Frequently Asked Dental Questions (FADQs):

Dr. Pollak’s Frequently Asked Dental Questions.

Dear Prospective Patient,

We know that selecting or changing a dentist is a difficult decision. We want to provide you with as much information as possible to make your search a bit easier. However, we highly recommend that you stop by for a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Pollak. We want you to experience Dr. Pollak’s engaging, caring and friendly personality. Oh, did we mention that he’s an amazing dentist too? We are proud that 98% of our patients return to our office (the other 2% simply moved out-of-state). If we’ve not covered a question you have, or you want to meet Dr. Pollak, please schedule an appointment (click on the big logo and choose “Book Online.”)  Alternatively, you can call our office and speak to our friendly team: 212.682.3861

  1. How much do you charge for cleaning?
    1. If you’re covered by insurance it is generally fully covered by your carrier.
    2. If you don’t have don’t’ have insurance we have a new patient special for $99
  2. How much do you charge for fillings?
    1. Fillings range by the number of surfaces which start from $200 for one surface to $300 for four-surface. Typically insurance will cover anywhere from 70%-80%.
    2. What if I don’t have insurance? You’ll pay the above fees but for multiple teeth, we can offer you an easier plan after your consultation with Dr. Pollak.
  3. What insurance do you accept?
    1. We are participating in-network PPO provider with:
      1. Guardian -PPO
      2. Cigna-PPO
      3. United Healthcare-PPO
      4. Ameritas-PPO
      5. Principal-PPO
      6. Reliance-PPO
      7. Assurant-PPO
      8. Aetna-PPO
      9. United Concordia-PPO
    2. We accept all other PPO dental plans (but we are not in-network)
    3. We do not accept HMO plans
  4. What if I don’t have insurance?
    1. For cleaning, we have a $99/special for a new patient. Subsequent cleanings are $140 each. Our cleaning is very thorough and you’ll spend an hour at our office including a personal exam by Dr. Pollak.
    2. For all other dental procedures, we recommend a consultation (no charge) by Dr. Pollak first.
  5. Do you give discounts for cash?
    1. For routine work no, but for major dental work, this can be discussed with our Office Manager.
  6. Do you give a discount for multiple fillings?
    1. Depending on the extent of services. We recommend a consultation with Dr. Pollak first. We want your dental experience to be a positive one, including your financial outlay.
  7. Do you do crowns?
    1. Yes. We do both PFM (Porcelain fused to metal) and All-Porcelain crowns. Generally speaking, front teeth are All-Porcelain for aesthetic reasons. For back teeth, metal-supported porcelain are recommended
  8. Do you do Root Canal?
    1. Yes, we do at our office.
  9. Do you do implants?
    1. Yes, we do at our office.
  10. Do you treat gum disease?
    1. Yes, we do at our office.
  11. Do you do offer teeth whitening/bleaching?
    1. Yes, we offer two kinds: take-home comes with a tray and gel and we also offer an in-office (bleaching using a Biolase laser) procedure.
  12. Do you do treat TMJ?
    1. No, but we can refer you to our oral surgeon partner
  13. I grind my teeth, do you do night guards?
    1. Yes. Soft and hard night guard decided after Dr. Pollak’s exam and consultation.
  14. What technique do you use to replace silver fillings?
    1. We use high-speed suction that eliminates mercury vapors and prevents inhalation of mercury.
  15. How long is your typical wait? Do you rotate among patients?
    1. We’re glad you asked. Absolutely NOT! Dr. Pollak does not practice what is known as “Rollerblades Dentistry” – in other words, Dr. Pollak sees one patient at a time and does not jump around multiple patients. We respect your time and commitment and will not make you wait.
  16. Do you offer dentures?
    1. Yes, we offer standard and implant-supported dentures.
  17. Do you do offer porcelain veneers?
    1. Yes. It is a two-visit procedure and we they are guaranteed for nine months against falling or cracking.

If you have any other questions, please call our friendly dental team at 212.682.3861 or email: greatdentalteam@hotmail.com



NEW IMPLANT PRICING:

1 x Implant = $2500
2 x Implants = $4,000
3 x Implants = $5,500
Implants, Crown Placement & All Visits Are Included.  

 

$99 New Patient Cleaning (no Ins.)

Cleaning, 4-Bite X-Rays & Dr. Pollak’s Exam

Call for Details: 212.682.3861