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Relax. You are not alone. Fear prevents many people from seeing the dentist. In fact, 30 percent of the US population says that they avoid the dentist because of fear or "dental phobia". Unfortunately, overlooking routine care causes small issues to snowball into serious ones.

Our team has been trained to be especially attentive to those with dental phobias. We will listen to your concerns and do everything we can to make you more comfortable. Comfort is our priority.

We have solutions to your fears. Here are some ways we could make your next trip to the dentist more comfortable:

  • A paraffin hand-wax spa treatment
  • Satellite TV
  • Satellite Radio
  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
  • Conscious Sedation

Yes!

If you, like millions of Americans, are terrified of the dentist, have had disturbing dental experiences or want to mend years of damage and decay in only a few visits, our conscious sedation services may be right for you. With the help of a licensed anesthesiologist, you’ll be constantly monitored while we work on your teeth. Under sedation, you’ll feel relaxed, but you won’t be asleep. In the length of a lazy afternoon, years of damage and fear may be mended, leaving your teeth healthy and beautiful.

 

Fluoride is an important part of a person’s overall dental health and helps support strong dental enamel, which is the outer layer of the tooth. You can think of enamel as a tooth’s protective shield, ensuring plaque and bacteria can’t go on the offensive and create problems such as cavities or tooth decay. Over time, acid in the mouth can wear away this protective layer. 

Fluoride helps us fortify your teeth’s enamel, reinforce protection against cavities and reverse tooth decay. For children, flouride helps foster the development of strong adult teeth.

Fluoride is naturally found in food and water (and is even added to the water supply in many countries), however Boger Dental may recommend in-office fluoride treatments for different reasons such as, but not limited to, evidence of tooth decay, if you’ve battled cavities in the past, or if you live in an area that is not serviced by a fluoridated water supply (such as a home with a well). 

Yes, dental X-rays are safe. As an added layer of patient protection, Boger Dental offers patients digital X-rays, which expose patients to very small levels of radiation. We also follow the American Dental Association guidelines and only utilize dental X-rays when necessary and to help inform treatment decisions. If you are concerned about receiving dental X-rays, please feel free to talk to your dentist about the particular reasons behind the X-rays they would like to use during your visit. Click HERE if you'd like to learn more interesting x-ray facts.

Of course!

We are committed to providing the highest quality dental care for your entire family. Using laser technology, we can give kids (and everyone else in the family) painless solutions to their dental needs without the frightening drills and needles. Together with top-notch treatment, prevention is also a priority; our hygienists use the latest procedures and technologies to keep smiles healthy for life.

We recommend that children be brought in at age three. We also recommend that you bring your kids with you on appointments, so they can become familiar with the office and so any fears or concerns they have about the dentist can be alleviated.

 

 Yes.

Call in or email us for a free, no-obligation consultation about how we can help you attain the smile you’ve always wanted. 

A new smile can do wonders. After getting a personalized smile design, many of our patients feel more confident. No longer do they hide their teeth or become embarrassed when they laugh or smile. Instead, they feel free to express themselves, smiling with confidence, focusing on their lives and not their mouths.


Yes, we work with many insurance plans!

Boger Dental is a part of the Delta Premier NetworkPremier Dental Network and DHA Premier Network.

Delta Network:
Delta Premier

Premier Dental Network:
Aetna Premier
Cigna Total DPPO
Companion Life
BCBS of IL, NM, OK, TX
Dearborn
Federate Insurance
Guardian
Humana
Lincoln Financial
Metlife PDP Plus
Preferred One
Principal
Security Life
Sheffield Olson & McQueen (SOMI)
Sunlife Financial
United Healthcare

DHA Premier Network:
Assurant Employee Benefits
Direct Dental Administrators
EBMS
Formula Corp
Meritain
Security Life
United Concordia

If you have any questions about your insurance or plan benefits, we encourage you to call your HR manager, who will be able to give you a breakdown of your benefits.

Generally, insurance plans offer $1,000 to $2,500 in benefits with 100 percent coverage on preventive and diagnostic services, 80 percent coverage on minor services and 50 percent coverage on major services. However, not all benefit plans are covered as such.

Many cosmetic treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance. However, we will help you to get the most out of your plan’s benefits. For any treatments that require alternative finances, we offer extended payment plans up to $35,000 upon approved credit. We offer the following:

  • No down payment
  • Low monthly payments
  • No prepayment penalty
  • No to low fixed interest rates

Our motto is: Quality is the constant, time is the variable.

 Yes. During business hours, we try to assist emergency cases as soon as possible. If an emergency takes place outside of usual business hours, we have a doctor on call whose cell phone number is given by our answering machine.

 

Each employer or individual has their own plan benefits, so once we have gathered your insurance information we will be able to better determine for you how your benefits will work in our office. Each individual policy is subject to their own set of benefits, maximums and deductibles. Please keep in mind if you are seeing a specialist outside of Boger Dental, your dental benefits will be used by that office as well.

If you have any questions, just give us a call at (763) 546-7707.

At Boger Dental our job is to recommend treatment based on what we feel is best for the patient.  Every situation is different and should be given the individual attention it deserves. There are multiple reasons our specialists recommend a crown versus a filling, such as when we find fractures present, large or broken fillings or minimal natural tooth structure remaining.

At times, insurance providers do not follow our recommendations, which can alter our treatment plans to ensure patients are put in positions where we can preserve their dental health and ensure we can help prevent future pain or compounded dental problems. We will try to work with your insurance company to stress our recommendations and work with their personnel to ensure our patients receive the best care we are able to provide. If our dentists recommend a crown, it is because they believe that is the best treatment for the tooth in question to ensure the tooth’s health and longevity.

If you have dental insurance, preventative visits are typically covered at 80 to 100% . Insurance companies usually do not cover laser therapy, dental products or fluoride varnish. Some dental insurance plans have a lifetime or yearly deductible on all services, including preventative.  

Please review your dental benefits provided by your employer and insurance agent. All restorative and major services will be subject to a patient responsibility.  We estimate that responsibility based on what we see over all with the insurances in our office and do our best to inform you of what that portion due will be at the time you schedule your appointment.

Neuromuscular dentistry is a treatment philosophy that focuses on the proper alignment of the jaw, especially at the temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) – located where the jaw meets the skull in front of the ear. Misalignments in the jaw can creature serious dental problems and awkward relationships for the nerves and muscles therein. These awkward relationships can cause pain, headaches and inner ear problems. Neuromuscular dentistry seeks to fix the misalignments in the jaw and make the entire mouth (not just the teeth and joints) work together more fluidly and naturally.

Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Chad will be able to measure your optimal jaw position in its relaxed state. With that information, he can create a personalized plan to realign your jaw and improve the overall functioning of your mouth.

Of Course! Visit our Smile Gallery page to see some of our patient stories. You can also Google "Boger Dental" to read hundreds of patient reviews. 

 

 

If you are transferring records to Boger Dental, then you must be a new patient. Welcome!

We are happy to help make the process as easy as possible for you by contacting your previous dentist. Simply CLICK HERE and provide the necessary information. We will call the office and try to obtain the information before your appointment.

Yes, we love personal referrals from our existing patients! We do hand write a thank you letter to each individual patient that refers a friend or family member.

There are multiple options for whitening your smile.  

Boost/Zoom Whitening. "Boost" is a product we use in office that takes about an hour to complete. Boost is a great option for people wanting an instant result for a special occasion or don't think they will be compliant with at-home treatment options we can provide.  Importantly, when whitening teeth quickly there is a higher risk of short term sensitivity during and immediately following the procedure.  If a patient already has sensitive teeth, a better option may be the take home trays.  

At-Home Whitening Trays. With at-home whitening treatments, custom molds are taken of the patient's teeth to make trays that are used at home.  Patients place whitening gel in the tray and, depending on the strength of the gel, are worn for anywhere from 1 hr to overnight.  The trays are used daily until the patient has reached their desired whiteness.  

Internal Bleaching. One other procedure that not many people know about is internal bleaching.  This is used for people who have had a tooth darken or change shade over time due to a root canal or "dead tooth".  In this situation, traditional bleaching treatments will most likely not whiten the tooth significantly.  Internal bleaching is when the whitening product is actually placed within the tooth from the back by the dental professional. The treatment is checked weekly and on average only takes a week or two to reach the desired whiteness.

There are a number of options to patients looking for a straighter smile.

Invisalign can be a great option for straightening teeth. Invisalign involves clear aligners patients wear over your teeth.  The ideal amount of time is 20-22 hours per day.  Approximately every two weeks the aligners are switched to advance patients to the next stage of treatment.  The length of treatment varies as invisalign is now able to help even complex cases.  

For other patients, traditional orthodontia (braces) is another option and is the recommendation in more extensive situations or if there are any skeletal discrepancies that may be a factor.

Replacing lost teeth is important for overall dental health, as well as for restoring a patient’s smile and ensuring they can retain their ability to speak clearly and eat normally. Boger Dental offers patients a number of options for replacing missing teeth if they’d like to pursue treatment.

One option for patients who want to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant. Dental implants are designed to look and feel like real teeth, and are engineered to fuse to the bone.  Once integrated into the bone, an implant is restored with a crown. It is fixed in the mouth, meaning it is not removed at night or any other time, and can be treated like a natural tooth. 

Another option for patients who are missing a tooth is a dental bridge. When we create a bridge, we create a fake tooth that is attached to crowns placed on the adjacent teeth. A dental bridge is designed to look like your natural teeth, and is also a fixed restoration.  A bridge can be a great option for patients in many different situations.

The last option we recommend for some patients is a removable partial denture. With a removable partial denture, replacement teeth are anchored to a gum-colored base, which sit in your mouth to mask gaps created by missing teeth. Sometimes, crowns will be needed on adjacent teeth to ensure a proper fit.

Talk to your dentist about all your options for replacing missing teeth to understand the benefits and challenges of each replacement option to decide which may be right for you.

      
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