How Can I Correct or Improve My Smile on a Budget?

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 5:42 pm

Are you struggling with one or several dental flaws in your smile? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you don’t have to live with teeth you aren’t proud to show off. While there are various treatment options to choose from, you may be wondering if the cost will be too much. Fortunately, you won’t have to break the bank to create your dream smile. Read on to learn how you can enhance your pearly whites on a budget.

Which Affordable Cosmetic Dental Services Can I Get?

If you’re interested in correcting or improving your smile, there are several options that are both effective and affordable. These can include:

  • Teeth whitening – This is one of the most sought-after and cost-effective methods for enhancing your teeth. While store-bought products are more accessible, they don’t hold a candle to the dazzling results your dentist can provide. By wearing custom-made trays over two weeks, you can achieve the brighter smile you’ve always wanted.
  • Direct bonding – If you have one or multiple minor dental imperfections, such as chips, stains, or gaps, your dentist can fix them with composite resin. This tooth-colored material is sculpted and then hardened with a special UV light. The process is non-invasive and can generally be completed in just a single visit.
  • Metal-free restorations – Instead of using metal restorations that could lead to complications down the road, you can choose to fix any damaged or decayed teeth with metal-free crowns. These will be specifically designed to match the rest of your smile and durable enough to protect your pearly whites from further damage.

What Are My Financial Options?

Other than metal-free restorations, most cosmetic treatments likely won’t be covered by dental insurance, as they aren’t considered “essential” for oral health. The good news is that this isn’t the only financing option you can rely on. Your dental team may offer an In-House Dental Savings Plan for those without insurance, which can give a significant discount on multiple services. You might even be eligible for third-party financing through companies like CareCredit and LendingClub that can break up your treatment into small, monthly installments. Many of these plans also come with little to no interest, meaning you won’t have to empty your wallet for the procedures you deserve.

You don’t have to be loaded to enhance your smile. Consult your dentist if you’re interested in cosmetic dental services, and they’ll be happy to determine which option is best for you!

About the Author

Dr. Kimber Holmes earned her dental doctorate from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. She’s been providing excellent care for well over three decades and regularly seeks continuing education to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in dentistry. She offers a wide collection of comprehensive and high-quality services, including teeth whitening, direct bonding, and metal-free restorations. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, visit her website or call 713-946-5171.

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