Briarwood Dental


If you have a dental problem, we need to address it as quickly as possible. But what if you don’t have insurance or there’s no room left in your budget for the upfront cost of a membership plan?

This is the time when patients at Briarwood Dental turn to a credit financing option called CareCredit. Don’t have the funds to pay for dental treatment today? Use CareCredit to pay the dentist, then take several months to pay back the balance.

Here’s how it works.

It’s easy to apply for CareCredit at our office or online, and they have high approval rates. Once you are approved, choose how long you want to take to pay the balance, usually 6, 12, or 18 months. Pay a small amount every month, and if you make all your payments in the agreed period, CareCredit won’t charge you any interest.

You can also use CareCredit to cover expenses such as dermatology, vision and hearing care, and other wellness treatments. If you’re interested, you can call us or apply directly online at

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We want everyone in our community to have access to high-quality dental care, so we offer several ways for you to finance the cost of your treatment.

If you don’t have dental insurance, or you need help with out-of-pocket expenses, we offer our own Briarwood Dental Membership Plans as well as a third-party financing option through CareCredit. 

We’re also pleased to accept major credit cards and offer discounts to patients who pay cash for treatment in full at the time of service.

It’s important to us that you don’t forego dental care because you’re worried about the cost. If you would like more information about financing your dental treatment, please call Briarwood Dental. We will work with you to find a way to ensure that you get the high-quality dental care you deserve.

Dental insurance is a valuable benefit that helps patients afford needed dental treatment. Unfortunately, it is not intended to pay for all your treatment in full. There is a maximum amount they allow for covered procedures, and you are responsible for the balance.

To help you understand how this works, many dental insurance plans use a formula they call "100-80-50" that are applied as follows:

  • 100 percent coverage for preventive teeth cleanings, dental exams, and diagnostic x-rays
  • 80 percent coverage for dental fillings, root canals, and other routine procedures
  • 50 percent coverage for dental crowns, bridges, and other major procedures

Dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic dentistry, but it will partially cover treatments like crowns and bridges that also improve the appearance of your smile.

Don’t worry if this sounds complicated; even those who work with dental insurance daily know what a challenge it can be to understand your coverage and how your benefits apply to treatment. But our staff is highly trained and dedicated to helping our patients maximize their dental coverage in a way that helps them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

If you have questions about your dental insurance benefits, please call our office and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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