Calcutt Family Dentistry Warranty
Many problems in dentistry can be prevented if caught at an early stage. Therefore, our warranty is valid only if the recommended preventive care appointments are maintained. This includes keeping recommended appointments with our hygienist, recommended exams with Dr. Calcutt, as well as x-rays at the recommended frequency. Our warranty only covers procedures performed in our office.
Crowns and Bridges
We provide a full replacement or repair warranty for crowns and bridges for (3) years after placement. A credit of 2/3 the original value of the crown or bridge will be given if it is between 3 and 4 years old. A credit of 1/3 the original value of the crown or bridge will be given if it is between 4 and 5 years old. This does not include crowns or bridges where a cavity has reoccurred due to poor oral hygiene or diet, or when the crown or bridge is damaged due to accidents or abuse that could also break normal healthy teeth. Examples would include biting on objects such as a popcorn kernel, ice, bone or using teeth as tools as when opening things. Crowns and bridges not recommended by Dr. Calcutt are not covered by this warranty. An example would be when Dr. Calcutt recommends a specific material for the crown on a back tooth because of heavy bite force and the patient chooses a different crown for cosmetic reasons. *
Composite Resin Fillings
When a tooth has a cavity, Dr. Calcutt removes the decay and replaces it with a composite filling. The size of the filling is ideally no more than 50% of the tooth. The tooth is what supports the filling. When you get a cavity that takes up more than 50% or more of the tooth, a crown is indicated. A crown covers the entire tooth and holds the tooth together. If a composite tooth colored restoration is the recommended treatment of choice, we will replace or repair it in the event of failure for a period of (3) years. *
Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)
In the event of a failed root canal done in our office, we will evaluate whether re-treatment is necessary. If it is within (3) years of the original root canal, we will provide a credit of the original fee to an endodontist who performs the re-treatment procedure. If problems necessitate extraction within (3) years of the original root canal, credit of the original fee will be applied toward replacement in our office. There are rare instances where a patient will be informed that we cannot provide a warranty on a tooth with a poor prognosis. *
Dentures and Partial Dentures
We will warranty complete dentures or partial dentures for a period of (3) years for a chipped or broken tooth or broken flange if the problem occurs during normal use. Full upper and lower denture patients must be seen at least once every 12 months and patients with partial dentures must be seen at the recommended preventive care intervals. *
*This warranty is null and void if the patient does not maintain his/her regular cleaning and check-up appointments every 3,4 or 6 months as recommended by Dr. Calcutt or his team.