Have you ever gotten an unbelievable 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 vehicle would have. And after spending all that money, you still have a lemon.
The same is true of substandard dental work. You have probably received glossy postcard ads that proclaim amazing prices on cosmetic dentistry: porcelain veneers, crowns, white fillings, and dental implants. The prices may be attractive, but make certain 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 provide inferior work – we are just cautioning patients not to decide on a cosmetic dentist based on price alone. Unlike a car, you can’t sell your smile and buy a new one.
We will use porcelain veneers as an example. What can go awry if you fall victim to substandard porcelain veneers?
- The dentist may be inexperienced and make mistakes: improper placement, inadequate color matching, bite complications.
- The materials may be unsatisfactory: unnatural color, prone to breaking, veneers pop off.
- The lab techs that create the restorations may turn out poor quality work: unnatural color, poor fit.
If you are considering a smile makeover, communicate with Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai at Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care first. During your consultation, you will learn about Drs. Szalais’ years of experience, techniques, specialty training, number of procedures performed, the best materials for the restorations, and specifics about the dental lab we use. We can also provide references if requested. And, of course, we will consider how much each process will cost. We are certain that you will find that our prices our competitive for the first-rate dentistry Drs. Szalai provides.
Don’t jeopardize your smile in an attempt to save some money. You really do get what you pay for.