Dental technology has made leaps and bounds over the last decade. With the advent of new technology, dentists are able to offer some procedures for less, using less expensive material and techniques that require less time. Bringing down the cost has made a world of difference in the affordability of cosmetic dentistry.
If you think that your smile can boost your confidence, then you’re right. It feels good to give a heartfelt smile, instead of a half-hearted one because you are trying to hide your teeth. .
Make the Appointment
There is no cookie-cutter list for the price of dental procedures. Each patient has his or her own special conditions. The cost can only be evaluated by your dentist. Sometimes this can be the hardest step, but you are only going to discover your options by making an appointment. Share your objectives with your dentist and talk about the kinds of materials or techniques that can be used in your cosmetic dentistry procedure to help bring down costs.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
- Veneers: A thin layer of porcelain or composite to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignments, gaps, discoloration or chips and cracks.
- Whitening: Does not correct teeth imperfections, but removes dirt and restores the tooth’s surface for a brighter and whiter smile.
- Bonding: Fills in gaps, cracks and chips and covers other dental flaws with tooth-colored material to blend into your natural teeth.
- Colored Fillings: Tooth-colored composite resin that blends with the tooth. Used instead of the easy-to-spot metal fillings.
After discussing the procedures that need to be done with your dentist, you can decide which actions to take next.
While most insurance companies don’t cover cosmetic dentistry, some do and it may be worth talking to your insurance provider about the procedure. If part of the procedure is for a functional purpose, you may have a better chance of getting at least a percentage paid by insurance.
If you don’t have insurance, rest assured that some procedures are so affordable that they can be paid in full at the time of service.
If you need more intense cosmetic dentistry, there are third-party companies, like CareCredit (which is exclusively for medical-related expenses) that can help finance it.
Your Course of Action
With the affordability of cosmetic dentistry these days, you can be just a hop, skip and a jump away from a more radiant smile.
If you think a new, beautiful smile will help boost your confidence, give Pearl Dentistry in Houston a call at 713-863-1520. You can even request an appointment online. Visit the home page to see the latest special offers.