Limited Dental Warranty
Mary Ellen Hoye DDS, LLC
15927 S. Bell Road
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Limited Dental Warranty
Our practice is proud of the dentistry we have provided for you and your family over the past 35 years. We create custom treatment plans to correct any dental problems you have, but also to show you how to prevent dental disease in the future. This saves all parties involved added expense and time.
The long-term success of the treatment we provide depends on the care of your teeth and gums at home as well as in our office. Keeping up with the professional recommended treatment in our office includes your professional cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and periodic examinations by the dentist of the teeth, gums, bone, oral cavity, throat, muscles of the head and neck, and oral cancer screenings. The products and treatment course recommended for you and the frequency of your visits depends on your individual condition and may differ for all family members. Visits may be every 2, 3, 4, or 6 months depending on your oral health and home care.
People always ask us, “How long should this last?” In our practice we strive for perfection and satisfaction. This is why we are happy to offer you this warranty, something few dental practices do. In today’s technology, almost everything we have learned is on the preventive side. You can avoid most or all disease if you eat a sensible diet, and spend four minutes in the morning and evening brushing, flossing, and any other special instructions given by our office. Our warranties remain as stated as long as we are part of the maintenance at the schedule we have diagnosed for you. These may be set every 2, 3, 4, or 6months as recommended by Dr. Hoye and Hygienist.
With that in mind, we offer the following warranties:
Composite (Tooth colored) Fillings:
If a composite filling is the recommended treatment of choice, we will replace or repair it in the event of a failure for a period of 2 years. Composite restorations done as a compromised form of treatment (instead of a crown, inlay, onlay, or veneer) are not covered under this warranty. If the restoration itself (NOT THE REMAINING TOOTH STRUCTURE) breaks or fractures within 2 years and requires a crown, or onlay, we will credit any out of pocket expense for the filling towards the additional service.
Root canals are 95% successful but not 100%. If you have a root canal and the recommended final
restoration for your tooth (usually a build up, post and core, and/or full coverage crown) and your root canal fails within 2 years we will credit your account your total out of pocket expense of the root canal towards replacement bridge or implant crown. This credit will be applied to services rendered by Dr. Hoye.
Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, Onlays, and Porcelain Veneers:
We have learned that despite our best efforts, any of these tooth restorations can fail for a variety of reasons that include new decay, breakage from excessive grinding of one’s teeth, or simply biting down on a hard object such as a fork, bone, or nut. In fairness to both patient and doctor we will warranty these lab created restorations on a sliding scale of replacement cost in the unlikely event that you should require replacement in the first 5 years. The percentages reflect your portion of the current UCR fees at the time replacement is needed.
First year 0%
Second year 0%
Third year 40%
Forth year 60%
Fifth year 80%
Sixth+ year 100%
Dentures and Partials:
Full dentures and partial dentures are warranted for a period of 2 years. Accidents such as dropping your denture are not covered. Due to the nature of dentures we cannot guarantee your comfort or your ability to accommodate these artificial appliances. They may require additional services such as adjustments or re-lines to maintain. Those are not included as they are considered maintenance.
1) Maintain uninterrupted membership in our practice.
2) Keep all prescribed regular continuing care appointments (with no appt. varying more than 30 days), periodontal and regular cleanings.
3) Maintain your account in good standing.
4) Complete the recommended treatment prescribed by one of our doctor’s. (Dentist, Endodontist, Periodontist etc.)
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED ABOVE, INCLUDING DESENSITIZATION TREATMENTS, NIGHT GUARDS, NOR DOES IT COVER DAMAGE TO TEETH OR DENTAL PROSTHESIS CAUSED BY ACCIDENTS, TRAUMA, NEGLECT OR IMPROPER USE (GRINDING, CLENCHING, CHEWING ICE OR BITING NON FOOD ITEMS). ALL EXTRA’S NECESSARY TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT WILL BE BILLED AS USUAL.