Finding an affordable dentist matters, but it cannot be your sole priority. This should go without saying for any surgery and not just dental treatments, but you should always think twice before choosing a cheap or inexpensive procedure.
Why? Let’s face it. Doctors and dentists need to stay in business. You need to realize this when considering cost only in regards to your health care. Let me break it down…
In dentistry, high-quality materials and world-class dental laboratories cost more than cheaper alternatives. This is the nature of the business world we live in. So, if you’re paying less for a product, service or procedure, it’s highly likely you’re receiving a cheap alternative or lesser quality product; or receiving product from a dental lab that outsources their work to China. I see it quite often, actually. I typically remove at least a dozen crowns a week from patients that were treated with an unknown metal alloy that causes the gums to become inflamed leading to chronic infection.
Question: why would you want to permanently attach, bond, or insert an inferior product and/or questionable material in the lower third of your face?
They sell dental products on popular sites like Amazon, and Ebay; but what exactly are you getting? In addition to questioning the source or material being used in cheaper services, you need to consider the longevity of these materials. Would you rather get a dental procedure done 3 times in 10 years or once?
These are all things to think about when considering cost as a major factor in your dental treatment. In almost all cases, there are ways to find payment options that get you quality dental work that you can be happy with that fits within your monthly budget.