Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Covered By Insurance?

At Dentonics, Inc, we understand that money is always a consideration for our Pittsburgh-area patients. And we also know that it's important to openly address these financial concerns so you can budget appropriately. This is certainly true when you're considering a teeth whitening treatment. If you're like most Americans, you likely have dental insurance through your job or in some other capacity. This insurance can make it possible to keep your teeth and gums healthy. As such, many patients ask
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Porcelain Veneers Candidacy

Cosmetic dentistry can achieve an extraordinary transformation in your smile, but only if you undergo the right procedures, and only if you're actually a good candidate for the procedure you do undergo. Each procedure we offer is carefully targeted at achieving a specific objective or eliminating specific problems, so our team works hard to ensure you receive the right treatment for your unique needs and goals. When it comes to porcelain veneers, evaluating your candidacy is essentially a two-part
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Beware of Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening Products

We all want bright, white, photogenic teeth. Yellow, stained teeth can mar a beautiful smile and dramatically affect your self-confidence. So it's natural and understandable that many Pittsburgh-area residents are curious about over-the-counter teeth whitening products. However, it's important to understand that these products are not your best options. While the products you can buy at Target or your local drug store seem to offer you convenience and simplicity, the reality is quite different. Over-the-counter
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Foods and Beverages that Stain Your Teeth

We all strive for a beautiful white smile that lets our confidence shine through. If you’ve invested your time and energy into teeth whitening, the last thing you want to do is expose your bright new smile to the foods and beverages that will stain your teeth again. Some staining foods and drinks are well known, but you may be surprised to find out about many others. One rule of thumb is to think about foods and beverages that would stain a white T-shirt. If a substance can stain a white cotton
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A New Smile for the New Year

Another year is upon us, making this month a time for reflection and setting goals for 2016. Many people create New Year's Resolutions, and there is often a varying degree of success regarding following through with them. Why not set a very attainable New Year's Resolution that will pay big dividends in your life? Why not make your smile and your oral health a priority in 2016? The advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments offered at Dentonics make a beautiful, healthy smile accessible to everyone.
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Porcelain Veneers to Correct Crooked Teeth

Sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics,” porcelain veneers can be an ideal alternative for correcting crooked teeth. While traditional braces and alternative orthodontic solutions such as Invisalign are still highly effective straightening treatments, many Pittsburgh patients find that porcelain veneers are a much better fit for their aesthetic goals and personal preferences. Often times this is because porcelain veneers provide nearly immediate results and do not require the same
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Is My Teeth Whitening Covered by Insurance?

Coffee, cola, chocolate, cigarettes. These are just a few things that can stain your teeth and give a rotten brown tinge to your pearly whites. A teeth whitening procedure can brighten your smile as well as restore the shine to your teeth. Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye offer several teeth whitening options, including Zoom! Whitening, which can be done both in our offices and at your home to help you achieve the dazzling, bright smile you desire. Teeth whitening is a great way to restore your teeth’s
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5 Reasons to Undergo Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

Teenage orthodontic treatment is almost a rite of passage. Leaf through any middle school or high school yearbook, and the thought of undergoing orthodontic treatment as an adult might make you cringe. But advances in orthodontics mean that today’s grownups can get the treatment they need without a mouth full of metal. There are many good reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment as an adult. Here are five of them: You’ll look younger. A straight set of bright, white teeth is a universally
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What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?

If you would like to straighten crooked teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassles associated with metal braces, then you may want to consider Invisalign®. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional orthodontics that uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth over time. Each Invisalign aligner is worn for two weeks. You then move to the next aligner in the series and continue this process until your teeth have reached their optimal position. You
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Invisalign: The Discreet Orthodontics Option

If a desire to avoid a "mouthful of metal" has kept you from undergoing important orthodontics treatment, then you may want to consider Invisalign. In recent years, Invisalign has become a very popular alternative to traditional metal braces due to their convenience and the discreet nature of the treatment method. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth to their desired position. Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye will take an impression of your teeth which will
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