Who doesn’t like to receive a box of nice chocolates or bottle of champagne come Christmas Day? These and many other gifts can be enjoyable to get, but they don’t last for very long. By the time the new year comes around, the candy is eaten, the alcohol is drunk and the new year is upon you. Instead, it may be worth buying your loved one a treatment from a cosmetic dentist in Marble Falls.
A new smile has the potential to improve someone’s life right away and for many years. Here’s how.
Cosmetic Treatments to Enhance Your Smile
Cosmetic dentistry offers many solutions for imperfect teeth. It doesn’t matter if you have discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps or otherwise misshapen teeth, cosmetic treatments can do wonders for your smile. In many cases, these treatments only take one appointment to complete, so your loved one doesn’t have to take a lot of time out of their week just to get them done.
For example, teeth whitening utilizes professional-grade bleaching solutions to whiten teeth in just under an hour. While treatment may be quick, the results can last for several months and even multiple years when practicing daily oral care. Direct bonding can work to whiten teeth and reshape them should they need it as well and also only takes one appointment to complete.
Then, there’s porcelain crowns and veneers. While these restorations are known for taking at least two weeks to design, create and place, advanced fabrication technologies like CEREC allow dentists to design and create crowns and veneers in just one appointment. That means no dealing with a temporary restoration while your permanent one is being made, no impression material is needed to capture an accurate image of your current teeth, and no need to wait on an offsite lab which typically works for many other dentists in the area.
In just one visit, your loved one can walk out of the office with a brand-new smile that makes them feel confident to show off.
How Your FSA Dollars Can Help Pay for Them
If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), then you probably also have a high-deductible health plan. FSAs are ideal for paying for supplemental health care costs like co-pays, deductibles and certain treatments. However, these funds will expire if you don’t use them by the end of the year, so it’s important that you get a treatment scheduled, whether it’s for you or a loved one.
While FSA funds generally do not cover cosmetic dentistry, that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of treatments that work to restore your smile. For example, direct bonding and tooth-colored fillings both use the same material to restore damaged teeth while still improving your smile’s appearance. The same applies to dental crowns. If your treatment is necessary to restore the function of your smile, then it’s more likely that you’ll be able to use your FSA funds in the process.
This holiday, give your family member a gift that can last for many years, not one that will be gone in a matter of weeks. Schedule an appointment with a dentist in Brady today!
About Ritchie Dental Group
Dr. Greg Ritchie is an expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry. They offer multiple treatments and utilize CEREC technology in order to provide patients the fastest and most accurately- made restorations in dentistry to date. To learn more about their treatments or get your loved one scheduled before the new year, you can contact them through their website.