Dr. James R. Mattingly DDS Frequently Asked Questions

(925) 388-6998
130 La Casa Via, Suite 202
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Walnut Creek dentist Dr. James R. Mattingly
Q: Do you accept financing?
A: "It depends on many factors, especially the nature of the treatment needed."
Q: Are you open Saturdays?
A: "We are, and patients love it. They don’t have to take time off work."
Q: Do you do dental implants?
A: "Yes. We have been restoring missing teeth with dental implants for 13 years and each year we do more and more. Our success rates are around 97% and the process is practically painless. Patients always assume that there is a lot of pain associated with the process, but in fact there is very little discomfort. We use dental implants to replace a single missing tooth, as well as multiple missing teeth Patients with existing full dentures often have problems with retention and stability. With a couple strategically placed dental implants we can add significant retention and stability to a full denture making life exponentially improved for the patient. When patients with uncomfortable dentures come in, I put a couple of dental implants in their mouth and they feel like they’re 17 again. These procedures are also very painless. A lot of people are fearful of the pain, and they’re always shocked at how easy the procedure is."
Q: Can you help me interpret my dental insurance?
A: "We will do our best to help explain the benefits of your particular plan. There are literally hundreds of plans out there and each is slightly different. While it is our goal to assist in this area, we always encourage each patient to know there own plan."