After going to 4 different dentists, I finally found a great Delta dentist. I have been going to her for two years now. My company just announced cuts in hours, and it will affect my dental insurance effective the first of April. I am worried that the issues I have with my teeth will not be resolved in time. It is cosmetic dental work that I have needed for years.
I am afraid to ask my dentist about doing this, but I can only get it done now with monthly payments. The corner of one of my front teeth is 1/3 chipped off. There is no way I can leave it like that. It aches now and then, and I am afraid it will break in half. And I was planning to get veneers on three teeth. What are the chances that another dentist will take my case if I lose Delta Dental Insurance and my dentist won’t accept me on a payment plan? Where could I go if she won’t keep me as a patient? Thank you. Lydia from Santa Fe, NM
Lydia – We understand the stress you are experiencing. Losing dental coverage is a concern, but being in the middle of a dental issue that requires treatment increases anxiety. Contact your Delta dentist to find out what provisions are available for patients who do not have dental insurance. You probably don’t have to switch dentists at all.
An Alternative to Porcelain Veneers for Chipped Teeth
Although porcelain veneers beautifully restore chipped teeth, dental bonding is a more affordable alternative. A skilled cosmetic dentist can manipulate the bonding to match the color and characteristics of the natural tooth. Your current or new dentist will explain how to take care of the dental bonding so it will last.
Switching to a New Dentist in the Middle of Treatment
If you must change dentists in the middle of treatment, look for one or two with advanced cosmetic dentistry training and schedule consultations. Ask about costs and how the restoration can be made affordable for you. You will receive information on payment plans or in-office plans to help make treatment affordable.
Sugar Land, Texas, dentist Dr. Siny Thomas sponsors this post.