How many things have you put off because you don’t want to spend the money?
Going out to eat.
Taking care of your teeth.
Unlike the first two, not spending the money to take care of your teeth has more serious consequences than missing out on memories. But similar to the first two adventures, there is usually a second chance.
What is the best and strongest way to fix my teeth?
Before your teeth get to the point of no return, it’s important to do everything in your power to maintain your oral health. Brushing, flossing, regular visits to the dentist, and restorative dentistry are all ways to prevent yourself from facing an undesirable situation: losing your teeth.
But if you do find yourself on the brink, do not wait to seek treatment.
Many patients come into the office delaying the inevitable loss of their teeth, saying it’s a “waste of money.” The patients in their 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s wish they could go back to when they thought that treatment was an unnecessary expense so that they could fix their mistakes. Older patients tend to wish they had cared more about their teeth when they were younger, still working, and had dental insurance.
Those who do take the leap early on are extremely happy with their decision. They feel confident walking out with a brand new smile, and they have the satisfaction of knowing that their teeth are healthy. You can be one of the lucky ones walking out with a brand new smile thanks to a procedure called Teeth-In-A-Day, which is exactly what it sounds like.
What if I don’t want to pay thousands of dollars?
Spending the money upfront to replace your teeth is daunting. No one wants to shell out a large sum of money, especially if it’s not fully covered by insurance. But the benefits extend beyond having a nice smile: it is one of the best investments that you can make for your oral health.
It is possible to treat certain ongoing dental problems inexpensively if you don’t want to hand over that much money, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting the best treatment. Choosing your treatment based solely on the price and what your insurance covers is not the best option. In fact, going down this path often ensures that you won’t keep your teeth for a lifetime. Dr. Andrea Stevens
has the knowledge and the experience to help you get the healthy smile that you want.