Is dental care too expensive?

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  1. SmilesDoc profile image61
    SmilesDocposted 8 years ago

    Is dental care too expensive?

    As a dentist, the big moment of truth comes when my patient walks up front and pulls out their wallet or purse to pay for treatment. How do they feel at that moment? Do they proceed to pay gladly or grudgingly?

    A question for you... are dentists giving you fair value or does it seem like a total ripoff?

  2. SmilesDoc profile image61
    SmilesDocposted 8 years ago

    Sadly, many people just can't afford routine dental care. They're barely making ends meet and end up drifting from one dental crisis to the next.

  3. cosmetic dentists profile image60
    cosmetic dentistsposted 8 years ago

    Dentistry does seem like a very expensive market and there is no denying that. It is therefore very surprising how many people still don't take care of their teeth by way of a good oral hygiene routine, even though in the long run it will cost more to get necessary treatment for missing teeth and the like. 

    In modern dentistry there is more choice, so you can go for the more expensive options if you want (like Invisalign) or stick with cheaper alternatives like fixed braces. Also, many dentists offer finance options to help but shopping around for the best price is often the best route. However, cheaper does not necessarily mean better, as you are after all paying for the expertise of the dentist which is why some charge more.

    Hope that helps.

  4. PageC profile image60
    PageCposted 7 years ago

    It seems very expensive to me.  Another thing that makes it difficult is that insurance coverage can be poor.

  5. daffodil2010 profile image72
    daffodil2010posted 7 years ago

    actually yes, some of the dentists do their jobs for money, some of them do it for humanbeing. i think it is a human right but expensive dentists are making people scared.

  6. GALAXY 59 profile image94
    GALAXY 59posted 7 years ago

    I guess we are lucky here in the UK as the maximum amount you will have to pay for a complete course of treatment is £204 - $333. That included things like fillings, cleaning, root canal work, crowns, extractions, dentures and bridges.

    My three children have lovely, straight white teeth thanks to braces etc and I have only one filling, not bad for a woman in her fifties. So I think that dentists do provide good value for money - at least over here. I still don't like visiting mine though, but that's because of fear not money worries.

  7. novacole profile image60
    novacoleposted 4 years ago

    Actually not, if it is all about health and care no one will going see cost, they are just looking for professionals. Sometime relaxing and comfortable environment for patients also matters. As costumer of Captial Dental Cosmetic Dentistry, I am regularly taking visits over their for my treatments, and that time I will never fill so...


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