Just wanted to share what we do here.
Holistic, conservative dentistry can be cheaper and *may* be better for some of you, but it is also more time-consuming, and could require more skills and the use of additional technologies.
This 30 yr old man from St. George, Utah had a tooth that has bothered him off and on for 2 years. Several other dentists recommended a root canal and a crown (total costs varies per dentist but it can range between $1800 to $4000). After our xray evaluation and examination we determined that we can attempt to save the tooth with a conservative biological filling. In one visit we used ozone gas, lasers, biocompatible anesthetic, BPA-free filling materials and of course, techniques to do the best dentistry for his tooth and body.
A day later, the tooth stopped bothering him and patient was so happy to have saved the tooth (without doing a root canal and crown). If comparing apples to apples, our fillings cost more than "their" fillings. But that's not what needs to be compared. We saved this man's tooth by doing more conservative dentistry. The correct comparison is between our filling vs their root canal and crown. The cost difference is substantial. He paid about 25% of what he would have paid at any of the other dentists.
Before automatically saying you can't afford us, remember that it is not about comparing costs per treatment, it is about getting the best dentistry that is healthier and more predictable. And usually this type of dentistry is more cost effective in the short AND long term.
But that's not the end of the story... This patient went home and got a cleaning at his local dentist. That dentist mentioned that the filling was done well but she then, recommended a crown. 🙄 Beware of the business of dentistry.
Call us today 760-536-1199 if you are looking for this type of dentistry. Or share this to help others realize that there are many other approaches to dentistry. ...