FAQs

Will you care for my entire family?

Absolutely. We enjoy creating gorgeous, healthy smiles for patients of any age. If we find that your child –or you for that matter –would benefit from seeing a specialist, we’ll refer you to a trusted colleague. Some children deal with dental appointments better with a children’s dentist (pedodontist). We also refer patients who have extensive dental problems, like advanced periodontitis or problematic root canals, to a specialist for optimal care. As a general dentist office, our preventative, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages.

What is a cosmetic dentist?

Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. Any general dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. To choose a good cosmetic dentist, review the doctor’s before-and-after photos of actual cases, ask about his or her postgraduate education in cosmetic dentistry, and make sure that you feel confident and comfortable in the office.

I want to know more about changing my smile. What do you suggest?

An appointment. Your smile and your goals are unique. We offer a wide range of cosmetic service, and after your consultation, you’ll know which services will deliver the smile of your dreams.

Does my insurance cover that?

Dental Insurance is diverse. Some policies cover only a small percentage of fees, while others cover 50 percent or greater. The more you or your employer pays for premiums, the better the coverage. In most cases, dental insurance covers some restorative and preventative procedures. Cosmetic treatment is not usually covered. We’ll be happy to file your insurance claim for reimbursement.

How do you keep up-to-date on current techniques, technologies, and materials in dentistry?

Drs. Resuta, Robbins and Filipovic and the entire staff takes more than the state’s requirement for continuing education each year. We also read trade journals, attend professional association meetings, and do everything possible to keep up to date with the latest developments in general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental technology. Drs. Resuta, Robbins and Filipovic are actively involved in the prestigious Spear Study Club of Atlanta and have completed hundreds of hours in post-graduate continuing education at facilities like the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and the Seattle Study Club.

My smile is missing teeth. What do you suggest I do?

You’ll need to first schedule an appointment with Drs. Resuta, Robbins and Filipovic. They can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from crown and bridgework, dentures, or dental implants. Because dental implants restore the tooth and the root, they are the clear choice for tooth replacement. When working with our surgical colleagues, Drs. Resuta, Robbins and Filipovic can place and restore implants in a single visit with the revolutionary procedures like All-on-4 Dental Implants/New Teeth in One Day.

Crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays, and partials… Where can I learn more about these procedures?

The Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry sections of the website give detailed explanations of procedures like these. You can also visit our Cosmetic Gallery to view photos of our actual patients before and after treatment. If you have questions about these or other dental procedures, don’t hesitate to call us. We would be happy to explain any aspect of your dental care or our service offerings.

What are crowns in one visit?

With innovative CEREC technology, we can create custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in our office. This means that you get custom-made, porcelain restorations made in one visit. No temporary. No impressions. No follow-up visit. It’s that simple.

Do you refer patients to specialists?

While we are trained and equipped to handle many dental issues in our office, when a specialist would better serve you, we’ll refer. Dental specialties include oral surgeons, periodontists (supporting structures), endodontists (root canals), orthodontists, and pedodontists (for children). We refer to only trusted professionals who are exceptionally skilled in their field.

Do you accept referrals?

Yes. We know that the finest compliment that anyone can give our office is the referral of a new patient. We appreciate your confidence in us and look forward to extending the same comprehensive, caring service to your family, friends, and coworkers.