Are your teeth less than what you'd consider being ideal? Do you believe that you're going to need to have extensive dental work in order for you to have the teeth of your dreams? Thousands, if not millions, of people are dissatisfied with their smile on a daily basis. Unfortunately, fewer people think that they are in a position to do something about their smile. But it doesn't have to be that way. You may be surprised at just how relatively easy it is to update your smile and to have it be exactly what you wanted. Some questions that you need to ask the dentist office include:
Are cosmetic procedures performed here? There are many types of dentist offices. Some provide only practical services, others focus on cosmetic dentistry, and then there are offices that are able to do both. You'll want to look for an office that does at least some cosmetic procedures in order to be sure that you're going to the right office. While an office that doesn't do cosmetic dentistry at all may be able to partly assist, only a cosmetic dentist will be able to give you the most options for a bright smile.
How much is covered by insurance? There are, unfortunately, a large number of cosmetic dentistry procedures that aren't covered or that are only partially covered by insurance. For instance, a set of dentures is often considered to be cosmetic and not functional, meaning that most insurance companies won't cover the cost of getting a set. But an experienced cosmetic dentist should be able to help you out by billing as much as possible to insurance in order to cut down on the amount that you'll have to pay yourself. This will help to make it more affordable to have a beautiful smile.
Do you have a payment plan? Even with help, cosmetic procedures can still be too costly for many people. Fortunately, it's also extremely common for offices that offer cosmetic dentistry to either have a pre-defined payment plan or to be willing to work with you to set one up. Doing this means that you'll be able to pay for your smile over a period of time, instead of being forced to take out a loan or to be forced to charge the dental work to a potentially high-interest credit card. Instead of being stuck paying for your smile for years, you may be able to get it paid off in a matter of months.