Frequently Asked Questions
Are you taking new patients?
Yes! We would love the opportunity to make you, your family and your friends a part of our family. Call today and make an appointment to find out how great, comprehensive dental care can change your life. Emergencies: Dr. Peer recognizes that dental emergencies don't always occur during business hours. Regular patients of our practice may reach Dr. Peer in the evenings and on weekends with their dental emergencies.
I just want my smile to look good. What are some options to help the appearance of my smile?
You are not alone. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and most people want their smile to be beautiful. You may only need a few minor adjustments or you may have concerns that need more attention. There are treatments that can give you the engaging smile you have always wanted. Your smile can be enhanced with simple whitening or bonding treatments. Need a little more extensive treatment? Your options include porcelain veneers, crowns or bridges, gum contouring, periodontal therapy or combination of these techniques. Based on your goals, areas of concern and the overall condition of your oral health, a treatment plan is designed just for you! Contact us today for a complimentary smile evaluation to determine what course of action will produce the best solution for you.
What is conscious sedation and do I need it?
Many people suffer from severe anxiety when they visit the dentist. Conscious sedation may be the right option for you! You won't be fully asleep during conscious sedation, but you will have little or no recollection of the procedure. A friend or family member should pick you up after your appointment, as you will be unable to drive yourself when your procedure is complete.
Will it hurt when I have my procedure done?
Your comfort is our highest priority. Painless, injection-free air abrasion fillings are offered whenever applicable, and nitrous oxide is available to help you relax. A mild, local anesthetic provides a pain free appointment for most procedures. There may be some mild discomfort when the anesthesia wears off for some procedures. An over-the-counter pain medication is usually adequate in most of these cases.
What is a crown and why do I need one?
If you have a broken tooth or a tooth that needs repaired because of deterioration due to cavities or decay, a crown may be the option recommended to you. Tooth decay eats away at your healthy tooth structure in much the same way as rust eats away at metal. If this decay is not removed from your tooth, it will continue to deteriorate the tooth until removal of the tooth is the only option. In some cases, the decay can be removed while leaving behind a portion of the healthy tooth structure. A crown can then be placed on the healthy portion of your tooth. This allows you to keep your natural, underlying tooth structure while restoring the look and function of your smile. Most crowns are precision-milled porcelain or full metal, gold or silver, and they are customized to give you a natural, long lasting smile.
Do you accept insurance? (MetLife, Aflac, etc.)
We are now a participating provider of Cigna DPPO insurance, but we are not a participating provider for any other insurance company. We file insurance claims electronically for all other insurance companies as a convenience for our patients. Our patients are responsible for payment of account balances not paid by insurance.
What are your hours?
- Monday - Thursday:
8am - 1:00pm, Lunch, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where are you located?
Next to the DMV. Our offices are located at:
1997 Hamilton Blvd
South Boston, VA 24592
Do you offer a payment plan?
You are important to us. We offer monthly payment plans with our financial partner, Health Care Financing. Payment options are tailored to fit comfortably into your personal or family financial goals so you can pay for your treatment. We work with you to create the solution that meets your needs so you can have the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted.
Do you see children? At what age?
We would love for you to bring your children in! We typically recommend you bringing your children in beginning at one year of age. Please contact our office for more information or to set up an appointment.
Do you use "laughing gas" (nitrous oxide)?
Nitrous oxide is available to you for procedural concerns or anxiety upon request and may be used as needed to help you undergo the treatment itself. During your first appointment, we will time examining any concerns with you, and your treatment will be planned accordingly.