Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept new patients?

Yes, new patients of all ages are welcome.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Yes, we accept most dental insurance plans, although we are not a PPO provider. Our friendly business staff is happy to make inquiries with regard to your insurance coverage and will try to answer any questions you might have.  We also file insurance claims for you for services rendered.

I don't have dental insurance - how can I pay for my treatment?

We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.  We also have a financing program available, and will work with you as much as possible to help you achieve your dental goals.

How long is an initial visit?

The doctor sets aside two hours for every adult new patient exam.  The initial appointment includes a review of your medical history, examination for decay, an oral cancer screening, periodontal exam, x-rays as well as intraoral photographs and study casts if indicated.  A second consultation may be required two weeks later at no extra charge to go over the findings of your case.

Do I need to let the dentist know all of my medical conditions and medications?

Yes, it is important to thoroughly fill out the health history form at your initial visit and disclose all health information to the dentist.  Certain medical circumstances such as heart conditions, joint replacement and diabetes affect treatment as do medications such as blood thinners and chemotherapy drugs.  And remember, our records need to be updated when there is a change in medical conditions or medications.

Do you repair dentures in your office?

Yes - in many cases we are able to provide same-day denture repairs, replacing lost teeth or repairing fractured denture bases.

What is a crown?

A crown is a protective covering over a tooth that has been weakened - either by decay, a large filling or a root canal.  The crown is precisely fitted to a specific tooth and permanently cemented in place.  Crowns are usually gold, porcelain fused to metal, or all porcelain.  Each type has advantages; your dentist will help you choose the right fit for you.

What is a Cerec Crown?

Most crowns require more than one visit to the dentist.  All porcelain CEREC restorations, which include onlays, inlays, and crowns, are completed right in the office in a single visit.  Using the latest technology available, our dentists prepare the tooth, design a precise restoration, and chemically bond the restoration - all in one appointment. The crowns are milled on site in our laboratory.  This service is only available at the Horicon Office.  The doctors are planning to bring this service to the Beaver Dam office in the future.

Do you offer orthodontics or "braces"?

Yes - we provide orthodontic treatment for juveniles whose situations are not severe.   We offer Invisalign treatment for adults and teens.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a replacement "root" that literally takes the place of your real tooth.  An implant is a titanium fixture that is anchored into the jawbone, which provides a stable foundation for a replacement (restored) tooth that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth.  We offer both placement and restoration of implants, so there is no need to travel between our office and a specialist's office for this procedure.

Why do I need a root canal? My tooth doesn't hurt...

Sometimes the nerves in teeth can't recover from injury or infection, and they will start to die - a process which can cause severe pain and swelling.  You may need a root canal if the doctor determines that your tooth is in danger of deep infection or if your nerve is dead or dying.  The doctor will discuss all options with you - for more in-depth explanation on root canal therapy, please refer to the services page of this website.

Do you extract teeth?

We extract teeth for patients only after a thorough examination to determine what kind of extraction is needed and to minimize any risk to the paitent.  Our doctors provide routine extractions and surgical extractions, including extraction of wisdom teeth.

I haven't seen a dentist for years and I'm afraid my teeth are past hope...

Take heart!  Your teeth may not be as bad as you fear; but, realistically, not all teeth can be saved. Whatever the situation, the doctors will work with you to develop a realistic solution. A restored, healthy mouth will improve your quality of life. Make an appointment for an evaluation to see how we can help you have the smile you want to show the world. 

Esser, Krueger, Borja, DDS
— Horicon Location —
Phone: 920.485.4831 Fax: 920.485.6780 501 East Lake Street Horicon, Wisconsin 53032
— Beaver Dam Location —
Phone: 920.887.1292 Fax: 920.887.2426 205 South University Avenue Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916

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