FAQ

We have the answers to your dental questions.

 
girl smilingAt GoSmiles Dentistry, we make it a priority to provide our patients with quality dental care and great information. Here, you can learn more about some of our most frequently asked questions about dentistry and general oral health issues. If you have additional questions for our dentists in Herndon, Virginia, call 703-689-3900.

Do You Take My Insurance?

Our dental office accepts preferred provider plans (PPO), which includes Delta, Cigna, Guardian, MetLife, PDP+, Anthem, United Healthcare, Geha and several more. We will gladly submit your claims to your insurance provider. If you have any questions about coverage, please call our office directly.

What Payment Options Do You Accept?

Our team gladly accepts cash, check and most major credit cards. We also offer discounts on some treatments. To learn more, speak with a member of our team.

Does Your Office Offer In-House Financing?

We will gladly work with you to create a payment plan that works for your needs.

I Have a Gap Between My Front Teeth. How Can I Correct This?

Correcting gaps between the teeth can help you highlight the beauty of your smile. Your treatment may vary depending on the size of the space, and it could incorporate such treatments as orthodontics or dental veneers. For large gaps, we typically recommend orthodontic treatments, like Invisalign® aligners. If you have a small to moderate gap, dental bonding or dental veneers could help improve the aesthetic of your teeth.

What Are My Options to Replace Old Silver Amalgam Fillings?

Although silver amalgam fillings were popular for years, most dentists have moved away from using this material in dental restorations. Not only are amalgam fillings unsightly, they can also cause damage to your teeth and potentially your overall health. Old amalgam fillings often leak, which causes decay to re-enter the tooth, causing tooth decay under the filling while also causing tooth sensitivity. To replace your old fillings, we use composite tooth-colored fillings or porcelain inlays and onlays, which restore the smile, providing a healthy and beautiful result.

What Is an Invisalign Clear Aligner?

Using custom-made clear plastic trays, Invisalign aligners straighten the teeth discreetly, helping you avoid the need for traditional metal braces. The trays gradually move the teeth. Every couple of weeks, you will switch to a new aligner that gently moves the teeth farther into their proper positions.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Because each patient’s needs are different, the cost will vary from person to person. To get a cost estimate, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our team.

What Factors Will Increase or Decrease My Dental Implant Costs?

We have provided a list of factors that affect dental implant costs so that you can better understand your upcoming treatment:

  • Cost of doing a single tooth replacement or doing multiple tooth replacements
  • Laboratory costs
  • Reconstruction that is needed prior to placing the dental implant
  • Location of the tooth
  • Collaboration with other specialists

If you are interested in getting dental implants, we recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss treatment needs and all associated costs. We understand that dental treatment costs can be a deterrent for some to get the treatment they need, but we make every effort to help you find financial options that work for you.