Dr. Evans has been practicing and perfecting his exceptional style of dental care since 1982. However, we understand that you may have questions about the practice. Answers to these dental care FAQs (frequently asked questions) help residents of the Williamsburg area decide if Evans Dental Care is a good match for their needs.
WHY SHOULD A DENTIST LOOK AT A PATIENT’S HEALTH, NOT JUST THEIR TEETH?
A BioCompatible dentist approaches oral care with a focus on its connection to overall health. After all, your mouth is part of your body! This type of dentist uses BioCompatible restorative materials that are not toxic to human physiology, and techniques that “first do no harm.” The holistic dentist strives to help patients prevent the causes of disease, or eliminate them to restore wellness, rather than simply addressing symptoms. Holistic dental care promotes the body’s natural capabilities for regeneration and healing.
WHAT IS BIOCOMPATIBLE DENTAL CARE?
You might think of BioCompatible as “body friendly.” BioCompatible dental care utilizes the least invasive and traumatic methods of diagnosis and treatment, coupled with materials that do not disrupt the mouth or bodily systems. This includes non-metal options for fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and orthodontics.
WHY IS AMALGAM A CONCERN?
Amalgam has been used in this country for filling cavities since the 1800s. It is an alloy of silver, tin, and copper bound with liquid mercury, one of the most toxic elements on earth. Mercury can be absorbed through mucous membranes of the mouth and ingested in saliva. In addition, hot liquids and the heat from chewing releases mercury vapor.
SHOULD I HAVE AMALGAM FILLINGS REMOVED?
That is a very personal decision. Some individuals choose to have dark fillings removed for cosmetic improvement; others for the potential health benefits. If you wish to have amalgam replaced with BioCompatible restorations that blend beautifully with the smile, it is important to consider a dentist who uses a safe removal technique.
DO I NEED A CONVENTIONAL DENTIST IN ADDITION TO DR. EVANS?
No. Holistic/BioCompatible dental care encompasses preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments – simply with a “whole-body health” approach. Dr. Evans offers additional services you probably won’t find at a conventional dental practice. Bear in mind that, while Evans Dental Care provides comprehensive care, there are situations where referral to a specialist is in the patient’s best interest.
WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
Evans Dental Care believes that everyone deserves a healthy mouth and body. Our Business Administrator works closely with patients to maximize insurance benefits. We accept payment for the patient’s responsibility by cash, personal check, debit card, or major credit card. In addition, we assist with application for flexible financing with low- or no-interest through CareCredit.
CAN I CALL THE OFFICE AND GET MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED?
You may have questions that need answering. We can help. If you don’t see the answer below to a question you have, simply call Donna and if she doesn’t have the answer, she knows who to go to get it. Call Donna at (757) 349-8877 and let’s get your questions answered.
Do you have additional questions? Give us a call at (757) 349-8877.