Cosmetic Dental Myths

As with any profession, especially those related to medical work, many myths exist regarding cosmetic dentistry and dentistry in particular. Some of these myths prevent people from receiving necessary dental care, or cosmetic dentistry care that could greatly improve their overall quality of life. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area cosmetic dentist Lindsey Marshall, DMD, can answer any of your questions about general and cosmetic dentistry, and dispel any myths that might be keeping you from pursuing needed treatment. Some common myths regarding cosmetic dentists include :

  • Cosmetic dental work isn’t really necessary—it’s just a way for dentists to make money. While cosmetic dental work is not medically necessary, it can greatly increase self-confidence and self-esteem, adding to your overall enjoyment of life.
  • Cosmetic dentistry is prohibitively expensive. Some cosmetic dental procedures are expensive, but others are much less costly, such as porcelain veneers. A consultation with Dr. Marshall will help you determine what procedures are appropriate for you and fit your budget.
  • Insurance never pays for cosmetic procedures. Depending upon the type of procedure and why it is being performed, dental insurance may cover part or all of your dental work. Always check with your insurance carrier before assuming a procedure is or is not covered.

For answers to your questions about cosmetic dentistry and the myths surrounding it, please contact the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area cosmetic dentistry offices of Dr. Lindsey Marshall. With her extensive training and years of experience, she can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Posted in: Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening

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