FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What payment options do you offer?

We accept cash, check, most major credit cards, and third-party financing through CareCredit. Our goal is to make dentistry affordable for you. We’ll be happy to work with you to develop a plan that will make your dental care fit within your budget.

Do you accept dental insurance?

We will gladly file your out-of-network dental claim and work to secure optimal benefits for you. If you have dental insurance, call us to discuss how your plan works in our office.

What cosmetic dental procedures do you offer?

We provide the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. This includes porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and more. Visit Patient Services to learn about the exciting options you have for improving your smile.

What are white or invisible fillings?

White fillings are made from composite resin, a liquid material that we tint to match a patient’s damaged tooth so that the filling is invisible to the naked eye. In addition to being inconspicuous, white fillings contain no mercury, a heavy metal found in amalgams. Learn more about tooth-colored fillings here.

How can gum disease negatively affect overall health?

It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications. If you don’t think it’s a problem that you have, simply note that conservative estimates report that up to 80 percent of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form. Learn more.

What options do I have to replace missing teeth?

We offer bridgework, partials, full dentures, and implant restorations to replace missing teeth. Learn more about our full-offering of Patient Services, and then call us for a free consultation. With X-rays, intraoral photos, and a thorough assessment of your dentition, Dr. Arima can help you decide which replacement option will be best for you.

Does Dr. Arima see children?

Absolutely. We enjoy creating gorgeous, healthy smiles for patients of any age. Of course, if we find that your child would benefit from seeing a specialist, we’ll refer to a trusted colleague. Some children deal with dental appointments better at a pedodontist’s office (at a children’s dentist). However, as an office specializing in general dentistry, our preventive, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages.