Payment and Insurance Options
Money should never come between you and your dental health. At Branches Dental, we work with a wide array of insurance companies to keep quality dental care affordable for you and your family, and we do everything we can to help you understand and maximize your benefits. We are in network with:
- BlueCrossBlueShield of Texas
- MetLife PDP Plus
- Delta PPO and Premier
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- Many other PPO plans
If you don’t have insurance, that shouldn’t prevent you from receiving quality, compassionate dental care. Our dedicated team is proud to offer an in-office membership plan for those who don’t have insurance.
Benefits include: no waiting period, no deductibles, no yearly maximums, no preauthorization requirements, no pre-existing condition limitations, and no claim forms!
Total Annual Cost:
$299 (18 and Older) $199 (17 and Under)
- Comprehensive Exam (new patients) – 100%
- Periodic Exams (2/year) – 100%
- Emergency Exam (1/year, necessary exams included) – 100%
- Full Mouth Series of X-Rays (every 3 years) – 100%
- Panorex (every 5 years) – 100%
- Bitewings (up to 4, as needed) – 100%
- Cleanings (2/year) – 100%
- Fluoride (2/year) – 100%
- Sealants – 50%
- All other treatments – 20%
Call or stop in for more info!
We’re always available when questions arise, no matter how big or small. We want to be a resource for you when it comes to your dental health, and we’re more than happy to listen and offer advice. If you want to chat about dental health or if you have questions for a dentist, feel free to give us a call.
At Branches Dental, we strictly follow the recommendations of the CDC to help keep our patients safe during treatment. Some of these recommendations include:
• Monitoring all sterilizers weekly with biological tests
• Using indicators with each instrument pack to help detect procedure errors or equipment malfunctions
• Use of personal protective equipment when treating patients and processing instruments
• Participating in annual infection control training
We recommend visiting us twice a year to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Even if you brush and floss daily, there is buildup, bacteria, and stains that you can’t remove. We can detect early signs of decay, gum disease, and oral pathology with regular checkups. Identifying these problems early can help prevent serious problems, pain, and extensive dental work.
Acid from plaque, bacteria, and foods/beverages can cause loss of minerals from your teeth. This is a process known as demineralization. The end result is possible tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral that can help remineralize tooth enamel and make teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride can also help decrease the ability of bacteria, in our mouths, to grow and feed on sugar.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting. It’s important for children to become familiar and comfortable with the dentist from an early age. It’s also beneficial to discuss diet, risk factors, and how to keep your child’s teeth healthy. At Branches Dental, we see children of all ages and strive to provide the best experience we can and have them leave with a smile on their face.
Baby, or “primary” teeth, are important to help children speak clearly, chew, and smile. They help in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they erupt. Baby teeth also hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth to come in.
We take X-rays to see between the teeth, below the gum line, and in the jaw. X-rays help see cavities, impacted and extra teeth, missing teeth, abscesses, and cysts/tumors. We use digital X-rays at Branches Dental which reduces radiation by as much as 80% compared to film based X-rays. We also base our decision to take X-rays on your need and risk factors. The true value of X-rays is discovering problems before they cause issues.
A common misunderstanding is that dental restorations last a lifetime. While this is certain in some circumstances, it’s not true for everyone and every case. The life a filling/crown/bridge is dependent on your hygiene, diet, bite forces, habits, and the condition of the tooth prior to the placement of a restoration. While it’s impossible to say how long they will last, you can do your part by maintaining great oral hygiene and visiting Branches Dental regularly.
Sealants are a plastic material that is painted over the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. These teeth have tiny pits and grooves that can be difficult to keep clean and can trap food particles. The sealant material fills in these pits and grooves, making the areas easier to clean and harder for food and bacteria to get trapped. Sealants are recommended on children, as their permanent teeth erupt, due to the difficulty of reaching these areas and the brushing habits of some. Sealants can be a great benefit for adults who are susceptible to cavities, have difficulty brushing their back teeth, or are considered high risk for decay.