I need a tooth replacement and want a dental implant. However, I’m looking for an affordable dentist, so I wanted to compare cost information. However, none of the cosmetic websites I’ve checked had any pricing information. How can I find out the cost of my procedure before the appointment? I don’t want to waste my time or the dentist’s time.
Phoenix, from Mesa, Arizona
Most dentists don’t post their dental information online as they think it will make them look unprofessional. Dentists prices vary due to payment plans or the type of insurance patients have. So putting prices of dental care online may not be accurate.
Choosing a dentist is not the same as choosing a car dealership. Picking the cheapest option may not be a good idea when it comes to dentistry. A dentist that is cheaper upfront may use lower quality materials, which may cost you more in the long run. On the flipside, the dentist with the highest fees may not be the best, either.
Whoever gives you a dental implant should use high-quality materials, so it will last a long time and not require any future work. Getting a dental implant from a cosmetic dentist is better than seeing a general dentist. Dental implants take a lot of skill and experience to place correctly. A general dentist may offer a cheaper price, but it may be placed incorrectly, and end up costing more due to increased appointments to fix it.
If you want to know pricing information before making an appointment, call a few cosmetic dentists in the area and ask for the ballpark prices of a few key procedures: a cleaning, a multi-surface composite filling on a molar, and a posterior crown. Any fees that see extremely high or much lower than the others are places to be avoided.
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