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How to Enhance Your Smile Without Breaking the Bank

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — spitarra @ 12:29 am
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Are you looking to enhance your smile? There are a variety of cosmetic solutions available to help you achieve a smile that makes you feel confident. However, cosmetic treatments are rarely covered by dental insurance, so it’s understandable that you may be worried about how much it will cost. Fortunately, you don’t need to be rich in order to work towards your dream smile. Continue reading to learn about some common affordable cosmetic solutions as well as dental financing options.

Which Cosmetic Treatments Are Affordable?

Here are a few common cosmetic dental treatments that won’t cost you an arm and a leg:

  • Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening is one of the most common and affordable types of cosmetic dental treatment out there. You see over-the-counter whitening kits all the time at pharmacies and grocery stores, but they aren’t nearly as effective and long-lasting as getting a professional teeth whitening kit from your dentist. If just two weeks, you’ll see beautiful results!
  • Tooth Contouring: If you have a healthy smile with minor flaws, like small chips or slightly misshapen teeth, your dentist might be able to correct this with tooth contouring. This involves the use of a special dental tool to smooth out your teeth and make them appear more uniform.
  • Composite Bonding: For minor imperfections, like chips, small gaps, and stains, a composite resin material can be used to fix them. Your dentist will mold it to your teeth and use a special light to harden it. The non-invasive, quick process can be done in just one appointment.
  • Dental Crown: If you have a tooth that has become decayed or damaged over time, your dentist may be able to keep it safe and prevent further harm with a dental crown. This is a tooth-like cover that is placed over your tooth. They are natural-looking and keep the compromised tooth safe from further damage.

What Are Your Financial Options for Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you’re worried about being able to afford cosmetic dentistry, it doesn’t hurt to ask your dental team about your financial options. For some practices, you are able to use third-party financing options, like CareCredit, to split the price of your treatment into multiple affordable payments. This way, you can get the treatment you’re looking for without having to worry about the state of your wallet.

You don’t need to be made of money to get cosmetic treatment! By creating a plan with your dentist, you can work toward a smile that you’re proud to show off.

About the Author

Dr. Sarah Pitarra earned her dental doctorate from the Baylor College of Dentistry and is committed to continuing education to keep her knowledge and skills sharp. Currently, she is a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. For more information on cosmetic dental options or to schedule an appointment at her office in Corpus Christi, visit her website or call (361) 855-7171.

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