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Bonilla Dental Arts in Annandale, Va. glady accepts various forms of payment, including:
•Cash •Personal Checks •Money Orders •Major Credit Cards •Springstone •CareCredit
We will gladly assist our patients with their CareCredit or Springstone applications during their appointment at our office. As third-party financing companies, CareCredit and Springstone are able to offer our patients various financial-plan options, including no-interest plans, which makes them perfect for individuals needing or who anticipate needing extensive dental work.
To learn more about CareCredit and Springstone or to learn more about our general payment policies and procedures, please visit our office or call us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a prosthodontist?
- A prosthodontist is a dental professional who specializes in the replacement and restoration of teeth. In addition to the required schooling to become a dentist, a prosthodontist is required to receive an additional three years of training from an American Dental Association (ADA) certified institution.
The additional three years of prosthodontic training comprise of several intense components, including: attending in-depth lectures, learning multidisciplinary treatment planning, participating in seminars, attending round table discussions, reviewing industry-related literature, treating patients, and fabricating tooth restorations in a dental laboratory.
What dental procedures does a prosthodontist do?
- Due to his or her in-depth training, an experienced prosthodontist will have acquired the knowledge required to perform various dental rehabilitation procedures, which might include: bridges, crowns (caps), veneers, dentures, removable partial dentures, and dental implants. Additionally, some prosthodontists, including Dr. Bonilla, have the ability to both surgically place dental implants as well as attach the dental implant restoration.
Is a prosthodontist different from a "cosmetic dentist"?
- What separates prosthodontists from cosmetic dentists is the amount of education required and the level of expertise. A prosthodontist must complete an additional three-year program focusing on the fine details of dental aesthetics, function, biology and dental materials. Most cosmetic dentists receive some additional training, but much of the training is minimal.
Will a prosthodontist complete all of my necessary treatment?
- Though your prosthodontist is capable of completing all of your necessary treatments, the answer to this question might depend on your unique dental needs.
Dr. Bonilla, the architect of your treatment plan, has an exceptional understanding of beauty and has an innate ability to understand the functionality of each patient’s mouth. He has a vision of how the function and aesthetics of your smile should be. Depending on the work that needs to be done to achieve this vision, other dental specialists may participate to create a solid foundation for your restorations. Your treatment plan will be customized to fit your needs and you can discuss with Dr. Bonilla whether or not additional procedures by another dentist are necessary.
Is Dr. Bonilla a provider in my dental insurance network?
- Dental insurance companies do not often differentiate between the fees charged by a general dentist and the fees charged by specialists, which means most specialists are not considered “providers.” However, the dental insurance will still contribute to the overall cost of the treatment. Our friendly, knowledgeable office staff still will happily help you achieve maximum benefits.
Will my dental insurance pay for my treatment?
- Most dental insurance companies cover many of our procedures at least partially. It is important to note that many insurance companies have a yearly maximum allowable benefit and do not cover certain procedures. The best way to determine what your insurance company will cover is to send a pre-treatment authorization. If you have any additional insurance questions, please call Bonilla Dental Arts and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members.
Our practice is fee-per-service based; however, we gladly file most insurance claims in order to best serve our patients.
When a claim is to be filed, our accounting staff will prepare the required forms based on your specific dental insurance plan benefits.
We remind all of our patients that your specific dental insurance policy is between you and your insurance provider. Should a dispute arise or a balance remain after payment, you will be held responsible for the remaining amount. To help our patients avoid this issue, our staff is happy to submit a pre-treatment estimate to your dental insurance company to ensure you understand your plan’s benefits prior to receiving treatment.
Some dental coverage plans might be based on a fixed-fee schedule, which run on their own schedule and might not correlate with our payment calendar. Additionally, it is important that each of our patients understand all insurance providers do not offer the same services. Lastly, the length of time it takes pay your claim will vary based on the coverage provider.
If you have any questions about our insurance and payment policies, please contact our office.
New Patient Forms
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