Of Poor Dental Care

Poor Dental care

In today's economy, most people are looking for ways to save money. In our office we are constantly working to improve the quality of treatment and speed of care. We respect that time is money.

On the same note, high-quality dental work can be costly, but the greatest costs come from having to do the work more than once. We see patients every week who have started or completed treatment elsewhere, and who end up coming here to get the work repaired or re-done.

There are many things to consider when choosing a dentist, including the type of treatment and care that you may need. Getting your teeth cleaned or having a few fillings done is one thing. Getting severely broken down or missing teeth replaced, or getting a full-mouth reconstruction is another matter altogether.

Our office performs all aspects of general dentistry, with a focus on custom smile transformations and cosmetic makeovers. We encourage our patients to consider the longevity and the value of the work performed at our office, as well as the one-year guarantee Dr. Maddahi provides on all our crowns and veneers.

Above all, we encourage our patients not to compromise when it comes to high-quality dental care. Your teeth can be healthy and beautiful for life. And we can help you achieve the perfect smile you are looking for.

For patients who are concerned about the costs involved with restoring their teeth, we offer a number dental financing options that enable you to pay over time. You can always schedule a complimentary consultation with our office to learn more.

Case Study

This past week a man came into our office because he was in pain. His teeth had become so sensitive that he couldn't eat or drink without being in pain, and he knew he had to do something about it.

It turns out that Dr. Maddahi had seen this patient before in 2009, and the man had received a treatment plan recommending a dental implant and bridges to replace his few missing and decayed teeth. The patient ultimately decided to get the work done by another dentist for cost saving purposes.

The sensitivity this patient has today is not from tooth decay. It is because another dentist made crowns that were too large on the upper teeth, and ground down the lower teeth in an effort to fix the poorly-constructed bite (as you can see in this picture).

The work that now needs to be done to fix this patient's mouth is more than double what it was in 2009, and he has already paid for some of the work to be done once.

Unfortunately this type of situation is all too common. The estimated cost to the patient, including re-doing the poorly-performed dental work, is roughly four times the original estimate for treatment.

In cases like these, looking for a cheap alternative can end up being a more expensive route. It is always more cost-effective to get the work done properly in the first place.

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