Save money on dental care with prevention

| September 22, 2009

Routine Dental Visits Can Save You Money

If you have looked at your checking account balance lately and are feeling the pain of the economy(and who isn’t?) you need to keep things in perspective when prioritizing your budget expenses.  You can minimize your dental expenses by making sure you stay on track with your twice yearly preventive visits.

This is the best way to control and limit potentially expensive needed dental treatments.

The $120 for a thorough exam and cleaning visit is far more frugal than neglecting your dental routine and ending up with a dental emergency that could result in more expensive treatments such as

  • root canals and crowns($609 – $1760 per tooth)
  • loss of tooth, which to regain full functionality would need to be replaced with a bridge or dental implant($2805 – $3000 per tooth)
  • Dentures($1300 – $2800) depending on if you need them on just your upper teeth, your lower teeth, or both)

Early detection of developing decay and gum disease is a key benefit of these regular dental visits.  It has been estimated that going to the dentist regularly can reduce your overall health costs by 20%.

Just like you take care of your car with regular tune-ups and oil changes, you have to take care of your teeth or they will break down.

You take care of what you want to keep…. and I would imagine 99% of the public say they want to keep their teeth even if they chose not to take care of them.  Dentures aren’t any fun and guess what…. they are way more expensive($1300 – $2800) than regular dental check-ups.  Check out these videos of people losing their dentures.  You might find it funny…. but it isn’t fun.

So, if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while…. call yours today!  If you need a dentist in Columbus, Ohio you can make an appointment online!