Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept dental insurance?
Gladly. We will file your insurance electronically from our office. Dr. Sapienza is a preferred provider for MetLife, Guardian, Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO, The Principal, Delta Dental, United Concordia, and other carriers, but we will file out-of-network claims as well.
We do not participate with any DMO/HMO plans.
We try our best to determine the level of your coverage, but there are many variations, especially regarding deductibles, frequency limitations, copays and waiting periods on new coverage. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the details of your particular plan.
UFT: We accept this coverage as payment in full for preventive services, such as cleanings, exams, and x-rays. (Subject to deductible, copayment and frequency limitations). As an out-of-network provider, the patient is responsible for the difference between the UFT reimbursement for other procedures and our regular office fee.
Most plans will reduce reimbursement for restorative procedures for tooth-colored restorations (fillings/crowns) to the level of reimbursement for a metal restoration. If you choose the tooth-colored restoration, your copayment may be higher.
If you have any additional questions about our policies regarding insurance, please call or email.
How can I pay for my dental work?
For your convenience, The Dental Spa of New York® accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We can help you apply for dental financing through CareCredit, a trusted institution that offers up to 12 months, interest-free loans and long-term options.
What does a dental spa do differently from a regular dental office?
Ultramodern dentistry. Stress-reducing amenities. Ultimate patient care.
At The Dental Spa of New York®, you'll find an environment specifically designed to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Dr. Sapienza offers a variety of pleasing amenities to make your visit as anxiety-free and pleasurable as possible, including:
- freshly baked bread and cookies to excite your senses and welcome you to our practice.
- a cappuccino, tea, and juice bar for your refreshment.
- a reception area with a flat screen TV and massage chairs to help you unwind and relax.
- comfortable blankets and pillows, warm lemon-scented towels, and music via headphones.
- a congenial, helpful staff who will go out of their way to make you comfortable throughout your visit.
How can The Dental Spa of New York® improve my appearance?
To determine how we can create your ultimate smile, Dr. Sapienza must examine your oral condition and discuss your concerns and ideals. Some patients need only general maintenance and a teeth-whitening treatment, while others may require porcelain veneers, a complete smile makeover, or full mouth reconstruction. Learn about the dental procedures we offer by exploring our services page, and then call to schedule your consultation.
What options do I have for replacing missing teeth?
Dr. Sapienza will present all of your options for prosthetic teeth after your comprehensive oral evaluation. Every patient is unique, and factors such as oral health, personal preferences, past dental experiences, and finances can affect your decisions regarding dental care. At The Dental Spa of New York®, we offer crown and bridgework, dentures and partials, and dental implants for teeth replacement.