How much will the snap on smile cost? I dont want to feel embarassed to go in and then find out I cant afford to get this for myself…OR that I cant afford mnthly payments..How much is monthly payments? Over what time frame are these monthly payments? I have 5 teeth, starting with the front teeth and back either side, 4 teeth…I just want to know exactly what I’m paying before even coming in for a dental app..
You’re not going to be able to tell exactly what costs will be on any dental procedure until the dentist actually examines you and sees what is involved. This is why dentists are reluctant to quote fees over the phone – they make a good faith attempt to estimate what your case will cost, then you come in and once they actually examine you, they see that there are all these extenuating circumstances. Then the patient gets mad because it doesn’t cost what they were told over the phone.
BUT, I can give you a ballpark.
This is a product that is just becoming popular, and many dentists are just starting to do them, so the fees aren’t well established. Based on the dentist’s costs, I would expect Snap-On Smile to run about $800 to $1600 for an entire arch of teeth and $500 to $1000 for just the front six teeth. This estimate is based on the lab fee charged by Den-Mat and estimated chair time. Dentists that are extra fussy about adjusting them to be just right and comfortable or who put more time into the smile design may be charging on the higher end of that amount. Dentists who are trying to be efficient and keep costs down will be charging on the lower end. And fees will vary depending on the area of the country.
I hope this is helpful,
About David A. Hall
Dr. David A. Hall was one of the first 40 accredited cosmetic dentists in the world. He practiced cosmetic dentistry in Iowa, and in 1990 earned his accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is now president of Infinity Dental Web, a company in Mesa, Arizona that does advanced internet marketing for dentists.