Cosmetic Dentistry Financing at its Best
Cosmetic dentistry is not just for the rich and famous. Tooth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants, inlays or onlays, and tooth colored composite dental fillings are cost effective for most anyone today. For those that are concerned about cosmetic dentistry costs, patient financing has opened the door to justify proceeding with cosmetic dentistry. Even insurance companies have stepped up to the plate to absorb some cosmetic dentistry costs. For example, dental insurance companies today may pay for composite dental fillings at the rate of an amalgam dental filling. Dental insurance companies may cover all or a portion of the costs associated with inlays and onlays. But what about tooth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants and Smile Makeovers? Check out the details.
- Tooth whitening is purely a cosmetic dentistry procedure and thus is not covered by dental insurance plans. However, the costs are so reasonable that you probably won’t mind paying for tooth whitening and returning to the dental office for maintenance treatments once or twice a year.
- Dental veneers may be covered by dental insurance if the procedure is required for restorative purposes such as a cracked tooth. Yet, dental insurance may not be likely to cover the costs for crooked or overlapped teeth.
- Dental implant coverage is not typically provided in regular dental insurance plans, but you have the option to obtain separate dental insurance for implants through private companies.
- Smile Makeover costs may be absorbed in part by insurance companies to cover costs associated with the restorative component of the procedure such as dental crowns and dental fillings.
Cosmetic Dentistry Financing
Cosmetic dentistry costs may also be financed. This provides the option for you to fund the balance that insurance does not pay or total procedure costs. Patient financing is available for people at all economic levels and credit worthiness. Patient financing companies offer no interest and low interest options with rates that may be better than a credit card. Patient financing companies provide both short and long pay back terms to cover the costs of cosmetic dentistry. Approvals for financing are often the same day or within 24 hours.
If you are interested in financing your cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Dr. Mark Sweeney, an Austin Texas cosmetic dentist at (512) 380-1300.