When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
Are your teeth less ideal than you'd like them to be? Do you want to have them worked on but you're not sure how to choose who to go to? Few people actually like going to a dentist and trying to pick which one to see can just be stressful experience. But picking a dentist doesn't have to be stressful. By asking the right questions, you'll be able to figure out which dentist it is that you want to have work on your teeth. Start making out a list now so that you can have it ready ahead of time. Some of the most important questions to ask include:
What type of services do you provide? Within the field of cosmetic dentistry, there is a lot of variation. Some dentists specialize in dentures and other artificial teeth while others may have their practice focused on braces and straightening of teeth. If you're not yet sure exactly what you need, you may want to look for an office that does a little of everything. Should you later need more specialized treatment, you can always find a dentist that will be able to provide those services.
What insurance plans do you accept? Unfortunately, many dental insurance plans don't cover many cosmetic dentistry services. They may cover extracting every single one of your teeth, but not cover the dentures that you'll need to be able to chew your food afterward. Because of this, some dentists may only accept certain insurance plans or may not accept any insurance plans at all due to the lack of coverage. If your insurance plan will cover at least some of the costs, you'll need to find a dentist who will accept the insurance plan that you currently have.
Do you accept payment plans? With some dental practices, the office will be willing to accept an in-house payment plan for whatever cosmetic dentistry treatments are needed. But other offices, especially ones that specialize in big-ticket items such as dental implants, may expect payment up front before rendering any services. This may be in the form of a cash payment or you may be expected to put your treatment costs on a credit card. Before you decide that you can't afford either of these options, you should at least go in for an initial consultation in order to get an estimate of exactly what everything will cost; it may be significantly less expensive than you're expecting.Share
17 April 2019