February 7, 2011 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
Question— Are Individual Dental Insurance Plans worth buying?
Answer– Not really….. here is why. As the office manager of our dental practice I often get questions about individual dental plans because of patients retiring, switching employers, or being self employed. After may hours of research and price comparisons of different dental insurance plans I have proven time and time again that you have to be on the dental plan for two years before the insurance will pay for dental crowns, dental bridges, oral surgery, or even a root canal. Dental implants are rarely covered on even the best dental insurance plans. This disadvantage is called a “waiting period”, and normally does not apply to routine dental cleanings ( hygiene prophy), x-rays, and check up exams but are covered at only 50%-to 80% of the service fee. When I add up the dental insurance premiums with the out of pocket expenses for dental cleanings, x-rays, and check up exams it almost always adds up to more that you would have paid if you just paid at the time of service. If you have a High deductible Savings Account, also known as an HSA card, or Flexible Spending Account or FLex card, you save even more by using pre-tax dollars without having to deal with dental insurance.
The real solution to this problem is having an insurance broker work with your small to medium sized business to show you different dental plans. The best dental insurance plans will have out of network benefits, short or no waiting periods, and a group rate that is more affordable than an individual plan.
Please contact Tracy and Maria Speer for Centennial and Denver area dental and health insurance needs.
Please contact Sally Wurr insurance agent for your Highlands Ranch and Littleton Colorado dental and health insurance needs.
Contact Bob Lowry at Allstate Insurance for your insurance needs in Castle Rock Colorado
Please tell them Brian sent you!
February 6, 2011 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
A porcelain veneer is a thin, custom-made porcelain molding made to cover the front of the tooth. Porcelain Veneers can cover unattractive gaps, mask stains, and conceal misshaped or crooked teeth. Each porcelain veneer is bonded onto the front of a tooth to create an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Why Dental Veneers Made Of Porcelain?
Porcelain is a durable material that closely resembles your natural tooth enamel in color and texture. Porcelain does not easily stain and does not decay which makes it great for dental veneers. Porcelain veneers create a natural-looking smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Radiant Smile: Porcelain veneers create a stunning smile!
- Natural: Each porcelain veneer is individually sculpted for your mouth and look natural.
- Don’t lose original teeth: Your original tooth is not altered very much to fit the dental veneer
- Tooth whitening: Teeth of all shades can appear bright white with porcelain veneers.
- Resistant: Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains from tea, coffee, and cigarette smoke.
- “Instant Orthodontics”: When covered with dental veneers, small gaps, minor overlaps, and uneven teeth can be corrected for a gorgeous smile.
- A Normal Life: Porcelain veneers look and feel like your natural teeth. You can eat the same foods as before the porcelain veneer procedure.
If you are considering porcelain veneers, it is important to find a qualified and artistic cosmetic dentist. Dr Charles Theobald DDS has over 30 years of experience and is skilled in cosmetic dentistry that can create your beautiful new smile with porcelain veneers. Call our Dr. Charles N. Theobald today at our Highlands Ranch, CO dental office near 80126.
February 2, 2011 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
Highlands Ranch Oral Surgery
You may not know that Dr. Theobald typically does not extract teeth. The reason why our dental office refers patients to periodontists, oral surgeons, and endodonticsts is so they may receive the highest level of services. Dr. Theobald specializes in crowns, fillings, dental bridges and even implant crowns, however when a patient needs a root canal or a tooth extracted we refer them to the best doctors in the business. This happened to a patient this week. Because of the extent of the decay the tooth would require a root canal. Dr. Mark Levine D.M.D.,P.C. a endodontist in Denver worked our patient in to his schedule the same day. Unfortunately the tooth could not be saved. Dr. Levine the referred the patient to Dr. Stephen Colm,DMD, a oral surgeon in Highlands Ranch, to have the tooth extracted to avoid any complications. Our office would like to say thanks to Dr. Colm for staying late to work our patient in the same day to get her out of pain!
December 22, 2010 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
In an effort to increase Dr. Theobald’s internet profile we have joined Linkedin. Linkedin is a business professional networking website and we are hoping that our patients will network with us, you can also find us on Facebook. So please feel free to look us up!
Google and Yahoo search words- Highlands Ranch Dentist Littleton Colorado Dentistry- or search Dr. Theobald
December 14, 2010 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
This Highlands Ranch Dentist tries to buy “Made in the USA” when ever possible. Our dental laboratory uses precious metals like gold, silver, palladium, and platinum from a US owned and operated refiner. This assures there is no contamination issues associated with dental work made in China. Our dental laboratory is located in Centennial Colorado were he completes the crown and bridges. We try to by local when ever possible to help our local economy, we hope you do the same!
October 12, 2010 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
If Amendment 63 is passed by Colorado voters in November, the “Right to Health Care Choice” citizens amendment would accomplish two hugely important steps to protect Coloradans from the ongoing takeover of health care by government, and to make Colorado a “sanctuary state” for quality health care. The “Right to Health Care Choice” amendment would:
Write into the Colorado Constitution that the State of Colorado cannot force its citizens to purchase a public or private health insurance product, either on its own, or on behalf of the federal government. In other words, Colorado would not be able to implement a Massachusetts-style insurance mandate (otherwise known as Romney Care).
The amendment would also constitutionally protect fee-for-service health care by ensuring the right to pay out of pocket for health care services and products if you so choose. This means even if Colorado were to implement a single payer heath care system, you would be free to engage in voluntary exchange with a health care provider outside the system.
Read more about Amendment 63 on the www.patientpowernow.org healthcare site.
September 9, 2010 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
We just ordered Philips SoniCare FlexCare tooth brushes for the fall season. They will be delivered in about two weeks. Please ask the front desk or your hygienist about our discount pricing! — Update 12-23-2010 sorry we are Sold Out! — Please ask Brian for special order options !
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! From your Highlands Ranch Dental office!
September 1, 2010 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
Please don’t wait to call! We do our best to see you the same day. Don’t let that tooth ache become a Saturday emergency, call 303-791-0413. Have a safe and fun Holiday Weekend and Happy New Year from your Highlands Ranch Dentist!
February 6, 2010 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
What is your 2011 “New Year’s Resolution” ? Is it time to quit smoking? Smoking is bad for you not only because of the ill effects on your lungs but also your gums (gingival tissues). This Highlands Ranch Dentist often sends our dental patients to Mark Costello, L.Ac at http://www.quitsmokingwithlasercolorado.com/ with good results! For 2010 we had 3 people quit smoking with laser acupuncture! Many people experience 1 to 2 shades of teeth whitening after an adult prophy or dental hygiene cleaning (prophylaxis) a few weeks after they stop smoking. So if you want to look younger, have a whiter smile, healthy gums, and healthy lungs contact Mark Costello.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2011 from Dr. Charles N. Theobald and Staff!
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February 2, 2010 - Highlands Ranch Dentist
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