Implant Crowns: For a period of 5 years from the time of restoration I will replace an implant crown or abutment that fails due to breakage at no cost to the patient.*
Gold Crowns, Onlays, Or Fillings: For a period of 5 years from the time of cementation I will replace a gold restoration that fails due to breakage, misfit, or decay at no cost to the patient.
Porcelain Veneers, Onlays, Crowns, and Bridges: For a period of 5 years from the time of cementation I will replace or repair a porcelain restoration that fails due to porcelain fracture, misfit, or decay at no cost to the patient.
Root Canal Therapy: Root canal therapy has a 95% success rate, but occasionally does fail. If your root canal treatment fails, I may send you to an endodontist who specializes in root canals and why they fail. If this occurs the first year we will refund you 100% of the fee paid for the root canal. After the first year, and for a period of 5 years from the time of treatment, if your root canal fails I will refund the patient portion paid for the root canal.
Composite (White) Fillings: When a tooth has a cavity I will remove the infected area and seal the hole with a composite filling that should not be more than 50% of the tooth. It is the remaining tooth that supports the filling. When a cavity destroys more than 50% of a tooth a crown is needed to hold the tooth together. Sometimes I will place a filling thinking the tooth is still strong enough when actually it is not. In this case the tooth begins to break under chewing forces. If this occurs, for a period of 2 years, I will credit the cost of the filling toward the cost of a crown. In addition, for a period of 2 years from the date of restoration, I will replace a composite filling due to breakage, misfit, or decay at no cost to the patient.
- This warranty will be null and void if the patient does not maintain his/her recommended professional dental cleanings (either every 3,4, or 6 months).
- If a tooth becomes sensitive after a dental treatment and requires a root canal therapy, this does not constitute failure, but is a treatment complication. There are many reasons a tooth requires a root canal therapy that are beyond our control (deep cavities, fracture lines, and individual patient sensitivities). If the root canal is completed at our office it carries a five-year warranty just like a crown.
- This warranty does not cover breakage due to accident, trauma, or inappropriate use (chewing ice, opening bottles, ect.).