When it comes to restorative treatments for your oral care and appearance, those often come with a rather hefty price tag. We know that your smile can be a huge source of confidence or lack thereof, so it’s important that you get the treatment you require, but if it’s going to be $10,000 right out the door (we promise that’s a hyperbole) then you’re hardly going to be able to get your smile back up to par very easily, are you? Luckily, there are ways to pursue phasing your dental care for an extended period of time.
Smaller Increments and Better Care
If it becomes possible to perform restoration oral care in multiple phases then patients and dentists alike can create financial deals that suit both of them better. Both parties could serve to profit by avoiding excessive origination and interest fees that are required by independent finance companies when you set up “pay as you go” plans. As an example, let’s say that a patient does need $10,000 worth of treatment to get their oral health back up to baseline, but they can only afford $5,000 of that expense at the time. That means that the task of figuring out how to phase the treatment now falls to the dentist. A premier Missoula dentist like Bitterroot Dental will be able to break up the treatments while maintaining your oral functional and biological integrity in between treatments.
Why Phase Dental Treatments
Some patients are might be hesitant to pursue a large comprehensive or restorative treatment that is beneficial to their oral health and so, phasing is important for a variety of reasons. For example, you simply might not be able to sit in a dental chair for such an extended period of time. There are a variety of physical ailments that might prevent you from being able to sit for too long in a chair, like TMJ, back issues and a variety of other things. That doesn’t mean you can’t get the proper dental work done to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Sometimes, it’s just as simple as making the appointments shorter and more time conscious. Going with a dentist that can and will actually accommodate those needs is indicative of how much they care about you as a patient. This is especially true when you’re asking for a dentist be more conscious of your budget. There’s no scenario where a dentist should be trying to bankrupt you for a few root canals. Most high-quality dentists are open to phasing work out and they’ll be willing to introduce you to the limits of that treatment plan while still being happy to do that in order to keep the treatment well within your means. Not having access to oral health checkups on the regular is not something anyone should have to suffer because of the rather serious health implications that carries with it.
If your oral health provider isn’t open to phasing your treatment, turn to Bitterroot Dental. We’d be happy to help make the treatment you need more accessible to your payment structure. Feel free to schedule an appointment with us today to talk about your dental needs.