I have a big fear of going to the dentist and because of my fear I have lost four teeth. The teeth are near the front and I am not able to smile or eat easily. I do alot of volunteer work at an elementary school and am starting to help out at a middle school and a high school would like me to also help. But I find it very difficult to work with children teachers and with school officials because I do not want to speak or smile and have my teeth show. So when I saw a commercial about snapon smile I was very interested in finding more information to see if I qualify for this procedure and would like to find out the cost. I am thirty-nine and the mother of six so the price and how quickly it can be done is also important as well as appearance.
Rosario from California
If you are missing four teeth near the front, I’m reading between the lines and I would guess that you don’t have many front teeth to attach this Snap-on Smile to. So you would probably need the full-arch Snap-on Smile.
There are two versions of the Snap-on Smile, for two separate fees. If you do the front six teeth only, the fee is about half of what it is to do a complete arch. With four missing teeth, you’re probably going to need to do the complete arch, in order to get it to stay on well.
Your cost for that is probably going to be about $800 to $1600, depending on where you go. Some dental offices are going to be more attentive to the smile design and getting that all right, and to fitting it or making any adjustments. I wouldn’t recommend shopping for the cheapest dentist for this. How it ends up looking is going to vary a lot depending on the dentist who does it.
And about your fear of the dentist – I’d recommend you look for a sedation dentist. There’s no need for this dental fear to have to translate into dental neglect. Sedation dentistry can treat you comfortably and successfully.
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