Undoubtedly, even the basic of dental procedures can be quite pricey. Dental fillings can have a wide range of cost per tooth, while more time-consuming and invasive procedures like a molar root canal or implants can cost even more per tooth.
Quality dental care is assured by most dentists, but there are dentists who, in their endeavors to accommodate more patients waiting every day, deliberately perform procedures faster than they normally should. Since nobody minds an inexpensive dental checkup, dentists offering cheap services tend to attract more clients that can, in turn, compromise the quality of care provided.
At other times, bad dentists (or dentists who rush their procedures without bearing in mind the implications of neglect) are frequent, especially in crowded towns/cities. And these dentists often share the same qualities of blatant local and online advertising for their services but have no proven technical expertise in those areas.
Newly practicing dentists often claim that they can perform “life to change” cosmetic dental procedures (veneers, braces, dentures, implants, full mouth reconstruction) for a fraction of what veteran dentists charge. But take caution as these dentists are in it for the initial inflow of money. When the time comes that you need seek recourse for a cosmetic procedure gone awry, they’ll charge you extra and waive any liabilities you may have against them.
Quality dental procedures often bear an expensive bill, but it’s no joking matter that people have lost a lot of money by going to a cheap-but-inept dentists, and have wound up being purged of their hard-earned money for reconstructive surgery to correct what should have been a 100% success rate procedure if done by an expensive dentist.
Top Reasons to Seek the Services of a Professional & Qualified Dentist
- State-of-the-art dental equipment
- Highly trained dental assistants
- Honor & key positions in the dental community and dental associations
- Location of the clinic
- Dental school they’ve graduated from
- State-regulated fees
- Social profile of clients
All in all, not all expensive dentists guarantee quality and not every cheap dentist is going to ruin your teeth. It is always a better idea to do a thorough research before choosing to receive dental care.