WELLNESS PLAN

At Shallotte Family Dentistry, we believe everyone should receive the quality dental care they need. Our wellness plan is designed to make keeping up with your dental care easy, manageable and affordable.

Benefits

  • No deductible or co-pays
  • No waiting periods
  • Pre-existing conditions are covered
  • No annual maximums
  • No pre-authorizations
  • Discounts on services

Our wellness plan includes the following:

  • Two (2) dental examinations
  • Two (2) dental cleanings
  • Oral cancer screening
  • All recommended radiographs at semi-annual visits
  • Two (2) fluoride treatments if needed
  • One (1) limited/emergency examination

15% off additional procedures that are performed in office including: Dental sealants, fillings, core build-ups, crowns, veneers, extractions, bone grafting, root canals, implants, implant restorations, full and partial dentures and Invisalign. Excludes Whitening or take home products.

Please ask about our periodontal plan if you require periodontal maintenance appointments.

Plan Cost:

  • Individual Adult Coverage - $385 Individual
  • Child Coverage (Under 13)-$325

WELLNESS PLAN APPLICATION

CLEANINGS & ROUTINE CARE

Your first step to great oral health is to have regular cleanings and routine care. After your initial check up the professionals at Shallotte Family Dentistry can create a customized dental treatment plan to ensure you have a healthy mouth going forward.

Your first checkup will include a review of your medical history so that the dentist can be aware of any medications you may be taking or diet restrictions you have. Either of these can affect your oral health and treatments.

We’ll also discuss any concerns you have about your dental health, and happily answer any questions you may have. Feel free to ask about how you can practice good oral hygiene at home.

The oral exam and future routine care appointments will include a check of the gum tissue for signs of gum disease, as well as a visual scan for signs of oral cancer. We’ll also take X-rays as needed to see the condition and health of your teeth below the gum line.

Thorough cleanings scheduled throughout the year will keep your mouth fresh and healthy, and when coupled with your complete oral care at home, will help you to avoid future dental problems. Together, we can ensure you have a healthy, confident smile and great oral health!

TEETH WHITENING

Teeth whitening services can help you enhance your smile by removing discoloration and staining of the tooth enamel caused by food, smoking, or medications.

Our teeth whitening services can remove year’s worth of staining and restore your beautiful smile. Your mouth will look and feel fresh, and you’ll be able to smile with confidence again!

Ask us about our teeth whitening services and we'll be happy to explain the procedure. There are a few different options for teeth whitening to choose from, and we'll help you make the best decision for your teeth. There's no need to hide your smile after teeth whitening services have eliminated those embarrassing stains and restored your teeth to their natural white color.

COSMETIC PROCEDURES & VENEERS

There are many different reasons why you might want to have some cosmetic dentistry done. Anything from discolored teeth to spaces between your teeth to crooked teeth can be fixed with cosmetic procedures.

There are a variety of different cosmetic dentistry techniques that can be used to shape, sculpt and straighten your teeth. Most importantly, cosmetic dentistry can help you regain a beautiful smile so you can feel confident about your mouth again.

Porcelain veneers are also a common cosmetic procedure many people get in order to be happy with their smile. Porcelain veneers are a thin coating of porcelain that can be used to fix spacing between your teeth, repair cracked or broken teeth, and whiten discolored teeth. The best thing about porcelain veneers is how durable they are—they will last a very long time so you don’t have to worry about losing your beautiful smile.

We are happy to assist you with any cosmetic procedures you would like to have done in order to fix your teeth and improve your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can completely reshape how your teeth look, so if you’re unhappy with your smile, ask us how we can help. Many treatments are more affordable than you might think.

CROWNS & BRIDGES

When you have a tooth that is cracked or in danger of cracking, a large cavity that a filling won’t completely cover, or if you’ve had a root canal, then a crown can help restore and strengthen your tooth. A crown can also be used to cover a badly shaped tooth or one that is discolored.

Same Day Crowns Available

A crown is a cover or “cap” your dentist can put over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.

With our CEREC® digital dentistry technology, our office is able to offer same-day crowns. This is done with digital oral scans. Our staff is able to digitally scan, design and fabricate the permanent crowns right in our office, which saves the patient a visit and the need to wear a temporary. 

If you have one or more missing teeth, then a bridge is the answer to your dental troubles. A bridge is a custom made tooth or set of teeth that fill in the space of your missing teeth and restore your bite and your smile. Without a bridge, your remaining teeth can be harder to clean, suffer from bone loss, and even shift or tilt, causing stress on your jaw.

Depending upon the condition of your mouth, you may require a fixed bridge, which is a bridge that is placed over the existing teeth in your mouth, or an implant-supported bridge, which is surgically held in place via posts that are implanted in the jaw.

FILLINGS

Fillings are a very common dental procedure, and most people have at least one filling in their lifetime. Fillings are often used to treat cavities, but they can also be used to repair teeth that are cracked or broken, and even teeth that have been worn down due to grinding.

Fillings are important, because if a cracked tooth or a tooth with a cavity is left untreated, it can lead to much worse oral problems that affect both your teeth and your health.

During your routine checkup, we'll examine any fillings you may have or recommend fillings if we see an area where one might be necessary. If you've never had a dental filling before, don't worry! We'll explain the procedure and make sure you are comfortable as possible.

COMPLETE & PARTIAL DENTURES

Dentures are mouth appliances that replace missing teeth and support your cheeks and lips. Dentures not only restore your smile and provide your with a full set of teeth to bite and chew with, but also support your cheeks and lips so that your face doesn’t appear older and sunken.

We can provide you with complete and partial dentures based on your needs.

If you have been thinking about getting dentures, feel free to talk to us and we'll be glad to answer any questions and explain the procedure.

The skilled, experienced team of dental professionals at Shallotte Family Dentistry can help you restore your smile! No matter your age, we understand the importance of having a youthful, timeless smile. Contact us today for a consultation.

TREATMENT OF GUM DISEASE

Treating gum disease when it is in the early stages (known as gingivitis) is important, as more often than not you’ll benefit from a professional cleaning. Then, practicing good oral hygiene at home will ensure that your gums and teeth stay healthy.

However, left untreated for too long, gingivitis can progress into more serious forms of gum disease, which can eventually lead to serious problems with your gums and teeth. Treatment for these stages of gum disease include scaling and root planing and, if necessary, periodontal surgery.

During your routine dental checkup we'll check for any signs of gum disease. We care about you, your smile, your teeth, and your oral health, and the professionals at Shallotte Family Dentistry will work with you to ensure that any issues with gum diseases are treated properly and efficiently so that your oral health is maintained.

EXTRACTIONS & ROOT CANALS

Teeth that have suffered many types of damage can often be saved through various dental procedures such as filling, crowns, or cosmetic dentistry. If the damage is too severe and can’t be fixed, then a tooth extraction must be performed.

If you are experiencing any pain in your mouth, it is important to speak to the professionals at Shallotte Family Dentistry as soon as possible so that treatment can be administered before the problem worsens.

Contact us today to make an appointment if you are experiencing any pain in your mouth and we'll fit you in for an examination to quickly discover the problem.

EMERGENCY CARE

There may be times when you need to seek emergency dental care. Signs of pain and discomfort are always there to let you know that something is wrong, but if you are feeling pain, make an emergency care dental appointment as quickly as possible.

Please contact us at the first sign of any oral complications, and we'll be happy to schedule you in for an emergency appointment. We know that a dental emergency can sometimes be frightening, and we'll do our best to make you as comfortable as possible while we conduct our examination.

SEALANTS

Many people often have sealants placed on one or more of their teeth, usually their molars. If you brush and floss regularly you probably do a pretty good job of cleaning your teeth, but some areas, especially the molars, are much harder to clean thoroughly.

Sealants are a protective coating that is placed over the top surface of your molars to prevent bits of food and bacteria from hiding in the hard-to-reach, uneven surfaces of your back teeth. They are a great way to prevent cavities in your molars, reducing the risk by almost 80%.

Feel free to ask questions about sealants. Also, during your routine dental exam, we'll check any sealants you might currently have to ensure they are still intact.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

An oral cancer screening is a visual exam performed by your dentist to see if there are any signs of precancerous conditions or cancer in your mouth. Identifying any signs of mouth cancer early can greatly increase the chances of curing this malady.

Typically, an oral cancer screening is performed every time you visit the dentist for a routine check up. If anything appears questionable, your dentist may perform additional tests to make a better determination.

If you have any concerns about oral cancer, please feel free to make an appointment or ask questions, and we'll be glad to alleviate any concerns you may have.

IMPLANTS

Dental implants are used to replace teeth that you have lost or have been extracted due to tooth decay or damage. Made of materials that are compatible with your body, dental implants are an ideal way to restore lost teeth with one that looks and acts just like a natural tooth.

If you have been thinking of getting dental implants to restore your smile and maintain the health of your remaining teeth, please feel free to make an appointment for a consultation. We'll be happy to answer any questions about dental implants you may have and discuss the procedure.

OCCLUSAL GUARDS

If you suffer from a misalignment of the upper and lower dental arches, you may be at risk for occlusal disease. This disease can result in many problems with your teeth and gums, as well as your entire jaw. When the the upper and lower arches are misaligned, it can cause damage by affecting the teeth, as well as the supporting gums and bones around them.

Symptoms of occlusal disease include:

  • Tooth cracking
  • Tooth breakage
  • Receding gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Enamel wear
  • Muscle pain

You might also start to suffer from symptoms of TMJ, which affects the whole jaw. To remedy this and reduce the risk of occlusal disease, it is recommended that you wear occlusal guards.

Occlusal guards are essential mouth guards that you wear while sleeping. These are also useful for people who tend to grind their teeth at night, a condition called bruxism.

The occlusal guards help to prevent the wear and tear on your teeth caused by misalignment or grinding. It’s a non-invasive and effective treatment.

The professionals at Shallotte Family Dentistry will create custom occlusal guards for you that fit comfortably within your mouth and treats your symptoms of bruxism or occlusal disease.

FLOURIDE TREATMENTS

Fluoride is a mineral that is very important for ensuring healthy teeth. It is found in many brands of toothpaste and also in drinking water of many townships and municipalities.

You can also receive fluoride treatments at the dentist’s office to help further prevent cavities and tooth decay. The fluoride treatment, beneficial for both children and adults, is instrumental in helping to build and strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the risks of tooth decay.

We recommend fluoride treatments as part of a regular regimen for maintaining optimal oral health. During your routine dental checkup, we can discuss future appointments for fluoride treatments and cleanings as preventative maintenance.

CHANGE METAL FILLINGS TO TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS

Many people who have had cavities in the past and received fillings as a result currently have metal fillings in their mouth. While there is generally nothing harmful about the metal fillings, you might feel more comfortable if you had fillings that were disguised and matched the color of your teeth.

Today, it is possible with tooth-colored composite fillings. Patients receiving fillings today have the option to choose these fillings over metal ones, but if you already have fillings, you may be wondering if you can change yours.

The answer is yes, you can. It is important to consult with the professionals at Shallotte Family Dentistry first before deciding to change metal fillings to tooth-colored fillings, but if it is a viable option for you, we can actually use a variety of materials to replace the metal fillings. 

You might also be considering changing the metal fillings to tooth-colored fillings if you have fractured teeth due to old amalgam fillings, or if the fillings are old and need to be replaced anyway. Amalgam fillings can also sometimes leak, increasing the risk for tooth decay, and so replacement is also necessary. 

It is not recommended that you remove any metal fillings unless they are rather old. A consultation with the professionals at Shallotte Family Dentistry will let you know your options.

INVISALIGN

We offer Invisalign! Our staff can map out your new smile and provide a custom treatment plan that's right for you.