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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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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People often worry that they won’t be able to visit the dentist unless they have dental insurance. At Sky Valley Dental, we work with patients and their budgets to help them receive the quality dentistry they deserve at an affordable price.

No Insurance? Join Our Membership Plan!

Sky Valley Dental provides families in Monroe, WA high-quality and affordable dentistry, even if you don’t have insurance. As part of this commitment, we offer membership plans to our patients at Sky Valley Dental. 

We don’t want you to feel financially burdened by your need or desire to get dental treatment so you can take care of your smile. Whatever your budgetary needs may be, our friendly staff can help you determine the best payment options available for your treatment.

Sky Valley Dental Membership Plan 

Many of our patients don’t have dental insurance, which is why we created a monthly subscription membership club. The Sky Valley Dental Membership Club helps our patients prepare a budget for smile-saving, preventive care, including fillings, cleanings, and more. 
 
Now, you and your family don’t have to choose between paying your bills and taking care of your teeth. Professional dental care should be accessible and affordable for families everywhere, but we understand this may not always be possible for some. Our team at Sky Valley Dental is committed to helping you receive the best, most affordable care possible. 
 
To learn more about our membership club, please call our Monroe dental office

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 can be found in our “COVID-19 Safety Plan”. 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. Please contact our Monroe, WA dental office if you have any questions on payment options.

 

Finding the right dentist for your needs, location, and lifestyle is important. At Sky Valley Dental, we strive to meet the dental needs of all our patients in a welcoming, kind environment. 

Dr. Yunki Cho took over the Chasen Family Dentistry practice in 2019 with the goal of continuing to provide excellent dental services to our wonderful community. Dr. Cho changed the name of the practice to Sky Valley Dental, and he modernized the dental office with the best dental technologies available. At Sky Valley Dental, our friendly staff members are dedicated to giving you top-notch dental care while making sure you feel entirely comfortable and secure in your treatment plan.

Enjoy Our Modern Dental Office

As a family dentist, we offer dental services for patients of all ages. We focus on using the newest and most advanced dental technologies available to offer complete dental care and complex restorative treatments.

With CEREC technology, we can provide our patients with same-day dental crowns, so they can enjoy quick and convenient tooth restorations. We also use 3-D impressions, rotary tools, and cone beam technology to make our patients’ diagnoses and treatments more comfortable and efficient. 

Our dedication to using up-to-date technology to make your visits and treatments fast and easy for you is part of what makes our dental office unique. 

Experience Excellent Dental Care in Monroe

Our skilled and technologically savvy dentist, Dr. Cho, looks forward to meeting you in our Monroe dental office, where he can offer you the best in dental care using outstanding dental technology. We also welcome patients from nearby Woodinville, North Creek, Sultan, Snohomish, Duvall, Echo Lake, Cottage Lake, Lake Stevens, Startup, and Gold Bar.

Reach out to our experienced dental team today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cho and experience the benefits of advanced dental technology and knowledgeable care. 

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.

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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.

Contact Our Monroe Dental Clinic

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. 

Call Our Monroe WA Dental Office

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,

Children's Dentistry

At Sky Valley Dental, Dr. Yunki Cho recommends that you schedule your child’s first dental appointment around his or her first birthday. By that time, your child will have some baby teeth coming in. Your child’s new baby teeth can be examined by Dr. Cho in our office, and he can evaluate your child’s overall oral health.

woman reading to her two young childrenChild's First Dental Visit

Of course, if you need help with your child’s oral health before his or her first birthday or have questions about caring for your child’s oral health at home, please feel free to contact our office for assistance. We are happy to answer questions about your child’s dental care.

Oral Health As Your Child Grows

As your child ages and grows, Dr. Cho will monitor his or her oral health, recommending dental cleanings and treatments accordingly. At some point, Dr. Cho will most likely recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help protect your child’s teeth. Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are painless treatments that can be performed easily in our dental office to help guard your child's teeth against cavities. 

If necessary, Dr. Cho may also recommend orthodontics to improve your child’s bite or alignment.

Children’s Dentistry in Monroe

If you need children’s dentistry, contact Sky Valley Dental in Monroe, WA. Dr. Cho is experienced in working with children, and he knows how to make your child feel comfortable in our dental office. We are here to help you keep your child’s smile healthy!

Cosmetic Dentistry

woman holding cell phone smilingThese days, with constant photo ops, it's essential to look your best. If you're not confident when you smile, it shows.

The good news is that no matter what troubles you about your smile, you can rest assured that cosmetic dentistry in Monroe, WA can help.

Experienced Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Yunki Cho is extensively trained in cosmetic dentistry, and he can help you design and achieve a smile you're proud of. Some of the cosmetic dental services we offer at Sky Valley Dental are:

  • Professional teeth whitening - For a whiter, brighter smile
  • Dental bonding - Repairs chipping, discoloration, and tooth size and shape discrepancies.
  • Invisible braces with Invisalign - Corrects overlapped or crooked teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers and crowns - Covers imperfections and allows you to redesign your smile.
  • Gum contouring - Eliminates "gummy smiles."
  • Dental implants - Replaces missing teeth and protects dental health.

If you're interested in making changes to your smile, we encourage our patients to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Cho. During this time, he'll examine your teeth, discuss your goals with you, and review the recommendations he has for your smile.

Contact Our Monroe Dental Clinic

Whether you're just looking to brighten your smile, or completely redesign it, contact your cosmetic dentist in Monroe today by calling (360) 794-5788.

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.

General Dentistry

People often worry that they won’t be able to visit the dentist unless they have dental insurance. At Sky Valley Dental, we work with patients and their budgets to help them receive the quality dentistry they deserve at an affordable price.

No Insurance? Join Our Membership Plan!

Sky Valley Dental provides families in Monroe, WA high-quality and affordable dentistry, even if you don’t have insurance. As part of this commitment, we offer membership plans to our patients at Sky Valley Dental. 

We don’t want you to feel financially burdened by your need or desire to get dental treatment so you can take care of your smile. Whatever your budgetary needs may be, our friendly staff can help you determine the best payment options available for your treatment.

Sky Valley Dental Membership Plan 

Many of our patients don’t have dental insurance, which is why we created a monthly subscription membership club. The Sky Valley Dental Membership Club helps our patients prepare a budget for smile-saving, preventive care, including fillings, cleanings, and more. 
 
Now, you and your family don’t have to choose between paying your bills and taking care of your teeth. Professional dental care should be accessible and affordable for families everywhere, but we understand this may not always be possible for some. Our team at Sky Valley Dental is committed to helping you receive the best, most affordable care possible. 
 
To learn more about our membership club, please call our Monroe dental office

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.

Sedation Dentistry

At Sky Valley Dental, we realize how prevalent dental anxiety is, which is why we provide sedation dentistry options to make our patients more comfortable, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous oxide is also known by some as laughing gas, and it’s a mild sedative. Since the effects of nitrous oxide both take effect and wear off quickly, you will not need someone to drive you to and from a dental appointment. 

Nitrous oxide is a great sedative option to help you relax during a dental procedure, making the experience more comfortable for you. 

If you want a deeper sedation experience, our oral conscious sedation may be a better choice. With oral conscious sedation, you will take a pill prescribed by our dental office one hour before the dental procedure. The pill will relax you very deeply, but it won’t make you fall asleep, at least in most cases. With this sedative option, you should feel calm and relaxed throughout the procedure, but you should be conscious and able to communicate with the dental staff. 

If you choose oral conscious sedation, you will need to have transportation arranged to and from the dental appointment. You will not be able to drive yourself. 

Sedation Dentist in Monroe

As a sedation dentist in Monroe, WA, we provide comfortable dental care to patients with dental anxiety all the time. If you experience fear or anxiety when you think about visiting the dentist, call us today to talk about which sedation dentistry option is right for you. 

We are here to help you with all your dental care concerns, and we look forward to making your dental experience more relaxed! Reach out to our dental office to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment.

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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