Many people have dental problems that they need to take care of, but are too concerned about the cost of dental care to visit a dentist. The thing about teeth, though, is that they need professional care to stay healthy. If you consistently avoid the dentist, your dental problems will pile up until what was a routine, relatively inexpensive visit is now extensive work that may end up costing you thousands.
The cost of dental procedures can vary significantly depending on your dental insurance and the state of your teeth. However, even if you’ve been putting off dental work and don’t have dental insurance (or just have a bad dental plan), all is not lost. Many dentists, including Las Vegas dentist Dr. Jorge Paez, offer dental financing plans that can help you get the dental care you need no matter the state of your finances.
If you are in need of dental work, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Paez at 702-737-3553 today to schedule your appointment. Your consultation is free, and we will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that addresses all of your issues but is affordable.
Cost of Cosmetic vs. General Dental Procedures
Keeping your teeth healthy and keeping them looking beautiful do not necessarily go hand in hand. You can have perfectly healthy teeth that are discolored or uneven. Purely cosmetic dental procedures, which do not restore function but are aimed solely at making the teeth look better, are not usually covered under dental insurance.
General dental treatments that serve a restorative purpose but also look good, such as porcelain dental crowns or white fillings, may be partially covered, depending on your dental plan. Restorative procedures that do not serve a secondary aesthetic purpose, such as metal crowns, are more likely to be fully covered.
We know that dealing with dental insurance and figuring out how much you will owe on a particular procedure can be frustrating and confusing. We are happy to call your dental insurance for you and get you a quote for whatever procedure it is that you need.
Dental Financing Plans
If you want to brighten your smile with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, or another cosmetic dental procedure, you may want to look into dental financing plans. Most dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic treatments, and many patients would prefer to spread out payments rather than pay one large upfront sum.
With a dental financing plan through CareCredit, you’ll get the following benefits:
- Ability to make manageable monthly payments
- Zero or low APR for qualified patients
- Flexible payment schedules
- Ability to get a beautiful, white, even smile now, instead of having to wait to save up the money over time
If you need general dental procedures such as fillings or a root canal done, but you also want to get a cosmetic treatment so that in the end you’ll have a healthy AND beautiful smile, we will work with you to figure out the best payment plan. In some cases, dental insurance will pay for part of your treatment, so you may be able to use insurance for part of your treatment and a financing plan for the rest.
Schedule Your Dental Visit Today
Give Dr. Paez a call today at 702-737-3553 to make your dental appointment. We serve patients in Summerlin, Spring Valley, and other nearby areas of Las Vegas.