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Kennedy Dental
Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm
Friday 7am-12pm
Emergency Service Available

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

You want your family to enjoy the best possible oral health, and we’ll support you with the treatments you need to maintain healthy smiles. But it’s also crucial to us that you feel confident with the decisions you make about your family’s oral health care.

Over the decades we’ve been practicing at Kennedy Dental, we’ve found that when our patients feel informed, they feel empowered to make these critical decisions with confidence.

Our dentists and specialists will support you with all the education and information you need to feel comfortable with the direction of your dental care. Because our dental team is committed to your comfort and well-being, we’ll answer your questions until we’re sure you understand why we recommend treatment and how it will benefit you.

But you likely have general questions about your family’s oral health, and we’re always happy to answer those too. Far from bothering us, your questions also help our dental care team what’s on your mind and how we can best help you.

Please take a look at some of the questions we’ve answered below, and don’t hesitate to call our Bellevue dentists with any other concerns you have.

Other

You have unique needs and priorities when it comes to your oral health, so you deserve solutions that we personalize just for you. Whenever you come to us with a concern, we’ll work with you to find the treatment that fits your lifestyle, timeline, and budget. We accept most insurance, and we also accept CareCredit interest-free financing.

Here at Kennedy Dental, we’ve been serving the dental needs of our Bellevue, NE patients for over 40 years. Unlike big corporate dental practices, we see generations of the same families and receive word of mouth referrals because our patients know we care. They trust us to provide honest, affordable treatment, and personalized dental solutions—and we deliver.

We are in-network with many dental insurances and will help you understand how your benefits apply to the treatment our dentists recommend. Our dental care team is dedicated to making sure that you always receive the maximum benefit you're entitled to. We’ll obtain pre-treatment estimates so you have a better idea of what your out-of-pocket cost will be.

If you are uninsured or need help with out-of-pocket expenses, CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that you can use for dental and other wellness expenses. With CareCredit, you choose a period to pay the balance (6, 12, or 18 months) and a monthly payment amount that comfortably fits your budget.

Please don’t avoid seeking dental treatment because you worry about the cost. We’ll work with you to find a way to help you and your family get the essential dental care you need.

If you’re not happy with the smile you see when you look in the mirror, cosmetic dentistry can help you love your smile again. At Kennedy Dental, we offer personalized cosmetic dentistry for our Bellevue, NE patients that fix just about any aesthetic flaw that bothers you.

Take a look at some of the cosmetic smile flaws we can address for you:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Yellow teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapped teeth

The first step is to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists. He or she will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. They’ll evaluate your oral health and guide you by making treatment recommendations that make sense for you.

Your smile is one-of-a-kind, and so are you. If you have considerations like a timeline or your budget, we’ll work with you to design a treatment plan to meet those unique needs. We have numerous ways we can help you achieve your dream smile, including:

  • Dental bonding
  • White tooth-colored fillings
  • Porcelain dental veneers
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • All-porcelain dental crowns

Even advanced treatment like dental implants can be considered cosmetic because they fill in the gaps that detract from your smile.

Would you like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry at our Bellevue dental office and how we can help you love your smile again? Call Kennedy Dental Associates at (402) 291-3535 to schedule an appointment.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

You have unique needs and priorities when it comes to your oral health, so you deserve solutions that we personalize just for you. Whenever you come to us with a concern, we’ll work with you to find the treatment that fits your lifestyle, timeline, and budget. We accept most insurance, and we also accept CareCredit interest-free financing.

Here at Kennedy Dental, we’ve been serving the dental needs of our Bellevue, NE patients for over 40 years. Unlike big corporate dental practices, we see generations of the same families and receive word of mouth referrals because our patients know we care. They trust us to provide honest, affordable treatment, and personalized dental solutions—and we deliver.

We are in-network with many dental insurances and will help you understand how your benefits apply to the treatment our dentists recommend. Our dental care team is dedicated to making sure that you always receive the maximum benefit you're entitled to. We’ll obtain pre-treatment estimates so you have a better idea of what your out-of-pocket cost will be.

If you are uninsured or need help with out-of-pocket expenses, CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that you can use for dental and other wellness expenses. With CareCredit, you choose a period to pay the balance (6, 12, or 18 months) and a monthly payment amount that comfortably fits your budget.

Please don’t avoid seeking dental treatment because you worry about the cost. We’ll work with you to find a way to help you and your family get the essential dental care you need.

Dental Implants

It can be tough to deal with tooth loss, whether you were injured in an accident or had a tooth knocked out during a friendly soccer game. Even if you lost a tooth to severe decay, our priority is the same, and that is to find the solution you need to replace the missing tooth.

At Kennedy Dental, we offer several tooth replacement options at our Bellevue dental office, and we’ll be happy to discuss all of them with you. But our dentists and patients agree that the most healthy tooth replacement is a dental implant.

A dental implant is a small titanium post that our periodontist or oral surgeon places in your jaw. Its job is to act as an artificial tooth root, and as it heals, the implant bonds securely with the bone and tissue around it. Eventually, the implant becomes just as secure and stable as your natural tooth root was.

The healing process for a dental implant is different for everyone but usually takes several months. Once it heals fully, our dentists will add a restoration like a dental crown, bridge, or denture to complete your smile and let you chew comfortably again.

Dental implants are the only solution that replaces an entire tooth, from root to crown. If you would like to learn more about the process of getting dental implants at our Bellevue, NE dental office, please call Kennedy Dental at (402) 291-3535.

General Dentistry

You have unique needs and priorities when it comes to your oral health, so you deserve solutions that we personalize just for you. Whenever you come to us with a concern, we’ll work with you to find the treatment that fits your lifestyle, timeline, and budget. We accept most insurance, and we also accept CareCredit interest-free financing.

Here at Kennedy Dental, we’ve been serving the dental needs of our Bellevue, NE patients for over 40 years. Unlike big corporate dental practices, we see generations of the same families and receive word of mouth referrals because our patients know we care. They trust us to provide honest, affordable treatment, and personalized dental solutions—and we deliver.

We are in-network with many dental insurances and will help you understand how your benefits apply to the treatment our dentists recommend. Our dental care team is dedicated to making sure that you always receive the maximum benefit you're entitled to. We’ll obtain pre-treatment estimates so you have a better idea of what your out-of-pocket cost will be.

If you are uninsured or need help with out-of-pocket expenses, CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that you can use for dental and other wellness expenses. With CareCredit, you choose a period to pay the balance (6, 12, or 18 months) and a monthly payment amount that comfortably fits your budget.

Please don’t avoid seeking dental treatment because you worry about the cost. We’ll work with you to find a way to help you and your family get the essential dental care you need.

Our Bellevue dentists and specialists understand what a valuable benefit dental insurance is, and we want you to get the most out of it. At Kennedy Dental, we are currently in-network with the following insurances:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • BC/BS
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Dentemax
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Principal
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

Even if you have different insurance than those listed above, we’ll process your claim for you on your behalf. In this case, you would pay for your treatment at the time of service, and your insurance company would reimburse the covered portion directly to you.

Dental insurance can be confusing, and you probably have more questions than answers. That’s okay—it’s our job to help you understand how your plan’s benefits apply to the specific treatment our dentists recommend.

We’ll explain what’s covered under your plan and what’s not, and we’ll obtain pre-treatment estimates from your insurance so you have an idea of what your out-of-pocket cost will be. After your procedure, we’ll submit your claim and follow up on any delays.

No insurance? No problem!

We accept all major credit cards and also interest-free financing through CareCredit. With CareCredit, your family will be able to get the dental treatment you need when you need it. We’ll provide the necessary treatment, and CareCredit will cover the upfront cost. You’ll then pay down the balance with small monthly payments that fit your budget. Please call us if you would like to know more about how CareCredit works.

If you don’t see your insurance plan listed here, call our Bellevue, NE dental office at (402) 291-3535, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

At Kennedy Dental, we make every effort to ensure provide gentle, stress-free dentistry to our Bellevue, NE patients. Patients who fear dental visits have found that our warm and soothing environment and the attention of our caring dental team is enough to help them relax.

Our dentists and specialists are all experts at what they do because they’ve been doing it for decades! They administer hundreds of gentle injections to our patients every year and use premium anesthetics to numb your mouth so that you won’t feel any pain during your procedure. 

Still, many patients who have dental anxiety appreciate that we also offer sedation dentistry at our Bellevue, NE dental office. With gentle relaxation administered by qualified professionals, you won’t believe how stress-free high-quality dental care can be.

Nitrous oxide is gentle, and the calming effects last only for the duration of your procedure. You’ll be able to relax while you get treatment then leave our office feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to face the rest of your day.

For some patients, nitrous oxide isn’t quite enough to eliminate their anxiety. In these cases, our dentists can prescribe a sedative for you to take an hour before your appointment. When you arrive at Kennedy Dental, you’ll be relaxed and will remain so during your procedure.

However, oral sedation stays in your system for several hours, so you will need someone to get you safely to and from your appointment, and you should plan to go home and rest.

Don’t let dental anxiety compromise your oral health. Call our Bellevue, NE dental office so we can help you get the care you need.

Invisalign Invisible Braces

Your needs are unique, so the length of Invisalign treatment depends on the extent of the tooth misalignment our dentists need to address. The average treatment times for Invisalign are 12 to 18 months.

When approaching Invisalign treatment, however, it’s best to set realistic expectations. Yes, Invisalign is advertised as a modern innovation for straightening teeth without metal braces. Treatment is discreet and convenient, and the results can be transformative. But for most people, it still takes the same amount of time to straighten crooked teeth. 

Straightening crooked teeth is a process that takes time, and Invisalign makes it more comfortable and convenient than it is with metal braces. And the great news is that within a few weeks of wearing your first set of aligners, you’ll see some progress as your teeth start moving into position as planned.

If you want to complete Invisalign treatment in the shortest time possible, you need to commit to wearing them at least 22 hours a day. Your goal should be to remove them only for meals and oral hygiene, or if you have a big event like a wedding, reunion, or job interview coming up.

Here at Kennedy Dental, we love helping our patients achieve their best smiles with Invisalign treatment at our warm and friendly Bellevue dental office. Please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists to learn more about Invisalign.

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We are happy to announce that we are resuming elective procedures and normal hours on Tuesday, May 5th.  The safety of our patients and our team is a top priority, so we want you to be aware that some of our policies have changed and may impact upcoming appointments.  We will contact you with additional details if your appointment is affected.