Sunnyvale Dental Care – Limited Dental Warranty
At Sunnyvale Dental Care we are proud of the dentistry that we provide for you and your family. We stand behind every dental service we provide to our patients, from family dentistry to more complex procedures such as root canals and implants. At Sunnyvale Dental Care our goal is not to just correct any dental problems you may have, but to show you how to prevent dental disease in the future to save you time and unnecessary expense. The long term success of the dental treatment we provide for you depends upon your continuing home care of your teeth and gums, regular professional exams, cleanings and fluoride treatments. We are confident in our quality of work and support it with a warranty which very few dental offices offer. Sunnyvale Dentist, Dr. Antonious uses the best materials and techniques so your dental work gets done right the first time. As a result, you will not waste time coming back for adjustments. With that in mind Sunnyvale Dentist, Dr. Antonious offers the following limited dental warranties:
Sealants are plastic coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent decay in the pits and grooves of the teeth. These are the most common areas to get cavities. Floss and use of fluoride will help prevent decay between the teeth. We will repair or replace sealants for a period of 2 years after placement. If within the period of 2 years, decay is present on the chewing surface we will credit the cost of the sealant toward the filling. You must keep the prescribed regular recall appointments in order to maintain this warranty (minimum every 6 months).
Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings
If a composite restoration is the recommended treatment of choice, we will replace or repair it in the event of failure for a period of 2 years following the procedure. If the tooth breaks and requires a crown, veneer or onlay during this same time period, we will credit the cost of the filling towards the crown, veneer or onlay. There are two exceptions to this. One exception is the bonding of the edges of the front teeth, as these types of restorations are known to fail in certain patients due to their strong bite and or their food intake habits. We will redo these type of bondings only once at no charge. The other exception to this is if the patient has evidence of bruxing or clenching and does not wear an occlusal guard, then the warranty is void. You must keep the prescribed regular recall appointments in order to maintain this warranty (minimum every 6 months).
Root canal treatment is about 95% successful and requires a crown after, but they do occasionally fail. If you lose your tooth within 2 years due to failure of the root canal, we will prorate a credit of the root canal’s cost toward any implant, bridge, or removable partial’s cost. You must keep the prescribed regular recall appointments in order to maintain this warranty (minimum every 6 months).
Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, Onlays, Porcelain Facings, and Veneers
We will warranty these most comprehensive procedures for a full 3 years. We will replace or repair them at no charge during this three years period if they break, are lost, or fracture with normal use (this does not include accidents that could break normal healthy teeth). The only exception to this is if the patient has evidence of bruxing or clenching and does not wear an oclussal guard, then the warranty is void. You must keep the prescribed regular recall appointments in order to maintain this warranty (minimum every 6 months).
Dentures and Partial Dentures
We will warranty dentures and partials for a period of 2 years if a tooth chips or breaks, or a flange breaks under normal use. This warranty does not cover accidents such as dropping your dentures. Full upper and lower denture patients must be seen once every 24 months. Patients with some of their own natural teeth must be seen at the prescribed recall appointments in order to maintain this warranty (minimum every 6 months).
Implants are wonderful services to help our patients smile and feel confident. Implants in our office have a 95% success rate. They occasionally do fail and need to be removed. If a new implant is deemed appropriate within the first 2 years, then you would be given a prorated credit for the implant and associate services: bone grafts, abutments, and crowns when repeated. You must keep the prescribed regular recall appointments in order to maintain this warranty (minimum every 6 months).
Sleep and Snoring Appliances as well as Occlusal Guards for Grinding and Clenching
We warranty these appliances for 12 months against regular wear breakage. This warranty does not include dropping them. Patients must always bring their oral appliance to their appointments to see if it is working. You must keep the prescribed regular recall appointments in order to maintain this warranty (minimum every 6 months).
These warranties don’t apply for certain treatments that Dr. Antonious informs the patient before starting the treatment that in his/her case, this particular treatment has guarded prognosis i.e. the treatment has a questionable future and the patient still wants to proceed with treatment of such tooth/teeth.
Sunnyvale dentist, Dr. Antonious offers limited dental warranties for the following services: Dental Sealants, Root Canals, Composite Tooth Colored Fillings, Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, Onlays, Veneers, Dentures & Partial Dentures, Implants, Occlusal Guards. Among the other dental services that are offered in Sunnyvale Dental Care are the following: Emergency Dentistry, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Dental Checkups & Examination, Dental Cleaning, Orthodontics & Clear Braces, Periodontal Services, Oral Surgery, Dental Implants, Pediatric Dentistry, Geriatric & Elder Care Dentistry, and Sedation Dentistry.