How to Finance a Trip to the Dentist

List: Posted: 12/10/10

When you just need a check up, the prices at the dentist can seem very high. When you need an emergency root canal, they seem downright sadistic. A dentist is sometimes not an option, but a necessity. With more and more people struggling to get the money for routine doctor’s visits, dentist appointments are oftentimes foregone. Unfortunately, some of the most deadly diseases such as heart disease start with bad teeth. There are ways that you can afford a trip to the dentist.


Check for a dentist who works on a sliding scale. Such dentists base their prices on the patient’s ability to pay. They sometimes work for public health services. This won’t be one of the pain-free visits to the dentist that are advertised in most phone books these days. The techniques will be basic and you’ll be given local anesthesia only. Still, your health sometimes requires a bit of discomfort and these dentists are just as good as any independent practitioner.


You may want to see if your dentist allows financing for extensive work. If you need your wisdom teeth pulled, for instance, it may be worth it to go to a dentist who uses general anesthesia and who is a qualified oral surgeon. Your credit will play part in your getting financing, unfair as that may seem. If you cannot get these services, see if you can find a dentist that will work out a payment plan with you individually. Most often, however, a visit to the dentist, even with a couple of fillings, doesn’t cost that much compared to a doctor’s visit, so make the most of any savings you can find and remember - it's only once a year.

Dentists: General Practice

  • 43170 Southern Walk Plz Ste 116
  • Ashburn, VA 20148
  • (703) 687-4320

    Come visit us at Ashburn Farm Dental Arts for your regular check-ups. We also do more intensive work to correct any possible issues. Our Ashburn, VA Dentists consistently achieve amazing results.

    • 43330 Junction Plz Suite 122 Ste 122
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (703) 688-3962

      At Ashburn Children's Dentistry we provide a full range of services including Laser dentistry for infants, children and teens, and patients with special needs. This allows us to deliver uncompromising, excellent, comprehensive dental care with exceptional results within our practice - saving you time and resources. With preventive dentistry as our focus, we keep your kids on the right track for healthy smiles.

      • 44025 Pipeline Plz
      • Ashburn, VA 20147
      • (703) 723-8440

        A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. With dentistry's many advances, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, or misshaped teeth. We can discuss with you the most suitable cosmetic option for you. Some options are tooth whitening, bonding, veneers, enamel shaping, orthodontic treatment and replacing metal fillings with porcelain tooth-colored restoration. Veneers are thin porcelain, tooth-colored material that is custom made for you and will cover the front side of your teeth. Crowns, however, cover the entire tooth to replace lost tooth structure. It can be of porcelain, metal or combination of those materials. Enamel shaping are minor filing of the enamel to reshape the tooth. It can be combined with bonding to make the tooth look different and more esthetic looking. Many times a tooth whitening procedure prior to veneer or bonding will enhance the color of the tooth and will improve the smile. We will discuss all these options with you and decide what is more suitable for you

        • 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plz
        • Ashburn, VA 20147
        • (703) 858-3456


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