Tips for Choosing a Dentist
There are a lot of dentists to choose from in St. Louis, but some are
better than others. You should take every precaution to ensure that your
dentist is experienced, professional, and able to perform the services
you and your family need. Whether you need a cosmetic dentist for teeth
whitening, an oral surgeon to perform a dental implant, or you simply
need a checkup, these tips will help you find a
dentist you can trust in St. Louis.
Ask Around for Recommendations
You trust your friends, family, and neighbors when they make recommendations
about which movies to see and which new restaurants to check out, so why
not ask them for a dentist recommendation? Even if your friends and family
don't have any dentists to recommend in the St. Louis area, they will
almost always tell you which dentists to avoid.
Look for a "Full-Service" Dental Practice
There are a lot of "specialized" dental practices in St. Louis,
especially of the cosmetic variety. You could drive all around town to
different practices, or you could find a dentist that offers all the services
you need. West County Dental, for example, provides everything from teeth
whitening and Invisalign to oral surgery and dental implants. Once you
build a relationship with your dentist, you will be happy that you don't
need to go anywhere else to undergo a special treatment.
We Accept Most Dental Insurance
Most traditional insurance plans (sometimes called "indemnity plans")
allow you to choose any dentist you desire. Other plans list specific
dentists in your network. If your plan does not allow you to
choose your own dentist, make sure the dentist is covered by your insurance policy. And remember
that dental insurance doesn't typically cover 100% of the cost associated
with major dental services, so look for a dentist that offers no interest
and extended payment plans.