I have been learning more about the Snap-On Smile method that temporary can makeover a smile. Can you tell me how much this will cost? I really don’t want to go to the trouble of going in for an appointment just to find out I can’t afford it. Do you know if they have monthly payment options? If I can make it work into my budget, I have five teeth in the front and four in the back on either side that I would like to improve the appearance of. It would be really nice to know what kind of costs to expect before I go in.
It is difficult to give a cost estimate on any kind of dental procedure without an examination. That is why as a general rule of thumb dentists hesitate to provide fee quotes over the phone or on the web. Often times, they will do their best to give you an estimate and then after they conduct an in-office exam they find several unforeseen issues. Unfortunately this makes the patient upset since the actual price is higher than what was quoted over the phone.
What might be helpful is a general ballpark price. Many dentists are just starting to offer the Snap-On Smile since they are becoming quite popular. I would say that dentist’s costs could range anywhere from $800 to $1600 for an entire arch of teeth. The cost would be less for only the front six, running between $500 to $1000. The laboratory, Den-Mat Corporation, has their own fees and so does the dentist. So the estimates are based on these two services combined.
Most dentists will fall somewhere in that range depending on their experience and comfort level. For example, if they are particularly sensitive to your comfort and adjusting them multiple times, the cost will be on the higher end. If they are trying to keep costs down to be as efficient as possible, then it will be closer to the lower end of the spectrum. Another thing to consider is where you are located in the country.
I still recommend going in for a consultation and evaluation so you can make an educated decision based on a specific quote. Hope this information was useful. The Snap-On Smile is significantly cheaper than many other cosmetic dentistry services.