We offer our patients exceptional dentistry that can ensure a lifetime of healthy and gorgeous smiles.
OUR COMMITMENT TO SERVICE. We are offering superior patient care with the belief that everyone deserves the self-confidence that comes with having a beautiful and healthy smile. Our entire dental staff strives to provide you with the best cutting-edge technology in today’s market.
Our sterilization technique is at its highest. And we make sure that we are monitored by a third company to ensure that we give you the most sterile instruments in your mouth. The care and comfort of our patients are of utmost importance.
Whether you are searching for an advanced dentist for your cosmetic needs (Lumineers, Snap-On Smile, Invisalign and Sapphire Professional Whitening) or if you are just trying to find general dental care, you have come to the right place.
We take the time to listen carefully to your expectations, provide our patients with compassionate personal and professional dental care and develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve those goals whether it be function, comfort, aesthetics or all three!
Contact us today to learn more about the general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Gorgeous Smile Dental.
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It's time you experience a root canal with very little to no patient discomfort.
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Crowns can dramatically increase the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
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Dr. Precilyn Silvestre-Melo, DDS - Gorgeous Smile Dental Clinic - San Jose and Newark, California
Dr. Precilyn B. Silvestre-Melo, DDS
Certified Board Member (2002)
Dr. Silvestre- Melo’s dental practice in Newark and San Jose, California is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting gorgeous smiles.
Snap-On smile Certified
Ponciano C. Melo, Jr. DDS 2
Dr. Ponciano C. Melo Jr., DDS
President & CEO - PBS Dental Corporation
Ponciano Melo is the husband of Dr. Precilyn B. Silvestre-Melo and is currently serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PBS Dental Corporation.
He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine/Surgery in Centro Escolar University Mendiola, Manila, Philippines in 1994.
Aside from his decades-long experience in the field of dentistry, Ponciano is also a former award-winning recording artist in the Philippines who is known by his stage name, John Melo.
I was never a fan of the dentist, but really who is? I can honestly say that you should absolutely see Dr. Precilyn Silvestre! She and her staff are like seeing family. Very caring, compassionate, and make sure that you are aware of any fees, and next steps. I honestly say I am looking forward to returning, and finishing my teeth. I am sure to have a winning smile with this team! Thank you for everything!
Our mission is to bring out a family-friendly atmosphere where you are rest assured that everything is done accordingly. We dedicate ourselves in providing individual, personalized attention as we recognize each patient's concern, preference and dental need is unique.
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5910 Thornton Ave. Ste. B
Newark, CA 94560
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750 North Capitol Bldg. C Suite 8
San Jose, CA 95133
4 Top Reasons Why You Should Invest in Dental Insurance
Posted on August 12, 2017 by Yel Ganda
More people are in need of dental procedures than you know. But considering the upfront costs of dental procedures, a lot of people end up nursing their dental problems rather than visiting a dentist.
Individuals with dental insurance might not even think twice about going to your dentist when a dental emergency arises. But the truth of the matter is, 1 in 3 Americans do not have any dental benefits according to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and Delta Dental Plans Association. That’s one third of Americans who remain uninsured and at risk of developing dental issues due to lack of regular care.
If you are still on the fence on whether or not it is absolutely necessary for you to invest on dental insurance, then it’s time that you acquaint yourself with the many benefits of having one. Here are the top 4 reasons why you should invest on dental insurance.
1. Save on dental costs with dental insurance
Probably the most obvious perk of having insurance, the amount of money that you get to save on dental procedures may be enough reason for a lot of people to get insurance.
Comparing the cost of routine cleaning and checkups versus dental insurance premiums, it might seem more practical to pay for such procedures outright. However, one can recognize the importance of having a dental procedure when it comes to more expensive procedures like oral surgery, root canals, crowns and fillings.
The sheer cost of such procedures can put a significant dent on the pocket of any patient. But if you have dental insurance coverage, your savings will be spared.
And while there is no exact price as to how much an insurance plan can cost for one individual, on average, an annual premium for dental insurance can range from $200 to $500.
The annual premiums you pay may seem a bit expensive for some but serious dental procedures can cost a lot more without insurance. For example, root canal therapy can range from $150 to $200 while dental examinations with x-ray and teeth cleaning can cost as much as $300.
2. Receive frequent preventive care
Dental insurance is not only vital when dental emergency arises, but it can also help you stay up-to-date with your oral health. Your mouth, teeth and gums need regular upkeep to detect existing issues and help avoid more serious ones in the future.
Most dental insurance plans will take care of regular check-ups, with some plans offering examinations and maintenance for patients for at least twice a year.
Aside from the incentive of reduced cost, access to affordable preventive dental care motivates people to visit their dentist more frequently. And frequent visits to the dentist to receive website preventative care means a healthier smile.
If you plan to get dental insurance however, you need to ask your provider the type of preventative dentistry benefits they offer as it often varies across providers. Preventative dentistry may typically to cleanings though some insurance packages may cover other basic/restorative procedures like fillings.
3. Get treatment anytime you need it
One of the main reasons why people fail to pay a visit to their dentist in case of dental emergencies is the concern involved in paying for the cost of procedures. A lot of people choose to just self-medicate or wait until the pain subsides instead of spending money on what might be a costly dental procedure.
There’s also the fact that a lot of people would rather spend their hard-earned money elsewhere instead of paying for dental procedures.
People who have dental insurance, however, can get the treatment that they wish anytime without the financial worries involved. While they might be required to pay someone out of their own pocket, the amount is usually minimal compared to the full cost of the procedure.
Should anything happen to your teeth, mouth or gums at any time, you won’t have to worry that much because your dental health insurance will have your back. The knowledge that at least a part of your dental treatment will be covered by your insurance plan is an incentive in itself, allowing you to get the treatment needed.
4. Consult only with accredited and trusted dentists
When you avail of a dental insurance plan, your provider will give you a list of qualified dentist. These dental professionals are pre-screened by insurance companies to ensure that they provide the level and quality of service the patient needs.
This in itself is a major perk of having insurance. The peace of mind that goes with being treated by qualified professionals is enough reason for some people to invest on insurance.
With so many reported incidents of medical malpractice in the field of dentistry, accrediting dental health providers is more important than ever. For the most part, an accredited dental practice means quality dental services and safe and ethical practices.
Insurance providers also check if the staff of a practice has received enough training and are able to perform their duties to the highest standards. Furthermore, accreditation of dental practices are often conducted on a 2-year basis ensuring that quality standards are kept.
While not having dental insurance will not prevent you from getting quality dental care, dental insurance can definitely take away some of the headaches involved in getting dental treatment. By stressing the importance of investing on a dental insurance, we hope that we compel people to get one today.
Do you have a dental insurance? What are some of the other perks of having one? Tell us about it on the comments sections below.