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Let Us Answer Your Questions

Dr. Valadez, DDS - Chief Clinical Officer 

Dr. Ivey, DDS (left)  |  Dr. Refkin, DDS (right)

Frequently Asked Questions

I've never been to your office but I'm having pain, do you take emergencies?


Yes. Call our office to schedule.




What will my first visit be like?


When you come in for your first appointment, you will fill out paperwork so we can get to know you better. Next you will meet a dental assistant for x-rays. An examination is then completed by the dentist. You will receive a treatment plan for any dental treatment you may need or want. You will check out with the receptionist and make your next appointment.




Can you quote me prices over the phone?


We generally do not give pricing over the phone because prices can vary a great deal depending on the circumstances. We can give a general range of prices for basic services like cleanings and fillings. In the case of more extensive treatment pricing, please call or request your free consultation on our website. Taking a look at your teeth and mouth will allow us to give you accurate pricing and treatment options.




Do you do general dentistry like cleanings and fillings or just implants and cosmetic dentistry?


We offer our patients general, family, cosmetic and implant dentistry right here in our office so there's very rarely a need for referrals to go anywhere else.




Am I a good candidate for dental implants?


In our experience, most people can safely receive dental implants. Even age is not necessarily a factor when determining dental implant placement. Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, dental implants may be the best choice for you. Plus, at New Day Smile, our doctors are experienced in treating patients with complex cases that may even have been turned away by others. The best way to find out if you’re a candidate is to visit us for a free consultation.




What if I choose not to replace my missing teeth?


The most obvious effect of missing teeth is aesthetic. The way you look affects the way you feel, and the psychological and social consequences of tooth loss can also be profound. But it's not just about unsightly gaps. A lost tooth can lead to bone loss that collapses the face, makes chewing difficult, alters your speach and prematurely ages. If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, contact our office today for a FREE consultation and learn all your tooth replacement options.




How long does an implant procedure take?


Implant procedures are done in one visit. A single implant can be done in one hour. Procedure time varies depending on how many implants we are doing.




Will I have to miss work to get dental implants?


Recovery time differs for every patient but many patients say they don’t experience significant discomfort and don’t even need pain medication after the procedure. Many patients return to work the very next day.




Will I have to go without my dentures or teeth during the process?


No. After the procedure, you will leave our office with temporary teeth or denture that allows you to eat and enjoy your everyday life.You will return to our office some time later where we'll replace your temporary teeth with your new, permanent teeth or denture.




How long is the recovery period?


Recovery time differs for every patient but many patients say they don’t experience significant discomfort and don’t even need pain medication after the procedure.




Are implant procedures expensive?


Thanks to precise technology and our all-inclusive centers, the cost of dental implants is much less than it was even a few years ago. However, many of our patients still need financing options to help pay for the procedure. That’s why we work closely with leading healthcare financing companies to provide payment plans for our patients who qualify. During your consultation, we will help figure out a financing strategy that fits your budget. Together, we’ll explore every option available.




Will my dental insurance cover implant dentistry?


We accept many dental insurance plans and will file claims on your behalf, saving you the time and hassle. Our knowledgeable benefit coordinators can help you maximize your dental benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket cost. We will tell you upfront what your insurance plan will pay for and offer options for taking care of any remaining balance. Please call our office for more details at: 619-464-3944




Do you offer financing?


We offer many financing options to make quality dental care a reality for thousands every year. _We accept most Indemnity Insurance* _We accept most major credit cards: MASTER CARD, VISA, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS _CASH AND PERSONAL CHECKS accepted _We offer 24 Month-NO INTEREST financing with Lending Club and Care Credit on approved credit. Click Here to to learn more about Lending Club and Care Credit's 24 Month - NO INTEREST financing programs.




Are implant procedures painful?


Our doctors do everything they can to make you as comfortable as possible. Depending on the procedure, you can elect to have local anesthesia or sedation. Many of our patients opt for sedation so they don’t feel anything during the procedure. Afterwards, most of our patients report that they experienced far less pain than anticipated.




Can I bring someone with me for support?


Yes. In fact, we recommend that you bring family or a friend. They’ll help you feel more at ease before the procedure and afterwards, you’ll be able to show them the new you!




Is Sedation Dentistry right for me?


Sedation dentistry allows you to comfortably undergo everything from a simple cleaning to extensive treatment. For those with severe dental anxiety, dental sedation can be the answer to receiving the dental care you need. One of the additional benefits of dental sedation is that more treatment can be provided in a shorter time, which could decrease total number of visits.




What Sedation Dentistry options do you offer?


Dental sedation varies depending on the patient and their medical history. We will go over all your options when you come in for your free consultation.




Is Sedation Dentistry safe?


We constantly monitor each patient with a computerized pulse oximeter, which measures heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.We also have a reversal agent on hand that reverses the effect of the sedation medicine in less than 30 seconds.




Will my implants look like I have real teeth?


Dental implants actually become an integrated part of your mouth because they adhere to the jawbone, just like “real” teeth. You’ll be able to brush, floss, eat and smile as if you’d had these teeth your entire life. You can even customize the shape, color, and size of your teeth to make them look completely natural.




How do I know New Day Smile is the best at what you do?


Our office stands out in two very distinct ways: We only use high quality materials and our doctors are some of the most exprienced in the field. Collectively, they have performed more successful dental implant procedures over the last ten years than any other office in the area.





LOCATIONS

Chula Vista

La Mesa

Mission Valley

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