Going to the dentist is something that is not a priority for most of us. We often will put off going to the dentist because in the past the cost has been so high. Going to the dental office is not easier and more affordable than it has ever been. What is the cost of the average dental visit? The answer to this question will all depend on several factors. First, it will depend on the type of procedure or work you are having done.
If you are having major dental services done then it could cost anywhere from two to five thousand dollars or more. Major dental services are things like bridges, veneers, crown, root canal, wisdom teeth extraction or implant. These types of services are very costly and will probably require that you plan for them financially months in advance. However, if you are going to the dentist for minor dental procedures such as a filling or a cleaning then you can expect to pay anywhere from one hundred to two hundred dollars. If you have dental insurance then you might not have to pay anything at for a dental visit with a minor procedure.
A lot of consumers get confused when it comes to their dental insurance. Its insurance for your dental health but it isn’t structured like your health insurance. Let me deconstruct it for you. Your dental insurance should cost you about twenty dollars a month. Some dental insurance plans have a waiting period before they will pay any benefits and it’s usually six months after your policy starts. Most insurance plans have a maximum payout of one thousand dollars per year and this amount will only be paid out toward minor dental work such as fillings, cleaning, and deep cleanings. So if you have dental insurance and you just need to go to the dentist for a checkup and a cleaning then you will probably not have to pay anything for the visit. It’s always a good idea to check with your dental office first to see if they accept your insurance before you make an appointment.
Now that we know how dental insurance works you might be asking, “Are there any other options to pay for my dental work?” The answer is definitely yes. Dental offices know how expensive dental work can be and they want your business so they now offer different payment options to fit most budgets. I don’t have perfect credit so do I still qualify? Sure, there are financing options available that will require a good credit score but there are also options that work with less than perfect credit or no credit at all. Most of the time the subprime credit options will approve you for the cost of your dental work but they will require that you have an active checking account so that they can automatically deduct your monthly payment amount. Remember, that you can always get your dental work in separate visits so that you can afford to have the work done. Call or come into Castle Rock Dental Health to find out about our prices.