As we age, our teeth have a higher risk of fracture and decay. Old fillings can negatively affect your surrounding teeth and the enamel tends to weaken in general. For adults over the age of 50, this is not the time to put oral health on hold. It is important to maintain regular dental visits no matter how old you are!
However, the need to see a dentist and having the income to do so are two separate matters. Many people in their 50s and 60s do not maintain dental insurance needed to pay for expensive procedures. Medicare doesn’t pay for the sufficient services required, either – no cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dental plates, or dentures will be covered. That’s why many people are looking for another option. Penn Dental Medicine, also known as Penn Dental Clinic, has become one of a few trusted dental schools that those in need of financial assistance come to in order to get the much-needed discounts for care.
Dental schools provide a much-needed relief from the unexpected, and often unreasonably escalated costs of a dental operation, where you might be looking at costs anywhere between $750 to $1000. Multiple crowns have been quoted as high as $6,500. Sometimes it must seem that there is no objective pricing comparison in the industry.
Costs associated with dentistry vary a great deal depending on various factors, including the experience of the dentist, the location and condition of the tooth, local rates, and the materials used.
The best option for people requiring dental care and cannot afford or do not prefer to pay average industry prices is to go to a dental school for the service.
At Penn Dental Medicine’s Clinic you will receive top-of-the-line services from dental students supervised by experienced professionals. Your care and the successful outcome of your treatment are of utmost concern to us. You can start the process with this short online application. We look forward to hearing from you!