Have you ever gotten a bargain on a used car that turned out to be a lemon? After a couple years of never-ending repairs, you realized that it ended up costing as much as a new vehicle would have. And after spending all that money, you still have a a lemon.
The same is true of inferior dental work. You have probably received sleek postcard ads that tout amazing deals on cosmetic dentistry: porcelain veneers, crowns, white fillings, and dental implants. The prices may be appealing, but make sure you do plenty of research before committing. We aren’t trying to imply that all dental practices that tout low procedure prices in their ads deliver inferior work – we are just cautioning patients not to settle upon a cosmetic dentist based on price alone. Unlike a car, you can’t sell your smile and buy a new one.
We will use porcelain veneers as an example. What can go awry if you end up with substandard porcelain veneers?
- The dentist may be inexperienced and make mistakes: improper placement, inadequate color matching, bite complications.
- The materials may be poor quality: unnatural color, prone to breaking, veneers pop off.
- The lab techs that create the restorations may turn out poor quality work: unnatural color, poor fit.
If you are considering a smile redesign, talk to Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and Darrell Guttery at White & White first. During your consultation, you will learn about our years of experience, techniques, specialty training, number of procedures performed, the best suited materials for the restorations, and details about the dental lab we use. We can also provide references if requested. And, of course, we will review how much each procedure will cost. We are confident that you will find that our prices our competitive for the first-rate dentistry our staff performs.
Don’t compromise your smile in an attempt to save some money. You really do get what you pay for.
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