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Answers to our patients’ frequently asked questions!


What is a partial denture?

A partial denture is a dental prosthetic that takes the place of one to three missing teeth in a row. This can be used for patients who have strong, healthy teeth on either side of the space formed by the absent ones. Partials maintain their place by clipping or otherwise attaching to the strong teeth that remain.


Is a bridge permanent?

Yes, a bridge is permanent, which is why bridges have a level of stability that other restorative dentistry methods can’t offer. Because a bridge maintains its spot in your mouth by being affixed to your other, permanent teeth with dental crowns, it can only be removed by a dentist.


When should my child start receiving dental care?

Dr. Counihan and Dr. Passaglia usually first see kids around the age of two or three for their initial children’s dentistry appointment. It’s recommended that you wait until most or all of your child’s baby teeth have grown in before scheduling an exam. If you’re unsure as to whether your son or daughter is ready for a children’s dentistry examination, why not contact us to ask? Our team would be happy to answer your questions!


Does your office accept dental insurance?

Yes! We accept and file dental insurance for your convenience. Our team will work to maximize your benefits for you and your family. Please call us to learn more about our dental insurance policies.


How can I pay?

Dr. Counihan accepts payments in the form of cash, personal checks, and credit cards (MasterCard and Visa). We will submit your dental insurance claim for you, even! Dr. Counihan also works with CareCredit. This third-party financing company offers low-interest loans to help those who need assistance with paying for dental and medical bills. Visit the CareCredit site to begin an application.

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