear removable aligners to gradually straighten the teeth. Click http://clearcorrect.com/ for more information.
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed three years of additional training after dental school focusing on the diagnosis and treatment for patients with missing and malformed teeth. (dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, dentures and full-mouth rehabilitation)
“A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists receive two or three years of additional training after dental school, and restore optimum appearance and function to your smile. Additional training for prosthodontists is earned through a hospital- or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association. The training includes reviews of the literature, lectures, treatment of patients and laboratory experience in fabricating restorations. A prosthodontist is the skilled architect who can restore optimum function and appearance to your smile.”
– from the American College of Prosthodontists
Do you have parking?
Yes. There are three parking spots reserved just for our patients in front of our office.
What days are you closed?
The office is closed on Sundays and Mondays. We are, however, available by appointment for certain exceptions/emergencies which may arise during non-office hours.
How often should I go to the dentist?
We recommend that you visit our office at least once every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. This allows us to make certain that your smile is healthy and provide any treatment you need for optimal dental health, function, and beauty. If your smile is affected by certain diseases or conditions, we may recommend that you come to our dental practice on a more frequent basis. To schedule your next appointment, call us today at 914-500-8322!
What are implant-retained dentures?
Implant-retained dentures are full or partial dentures that utilize strategically placed dental implants to help anchor the denture in place. Dental implants provide a more secure, more comfortable and better functioning denture. Some of the benefits of dental implants to denture wearers are as follows:
- Reduction/elimination of the need for denture glue removal of metal clasps to hold dentures in place (as used in partial dentures) resulting in a more esthetic denture
- Less rubbing/irritation caused by the dentures
- Improved chewing ability and or improved ability to taste food
- Dentures stay in place
- Improved confidence, no fear of denture slipping or falling out during eating/speaking