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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We are here to help guide our patients so they can make informed decisions about their dental care. This is why we love to answer your questions!

We've gathered some of the most common questions we hear at Sky Vally Dental; however, please feel free to contact our dental office if the answer you're looking for isn't here.

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None of our staff members in the office are presently ill. None of the staff members tested positive for the virus. If a staff member is showing any symptoms, we require that individual to stay home under normal circumstances. Now, we’re being especially careful and recommending that anyone with fever, cough, shortness of breath or body aches and chills sees their doctor as soon as possible and self-quarantines.

Have any of your patients tested positive for the coronavirus?

We have not had any patients test positive. We are screening each patient robustly prior to their appointment for risk of exposure before treating them, and we are postponing their treatment if they are any signs of illness or have traveled recently. All patients are REQUIRED to complete our “Pre-Appointment Questionnaire” before their visit. If anyone tests positive for the virus in our office, we will contact the local health authorities and follow their recommended guidelines.  

Our commitment to your safety has always been an important part of our practice, which we take much pride in. Even before the outbreak, our office followed strict infection control guidelines that would have prevented the transmission of the novel coronavirus (or any other virus) to our patients or staff. In an abundance of caution, we have increased the frequency and thoroughness of our sanitizing procedures and we are following all safety procedures recommended by the Center for Disease Control, American Dental Association, and OSHA.

Learn More About Our COVID Safety Plan

More details on our “COVID-19 Safety Plan” can be found here. Please call our Monroe, WA dental clinic if you have any more questions.

 

 

Our goal is to eliminate traffic in our waiting area and maintain 6 feet of social distancing. To ensure this we are asking all of our patients to wait in their cars and text us upon arrival. We will then prompt you when we are ready to bring you in. Our office will have blue taping throughout to indicate 6 feet of distancing while providing sanitizers, masks, gloves when distancing is not possible. We also ask that you have your companion wait in the car for the duration of the appointment. We have always disinfected our waiting area every night. Now, we’re also cleaning it throughout the day and paying special attention to wiping down chairs, door handles, and other things patients frequently touch. 

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Please take a look at your COVID-19 Safety Plan for more information. Call our Monroe, WA dental clinic if you have any questions.

 

If you or anyone in your household is sick, or under quarantine for any reason, we would prefer to postpone your appointment for at least three weeks. Please let us know before your appointment and take a look at our COVID-19 Safety Plan.

We are continuing to practice social distancing at our office until it is completely safe to do otherwise. We ask that you do not bring other family members to your appointment unless they are also receiving treatment or if you need them to provide you with transportation or assistance. 

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Please take a look at our COVID-19 Safety Plan for more information on how we will be safely reopening our office on May 18th. Please contact our Monroe, WA dental clinic if you have any questions or concerns.

We understand that COVID-19 has put many of our patients into challenging financial situations. If you find it difficult to pay for your necessary dental care, we would be happy to discuss special options to ease your burden. At our office, we make sure dental care remains affordable by offering an in-house membership club for patients without insurance and other payment options such as payment plans and CareCredit to help you find the right option. 

 

Dr. Yunki ChoDr. Cho took over our Monroe, WA dental practice in May of 2019, changing the name to Sky Valley Dental.

Dr. Chasen's thoughts were this "I know that you are in excellent hands with Dr. Cho and our talented team. They will continue our traditions, and you can look forward to seeing their friendly faces at your next visit.”

Family Dentistry in Monroe

Dr. Cho is proud to continue the tradition of family values and dental excellence that has been a cornerstone of this dental practice for over 40 years. Much of the same team will be serving you along with Dr. Cho, so there are still plenty of familiar faces to see when you visit Sky Vally Dental.

We are also excited about the new skills and innovation that Dr. Cho brings to the dental practice. New CEREC technology allows us to offer same-day dentistry and complete many restorations like tooth crowns in only one appointment.

Dr. Cho also handles implant dentistry from start to finish at Sky Valley Dental. This allows our patients to complete their entire implant procedure with the dentist and team that they know and trust.

Invisalign Clear Aligners in 98272 

Invisible braces with Invisalign are also new to our dental practice. Now you can have a straighter, more beautiful smile without the need for braces.

Dental insurance paperwork | Dentist Monroe WAAt Sky Valley Dental, we are in-network with Delta, Delta Premier, Regence PPO plans. However, we also work with most PPO insurances, and our treatment coordinators can help you understand your own unique dental plan and how you can maximize your benefits.

Transparent Dentistry in 98272

We always discuss treatment fees and costs before doing any type of treatment procedure, so you'll be sure to have a clear understanding of your out-of-pocket expense for your treatment with no financial surprises.

Payment Options

Insurance can be a helpful tool for defraying the cost of dental procedures; however, if you'd like to make monthly payments for your treatment, CareCredit may be of interest to you. CareCredit offers third-party financing that can help you fit treatment comfortably into your budget, and they even have interest-free plans for qualified patients. If you have questions about CareCredit or need help applying for it, our treatment coordinators are happy to assist you.

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We never want dental insurance or the cost of treatment to keep our patients from getting the dentistry they need. Please discuss your concerns with our team, and we're happy to work with you to help you fit the treatment you need into your budget. Call our Monroe dental office with any questions you might have about your payment options.

Woman smiling in dental chair | dentist monroe waAt Sky Valley Dental, patient comfort is a top priority, and we take extra steps to make sure our procedures are as painless and efficient as possible.

Dental Anesthetic 

When delivering dental anesthetic, we use a topical gel to ensure you don't feel anything. A technology called DentalVibe also allows us to make giving dental anesthetic pain-free by using vibrations to distract your brain from the anesthetic being delivered. Our patients are surprised at how the process is now relatively painless.

CEREC Technology in Monroe 

With CEREC technology, we can complete most restorative procedures like porcelain crowns and veneers the same-day without our patients having to wait weeks for a dental laboratory to complete their restoration. CEREC also uses 3-D imaging, which replaces the uncomfortable and goopy impressions we used to have to take of your teeth and makes the procedure more comfortable for our patients.

Other leading-edge technologies called rotary endodontic (root canal) tools help Dr. Cho to complete root canal treatment more efficiently since they are electric. The material they're made of (nickel-titanium) is also more flexible, so the procedure is more comfortable.

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We also make our Monroe dental office pleasant and welcoming, with amenities for you to enjoy while you're here. Please let us know if there's anything else we can provide for your comfort!

We understand that unforeseen reasons for cancellations may pop up related to COVID-19. While we do still ask that you give us as at least 48 hours notice as possible if you won’t be able to visit us due to reasons related to COVID-19, we will not be charging missed appointment fees during this time. 

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Please read through our COVID-19 Safety Plan, which we are implementing with our re-opening on May 18th to ensure everyone’s safety. Call our Monroe WA dental clinic if you have any questions,

Crowns & Bridges

Our office is proud to provide the CEREC Same-Day Crown services for our patients. Using this technology most of our patients will not need to go through a temporary crown phase and will leave the appointment with a permanent restoration. But when a temporary crown is needed careful maintenance is also required. This includes regular brushing around the temporary restoration and careful, modified flossing techniques along with careful biting on the tooth.

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Are you interested in learning more about CEREC same-day crowns? Please contact our Monroe, WA dental clinic for more information.

 

Dental crown | Dentist Monroe WAWe are thrilled to have same-day CEREC technology at our Monroe, WA dental office. CEREC has streamlined procedures that used to take weeks to finish into only an hour or two and made them more comfortable for our patients!

CEREC Technology Process

Here's how it works. Dr. Cho will scan a 3-D image of your damaged tooth directly to our milling machine located in our dental office. 3-D technology eliminates the need for the goopy and uncomfortable impressions we used in the past, and he's also able to custom design your restoration with the image.

Next, our milling machine uses high-quality ceramic porcelain to fabricate your new tooth crown while you wait. Then Dr. Cho can permanently place your crown and make any needed adjustments for your bite. This eliminates the frustration of wearing a temporary crown that might break or fall off.

With CEREC technology, there's no need for you to delay repairing a chipped, broken, or decayed tooth. It's quick and simple to fit your dental procedure into your busy schedule, and you'll receive a durable and aesthetically-pleasing dental restoration you can trust and rely on.

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Call Sky Valley Dental today to learn more about CEREC technology and schedule your appointment.

CEREC is the most advanced and comprehensive same-day restoration system available. Using an intraoral camera that captures a 3D digital impression of the tooth being worked on, we are able to design and mill the final restoration seamlessly chairside on a computer. This final restoration is delivered the same day, eliminating the waiting period with temporary restorations.

What is a single-visit ceramic restoration?

A single-visit restoration involves a digital impression of the tooth versus the traditional “goop” impression. This allows the dentist to instantly have a working model of the tooth and digitally design the restoration chairside. This final restoration is then milled using an in-office mill, processed, and delivered the same-day to our patients.

How long can a CEREC same-day crown last?

CEREC same-day restorations are made with the same materials used in dental laboratories. Hence the longevity of these restorations does not differ from traditional lab-made restorations. Dental restorations typically last about 10-15 years. However this can vary greatly depending on the degree of home care, consistent regular dental check-up and cleanings, and innate tendencies patients have.

Contact Our Monroe Dental Clinic

Are you interested in learning more about CEREC same-day crowns? Please contact our Monroe, WA dental clinic for more information.

Dental Implants

Dental implant illustrationOur Monroe dental office provides both implant placement and restorations.

Experienced in Dental Implants

Dr. Cho has received and completed extensive training from the prestigious Misch Implant Institute and has been recognized as a Fellow and Diplomate from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the largest implant dentistry organization in the world. This advanced training has given him the skills and experience to help our patients receive comprehensive implant dentistry, which means we can complete your procedure from start to finish.

Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth in 98272

Living with a missing tooth is devastating in many ways. Eating and chewing become difficult, and your self-esteem may suffer due to the gaps in your smile. We are so excited to be able to help our patients get the tooth replacement they need to not only smile with confidence and ease again but also to maintain a healthy diet.

If you are living with a failing or already missing tooth, Dr. Cho can perform an examination and evaluate your condition to determine if tooth implants may be the right treatment for your needs. Don't suffer any longer with one or more missing teeth. We have solutions! 

Contact Our Monroe Dental Clinic

Contact Sky Valley Dental today at (360) 794-5788 to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Cho.

Emergency Dentistry

We are usually able to get our patients in the same-day for emergencies to have the problem area assessed. Sometimes we are even able to provide same-day treatment to resolve the problem but if that is not an option we try our best to provide temporary relief until we can reserve a time for the definitive treatment.

Is a gum abscess an emergency?

A gum abscess is usually accompanied by pain and swelling, even fever. This is a true dental emergency and you should seek a dentist’s help right away!

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Our Monroe dental clinic is prepared to deal with all types of dental emergencies. Please contact Sky Valley Dental for more information.

There are many reasons why your tooth can be in pain. However when a tooth is in pain that usually means there is a big enough problem (i.e. caries, fracture, gum infection) that is affecting the nerves in and around the tooth that needs to be taken care of sooner than later.

Schedule A Dental Exam in Monroe

The first step should be to call your Monroe, WA dentist and set up an exam where the dentist can pinpoint the cause of the pain and also prepare a solution for that tooth or area.

man holding jaw from pain | emergency dentist near meIt’s important to us that you know that we are available anytime you need us. We’re here for your routine dental exams and cleanings, and we’re here for you if something goes wrong, and you need emergency dentistry in Monroe, WA.

Common Dental Emergencies 

How do you know if you have a dental emergency? Any of the following problems may be considered a situation that we need to treat sooner rather than later.

  • Toothache
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Lost crown or filling
  • Broken denture
  • Tooth infection or abscess
  • Swollen, puffy, or inflamed gums
  • Knocked-out teeth and dental trauma

All of these emergencies can be upsetting, but not all of them require immediate treatment. If you are currently dealing with one of the situations listed above, please call Sky Valley Dental at (360) 794-5788 as soon as possible. 

How We Help With Your Dental Emergency

When you call, a supportive member of our dental team will take your call and ask you about your symptoms. They’ll determine if your situation requires same-day emergency treatment, or if we can safely schedule you for our next available appointment.

The first step is to get you out of pain and make sure you’re comfortable. We may be able to complete treatment that day, but we will provide the interim relief you need until we can make an opening in our schedule for you.

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If you need emergency dentistry in Monroe, WA, call Dr. Yunki Cho at Sky Valley Dental, so we can help you.

Invisalign

Woman using invisalign | Dentist Monroe WAMany of our patients are surprised to learn that treatment with Invisalign is comparable in price to orthodontic treatment with braces. The amount that treatment costs also varies with each patient's unique needs. Dr. Cho takes into consideration the complexity of your case and how long it will take to complete it. The best way to determine what your treatment will cost is to schedule an Invisalign evaluation with your Monroe dentist.

Dental Insurance and Orthodontics

If your dental insurance includes an orthodontic benefit, you can usually apply it toward Invisalign treatment to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. We also work with third-party financing companies like CareCredit to help patients break the cost of their invisible braces into monthly payments that can make it more affordable.

Invisalign for Teens and Adults in 98272

Invisalign offers adults and teens the opportunity to straighten their teeth without having to wear metal braces. If invisible braces are something you're interested in, we encourage you to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Cho and learn what the cost will be. Our team is happy to work with you to help you achieve the straighter, more beautiful smile that you want, and we can often help our patients fit the treatment they need into their budgets.

Contact Sky Valley Dental today to learn more about Invisalign.

Dr. Yunki ChoDr. Cho took over our Monroe, WA dental practice in May of 2019, changing the name to Sky Valley Dental.

Dr. Chasen's thoughts were this "I know that you are in excellent hands with Dr. Cho and our talented team. They will continue our traditions, and you can look forward to seeing their friendly faces at your next visit.”

Family Dentistry in Monroe

Dr. Cho is proud to continue the tradition of family values and dental excellence that has been a cornerstone of this dental practice for over 40 years. Much of the same team will be serving you along with Dr. Cho, so there are still plenty of familiar faces to see when you visit Sky Vally Dental.

We are also excited about the new skills and innovation that Dr. Cho brings to the dental practice. New CEREC technology allows us to offer same-day dentistry and complete many restorations like tooth crowns in only one appointment.

Dr. Cho also handles implant dentistry from start to finish at Sky Valley Dental. This allows our patients to complete their entire implant procedure with the dentist and team that they know and trust.

Invisalign Clear Aligners in 98272 

Invisible braces with Invisalign are also new to our dental practice. Now you can have a straighter, more beautiful smile without the need for braces.

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We are open! Our team at Sky Valley Dental is excited to welcome you back. It is important for you to know that we have and are taking great care to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

We encourage you to review the details of our multifaceted “COVID-19 Safety Plan” and our COVID-19 FAQS for more information, as it outlines important changes to your future appointments.

REQUIRED BEFORE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT: Please complete our “Pre-Appointment Questionnaire” prior to your next visit with us.

If you have any questions please contact us at (360)794-5788 or toothfairy@skyvalleydental.com. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We look forward to welcoming you back:) - Dr Cho and SVD Team