I’ve been calling around to cosmetic dentists in my area. There is a huge difference in prices between the dentists. How is there such a diversity in prices? Is it better to go to the most affordable, or does being the most expensive mean they’re better?
Phillip M.- Durango, CO
You’ve asked a great question. Sometimes when a patient is looking for an affordable dentist, they’re tempted just to go with the least expensive. However, if they’re not very skilled in the proceudre you need, then it will end up costing you even more money than if you’d gone to the most expensive dentist.
Which dentist you go to will often depend on your goals and your budget. Are you looking for a stunning smile makeover? Then don’t look to save money. Go for the best cosmetic dentist you can find because otherwise you’ll be disappointed. You really need someone with not only training, but artistry. That generally costs more money than your average dentist.
Now, if you’re talking about general dentistry, you want someone who is skilled, but that doesn’t have to cost a fortune. But, the cheapest dentist will sometimes cut corners with inferior materials. There are other ways to be affordable.
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