Dental Warranty

Dr. Aldrich’s Dental Warranty

Waterloo Dental Associates is proud of the dentistry that we provide for you and your family.  Our goal is to not just correct any dental problems you may have, but to show you how to prevent dental disease in the future to save you time and unnecessary expense.  The long term success of the dental treatments we provide depends upon your continuing home care of your teeth and gums, regular professional dental exams, cleanings, x-rays and fluoride treatments.  The products recommended by us for you and the frequency of those professional recare visits depends on your individual condition.  The recare visits may be every 3, 4 or 6 months apart depending on your oral health.  With that in mind we offer the following limited dental warranties:

Dental Sealants

Sealants are plastic coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent decay in the pits and grooves of teeth.  Floss and the use of fluoride will help prevent decay between the teeth.  We will repair or replace sealants for a period of 2 years after initial placement.  

Composite (Tooth-Colored) and Silver Fillings

If a dental filling is the recommended treatment of choice and it fails or breaks under normal use, we will replace or repair it for a period of 2 years after initial placement.  If the tooth breaks in this 2 year period, and now requires a crown or onlay, we will credit the cost of the filling toward the cost of the crown or onlay.

*If Dr. Aldrich recommended a crown and you elect to do the treatment option of a large filling, this warranty is null and void.*

Crowns, Bridges, Porcelain Veneers, Onlays

We will warranty these most comprehensive procedures for a full 5 years.  We will replace or repair them at no charge during this five year period if they break, are lost, or decay with normal use.  This does not include accidents that could break normal, healthy teeth.

Root Canals

Root canal treatment is about 90% successful or better.  They do occasionally fail.  If you lose your tooth within 2 years due to failure of the root canal, we may apply it as a credit towards a replacement tooth.

Dental Implants

Dental implant treatment is about 90% successful or better.  They do occasionally fail.  If you lose your dental implant within 5 years due to failure, we may apply it as a credit towards a new implant or other replacement alternative.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

We will warranty dentures and partials for a period of 3 years if a tooth chips or breaks, or a flange breaks under normal use.  This warranty does not cover accidents such as dropping your denture.  Full upper and lower dentures patients must be seen once every 12 months for a recare exam to evaluate the health of your oral soft tissues and of your dentures.

*Patients with some of their own natural teeth must be seen at the prescribed recare appointment or this warranty is null and void.*

NOTE:  As you can see, we are confident of the durability of our treatment as prescribed for you.  The primary key to your long term success is spending a few minutes every day on your home care, brushing, flossing, fluoride and prescribed products.  The second key to success is regular professional examinations, cleaning, necessary x-ray films and any necessary fluoride treatment.  The interval between these recare appointments will vary depending on each patient’s individual dental health needs and can be every 3, 4 or 6 months.  This warranty does not cover accidents that cause damage to the teeth or dental prosthesis. 

FAILURE TO HAVE THESE REGULAR VISITS WITH OUR OFFICE VOIDS ALL WARRANTIES.  

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