Michael J Aiello, DDS, PLC

Dental Insurance

We will work with you to maximize your dental insurance benefits. Our office is willing to accept all traditional dental insurance plans. We are a Delta Dental Premier Provider and participate with Blue Cross Traditional Dental Insurance. Although we are not in network with any other specific providers, we can still see you. We have hundreds of patients with PPO insurance plans.

We are happy to work with your insurance provider so that you can get the quality dental care that you need, when you need it. During your treatment plan consultation, we can discuss any questions you have about your dental insurance coverage.  Feel free to give our office a call if have any questions about your insurance plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before teeth grinding can be prevented it is important to determine the cause. Many people that show evidence of teeth grinding or bruxism are given bite guards. When bruxism has correctly diagnosed a custom fitted occlusal bite guard is an excellent option. Unfortunately, there are many times when a bite guard may not be the proper treatment.
 
That is why it is important to see a dentist that thoroughly understands your problem as well as possible factors that are causing the grinding. Properly restoring the teeth to the correct bite or treatment for sleep apnea are just two of the many examples that could stop grinding. 

 

Worn and chipped teeth are usually fixed with white tooth colored materials such as composite bonding filling material or porcelains. Depending upon what you want and need there are a variety of materials and options that be utilized to fix worn and chipped teeth.

Friction against teeth rubbing together incorrectly causes them to wear down. You may be grinding your teeth or have an unstable bite. If this is the cause, a custom made bite guard known as an occlusal splint, may be indicated. Other recommendations may be a simple bite adjustment or rebuilding the worn teeth.

Another form of wear may be due to erosion where tooth structure actually starts to dissolve away. Erosion is commonly associated with underlying health problems, the foods we eat or drink, medicines, supplements, and liquids we put in our mouths. It is very common with people that have acid reflux, sleep apnea, GERD, and chronic dry mouth.

Dr. Aiello feels it is important to thoroughly evaluate each patient’s situation individually. This allows us to have a solution that can fix the current problem and prevent it from causing more damage.

Typically a bite guard is made to take the stress off of teeth, muscles, and the jaw joints. A properly fitted guard helps the jaw joint and muscles relax. Man | Laser Gum Treatment Clinton TownshipBite guards help prevent tooth wear, teeth breakage, root canals, tooth mobility, headaches, and many factors related to gum disease. 

Bite Guards in Clinton Township, MI

If you are looking for a bite guard, contact Michael J Aiello, DDS, PLC and we will be happy to create you a custom bite guard. 

Most of the time a portion of cosmetic dental treatment is covered. It depends upon your policy and the condition of the area to be treated. After evaluating your needs we typically can give you a good estimate of insurance coverage.

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