We are a friendly dental group that is passionate about the complete wellness of our patients. Our experienced clinical team provides gentle care and honest advice to give you healthy options that are right for you.
In every detail of the Elegant Dentistry experience, we strive to help the people in our community live healthier lives.
We believe a healthy mouth will improve overall wellness and help people smile more often.
We always present patients with simple, proactive options now in hopes of helping them avoid uncomfortable, reactive decisions later.
Healthy Mouth Baseline
As advocates for your overall wellness, we will review our minimum health standards for your mouth, gums and teeth. We will also educate you on healthy habits you can utilize every day to improve your oral and systemic well-being.
This digital technology eliminates 90% of the radiation found in traditional x-rays and instantly projects the image on the computer screen. We will review your radiographs and share with you any concerns that we identify.
Visual Examination and Intra-Oral Camera Tour
The use of digital photography provides a visual detail of the condition of your mouth and helps in the early detection of problems. These intra-oral pictures are used for precise diagnosis and patient education. Once patients can see what is going on in their mouths, they can make informed decisions on treatment and preventative actions. We will chart and evaluate all of your existing dental work. In addition, we will examine your teeth for cavities, fractures or wear.
Evaluation of Gums
We will examine your gums for gum disease and inform you if the presence of disease exists, as well as the associated risk, treatment, and prognosis.
Review the Type of Needed Cleaning or Gum Therapy
Based on our findings, we will recommend and explain the type of cleaning or gum therapy that is most appropriate for you based on the current health of your teeth and gum tissue.
Head and Neck Oral Cancer Screening
We will perform a thorough cancer screening of your head and neck, including soft tissues, lymph nodes and surrounding areas.
TMJ Joint Evaluation
Dr. Barnes will perform a simple TMJ exam which will evaluate for any abnormalities in your bite, jaw joints and associated muscles. Please notify us if you have previously had any issues with joint pain or popping or clicking in your jaw joints.
Review of Findings
Following the collection of all this information, we will either present the information to you at this appointment or if the information requires further analysis, we will set up a consultation appointment to review our findings.
At Elegant Dentistry, we want our patients to be informed about their dental health, because research shows that disease in the mouth can be linked with higher risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other systemic disease. We focus on the little things that affect the complete wellness of our patients because we truly care.
At Elegant Dentistry, we want to make sure you receive the best dental care so that you are able to enjoy your smile for years to come. When you postpone treatment of an infected or decaying tooth, you may need much more extensive and expensive dental work in the future.
Our goal is not to let expense prevent you from receiving the quality care you deserve and need. We will help you maximize your insurance benefits and make the dental expense easily manageable. To facilitate this goal, our professional and dedicated team is here to help answer any questions you may have regarding your financial options for payment of your dental services.
We understand that not every patient has a dental plan or an unlimited budget. That is why we offer several payment options for your convenience. Our payment methods include cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
Full payment is due at the time of service.
At Elegant Dentistry, we currently accept most forms of dental insurance.
As a courtesy to you, we will submit to your dental insurance provider directly. Please keep in mind, however, that your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. Since we are not an involved party with this contract, you are responsible for any non-payment on your account. We also require that all co-pays and deductibles be paid at the time services are rendered.
Please take the time to read through your benefit information so that you are familiar with all of your policy’s benefits and limitations. We also encourage you to contact your insurance company if you have questions about whether a service is a covered benefit.
We normally wait 45 days for your insurance company to provide payment for services. If after the 45 day period there is still no payment on your account, the balance on the account will be billed to you.
Please remember to let us know at the beginning of each visit if there are any updates or changes to your insurance policy and/or your employment status so that we can assist you in maximizing your benefits.
We are an in-network provider with numerous dental plans. Please feel free to contact our office for a complimentary check of your dental insurance coverage.