How to preserve your teeth and save money on your dental costs.
It seems as though people are living longer and staying healthy longer with each generation.
How does your dental health fit into this?
It means that if you plan to live to 90, you can’t wait till you are 85 to start taking care of your teeth.
Keeping your own teeth and keeping them healthy far less expensive than continually dealing with problems, losing teeth, and having them always gradually worsen.
Let’s face it dentistry is expensive. However I once heard someone say that if you think dental care is expensive, try dental neglect! If your teeth are in great shape it does not cost that much to keep them in good condition. On the other hand if you let little problems go, they can progress into very large problems very quickly and large problems mean large costs to fix.
We hope to be able to show you the early warning signs you need to know about so you can avoid major problems and major expense.
One thing that is important to realize is that not only do major problems create large dental bills, but what you are going to end up with after treatment will never be as good as your original teeth. So while you may be fixated on the cost, anything we do will be less than perfect in some way, and the bigger the job, the sooner it will fail, and the sooner you will have to pay AGAIN for that big job. For example, a little filling is less fragile and longer lasting than a huge filling.
The point that we are trying to make is that as dental problems progress, the cost goes up, the treatment becomes more complex and more complex treatments don’t last as long and are never as good as your original teeth.
That is why prevention is always emphasized so strongly in dentistry. If we prevent a problem from occurring in the first place, we don’t have to fix it, we don’t have to charge you, you don’t need to spend unnecessary time in our chair, and we don’t need to re-do it some day when it wears out.