FAQ

Do I need a referral to get an appointment?

While most of our patients are referred by their dentist or dental specialist, it is not necessary to have a referral. Feel free to email or call our office to book an appointment.

Am I too old for implants?

There is no age too old for implant treatment and in fact many implant patients are of older age, as they are part of an earlier generation that has experienced more tooth loss.

I’m nervous when it comes to dental treatment. Will I be able to tolerate this?

Dr.Joslin has practiced sedation dentistry for many years, and can offer sedation treatment options to meet your level of anxiety.

How long does it take before I have my dental implant?

The time for implant treatment is highly variable, depending if bone grafting is necessary. Without bone grafting, most dental implants can have the final crown (tooth) made within 3 months. Bone grafting procedures typically add 4-6 months to the overall treatment time

I’ve heard of “Teeth in a Day”. Do you do that?

“Teeth in a Day” refers to the practice of placing dental implants, and the teeth that are connected to them, in a single day. This IS possible, and is most commonly done when a person is having all of their teeth replaced by implant bridges. Dr.Joslin will assess your unique situation and help to create a plan that has both a high success rate, and an acceptable timeline.

I’ve lost my tooth in an accident. Can I get a tooth immediately?

There are a large number of temporary options available, so that a replacement tooth can be placed very quickly. Temporary teeth usually look very good, but are less functional than a normal implant crown. While the final tooth can sometimes be made very near the time of implant placement, it is risky to make it immediately.

I have insurance. Is this treatment covered by my insurance?

Many periodontal surgeries are covered by insurance. Most implant surgeries are not covered. We can do a pre-estimate to your insurance company to determine what will be covered.

Do you accept payment by my insurance?

On the day of treatment, GRAFT will submit insurance claims electronically on your behalf, so that you receive a cheque directly from your insurance company. However the fees for treatment are due on the day of treatment. We accept VISA and Interac.

My teeth are really bad. I’m embarrassed to come in for an exam.

Dr.Joslin and her team are conscious of the many reasons why people may have advanced dental conditions and we are sensitive to the fact that in many cases it is beyond a person’s control (i.e. access to dental care as a young person). Dr.Joslin is a specialist and therefore sees the most complex of situations. While taking the first step into the dental office can be difficult, we want people to feel that they have taken the right step. There is no need to feel bashful.

Do you offer a payment plan?

We work alongside Health Smart Financial Services to provide flexible payment options for certain procedures.