Healthy Smiles for Central Texas Families Since 1993
New Patient Information
If you’ve decided to begin your dental care journey with Premier Family Dental in Waco, we can’t wait to meet you. Dr. Cofer and our team of experienced dental professionals are dedicated to providing affordable, competitively priced dental care for patients from Waco and all surrounding areas. And with Dr. Cofer’s commitment to continuing education in implant dentistry and endodontics, we can often save our patients from referrals to other doctors.
As a courtesy to assist in convenience, and comfort during your visit, we will file dental insurance claims for you!
Why are dental checkups recommended every six months?
Premier Family Dental believes in the importance of preventive dental care, and that’s why we (and the American Dental Association) recommend you come in every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. Patients at increased risk of dental disease – smokers, individuals with diabetes, those already suffering from gum disease, and pregnant women – are advised to visit our Waco dental office even more frequently. Why so often? The earlier Dr. Cofer discovers your oral health issues (gum disease, teeth grinding, cavities, or oral cancer to name a few), the better your chances of recovery. If it’s been a long time since your last trip to the dentist, contact Premier Family Dental for an appointment.
What happens if missing teeth aren’t replaced?
Missing teeth can cause a number of other problems, including the loss of other teeth. Missing teeth also cause problems with your bite and oral function, as other teeth move to fill in the space left by the lost tooth or teeth. Over time, these shifts can cause TMJ pain, increased risk of cavities, and problems with chewing. Premier Family Dental offers residents of Lorena, Robinson, and Waco several tooth replacement options including dentures and partials and dental implants.
Are there differences between over-the-counter teeth whiteners and professional teeth whiteners?
Over-the-counter whiteners do not work as well as the professional-grade teeth bleaching options you can get at Premier Family Dental. The whitening kits you receive at our office are made specifically to fit you, offering greater coverage and effectiveness. And while over-the-counter treatments usually whiten only two to three shades, take-home teeth whitening from our Waco dental office can whiten your teeth up to 10 shades. Within just a few days, you’ll notice a difference, and by the time treatment is complete, you’ll smile with confidence.
Do you refer patients to specialists?
One of the perks of receiving your care from Premier Family Dental is that you can receive virtually all of the dental care you’ll ever need right here in our Waco office. While some Waco dentists might refer you to an endodontist if you need a root canal procedure or to an oral surgeon for dental implant placement, Dr. Rick E. Cofer is capable of providing both of these dental care services in house. We do it all!
If we haven’t answered your questions here, don’t hesitate to call Premier Family Dental in Waco, Texas. Our helpful staff is always happy to answer any questions you might have about the care you can receive in our office.
New Patient Forms
For your convenience, we invite you to take advantage of the new patient forms we’ve provided here before your first appointment. You can download them, print them out, and fill them out before coming to our office. We know your time is valuable – we try to offer ways to save it.
We understand that our patients all have different budgets, just as they all have different needs. That’s why we offer a wide variety of payment and financing options. Our payment options include cash, check, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. For patients who will be using a third-party financing option for their care, we accept CareCredit.
After your care, our Waco office will gladly file your dental insurance claims and make every effort to maximize your benefits. Value is one of our top commitments, and making dental care affordable and competitively priced for everyone from Waco, Lorena Robinson, and surrounding communities is one of our main goals.
Bleaching For Life
A one-time fee of $99 includes:
2 tubes of bleach and custom trays
2 additional tubes of bleach twice a year at regular cleanings