Patient Information for Thornton Dental Wellness

My First Visit

What to Expect at Your First Visit
Thinking about coming to see us here at Thornton Dental Wellness? If so, Dr. Neely Thornton and our entire team want you to feel comfortable from the moment you step through the door, so below, you’ll find exactly what to expect at your first appointment. We strive to help every patient feel right at home whether they are new to our practice or have been with us for years! Be sure to read over the helpful information on this page, and if you have any other questions ahead of your visit, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

How We Welcome You to Our Practice
After you’ve been checked in, we’ll offer you a refreshing beverage, and you’ll be able to enjoy it while we give you a brief tour of our office so you can meet everyone and have a chance to see our state-of-the-art technology. This is your new dental home, so you should know where everything is, right? Once you’ve been escorted to your treatment room, you’ll get to meet your dentist, and they’ll start by asking about what brought you to our office today. They’ll then take some X-rays of your mouth and perform a full mouth assessment that examines your teeth, gums, bite, and jawbone. Based on their observations, the X-rays, and your input, your dentist will go over your treatment options. They’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that fits perfectly with your unique needs and timelines. We’ll never pressure you to get one service over another. Instead, we’ll make sure you’re fully informed so you can make a confident treatment decision on your own. Of course, we’ll be happy to offer advice whenever you ask for it! Our goal is to provide dental care that is designed just for you!

Why These Appointments Are Important
Routine checkups like these are essential for your long term oral and overall health, as they allow our team to find potential problems early when they can be treated easily. They enable us to address cavities before they cause pain, fix cracks before a tooth breaks, and even catch cancer before it becomes too advanced! Our dentists, along with the American Dental Association, recommend that patients of all ages should attend at least two of these preventive appointments each year. In the long run, they can help someone maintain a much healthier smile and keep their dental costs relatively low.

Schedule Your First Visit Today!
At Thornton Dental Wellness, we make life easy for our new patients. If you have dental insurance, we accept and are in-network with several popular plans, but we also have a special offer for new patients without insurance so they can save on their care as well. If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your appointment, please give us a call today.

Financing & Insurance

Financing Options:

Insurance Options:
At Thornton Dental Wellness, we believe in providing high-quality, affordable dental care. This is why we are in-network with multiple PPO dental insurance providers. When it comes to understanding the cost of treatment and how to maximize your benefits, our team is here to help. But don’t worry if you’re not insured! Our in-house membership plan makes it possible for you to receive excellent care without emptying your wallet. Even if you just need a little extra help to stay within your budget, we are pleased to work with LendingPoint and CareCredit financing, which offer low and no interest payment plans to help you better manage the overall cost of treatment.

Membership Plan

Dental Concierge Membership / VIP Program

VIP Program Thornton Dental Wellness provides this unique program to save all year long while receiving exceptional dental care!

Why we developed this program?
Our Dental Concierge Membership also referred to as the VIP program is an opportunity for you to commit to your dental care year after year without traditional dental insurance dictating your treatment needs. The TDW team is your biggest advocate for your oral health and wellness. We are committed to your dental health and hope this membership encourages you to visit us regularly to take care of your healthy confident smile.

What’s in it for me? What is included in this annual membership?
Throughout the course of the year, you will receive unlimited exams and radiographs. You will also get 2 complimentary cleanings (our "Healthy Mouth" cleanings!) with fluoride varnish applied to protect you from sensitivity and advancement of decay. If you require periodontal treatment or more frequent cleanings, there will be additional fees discussed as appropriate. In addition, you will have a 15% savings on our dental services! Limitations do exist and will be outlined prior to any treatment provided.

What is the cost?
$499 membership fee.
$449 for a second family member.
$349 for each child or dependent. (Under 21 years of age)

What Are the Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that places a cap over a tooth or dental implant. Crowns help keep the underlying tooth from breaking apart, and can be used to help fix an area on a tooth that is broken.

Is It Better to Get a Dental Implant or a Bridge?

When deciding on a restorative solution it is important to look at all of your options to help you decide on the best option that works for you.

How Often Should I Whiten My Teeth?

If you have been recommended for dental implants, you may wonder if they will ever have to be replaced. Implants are a permanent restorative solution for patients seeking that perfect smile.