Dental patients are often concerned about the cost of their dental care, especially when it’s considered an elective procedure like some of those used in cosmetic dentistry. What can be done to reduce the costs of those treatments and are they really worth it?
Maximize Your Existing Benefits
While cosmetic dentistry in general is typically not covered by insurance, some types of dual-purpose treatments are. That is, a restoration that is both restorative and cosmetic. For instance: tooth colored fillings or porcelain crowns. If your teeth require restorative care in addition to having aesthetic concerns, your treatment could quite possibly be partially covered by your existing insurance plan.
Consider Your Options
Perhaps you’ve asked your dentist for a fee schedule on a certain type of cosmetic treatment. You did the math by yourself and decided it wasn’t an option. But did you consider other cosmetic options available to you? Most dentists can combine different types of treatments (such as whitening, bonding, recontouring and veneers) to give you a customized treatment plan that is more budget-friendly.
Ask About Financing
Most dentists offer some type of treatment financing to accommodate the financial needs of their patients. This may be through a simple payment schedule in the office, or through a 3rd party financing company. Many options are low-interest or interest-free, allowing you to pay off your treatment balance fairly easily.
There really isn’t a reason to put it off any longer. If you’ve wanted to change your smile but the cost of care was something holding you back, it’s time to ask your dentist about what your options really are!
Posted on behalf of:
Rowe Family Dental Care
2320 Satellite Blvd NW #120
Duluth, GA 30096
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