Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
Do have teeth that are less than perfect? Are you worried that nothing can be done about your teeth and that you'll just have to live with them the way that they are? Having teeth that are yellowed, crooked, or otherwise less than ideal can be difficult. You may be constantly worried and self-conscious about your appearance, hoping that nobody notices your teeth. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to be able to have the teeth that you've always wanted. While an ordinary dentist can help with some things, a cosmetic dentist is the best choice for helping you to have the best-looking teeth possible. But before you allow just any cosmetic dentist to work on your teeth, here are a few questions that you should be asking:
What sort of work needs to be done and how much will it cost? There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry, and what your mouth needs will depend on the state of your teeth. For teeth that are only slightly imperfect, you may only need a whitening and to have braces or another procedure to straighten your teeth. On the other hand, teeth that have been more severely damaged by time may need to have caps or to be pulled and replaced with partial dentures or implants. Since dental insurance coverage can vary widely, you should have a good idea of what needs to be done so that you know what sort of bill to expect.
Can this be done in stages? If your teeth are very bad, you may find that even after insurance pays their portion, the cost is significantly higher than you'd like. However, what you may be able to do is have the work done over the course of several months so that more of your cosmetic dentistry may be covered by your insurance. Some insurance limits are often set per calendar year, so having some work done in November or December and then again in January or February can help ensure that insurance pays for more of your bill.
Do you have a payment plan? Even the best dental insurance doesn't always cover all types of cosmetic dentistry. While you and your dentist may work together to maximize the amount of money that they'll contribute towards your treatment, there may still be things that need to be paid for out of pocket. If you don't have the money to pay your dentist immediately, you'll need to find one who is willing to let you pay off your bill over the course of several months.
For more information, contact a cosmetic dentistry clinic near you, like Carolina Forest Family Dentistry.Share
29 November 2016