These treatments are available at very low cost, and sometimes even for free.
Across Canada and the US there are at least 60 to 70 dental schools which offer affordable dental treatment for people who cannot afford to pay for it. With a little bit of online research, you can surely find a dental school in the nearby, where you can get affordable dental treatment offered by the students of the school.
When your dentist is not accepting your insurance, you should look for a dental school. Typically, here most types of insurances are accepted, so you can have access to inexpensive dental treatments. Many people feel insecure about getting dental treatments offered by school students.
However, you should keep in mind that they are supervised every step of the way by licensed dentists. Even though dental treatment at schools lasts much longer, since students work slower, it is still worth to try out this method because you can save hundreds on your needed dental care.
At dental schools you can get a great majority of treatments at a reduced cost, from professional dental cleaning and root canal treatments and up to dental crowns and dental veneers. Prepare to pay about 50% less than what you would pay at a regular dental office.
If root canals cost $1,000 at a private dentist, you can get the same high quality treatment for only about $500 at the dental school. At times, you can even have access to the treatment at no cost (this is true especially for very low income, poor patients).
The cost of a certain dental treatment differs from one school to the other. One dental school might offer dental whitening very cheap, while the other will offer cost effective extractions. Just run a thorough research, contact the staff and compare prices and eligibility criteria or terms and conditions.
Dental school students are skilled, and they work hard in order to become good dentists one day. Your collaboration with them will be a pleasant one, even if it will take you 2 or 3 appointments until the treatment can actually begin.
In order to become licensed dentists, the dental school students need to pass a special examination, called the National Board Exam. As a practical part of this examination, they need to perform work on real patients, and this is when no fee will be charged for the work. The Board examiner (a licensed dentist) will supervise the entire work, so you do not have to worry about anything.
If you have no problems making several dental appointments, and sitting in the dental chair for longer than usual, then the dental schools represent the best solution in your case. Start your research and enjoy high quality dental care at affordable prices…or even absolutely free.
In many cases if you need dental veneers, you might not be charged at all for the work performed, all you need to pay for are the dental lab fees and materials used for the preparation of the veneers.