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Dr. Mark Beard, your Spartanburg Dentist, and his team are pleased to offer the list below of in-office general and cosmetic dental treatment to our patients. We make every effort to properly research treatment and quality materials so that we can provide our valued patients with only the best quality dental care available to them for the advancement of their oral health. Because true quality treatment requires time and personalization to every patient, our appointments are never rushed - your smile is important to us because its a North Grove Dental smile!
Committed to Quality
North Grove Dental also provides the highest quality services for restoring smiles that have been damaged by dental disease, injury and common problems that require restorative dentistry. Our primary goal for our patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health through advances in techniques and technologies, as well as education through our clinicians and to develop the important dedication of attending their annual dental cleaning/exams at least twice per year.
Committed to Safety
We strive to make certain that our office is one where your safety is paramount, thus keeping infection to an absolute minimum. North Grove Dental utilizes the most current and modern methods of sterilization available with our state of the art four process sterilization center. We also strive to exceed standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in order to ensure that your health is as protected as possible. Even our facility's water lines are purified with the state-of-the-art O-SO Pure water filtration system, ensuring maximum purity.
Committed to Our Patients' Best Interests
Our patients deserve only the best care available to them. We always maintain their best interests as our foremost priority in treatment. We feel that it is important to offer the patient multiple treatment options when possible. While many dentists attempt to offer "all inclusive" treatment under one doctor, we firmly believe that patients in need of specialized treatment should only be seen by a specialist who consistently sees patients for that specific need/treatment.
Should you have further questions not addressed below regarding our services, we welcome you to contact us, North Grove Dental and Dr. Mark Beard, your Spartanburg SC Dentist, at (864) 585-5555. We will be more than happy to assist you!
We gladly file most insurances as a courtesy for our patients! We understand that patients make costly investments into their insurance policies, therefore we are committed to ensuring that your benefits are compliantly maximized to your benefit so that your treatment is as affordable as possible.
Before your first appointment, a member of our team will call your insurance company to verify your coverage. If your first visit is not estimated to cover at 100%, a member of our team will notify you before the appointment. Please note that we can only estimate your benefits based on what your insurance company tells us over the phone, as they clearly state in their disclaimer that "benefits quoted by a representative are not considered a guarantee of coverage." At the conclusion of your first visit, you will receive an in-office estimate for any needed basic or major treatment (fillings, extractions, crowns, etc.) based on what we know about your benefits. We will also submit an electronic request to your insurance company at that time for them to mail you a more official predetermination of benefits on their letterhead prior to your treatment appointment to better determine your final and offical out-of-pocket cost due.
Please note that North Grove Dental is not a third party to your insurance policy contract and that knowledge of benefits covered under your plan is your responsiblity as an insurance policy holder.
Your estimated out-of-pocket expense will be due on the day of the appointment unless other arrangements have been made in writing. Any balance per the insurance company will be billed. Please understand that we will try to accomodate you in any way that we possibly can.
Patients Without Dental Insurance
If you do not have insurance, please inform us! We will be more than happy to accommodate you as well! Just ask!
Payment For Treatment
Payment is due on the day of treatment for services rendered.
We welcome Cash, Personal Checks VIA Telecheck, VISA and MasterCard.
Though we do make exceptions for prosthetic cases involving crowns,bridges, dentures and partials, our payment plans are otherwise only available through Synchrony Bank's (formerly GE Money) reputable Care Credit Healthcare Financing, which offers 6 & 12 month no-interest payment plans for treatment in the amount of $300 or more. Simply click on the link below for more info or pre-approval:
How We File Your Dental Insurance
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Safer Digital X-Rays
Radiographs are needed by the doctor and clinical team to properly determine treatment for any underlying decay or issues that may not be visable to the human eye. In addition, many insurance companies are now requiring x-rays as proof of needed diagnosed treatment before they consider approval for payment.
Because we always place our patients health as our foremost priority, radiographs are conservatively taken and only when needed.
North Grove Dental's radiographs are completely digital, meaning that the level of radiation is 90% less than traditional film x-rays taken by many offices and are able to produce immediate results for viewing. Every precaution is taken to ensure the patient's safety, including regular mandatory inspections by state officials for compliancy.
Call us, your Spartanburg Dentist, at (864) 585-5555 for more info or to schedule your x-rays and evaluation today! We look forward to meeting you!
Dental Cleanings & Routine Preventive Care
Did you know that statistics have shown that patients who have their teeth cleaned by a hygienist and routinely evaluated by a dentist every six months are 60% less likely to have tooth decay and/or tooth loss? It's true - and we can prove that in our office as well!
Annually you should schedule a routine dental cleaning. This is a perfect opportunity for children to be introduced to the dentist and dental treatment! We begin seeing children at age 3. During this visit, one of our dental hygienists will remove plaque from your teeth, especially from places that your daily toothbrush cannot reach, such as underneath gum line and in-between teeth. We will then clean your teeth and apply fluoride (if necessary) to help protect them once you leave the office. Children may also have sealants placed for the prevention of cavities.
Fluoride is a relatively recent but important advancement in dental and oral health. Studies consistently show that a safe, moderate, yet consistent exposure of fluoride to teeth in controlled varnishes, toothpastes and mouth rinses helps to strengthen and rebuild tooth structure, as well as prevent future decay leading to cavities. North Grove Dental stands behind the American Dental Association's support of safe, moderate and controlled fluoride treatment being in the best interest of the general public's oral and overall health. For more information, click here. Call North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg, SC dental office, today to schedule an appointment! (864) 585-5555.
Periodontal Therapy & Maintenance
Commonly referred to as a "deep cleaning", a periodontal cleaning is a treatment for gum disease, or periodontitis, which helps lessen the effects of gingivitis. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums caused by decay and poor dental hygiene or by certain types of bacteria. By giving the gums a periodontal cleaning, periodontal disease can be maintained, but sometimes can be halted or reversed if caught in the early stages. This prevents excessive bad breath, excessive decay, bone loss and eventual tooth loss. Studies by the American Heart Association and the American Dental Association have shown that when such plaque and tartar creates "pockets" between the tooth and the gums, bacteria can enter the bloodstream leading to serious conditions resulting in heart attacks or strokes. Smokers are at greater risk of developing this disease than non-smokers.
Generally, if periodontal disease is not well-advanced, tartar will build up on the surface of the teeth near the gum line. This may require a deep scaling and cleaning of the tarter using special instruments and techniques. This procedure is a bit more advanced than a simple tartar scaling performed during each bi-annual check-up as it involves, in some cases, working under the gum line to remove tartar build-up that has already reached the root of the tooth. This tartar removal is necessary to prevent pockets from forming, in which decay can move into the tooth itself. Patients are usually given topical and/or local anesthesia for their comfort.
Our gentle hygienists will be happy to answer any further questions you may have! Please call North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg Dentist, today at (864) 585-5555 so that we may help you to save your smile!
While many general Family & Cometic dental practices offer Orthodontic services, North Grove Dental firmly believes that it is in the best interest of every patient who is a candidate for orthodontics to see an Orthodontist. An Orthodontist is a dentist who practices exclusively in Orthodontic treatment, as opposed to a general dentist who may only treat Orthodontic cases occasionally as he practices other general dental treatment the majority of his time when seeing patients.
Spartanburg is home to many of the finest Orthodontists in the Upstate of South Carolina, but there are many deciding factors in choosing an Orthodontist. Many patients foremost concern is cost, however this should not be your deciding factor as such a decision can too often jeopardize the quality of your results. It is important that you choose an office where you are comfortable, trust the quality of the treatment, like the Orthodontist/his team and enjoy attending visits since you will be spending a lot of time there over the course of treatment. We strongly suggest making several consult appointments with several local offices after researching proper Orthodontic treatment and care. Many Orthodontists offer free consults but will require x-rays, which you can schedule with us before your Orthodontic consults. Call North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg, SC Dentist, today at (864) 585-5555.
Everyone wants a beautiful white smile! We've tried whitening methods popular with other offices - including laser whitening and the ever popular "ZOOM" techniques. We've determined that the most effective whitening treatment available to patients is the Opalescence Whitening System, which was rated in a 2012 AOL poll as the #1 whitening agent on the professional market.
Because whitening is a commitment of regular maintenance, this system is highly convenient, affordable and, most of all, effective. However, please note that, as with all whitening systems, results cannot be guaranteed and often vary by patient. Call North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg Dentist, today for more info at (864) 585-5555.
Sedation For Your Comfort
We understand that many patients do not look forward to dental visits due to their past experiences at other dental offices. We're proud to say that we have had countless patients who've stated that our team and office's atmosphere have changed their perception of dentistry. However, for the apprehensive patient we do offer several methods of sedation in addition to general localized anesthesia. We also welcome the patient to bring one attendee to the appointment with them who may be present for the procedure in the treatment area.
Halcion - is a pill that the patient takes in our office 30 minutes prior to the appointment. The patient will need a driver and will not be allowed to work, drive or complete difficult tasks for the remainder of the day. Halcion is a preferred method because it places the patient in a sedated state, but, unlike I.V. sedation, still allows us to communicate with the patient. Certain health history concerns may require a physician's clearance prior to the appointment.
Nitrous - commonly known and referred to as "laughing gas", is also a popular form of sedation in the form of gas. The patient wears a nozzle over their nose during treatment, which calms the patient with a combination of nitrous and oxygen.
Nitrous and Halcion cannot be combined. Patients are monitored by a clinical team member at all times during sedation. Sedation must be requested PRIOR to the appointment to allow our team to schedule the patient accordingly.
Call North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg, SC Dentist, today at (864) 585-5555 so that we may make your visit more comfortable.
White Composite Fillings
The concept of a "filling" is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture with a material. We will replace the old, broken down silver/amalgam/metal fillings that contain traces of mercury with white composite fillings to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel.
North Grove Dental is a metal/silver/mercury free office. We only use white composite tooth colored fillings as do most state-of-the-art offices. We strongly believe that white composite fillings bond tighter and seal to the natural tooth, therefore restoring the original strength and color of the tooth. Silver fillings may weaken the natural tooth, making them more suceptible to breaking, leaking and underlying decay. In fact, white fillings require less removal of the natural tooth structure than silver/metal fillings and are far less sensitive! And from a cosmetic standpoint, they look far more natural! Call North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg, SC Dentist, today to schedule an evaluation or cleaning at (864) 585-5555 to begin your new white, metal/silver/mercury free smile!
Crowns, Bridges & Implant Crowns
We take great pride in our crown and bridge work! You can count on only the finest quality from the initial impression, to the temporary and to the final permanent crown placement. The results are exceptional and you will be pleased with the look, feel and quality of your crown restoration! Our crowns are also free of any metal seams at the gumlines, giving a more pleasing result than most older crowns.
A crown is designed to provide greater structure to a tooth beyond the repair of a filling or to create a more pleasing look cosmetically. A bridge is designed to do the same, but also consists of an attached "floating crown" that fills in the space where a natural tooth once resided. For patients interested in implant crowns, we work in conjunction with a highly reputable oral surgeon for placement of the implant, while we place the implant crown.
North Grove Dental partners with a state-of-the-art lab that fabricates high quality crowns and bridges for maximum results. Our lab warranties them for 5 years to guarantee that they stand behind the high quality of their products. Call North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg Dentist, today to schedule a consult with us at (864) 585-5555! We look forward to hearing from you!
Root Canal Therapy
We are pleased to treat patients needing root canal therapy on anterior (front) teeth. However, molar and other posterior (back) teeth needing root canals will be referred to an endodontist who has special equipment for treating those teeth. An endodontist is a specialist who sees patients specifically for root canal treatment, which can further assure the patient that the procedure will be completed correctly the first time by a doctor with special expertise and equipment in that treatment area who completes root canals 10 times per day as opposed to a general dentist who may only complete 10 root canals per month. Please schedule a consult or a cleaning with our office to see Dr. Beard for an evaluation to determine your needed treatment at (864) 585-5555.
A root canal sounds far more involved than what it really is. In fact, we've been told by some patients that they compare the treatment from their view as being the same as a filling. Root canal treatment involves repairing and saving a tooth that has become badly decayed or infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and the pulp are easily removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. "Root canal" is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp, or pulp chamber, is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth's nerve lies within the root canal. A tooth's nerve is not vitally important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory - to provide the sensation of hot and cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.
A crown will be necessary to further secure stability of the natural tooth as the patient's natural tooth may become brittle following the root canal and be subjective to breakage, thus leading to an extraction. If the patient has previously had a crown placed on the treated tooth, a permanent filling will need to be placed in the top of the crown instead to seal the access opening from the root canal procedure.
We look forward to seeing you for treatment or an evaluation! Call us, your Spartanburg Dentist, today at (864) 585-5555.
While we do treat patients for single and multiple extractions, certain cirsumstances may require for a patient to see an oral surgeon (ie: impacted wisom teeth, sinus issues). Please schedule a consult or a cleaning appointment with North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg, SC Dentist at (864) 585-5555 to see Dr. Beard for an evaluation to determine your needed treatment.
Dentures, Partials & Implant/Overbar Dentures
Dentures and partials are not a replacement for teeth - they're a replacement for no teeth. Whether you've lost your teeth due to trauma, decay or periodontal disease, replacing your natural teeth with a removal prosthetic appliance is a new way of life. A patient must learn to speak and eat, among other daily routines. While many patients have experienced trouble with dentures and partials due to the fact that they have not had a clinical assistant supporting them and walking them through treatment, North Grove Dental is very fortunate to have a CDA who works very closely with dentures and partials. Our lead dental assistant, Kathy, heads our prosthetic replacement treatment. Kathy is very tenured (30+ years) and experienced with this treatment, so much so that many patients find it hard to believe that she is not a denture wearer given her expertise. In fact, we have many patients who become patients to see her especially because she is so patient and understanding with patients who are adjusting to this new way of life. She works closely with patients and our state-of-the-art lab to ensure that the patient is pleased with the color and size of their teeth for cosmetics, as well as the comfort and proper fit.
During your consult, we will meet with you to discuss which prosthetic you may be a candidate for. There are so many different options of partials and dentures available to patients! In addition, we are pleased to work in conjunction with a reputable oral surgeon's office for patients interested in implants for dentures. This option is especially an excellent one for patients who have difficulty keeping a lower denture in place due to lack of suction. While it is a much more costly investment than a standard denture without implants, the results are outstanding and incredibly comfortable!
We also welcome existing partial and denture wearers for relines, adjustments or replacements! Let us know how we can be of service to you.
Call to make your appointment today with North Grove Dental, your Spartanburg, SC Dentist at (864) 585-5555! Kathy looks forward to meeting with you!