Frequently Asked Questions
As you browse through these pages, you may have a lot of questions about our practice. We’ve answered some of our most commonly asked questions below. If you don’t see your questions answered here, call us at 858-487-4888 for more information.
Do you accept referrals?
Absolutely. We always welcome new patients to our office. We feel there’s no greater complement to our practice than to have our patients recommend us to their friends and family.
Do you accept my insurance plan?
We know that deciphering your insurance benefits can be confusing, so we are happy to help you with insurance concerns.
We feel, however, that your insurance should never dictate the quality or timing of your treatment. If you have extensive or long term dental care, we offer assistance through CareCredit, an outside financing company with competitive interest rates. If you have any questions, call us at 858-487-4888.
What is a NTI-tss device?
Nearly 44 million Americans clench and grind their teeth while they sleep. If you’re part of this statistic and suffer from migraines, neck pain, or other disorders, you may want to talk to Dr. Salamy or Dr. Snyder about being fitted for an NTI-tss. This device is a small mouthpiece that fits over the front teeth and keeps the back molars from touching.
You may not realize it, but clenching and grinding can cause a lot of problems. When you unconsciously clench or grind your teeth, the muscles responsible for the clenching become sore or tender. This soreness may lead to migraines and other headaches. By keeping your teeth apart, the NTI-tss relieves this muscle tension and also protects the enamel on your teeth from being worn away.
If you suffer from migraines and nothing seems to help, call 858-487-4888 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Salamy or Dr. Snyder. They can determine if you have a grinding or clenching problem and whether a NTI-tss device is right for you.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are quickly becoming one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium screw that is used as an artificial substitute for tooth roots to anchor a single crown, bridge, or denture in your mouth.
Unlike removable dentures, implants feel and act like natural teeth. They also maintain the gum tissue and structure of your face, unlike traditional dentures. Best of all, you can smile knowing that you’re implants are permanent.
Implants have an extremely high success rate and no matter what age you are, you can be a good candidate for dental implants. If you want to know more about dental implants, contact our practice by calling 858-487-4888.
What are veneers?
A veneer is a thin leaf of porcelain that is placed over your teeth to improve the size, shape, or color of your smile. Veneers are becoming more popular because they mimic the appearance of your natural teeth and are very effective at enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Dr. Salamy or Dr. Snyder may recommend veneers if your teeth are resistant to whitening. They may also suggest veneers if you want to straighten your teeth or close a space between your teeth.
This type of cosmetic dentistry begins with a consultation with Dr. Salamy or Dr. Snyder. You will have the opportunity to discuss your goals of treatment. Photos and models may also be taken to begin your treatment plan. You can schedule your first appointment by calling 858-487-4888.