Why Does Dentistry Cost So Much?

They help you so much, keeping your teeth healthy and your smile stunning, but then you see the bill. Even after insurance, the words affordable dentistry can can seem like an oxymoron, and this is why.

Dentistry costs seem expensive for several reasons

First, you are not just paying for the service, you are paying for the dental equipment and the dental materials, which should be the latest, most innovative solutions, and they come with a large price tag. Secondly, you want to make sure you have a dental team that is highly trained and experienced, which does not come free. Due to the costly training and research involved in hiring a dental team, you are also paying for their expertise. Restorative options for repairing or replacing teeth can run up the price tag even more with fillings, veneers, implants, and dentures. The dental materials used for these restoration repairs and devices also include options of various durability qualities, appearance, cost, and long-term performance.

The materials and lab work for restorations vary greatly in quality and cost, particularly for cases involving expert laboratory clinicians who are highly skilled in working with specialist dentists on complex prosthodontic cases. Patients’ dental insurance coding and corresponding costs often lags behind the costs of the most durable, cutting-edge materials and fees for outstanding dental clinicians. Not all dentists are willing to read the fine print or the literature behind older and newly developed materials. We are lucky to live in times where dentistry can match our function and smile expectations!

We work hard to make sure that we make affordable dentistry actually affordable. This means passing savings on to you throughout every stage, as well as dealing with your insurance company so you can get the benefits you need for the smile of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more!