The Smile Shop
Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS

Dental Membership Plan

Dental insurance can be complex, expensive, and is not readily available for everyone. For our patients who don’t have insurance, we offer in-house dental membership plan. Our simple plan offers discounted routine care as well as discounts on any needed treatment. Read more about it here on our Dental Membership Plan page.

Frequently Asked Questions

image of insurance | durham ncDental Insurances We Accept

At The Smile Shop, we in-network with many major insurances carriers including:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant/DHA
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principle
  • United Healthcare
  • United Concordia

If you don’t see your insurance listed, please call our office! We are always exploring new partnerships, and we may be able to become an in-network provider for you. Even if we are not in network with your insurance, we are happy to process the claim for you to simplify your appointment.

Along with insurance, we are also partners with Care Credit. Care Credit allows you to receive the treatment you need when you need it and spread out your payments over a longer, more manageable time period. Our financial specialists are here to explain all your options and answer any questions you may have.

In addition, we are also happy to accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. We also offer payments directly from your mobile phone Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.

For those who don’t have the option for dental insurance, we offer in-house membership plans that allow us to provide comprehensive and routine dental treatment to all our patients at an affordable price.

We understand that your time is valuable. At The Smile Shop, we strive to provide treatment in a productive and time-conscious manner while not compromising your care.

Your oral health deserves a thorough and personalized appointment, and we are here to make your visit effortless. Even before you walk in the door, our experienced team ensures your appointment time is scheduled with your convenience in mind. From the moment you check in at our front desk to the conclusion of your appointment, we do everything we can to use your time efficiently.

New technology reduces wait time!

cosmetic dentistry | morrisville ncWe use the latest technology to reduce wait times in the reception area and while you are in the dental chair. Everything from our iPad medical history and consent forms to our state-of-the-art intraoffice communication system is designed to make your visit streamlined and straightforward.

Each case is different!

Since no two procedures are the same, your time with our dental family here can vary. Fillings and cleanings are usually straightforward and can be accomplished in less than an hour. More extensive procedures such as root canals require more time to provide optimal results.

Please reach out to us with questions!

Please feel free to ask anyone on our dental team about the estimated time for each appointment. We realize that your time is important and we want to cater to your needs as much as possible.

cosmetic dentistry | durham ncAt The Smile Shop, we understand that dental treatment can be costly. We want to make comprehensive and routine treatment available for everyone.

In-office dental membership

We are proud to offer in-office dental membership plans to provide affordable options for dental treatment. For an affordable annual fee, your regular dental cleanings, x-rays, and check-ups with the dentist are included with an additional discount off any dental fillings, crowns or any other dental work you may need.

Our membership plans are a great aid for you and your family to get the dental care you deserve without the hassle and premiums of dental insurance. We designed our plans with simplicity in mind. There are no waiting periods for major work, no maximums, and no deductibles. The treatment you need is available from day one without complex paperwork and insurance claims.

We have multiple options!

We have multiple membership plans options depending on your individual needs. Plans for children, adults, and patients with a history of periodontal disease are all available. More details about our different plans can be found here on our Financial page and on our Membership Plan page.

Signing up is simple and only takes a few moments to enroll. For further information, please email or call our office and speak to one of our helpful team members.

dental fillings | durham nc
Silver fillings, or amalgams, are a filling material used to restore tooth structure missing from decay or trauma.  They are typically used in the back of the mouth due to their unsightly silver color.


Amalgams have been used for decades as a restorative material and can last for many years without any issues. In addition to the poor aesthetics, the other big downside of amalgam restoration is that the tooth has to be drilled on more extensively for the fillings to work. A white composite restoration, in comparison, is bonded to the tooth. This means that the hole drilled in the tooth can be as small as possible with no fear of the restoration falling out. Amalgams are not bonded to the tooth and therefore need a mechanical lock design so that they don’t fall out.  Amalgams typically mean removing more healthy tooth structure than needed and possibly leading to weakened teeth that are prone to cracks and fractures. 

Do all silver fillings need to be replaced?

Even though they require more tooth structure to be taken out, this does not mean all silver fillings need to be replaced. Small amalgams can have a favorable prognosis and typically are not recommended for replacement. Larger amalgams have a higher chance of failing, but even then, could have a favorable prognosis. 

Every case is different!

We treat each tooth on a case-by-case basis. If any suspicious areas are found during your appointment, we use intra-oral cameras to show you our findings.  This way, we can both see the problem together and determine the best course of treatment.


If you have any concerns over your amalgam restorations, our team is here to answer any questions you may have!
 

Teeth Whitening Options in Durham, NC

Teeth can become stained for multiple different reasons. Bleaching can be a great option to brighten up your smile!

teeth whitening | durham Over the counter white strips – Most people have seen bleaching strips available at their local pharmacy or grocery store. These aren’t custom fabricated for your mouth and can lead to gum irritation from excess bleach.

Custom trays for take-home whitening – With this option, impressions are taken of your teeth so we can fabricate bleaching trays customized for your smile. This way, we can better control the bleaching agent to only contact the teeth and less of the surrounding gum tissue.

In-office booster whitening – If you want whiter teeth and don’t want to wait for results, in-office whitening could be a good option. Results are typically noticeable after just one visit.

Individual tooth whitening – We can often whiten only a single tooth. A single tooth could become discolored due to trauma that resulted in a root canal. We have bleach specifically designed to work on individual, root canaled teeth.

No one option is best for everyone. Our team is knowledgeable about the various options available. If you are interested in a brighter smile, please don’t hesitate to ask us for more information!

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