COSMETIC DENTISTRY COST
Dr. K. N. Trivikram Rao ( Dr Vikram ).
B.D.S , Fellow, I . C . O . I ( U. K ).P.G.C.A(MANIPAL).
Cosmetic dentist and Implantologist.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry and Factors Deciding it.
|16 Year of Experience
6500 Cases Done
What is the cost of Cosmetic Dentistry; (veneers, crowns, laminates). The factors that decide the final cost of cosmetic dentistry are:
1. The quality of materials used during the treatment
RUBBER BASE IMPRESSION MATERIAL:
The quality and appearance of the final crown/veneer heavily depend on the type of impression material used. Only high quality rubber base materials deliver a high quality result. They have higher dimensional stability. Impressions with cheaper materials like ALGINATE do not record the finer details accurately.
3M PENTAMIX MACHINE USED FOR AUTOMIXING OF IMPRESSION MATERIAL WHICH RECORDS ACCURATE IMPRESSION OF PREPARED TEETH.
BONDING OF CROWNS/VENEERS:
All metal free crowns and veneers should always be bonded to the teeth rather than cemented. Bonding of crowns is a very technique sensitive and complex process that involves usage of a variety of expensive materials. The final crown/veneer derives its strength and translucency from bonding. It is easier for the dentist to charge less when he/she is cementing the crown rather than bonding .But it will adversely affect the result.
2 .The choice of porcelain material and choice of laboratory.
The choice of porcelain/ceramic material is best decided by the dentist. It depends on the factors like the position of teeth, shade of teeth etc. The choice of lab by the dentist is another very critical factor in deciding the quality of final crown/veneer. Remember that by getting the crown work done by a substandard lab it is possible for the dentist to offer a crown at a low cost but it is YOU who has to live with a low quality crown for the rest of your life.
CAD-CAM SYSTEM USED FOR MAKING CROWNS.
3 .The expertise of the dentist.
This is the factor in the cosmetic dentistry. Dentistry is more of an art than an exact science. The dentist should have enough expertise, passion; great understanding of the materials used and attention to detail in planning your smile .That requires extensive training. Only a dentist who has spent considerable time and amount in learning from the right sources and places can deliver a great result.
Abhay Kulkarni|Vice President| Infosys, Bangalore
I have been consulting Dr. Trivikram at All Smiles for more than 5 years now and have had a series of treatments with great results. It is an extremely tedious job to find the right dental surgeon who provides the right advise, right treatment and makes you feel comfortable. I am glad I went to Dr. Trivikram more than 5 years back and I knew I had made the right choice on the first day itself. The ambiance and the way I was treated by the entire staff made me feel extremely comfortable and put me at ease. Dr. Trivikram is very knowledgeable, uses the best and latest technology, does great diagnosis and explains with high confidence and patience all the details of the problem and most importantly describes all possible options and the cost estimate. I have always found his advice on the treatment extremely beneficial and completely effective. The most recent treatment I had was the most complex one and involved cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Trivikram did a great job, explaining the entire process involved, pros and cons of each option and helped me select the right option. His expertise in cosmetic dentistry is phenomenal and he has transformed my problem teeth to great looking ones. It is amazing how he performed the complex treatment, fixing the problem areas one by one and then giving the finishing touch, and while doing all this, making me feel at complete ease and very comfortable. Thanks a lot Dr. Trivikram and your staff for always handling my problems with care and great professionalism & expertise and for the great results.