Have you ever gotten a bargain on a used car that turned out to be a lemon? After a couple years of constant repairs, you realized that it ended up costing as much as a new car would have. And after spending all that money, you still have a a lemon.
The same is true of substandard dental work. You have probably received sleek postcard ads that advertise amazing prices on cosmetic dentistry: porcelain veneers, crowns, white fillings, and dental implants. The prices may be tempting, but be sure you do plenty of research before committing. We aren’t trying to imply that all dental practices that publicize low procedure prices in their ads furnish deficient work – we are just cautioning patients not to settle upon a cosmetic dentist based on price alone. Unlike a vehicle, you can’t sell your smile and buy a new one.
We will use porcelain veneers as an example. What can go wrong if you receive substandard porcelain veneers?
The dentist may be inexperienced and make mistakes: improper placement, dis-satisfactory color matching, bite complications.
The materials may be substandard: unnatural color, prone to breaking, veneers pop off.
The lab techs that create the restorations may turn out inferior work: unnatural color, poor fit.
If you are considering a cosmetic dental smile makeover, meet with Dr. Sterling Stalder at OKC Smiles first. During your consultation, you will learn about Dr. Stalder’s years of experience, techniques, specialty training, number of procedures performed, the most appropriate materials for the restorations, and information about the dental lab we use. We can also provide references if requested. And, of course, we will discuss how much each procedure will cost. We are confident that you will find that our prices are competitive for the superb dentistry Dr. Stalder performs.
Don’t jeopardize your smile in an attempt to save some money. You really do get what you pay for.
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):