I am trying to find a new cosmetic dentist after a bad experience. I went to see a highly-reviewed cosmetic dentist in my area for a second opinion. He said I needed a full-mouth restoration to fix my bite, which would run me between $50,000-100,000. I thought I just needed a few crowns on my upper teeth. I would rather get a new car for that price! I’m not sure exactly what he planned to do, but my gums and teeth are in good health, so I didn’t think I needed all this work. I can’t afford this smile makeover.
-Charlie from Washington, D.C.
The prices you were quoted is on the high end, even for a smile makeover by an expert cosmetic dentist. You should go see another recommended cosmetic dentist in your area to compare prices.
Even if your bite is off, you may not need a full-mouth restoration to fix it. Your dentist may be suggesting an ideal course of treatment, but you need a more practical approach. You can work out costs with an affordable dentist.
Fees are not indicative of quality for a cosmetic dentist. Look at reviews and awards for dentists in your area. You should be able to find a quality dentist willing to personalize a smile makeover treatment plan for you.
This blog post is brought to you by Baton Rouge smile makeover provider, Dr. Steven Brooksher, of Dentistry by Brooksher.