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How to Enhance Your Smile on a Budget

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Are you looking to enhance your smile? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for teeth that you aren’t proud to show off. There are a variety of different cosmetic dental treatments to choose from. The good news is that you don’t need to be made of money in order to afford them either. Continue reading to learn about some of the more affordable cosmetic dental treatments and how dental financing can help you get the smile of your dreams.

Which Cosmetic Dental Treatments Are Affordable?

Here are a few common cosmetic dental treatments that won’t break the bank:

  • Teeth whitening: Professional teeth whitening is one of the most common and affordable types of cosmetic dental treatment out there. You see over-the-counter whitening kits all the time at pharmacies and grocery stores, but they aren’t nearly as effective and long lasting as having your teeth whitened in the dental office. You can walk out of the price with a smile several shades whiter.
  • Tooth contouring: If you have a healthy smile with minor flaws, like small chips or slightly misshapen teeth, your dentist might be able to correct this with tooth contouring. This involves the use of a special dental drill to smooth out your teeth and make them appear more uniform.
  • Composite bonding: For minor imperfections, like chips, small gaps, and stains, a composite resin material can be used to fix them. Your dentist will mold it to your teeth and use a special light to harden it. The non-invasive, quick process can be done in just one appointment.
  • Dental crown: If you have a tooth that has become decayed or damaged over time, your dentist may be able to keep it safe and prevent further harm with a dental crown. This is a tooth-like cover that is placed over your tooth. They are natural-looking and keep the compromised tooth safe from further damage.

What Are Your Financial Options for Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you’re worried about being able to afford cosmetic dentistry, it doesn’t hurt to ask your dental team about your financial options. For some practices, you are able to use third-party financing options, like CareCredit, in order to split the price of your treatment into multiple affordable payments. This way, you can get the treatment you’re looking for without having to worry about the state of your wallet.

You don’t need to be rich in order to get cosmetic dental treatment. By doing your own research and speaking with your dentist, you can work towards a smile that makes you feel confident!

About the Author

Dr. Greg Ritchie is an experienced dentist who has been working in the field for more than 18 years. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and is committed to continuing education to keep his knowledge and skills sharp. Currently, he is a proud member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association. His office accepts financing through CareCredit and LendingClub Patient Solutions. For more information on cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment at his office in Marble Falls, visit his website or call (830) 693-8833.


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