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You’ve decided it’s time to find the best cosmetic dentist to correct your crooked, cracked, discolored, or missing teeth. You’ve gotten a raise at your job, saved enough money, inherited wealth, or maybe even won the lottery. If you have dental insurance, it won’t cover procedures considered cosmetic. Most, if not all, of your upcoming cosmetic dental work will be paid out of your pocket. However, you’re “done” with putting up with a smile that doesn’t feel quite right.
Does the best cosmetic dentist exist?
Your first thought is to find out which local dentists studied cosmetic dentistry in dental school. Oddly, you cannot find a single “cosmetic” dentist in your area who mentions specializing in this field in dental school. Consequently, you question a co-worker who recently received dental implants and learn that the term “cosmetic dentistry” is not used by dental schools to describe a chosen branch of collegiate study. In fact, all dentists upon graduating from dental school are legally qualified to perform what is known to the public as “cosmetic dental surgery” and to advertise as such.
This knowledge leaves you with few concrete options for differentiating between dentists who call themselves “cosmetic dentists.” While it appears that many dentists take courses or attend conferences to learn more about the craft of “cosmetic dentistry,” apparently the American Dental Association (ADA) does not require or regulate this further education.
Trusting a cosmetic dentist
You can easily see why selecting a “cosmetic” dentist to entrust your money and your teeth can be daunting. Cosmetic dental work is usually a lifelong process, especially if you’re considering getting permanent dental veneers. This requires the dentist grind down the teeth beforehand and it requires years of professional upkeep as veneers crack or fall off.
With so many dentists to choose from and so much to learn
when considering cosmetic dentistry, you’re beginning to think life was simpler
before you won the lottery.
Best alternative to a cosmetic dentist
Before signing up with a cosmetic dentist and a lifelong plan for invasive dental work, you might first consider the smile solution offered by Brighter Image Lab (brighterimagelab.com), an online dental lab that custom designs and manufactures affordable but state-of-the-art, removable dental veneers starting at $795 as an alternative to expensive, invasive, and permanent cosmetic dental procedures. Hence, many of our clients find what they thought would be a temporary veneer solution by Brighter Image Lab becomes the only cosmetic dental solution they could ever want or need.
Brighter Image Lab, however, encourages people to do their research and learn as much as they can about what cosmetic dentists in their area have to offer.
In fact, there are six questions that we recommend asking a cosmetic dentist before entrusting your funds and your teeth to him or her:
How many surgeries or procedures of the kind that I need has this cosmetic dentist performed, and for how long? Without formal cosmetic dentistry credentials to display, there is little way of knowing a dentist’s true qualifications in performing cosmetic dental procedures other than how many he or she has performed and for how long. Due to this, you should be sure to find out exactly how many surgeries (of the kind you seek) your cosmetic dentist has performed and for how long he or she has been practicing them.
Has a cosmetic dental procedure performed by this dentist ever gone wrong? If so, how many times has this occurred? If you are able to get the answers to these questions from a cosmetic dentist, consider yourself fortunate. You should also ask the dentist if he or she is willing to re-do any work that does not produce the intended result.
Where does this cosmetic dentist get the materials for screws, fillings, crowns, veneers, and other dental materials used in his or her practice? All materials used in your cosmetic dental surgery or procedure should come from dental labs in the United States. The government regulates these labs and as a result, provide dental hardware made of safe, quality, more lasting materials. Dental hardware ordered from unregulated labs in China, for instance, is not necessarily the same quality, nor can the safety be trusted. Dentists have ordered materials from labs overseas because of the cost savings. The dentist pockets the savings in most cases, not the patient, and the safety and quality of the crowns or veneers is not guaranteed.
Where is my money going? You can often answer this question by looking at the surroundings upon entering a dentist’s office. Is the furniture and décor modest and practical, or do you notice pricey fixtures and luxurious furniture? If you see an outdoor fountain in the entrance-way or even a koi pond greeting you as you walk in, you should know that you are probably paying for these amenities. You might take a moment to check for a parked Porsche or Alfa Romero nearby. This car might belong to your dentist.
How much student debt does this cosmetic dentist carry? You may never have thought to ask this question of a dentist, but it is related to the one above. Student dept for a dental school graduate can range in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Rest assured they cover their costs to their creditors, and charge their patients accordingly.
Just because your area’s lifestyle magazine features a cosmetic dentist, does that really mean he or she is the best? Finally, glossy lifestyle magazines published mostly for advertising local businesses and medical practices often feature full-page advertisements of a cosmetic dental practice. The implication is that this dentist is the best in the area. Remember that dentists pay money for this advertising. Research should always come before assumptions.
Searching for a cosmetic dentist
An internet search can also provide
names of cosmetic dentists considered to be the best in their geographic area
(for whatever reason). Our internet search resulted in the following names of “top”
cosmetic dentists and practices referring to themselves as the best (or one of
the best) in their cities.
Susan Hollar, DDS, Dallas, Texas
NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, New York City, New York
Matthew Chow, DDS, San Francisco, California
Banjamin Fiss, DDS, Chicago, Illinois
Mahnaz Rashti, DDS, Los Angeles, California (Beverly Hills)
Paul Freeman, DDS, Atlanta, GA
Research the best cosmetic dentists
Brighter Image Lab encourages anyone considering cosmetic dentistry to do their research on cosmetic dentists. Ask questions of the dentists themselves because you shouldn’t depend on persuasive advertising or even internet searches. Cosmetic dentists pay big money to ensure their practice appears at the top of web searches. If you consider the questions listed above, certainly what you learn might cause you to consider alternative cosmetic dental solutions.
Solutions like the stunning and authentic-looking removable veneers provided by Brighter Image Lab. This affordable smile solution is an option that all who are considering any kind of cosmetic dentistry should know about. Brighter Image Lab veneers will make you smile, and keep you smiling for years to come.
Searching “Cosmetic Dentist Near Me” is always a bad idea
Would you like to see a peek behind the curtain of online dental marketing? Those folks “in the know” will tell confirm; it’s all about ‘keywords’ and ‘locations’. Dentists are figuring this out too, so all they need is someone with the right skillset to game the system. It takes a surprisingly small amount of work to make a really bad dentist look like one of the best. Here’s why searching “cosmetic dentist near me” is a bad idea, and some tips to help you in your search.
A common way people look for service providers (across many industries) is typing their need into Google, plus their location. For example:
First (If you’ll indulge an old-school internet marketer for a brief moment of techno-babble) I’ll tell you that typing your location isn’t even necessary.
To provide users with the most relevant search results, almost all search engines give you local options first, by default. They already know your approximate location based on information they get from your Internet Service Provided (or ISP). Searching for “best cosmetic dentist near me” is redundant. It only helps give you ads and sites that are ‘playing the game’ so-to-speak.
Location searches also highlight that the chance of the perfect dentist being just down the street are slim – to none.
A matter of convenience
The only reason to care about where a dentist is located is convenience. Most people don’t want to travel more than an hour for an appointment. And for something like an oil change, or a medical check-up that makes perfect sense. But a cosmetic dentist is different. This is something that has the potential to affect your quality of life, every day, for the rest of your life. Is it really worth risking bad dental work, to save an extra hour or 2 hours, or even 3 hours of your time?
Many cosmetic dental procedures involve permanently altering your natural teeth. Whether it’s pulling teeth to prepare for dental implants, grinding teeth to prepare them for dental veneers, or any other manor of ‘prep’ work – it’s not something to take lightly. Especially considering that once done, these alterations are completely irreversible – and the caps, crowns, bridges, veneers and other “permanent” covers your cosmetic dentist will put on, generally only last about 10 years.
Instead of searching “Cosmetic Dentist Near Me”
Rather than looking for the best cosmetic dentist in your city, why not look for the best cosmetic dentist in the nearest biggest city, or your entire state, or in the even country? Ask yourself if a little extra research or travel time will seem worth it in 5, 10, or 20 years. What is the longevity of your smile worth to you?
Then again, you could always consider a cosmetic smile makeover without cosmetic dentistry at all. For more information about how Brighter Image Lab can give you a new smile from anywhere in the world, chat with a smile specialist now.
If the best way to hide something is in plain sight, you need look no further than the granite countertops, leather seating, gleaming hardwood floors, and public iPads in many cosmetic dentist offices. Often you don’t even have to open the door to a cosmetic dentist’s office to find these “necessities” for improving your smile. Dental offices are now sporting outdoor fountains and koi ponds that greet patients upon arrival, usually in the trendiest and most expensive real estate in town.
Luxurious surroundings like these fit the description of many cosmetic dental practices, which would explain why cosmetic dentistry has become an industry where the rich are paying the rich, since dental insurance does not cover most cosmetic dental procedures.
Cosmetic Dentist Offices Monopolized By Wealthy
Cosmetic dentistry has been monopolized by the wealthy in the same way that plastic surgery has been. It would be no surprise to anyone if a patient on her way to visit a cosmetic dentist strolled by her plastic surgeon’s office in the same posh professional building or high-end shopping district. Nobody would ever question the association of these like-minded physicians, both of whom are in the business of beautifying the beautiful.
The question though remains: Can people of lesser income ever afford a cosmetic solution to an unsightly set of teeth? Sadly, it’s disenfranchised segments of society for whom cosmetic dental procedures are most desperately needed. Low-income demographics contain the densest populations of people with serious needs for cosmetic dentistry. For these individuals too, an improved set of front teeth would make the most radical difference in their social and even economic elevation. Yet society has strongly told them – backed by the glitzy, glamorous image evoked by the cosmetic dental industry – that an improvement in their smile is as out-of-reach as owning Porsche, a yacht, a marble fountain, or having plastic surgery.
Cosmetic Dentists Keeping Up Appearances?
And if an affordable solution to an unsightly smile does exist, would an ordinary cosmetic dentist office provide it? The answer to this question is two-part. First, an affordable cosmetic dental solution exists (removable dental veneers by Brighter Image Lab, brighterimagelab.com). Second, the everyday cosmetic dentist office does not provide it affordably. Keeping up pricey office surroundings and a glitzy public image is apparently more achievable with $10,000-$30,000 patients, not $1,000 patients.
Obviously the market for a more affordable smile solution is huge. We are taught from earliest youth to value the dental industry’s recommendations as the last and final word on teeth. This results in few people ever knowing about their options. Society then trusts these endorsements when the dental industry sports luxurious offices. Especially when they only provide suggestions that are in the tens and thousands of dollars. Most people believe a better smile is a privilege only for the rich. Most people, without even realizing it quietly and humbly accept the smile they end up with at adulthood.
Brighter Image Lab The Alternative to Cosmetic Dentists
Brighter Image Lab is an online dental lab operating out of a small but functional building near downtown Fort Worth. They design and manufacture state-of-the-art, custom-made, snap-on, removable dental veneers at a fraction of the price of conventional cosmetic dentistry. The result is both natural-looking and stunning.
A set of upper veneers from Brighter Image Lab starts at $795 and can be paid in two installments. The veneers fit over the original teeth resulting in a beautiful set of natural looking teeth – a near perfect smile.
Upon placing an order for veneers, clients receive a kit for making their own impressions (which is very easy). Once the lab receives these impressions, the custom design process begins with CAD technology and finishes building the custom veneers.
Hand polishing completes a perfect, natural looking set of veneers that only the wearer would know is not original teeth. “Smile Specialists” are only a phone call away to help with making impressions or ordering. They can also answer any questions for clients adjusting to a new set of veneers.
Skip the Cosmetic Dentist Office and Buy Lab Direct
Compare this simple, affordable solution to the tens of thousands of dollars charged by undergoing cosmetic dental work. The typical cosmetic dentist office should cut costs on their glamorous image and keep the money in their patients’ pockets. Otherwise, they can’t offer a dental veneer solution like Brighter Image Lab’s that’s affordable to a large majority of society.
It’s clear the average cosmetic dentist office is spending patients’ cash on luxurious office furnishings and expensive real estate. They should rather put the money “where the mouth is”. This excludes those needing a smile solution most from “the club.”
When you purchase a set of veneers from Brighter Image Lab, you’re doing more than purchasing an affordable smile solution. You’re giving a choice to those who need it most – those who wrongly believe they’d never have a perfect smile.
The High Cosmetic Dentistry Cost
Today there seems to be no let-up in the high cosmetic dentistry cost, though the price far exceeds the budgets of most patients. (Dental insurance does not usually cover procedures for cosmetic purposes.) Why are cosmetic dentists able to charge tens of thousands of dollars for fixing an imperfect smile when the price of cosmetic dental work far exceeds the ability of most people to pay? Enough people – in most cases the wealthy – seem to find ways to afford these procedures and keep the industry strong. The cost of not having a perfect smile in today’s world is far worse.
For decades society has looked to conventional dentistry for corrections to crooked, cracked, discolored, or missing teeth. Recently, however, there has been a growing interest in “clip-on” sets of removable dental veneers which range in price from $14.99 (Perfect Smile Instant Veneers) to state-of-the-art, custom-designed “Bil Veneers” by Brighter Image Lab (brighterimagelab.com) which start at just under $1000. While some may balk at the lower-priced versions of removable veneers, more-and-more people are discovering that higher-end removable veneers are far, far more affordable than conventional cosmetic dentistry costs and result in amazingly natural-looking and near-perfect smiles.
With this technology available at such an affordable price, one might wonder why cosmetic dentists don’t offer removable veneers for patients because spending tens of thousands of dollars is not an option.
“Most dentists are in the business of earning top dollar,” says Bil Watson, Director of Brighter Image Lab. “They didn’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on dental school to promote a product that does not result in the $20,000 patient.”
Cosmetic Dentists Fail To Inform
As more people discover the benefits of removable cosmetic dental veneers (even if used for a temporary period of time) they are beginning to question the ethics of dentists who do not inform patients of the availability of this more affordable solution and why dentists don’t offer it themselves. Some would argue that patients have a right to know all of their options when considering spending the kind of money required by cosmetic dentistry costs because dentists have a duty to inform people of the least affordable alternatives on the market.
If you are learning about removable dental veneers for the first time, what you learn will both surprise you and inspire you. A price list of conventional cosmetic dentistry cost for procedures has been provided below which may further remind you why most patients have been out-priced by the cosmetic dental industry. This results in patients turning to dental labs such as Brighter Image Lab for quality, custom-made veneers that require no drilling and no dentist visit.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Costs for Procedures
$925 to $2,500 per tooth
Can last 10 to 15 years
$250 to $1,500 per tooth
Can last 5 to 7 years
$3,000 to $4000 per tooth
Full mouth replacement can run $60,000 or more
$650 per visit
Takes 4-5 visits for full effect
$2,100 to $4,500 for 3 missing teeth
prosthesis bridges gaps between two crowns
$235 for 1 to 3 teeth
removes gum tissue for less “gummy” smile
$400 to $8,000
Both partial and full dentures are available
“The wonderful thing about a choice,” says Watson, “is that it’s your choice to make, and you’re the one who gets to make it.” Removable dental veneers, such as state-of-the-art custom made “Bil Veneers” from Brighter Image Lab, are not listed above. This is due to the fact that most dentists don’t offer them as an alternative cosmetic solution for patients. Until the dental industry does recognize and accept removable veneers as a serious option for correcting an unpleasant smile – an option that more patients could afford – people will be contacting dental labs such as Brighter Image Lab for this practical and more affordable solution.
(Prices for the cosmetic dentistry costs listed above vary depending on geographic region. Price averages for cosmetic dental procedures vary from city to city. We found this data in cities like: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, and Dallas.)
Looking for a perfect smile without cosmetic dentistry? You’re not the only one! Keep reading to find out why cosmetic dentistry may not be the solution you are looking for.
It’s no secret that first impressions count.
Whether you are interviewing for your dream job, on a promising and romantic first date, or entertaining your family and friends at a dinner party, the first moments of an encounter have the power to leave an impression that has the potential to last a lifetime.
With SO much pressure hovering over these important moments in your life, the last thing you want to have on your mind or be worried about is your appearance.
Let us explain…
Research shows that 93 percent of a first impression is non-verbal, and it’s made in the first seven seconds of meeting someone. Furthermore, the absolute number one facial feature is your SMILE! An astounding 87 percent of people say it is important for self-esteem. Furthermore, numerous studies have shown that having a healthy, good-looking smile that you are proud of is essential to both your professional and social success.
And we couldn’t agree more.
Life is far too short to feel the need to cover your mouth when laughing to hide your teeth or to hold back your smile when taking a photo with friends at the trendiest new restaurant in town.
But, if you have yellowed, chipped, crooked, or damaged teeth… the thought of smiling wide will certainly send your hand to cover your mouth faster than a speeding bullet.
However, that ALL ends now.
The hiding, the embarrassment, the awkwardness, the frustration, and feeling bad about the way your teeth look. It stops NOW thanks to not only general cosmetic dentistry, but also new and advanced smile-changing technologies (you definitely don’t want to miss out on this info!).
But first, let’s set the story straight when it comes to everything you need to know about cosmetic dentistry.
All about Cosmetic Dentistry
From what cosmetic dentistry is to what cosmetic dentists do and from how much it costs to how to choose the best cosmetic dentist, you are about to learn the good, the bad, and the ugly of the cosmetic dentistry industry.
More importantly, you will discover how you can finally get your idea of perfect smile… WITHOUT cosmetic dentistryby leveraging the revolutionary and life changing powers of custom Lab Direct press on veneers.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a part of the dental field that is rapidly evolving and growing. It amounts to services that are offered by general practitioners who have little to NO oversight or regulation, which means that having a cosmetic dentistry procedure could put you and your health and well-being at risk.
The intention of cosmetic dentistry is to:
Improve the appearance of people’s mouths and teeth
Enhance oral health and the function of the teeth
Build and restore self-confidence
Offer effective treatments and procedures
Next, let’s dive into more details about what it is that cosmetic dentists offer and what treatments and procedures are available to potentially help you. However, keep in mind it’s not uncommon for people to be dissatisfied or find that their results didn’t meet their expectations.
What Do Cosmetic Dentists Do?
Cosmetic dentists perform an extensive and wide variety of procedures, such as:
PROS Most widely used procedure Removes stains from teeth Brightens the appearance of teeth
CONS May cause slight tooth sensitivity
PROS Repairs chipped teeth Fills in gaps Changes color and shape of teeth
CONS Bonding material becomes worn down, stained, or chipped and requires touch-up treatments every 3 to 10 years Allergic reaction to the conditioning liquid, composite resin, or tools used during the procedure can occur Infection is possible if the area is not sterilized properly before the procedure, which could end up requiring a root canal or tooth extraction
PROS Restores the appearance and shape Completely covers tooth
CONS Requires extensive and irreversible filing of the tooth Can become chipped and require replacement, which is expensive Causes discomfort and hot and cold sensitivity after the procedure May cause pain and sensitivity when biting down
PROS Considered a partial denture Replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth Holds dental crowns in place
CONS Keeping it clean is very challenging Requires replacement every 10 years Can cause harm to your teeth by grinding them down
Inlays & Onlays
PROS Offers a “filling” to treat aesthetic damage caused by tooth decay Known as indirect fillings
CONS Increased pain and tooth sensitivity Risk of bacterial infection, which can further damage the tooth Needs to be replaced every 5 to 7 years
PROS Replaces the root portion of a missing tooth Think of it as artificial tooth roots Becomes the base for one or more artificial teeth
CONS Requires surgery Risk of infection Swelling and pain after the procedure
PROS Improves the look of crooked teeth Repositions the teeth Guides teeth to the correct position over time
CONS Traditional braces are very noticeable Ceramic braces stain easily Lingual braces (braces on the inside of teeth) cause great discomfort All braces are difficult to keep clean and require routine adjustments
Enamel Shaping & Contouring
PROS Reshapes chipped and irregular teeth Alters crooked or overlapping teeth Fixes minor bite problems
CONS Puts you at risk for tooth breakage Can cause teeth to become weak Only slightly improves appearance Causes sensitivity if too much enamel is removed Permanently alters the tooth structure
PROS Bonded to tooth’s surface Enhances appearance Covers severe discoloration Repairs cracked, chipped, and crooked teeth
CONS Process is NOT reversible Not repairable if they chip or crack Teeth sensitivity to hot and cold May not match exact color of other teeth
Other Periodontal Plastic Procedures
PROS Improves an uneven gum line Fixes indentations in your gums or jawbone Covers exposed roots
CONS Causes discomfort post surgery Takes weeks for gums to heal completely Swelling and bleeding Risk of relapse of gum tissue
If you have a problem with the appearance of your teeth, there is more than enough of a variety of procedures and treatments available to give you an incredible result, but always be aware that there are risks involved that can end up permanently damaging your teeth.
Modern Day Cosmetic Dentistry & The New Direct Lab
Thanks to technological advancements in recent years, a new smile is becoming more accessible and affordable to people who never thought cosmetic dentistry could be a choice for them. Many people are looking for a more affordable solution to cosmetic dentistry, and it is this new technology offered by dental labs that is making these dreams a reality.
The field of cosmetic dentistry has been booming over the last few years and continues to experience growth, especially given the fact that dental labs have advanced technology that cosmetic dentists do NOT.
More and more people are undergoing treatments and procedures to improve their smile and to make their teeth look their best.
Today, cosmetic dentistry is MORE popular than ever, just check out these industry stats:
Over the past 5 years, the cosmetic dentist industry has grown by 2.5 percent each year by charging high fees for treatments and procedures.
The cosmetic dentistry industry reached a revenue of 4 billion because they have overcharged patients for products produced my dental labs
Interested in getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure that doesn’t require an expensive and extensive dental office visit? It’s a whole lot easier in this day and age because of The New Lab Direct Technology
Thanks to this technology, you can even take the first steps in creating your own perfect smile while sitting on your couch (Yes, REALLY!)… but more on that later so stay tuned.
The Rising Demand of Perfect Smiles
Since the average American spends nearly eleven hours a day interacting with and consuming media, it should come as no surprise that this has influenced and played a part in the rising demand of cosmetic dentistry
In over 70 percent of advertisements, nearly 80 percent of people were smiling.
The smile filled out one quarter of the size of the entire advertisement.
Teeth were visible in 82 percent of advertisements.
Have you had a growing urge to want a perfect smile? You certainly aren’t alone given the fact that advertisements are designed to make you want to change yourself!
But before you think you can just go to your regular dentist, let’s take a closer look at why people think a cosmetic dentist is the ultimate choice when it comes to perfecting your smile.
The Difference Between Dentists & Lab Direct Solutions
Now, if you’re thinking you will just head on down to your dentist’s office or your local cosmetic dentist to get that glowing smile you’ve been dreaming about, you may be in for a rude awakening. While your dentist can offer some of the procedures mentioned above, it may come at such a steep price that it will have you running out their door stat.
While there may appear to be differences between “going to the dentist” and a cosmetic dentist office, they are nearly one and the same
There IS a drastic difference in experience and results when you forget the dentist altogether and seek affordable, yet highly effective, solutions that are lab direct:
Dentist/ Cosmetic Dentist
Lab Direct Solutions
What They Do
Provides basic and preventative procedures
Focused on fixing problems and relieving pain
Help people achieve a beautiful smile through expensive cosmetic treatments
Provides advanced technology that the dentists do not have
Makes it affordable and possible to make cosmetic changes without going to a dentist
Help people get a perfect smile through affordable solutions
Upwards of $20,000 + for a complete smile makeover
Full smile transformation prices start at $795
Time spent during office visits
Causes pain and discomfort
May require surgery
Complete smile makeover without a visit to a dentist
Easy and painless
Permanent, irreversible results
Reversible, removable options
Does not damage teeth
Now that we know the difference between going to the dentist and lab direct solutions, let’s take a closer look at WHY a dental lab is an excellent choice when you want to enhance your image by improving the appearance of your smile.
Why You Should NOT Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
Bad teeth? Hate to Smile?
With family and cosmetic dentistry, it is possible to change your smile… AND change your life! Everyone deserves to smile and to be happy. However, if you are embarrassed of yellowed or crooked teeth and don’t like the way they look, you most likely are holding back the smiles.
However, the frustrating reality of getting your ideal smile with cosmetic dentistry is that it is going to cost you thousands and can cause permanent damage to your teeth… and even potentially leave you worse off than you were before! With so many risks involved in choosing cosmetic dentistry, it’s absolutely vital that you explore and consider other options before scheduling a procedure or treatment
The best option available to transform your smile is to choose Lab Direct with Brighter Image Lab.
The Premier Choice: Lab Direct Custom Veneers With Brighter Image Lab
Instead of keeping it tight lipped, you can unlock your smile’s potential with lab direct custom veneers from Brighter Image Lab! Check out these incredible reasons why custom veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:
Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch. Just think… you won’t need to take any time off work, it is a painless process, and as you will read later in this article, it comes at just a fraction of the cost of cosmetic dentistry!
With more and more people opting for esthetic dental procedures and treatments, it has resulted in the development of advanced technologies, such as custom lab direct veneers, that are capable of giving you anything you desire
No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.
The Safest Way To Get A Sparkling Smile
Cosmetic dentistry is considered dental work that is not a necessitythat is needed for health reasons, but is more of a personal choice. Therefore, it is important to consider the safety of the procedure you want to have in mind. Before choosing to go ahead and get the cosmetic dental procedure done, it’s best to do your research… and do it thoroughly!
The first thing to recognize is that cosmetic dentistry involves much of the same treatment methods as regular dentistry. Therefore, the risks involved are much the same.
Here is what you need to consider when it comes to safety and cosmetic dentistry procedures versus Lab Direct custom veneers:
Minimal to none but takes a long time to get a result
Absolutely 100 percent reversible, unlike traditional dental veneers
Cosmetic dentistry can be a choice to improve your smile as long as you choose a fully licensed, qualified, and experienced cosmetic dentist. Before you decide to have any cosmetic procedures or treatments, make sure you have an in depth conversation with your cosmetic dentist so that he or she absolutely understands what you are looking for and the result you are after.
Later in this article we will take a closer look at how to get your own custom dental veneers… keep on reading!
How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?
Modern cosmetic dentistry covers a very broad range of procedures that a patient can choose from to obtain the smile of their dreams.
Unfortunately, the reality is that the cost of dental work leaves most with no REAL choice.
Even the most minor repairs can cost thousands of dollars and only yield slightly noticeable results. To give you an idea of average costs of cosmetic dentistry versus Lab Direct, refer to the following chart.
However, please note that prices and availability for cosmetic dentistry will vary GREATLY depending on where you live. With a quick internet search of “cosmetic dentist near me”, you can easily find out the prices of your local cosmetic dentist. On the other hand, Lab Direct custom veneers will cost you the same price no matter where you live!
Average Cost of Cosmetic Dentist Procedures
$200 – $500
$100 – $450
Inlays & Onlays
$650 – $1200 per tooth
$1500 – $1800 per tooth
$795 for a complete smile transformation
**Custom Dental Veneers from Brighter Image Lab is a great alternative to these procedures.
Now, if you really desire an absolutely stunning smile transformation via cosmetic dentistry, you are easily looking at having to spend $24,000 or MORE… but even being handed a $5, $10, or $15,000 dental treatment plan is tremendously paralyzing.
Alternative Cosmetic Dentistry Options
While you can dream and hope to win the lottery or be awarded a cosmetic dentistry grant to receive some free cosmetic dentistry… let’s face it – the reality of that actually happening is slim to none.
This is exactly why most people don’t improve their smile. It seems like some far fetched dream only available to the wealthy or the lucky few. But before you think that getting an outstanding smile is out of the question…there IS ANOTHER CHOICE.
Well, what choice do you have? After seeing the prices above, the choice is clear.
Custom Lab Direct dental veneers from Brighter Image Lab will give you everything that you want in a smile for a fraction of the cost
Why Does The Lab Direct Process Cost Less Than Cosmetic Dentistry?
With such a HUGE difference in price between cosmetic dentistry and Lab Direct, it’s natural to wonder why the Lab Direct process costs so much less than cosmetic dentistry.
The number one reason why the Lab Direct process is incredibly affordable is because it gives you the opportunity to bypass the dentist. Yes, you read that right. You won’t have to step foot in a dentist’s office AT ALL throughout the entire process of designing and receiving your custom dental veneers.
In four simple steps, you can have the smile of your dreams:
Make and send impressions to our lab (which can be done at home)
Our lab makes and sends veneers to you
Receive your custom veneers Lab Direct!
Here at Brighter Image Lab, we believe a smile makeover should not have to cost you $10,000 or more. Our Lab Direct process is specifically designed to save you thousands.
If You Choose To Use A Cosmetic Dentist: Cautionary Tip
We understand that in this day and age, people like choices. Therefore, if you do choose to use a cosmetic dentist, we want to ensure that you have a great result because your smile is a crucial asset to not only your overall appearance, but also how you conduct yourself in your day to day life. Therefore, it is vitally important to choose a cosmetic dentist that has the expertise and experience to give you exactly what you want.
Cosmetic dentistry is both a science AND an art. As a result, each individual cosmetic dentist has their own style and artistry they use to craft the smile you have been dreaming about
Don’t just head out to the cosmetic dentist office closest to you because it is easy and convenient…unless you want to put yourself at risk for being gravely disappointed with the results. Many cosmetic dentists specialize in specific dental procedures so it is very important for you to “do your homework” when it comes to finding a cosmetic dentist.
To be sure that you find a cosmetic dentist that will best fit your goals and cater to your needs, use these following tips:
Level of Training & Experience
A highly trained cosmetic dentist cares about your expectations and goals, and has the expertise to design and give you the smile you want.
Check to see that the cosmetic dentist is committed to continuing education. Cosmetic dental procedures and technology are frequently evolving and advancing. It is absolutely necessary for your prospective cosmetic dentist to be focused on staying updated and informed of advancements in the cosmetic dentistry field.
Ask the doctor how long they have been practicing and which dental procedures are most commonly performed in their cosmetic dentistry office.
Specialties That Suit Your Specific Needs
Research the dental services and procedures that are offered and whether or not the cosmetic dentist specializes in the procedure YOU want and/or need.
This goes without saying… but ONLY choose a cosmetic dentist that is well trained and specializes in what you are looking for.
ALWAYS ask the perspective cosmetic dentist how many times he or she has performed your desired procedure.
Positive and Successful Patient Testimonials and Results
Previous patients experiences are a smart place to start when doing your research about your potential cosmetic dentist. Testimonials and reviews are able to give you an idea of what to expect when it comes to office atmosphere, customer service, and the cosmetic dental procedure itself.
Put your investigative internet skills to use by searching on social media sites, company websites, and review sites to find an abundance of information about the cosmetic dentist and people’s experience with him or her.
To observe the cosmetic dentist’s skill level, always be sure to ask for a variety of before and after photos of their previous patients. It’s an easy, yet effective way to make sure the cosmetic dentist you are considering has the quality and style you want.
The Cosmetic Dentist is ALL ABOUT YOU
What we mean by this is that during your initial inquiries into the cosmetic dentist’s office as well as during your consultation, keep an eye and ear out that the cosmetic dentist and the staff are focused on YOU and your desires and needs.
Run for the hills if you get any sort of feeling or impression that the cosmetic dentist is only out for themselves and their own agenda, which may give you the sense that they just want to make money.
You certainly WON’T get what you want if the cosmetic dentist isn’t truly listening to you! Pay attention to get a sense if the cosmetic dentist is actively listening to what you are saying and is able to correctly summarize what you told him or her.
No matter what, the cosmetic dentist has to be able to explain your options in terms and language that you can easily understand and take the time to clarify any questions you have.
Certifications and Awards
Take a look at the cosmetic dentist’s website or inquire over the phone before scheduling a consultation about professional organizations the cosmetic dentist belongs to or awards they have earned.
Organizations, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), require high standards and extensive training for accreditation.
A Successful Atmosphere
Upon entering your local cosmetic dentistry office, HOW did it make you feel? Make sure to observe if you felt welcomed, comfortable, and well taken care of by a friendly staff.
The aesthetics of an office are important to your overall experience because having cosmetic dental procedures sometimes mean you will be sitting in the dentist chair for long periods of time.
One way to determine the level of advanced care at a cosmetic dentistry office is to ask about their technologies, such as: dental sedation, CAD/CAM restoration, intraoral imaging, and dental lasers.
Clear About Costs
Take note of how the dentists presents and explains costs and if they are direct, upfront, and clear about what the full cost is of your entire dental plan.
The cosmetic dentist also needs to clearly communicate how long it will take to complete the plan.
Finding a cosmetic dentist you can trust
Finding a cosmetic dentist that you trust and will fulfill your expectations may take some time and patience and this is certainly a choice that you don’t want to cut corners on…or make this decision lightly
So, how can you skip the hassle and frustration of choosing the BEST cosmetic dentist? Let’s find out!
Choosing The Best Smile Makeover From Brighter Image Lab
Here at Brighter Image Lab, we are looking for people who want to improve their SMILE.
We are smile designers. All we do is design smiles for people who want to change their smile NOW.
We do smile makeovers for people all over the world because the #1 thing you can do to improve your overall appearance is to improve your smile!
You don’t have to sit in a dental chair because you are currently sitting in the only chair you need right now to make the decision to improve your smile and have an effect on your life for years and years to come
You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level…without paying $24,000 for a cosmetic smile makeover
“The only thing we can do to spread happiness is to smile at each other…So that’s what i’m going to be doing for a long time.” ~ Cheyenne, Brighter Image Lab Client
Snap-On Smile Alternative Press-On Veneers Enters the Market
Does an affordable Snap-On Smile alternative exist? Read on to see how Press-On Veneers is changing the landscape of the dental industry.
In 2010, The Daily Mail UK featured a piece on the Snap-On Smile. Touting Snap-on smiles as the latest “dental fast fix,” they begged the question, “Does snap-on smile look fake”? Going over the pros and cons of snap-on smile and its cost, the article featured before and after pictures.
Finding an Alternative that isn’t a “dental fix”
However, even the writer admitted to be a little leery to begin with, wondering how fake snap-on smile would look. Most importantly, the writer didn’t want a “dental fix”. She wanted her teeth to look better, but never considered a snap-on smile alternative. While people want to cover challenged smiles without resorting to dentistry, no one wants clip on teeth that look ridiculous.
Is $1,800.00 Really Affordable?
The major benefit highlighted in the UK review of Snap-On Smile was that it is a removable form of affordable cosmetic dentistry. Through the article, you learn that you are not only paying the dentist to take the impression. The dentist is also sending it to a lab for processing, raising the price for snap on smile. At over $1800 per arch, this seems high for a removable veneer that you just slide over your existing teeth.
Does An Affordable Snap-On Smile Alternative Exist?
Surely a Snap-On Smile Alternative is much less expensive? With Snap-On Smile, you are obviously not paying to have your teeth fixed, what are you paying for?
Being Comfortable in a Social Setting
Allowing people to be comfortable in a social setting, temporary teeth covers are perfect for weddings and special events. They do not want teeth replacement or to fix broken teeth. They just want to be able to smile for an evening without being embarrassed. Temporary, removable veneers do nothing to fix your teeth. They merely camouflage broken and discoloured teeth. This gives you what appears to be a white, healthy grin that looks natural and real.
The High Cost of Affordable Dentistry – Snap-On Smile
At $1800.00 per arch, the Snap-On Smile price is extraordinarily high for a process doing nothing to change your teeth. Now there’s an alternative to Snap On Smile… a product like Snap On Smile that is lab direct and a fraction of the cost of Snap On Smile. Created by Brighter Image Lab, the Press On Veneer mimics the appearance of a perfect smile. It uses cutting edge technology to create a thin, removable, secure smile to show the world. Without going to the dentist.
Introducing Press-On Veneers by Brighter Image Lab
Available throughout the United States, the UK, Australia, and Mexico, Snap-On Smile alternatives help you look great in social settings.
Visit brighterimagelab.com to see authentic, unretouched before and after pictures of clients who have a new reason to smile. Brighter Image Lab offers a Snap-On Smile alternative that will have you looking forward to your summer family reunion. Call and ask to speak with Laurie Hall if you have questions as to how the Snap-On Smile compares to Press On Veneers, or go to the website and see the difference Press On Veneers has made for thousands of clients.
Composite Resin Veneers and Porcelain Veneers
Many people ask every day what the difference is between composite resin veneers and porcelain veneers. Dentists have long touted the benefits of porcelain veneers, but read on to find out if new composite resin veneers may be right for you.
Everyone who has ever attended a job interview has witnessed the importance of first impressions. For better or for worse, we make an impression with everything we say and even more with what we don’t say. As we age, we become even more aware of malocclusion as crooked teeth and broken teeth begin to interfere with critical aspects of our lives. If you suffer from crooked teeth, you know the effects can be devastating and long lasting, even more so as a young adult. Social stigma related to a bad dental condition takes a sharper and more devastating turn as the appearance of your teeth begins to dictate what jobs you will get and impacts your ability to date.
Porcelain Veneers is usually the first choice
For this reason, many people begin to look at porcelain veneers for crooked teeth. Often, people dive right in without fully evaluating the process. Far more than just “up front costs,” getting porcelain or composite veneers is a long-term commitment. Asking “how dental veneers work” is the first step to learning if Lumineers and veneers are the right choice. Some people suffer from conditions such as severe discoloration, protruding teeth, or crowding requiring grinding to attain the desired effect. The condition of your teeth and your expectation can run the cost for porcelain veneers into the tens of thousands.
Composite Resin Veneers are a viable option
According to the ADA, composite resin veneers are made from a tooth-colored filling material bonded to the tooth. At $250.00 to $350.00 per tooth, the composite resin veneers cost seems like a more affordable option of all dental veneer prices. Composite resin veneers last between four and eight years and require “maintenance”. Maintenance means two teeth cleanings and checkups a year and paying out of pocket when the composite resin veneers chip. Which they do. Less strong than porcelain veneers, the composite veneers are not as resistant to daily wear and tear. Habitual grinding or clenching of teeth, can easily break dental veneers and send you back for repair or replacement.
Learn more about Composite Resin Veneers
Before committing to a process you cannot undo and veneers that may chip and come loose, call Laurie Hall. Ask about a dental snap on smile that doesn’t make you commit to grinding your teeth down. Visit Brighter Image Lab at brighterimagelab.com to view removable veneers online with no dentist visit. From Australia to the UK, we have helped thousands who want to change their smile without fixing their teeth. We understand everyone wants a noticeable personality, not a conspicuous smile. We help you achieve that while you figure out the best choice for you.
How dental marketing keeps me from visiting the dentist office
School was out! I think the only person more excited about the end of school, besides the school staff, was me. No more 6:30 wake up alarms for a solid month. Looking forward to a full seven hours of sleep, excitement filled my inner being. Then the reality of summer chores hit me. My list included athletic physicals, lawn mowing in the brutal Texas heat, and the dreaded trip to our local family dentist office.
Going to teeth cleaning was about as much fun for me as—nothing I can think of. As the Rolodex of chores whirred through my head, I paused at the dentist office to try for a second to wrap my mind around why I dreaded the task so much. Unlike so many people, I have insurance and access to dental health services.
Every dentist office was the same
The dental care associates that we had seen were all nice enough, but something about the process always put my teeth on edge, literally. It was never better in one dentist office than another. In a small town, my insurance company paid for X-rays I didn’t have time for. In a large town, I waited so far past my scheduled time that I felt like sending the dentist office a bill for my hourly rate.
Thinking it through, I realized that I feel constantly bombarded with dental marketing without any corresponding perceived value on my part. You see, if I felt “cared for” when I left, I might feel differently. However, I can barely tell one stagnant waiting room equipped with 24/7 Disney from another.
Dentist office or car dealership?
Between the Groupon offers, the Internet pop-ups, and the waving Zoom teeth whitening balloons, I feel stalked by dental professionals who see me as nothing more than a dollar sign and never as a person with financial difficulties. In fact, the only place that I have felt that hunted is the new car lot. Like so many people, I’ve sneaked in late at night to a closed chain car dealership just to avoid feeling like a bunny rabbit coated in Marinara sauce. All in the attempt to make an informed decision absent the sales pressure.
Between the Groupon offers, the Internet pop-ups, and the waving Zoom teeth whitening balloons, I feel stalked by dental professionals who see me as a dollar sign and never as a person. In fact, the only place that I have felt that hunted is the new car lot. Like so many people, I’ve sneaked in at night to a closed dealership just to avoid feeling like a bunny rabbit coated in Marinara sauce. All in the attempt to make an informed decision absent the sales pressure.
The dentist office tacks cancer screenings and gum tissue measurements and a whole list of things they never did in the past onto my bill without question. Every time I pass a dentist office with the waving balloon I wonder why he’s so broke that he’s scrambling for my kid’s fluoride treatment like it’s the only thing that’s going to buy his lunch that day.
We need dental care, not dental retail
It wasn’t always that way. Dental care used to rank right next to medical care on the list of respectable professions. In the past, the only reason to dread going to the dentist office was the drill. Today, that’s the least of my worries. Oral hygiene shouldn’t be a fight. Anyone should be able to walk into a dentist office that is clean and calm, and feel like that professional has your best interest at heart. That’s what’s they used to call “a practice”. I would give my business to a place like that in a heartbeat. For life.That’s what people want when they need dental help. They’re fighting to protect themselves from professionals taking more and giving less. Less empathy, relationship, time, and education. Less dedication to the patient. The effect is endemic. The consequences for peoples’ oral health and the dentists who serve us is verging on catastrophic.
It’s not the dentists’ fault
Completing years of training, student loans, obtaining a license, and opening an office just to beg people to come in. Discounting procedures, installing iPads, and renting giant roadside balloons to bring patients in. Having to practice creative dentistry just to make it? Something is utterly broken.The dentists and we suffer this together, and yet we seem pitted against each other. Having gone through the issue, I came to the root of it: As a pacifist, I avoid conflict. I don’t want to fight my dentist (or anyone), and so I do the next best thing—Avoidance. Informing myself, I felt empowered with both my own interest and my dentist’s interest at heart.
The fight with the dentist office continues…
I felt the best approach was to get educated before going in. Knowing we’d engage in the same bi-yearly argument regarding fluoride treatments for kids, I prepared myself. I pulled up research and Youtube to see what was going on in the fluoride debate these days. Turns out, the tickle I felt about too much fluoride was real. But that’s an issue for another day.
Nearly 10 years ago, we began creating new Press On Veneers ™ for our clients. Since then we helped thousands of smiles transition from bad to beautiful. Keep reading to learn how!
What are Press On Veneers?
At Brighter Image Lab, we believe that everyone has the right to a bright, beautiful smile. We took our lab-direct business model and developed a unique process to give our clients the smile they deserve at a greatly reduced price.
Using advanced technology, our design team and lab technicians work to create custom-veneers for each individual client. New Press On Veneers ™ are a single piece that fit over the front 10 – 12 teeth on the top and 6 – 8 teeth on the bottom. They ensure that teeth are covered when talking or smiling.
Why is our business necessary?
Unfortunately, not everyone has access to regular dental care. More than 47 million people in the United States live in “dental health shortage areas”. As many as 130 million Americans don’t have dental insurance.
Frankly, dentists are not doing their part to help those in need, and someone needs to step up to help. While the number of businesses offering dental insurance has continued to fall, the cost of a visit to the dentist has risen rapidly.
People with chipped, cracked, missing, or misaligned teeth need a solution that won’t cost them several thousand dollars, and we are happy to be able to offer that to them.
Brighter Image Lab is a dental laboratory that deals directly with the public. We bypass a dentist visit in order to craft custom-made veneers for a fraction of what they would spend otherwise.
Are New Press On Veneers ™ right for everyone?
Many people are good candidates for New Press On Veneers ™. In order to qualify, a client must have four natural teeth on the target arch (top or bottom).
The veneers grip onto the back of existing teeth. They hold to the teeth by the mouth’s natural suction. Once in place, the tongue cannot move the veneers, and there is no need for any glue or dental adhesive.
Can I get Press On Veneers at home?
Yes! In fact, we only sell Press On Veneers online, lab direct. This means you never have to see a “Press On Veneers dentist” because they don’t exist. In fact, you can’t find the best Press On Veneers on Amazon or eBay, but right here on our website.
We design Press On Veneers top and bottom at our lab, but we ship them all over the world. You never have to worry whether you can find Press On Veneers near me because we are near everyone. We deliver the same Press On Veneers in the UK that we deliver to the Tampa, Florida.
Are there any Press On Veneers reviews?
Clients ask us all the time where they can read a Press On Veneers review. There are a select few under the order area of our website, but the vast majority of reviews Press On Veneers have garnered can be found on Google Reviews.
Brighter Image Lab Press On Veneers reviews have greatly improved since we first started making them. In fact, there were many Press On Veneers complaints which clients still find and read today. Like most product launches, we did experience a rough start. We are continually looking to improve our products and services though, and we now have between and 4-5 star rating on Google Reviews, and new reviews are rolling in all the time!
How do I get Press On Veneers?
When you’re ready to place your order you can visit our website by clicking the Dental Veneers link in the header. Our website has a slider of hundreds of Press On Veneers before and after photos, a full list of pricing for New Press On Veneers ™, all of our information, how-to videos, and more.
We know clients are always looking for a Press On Veneers coupon code or asking when the next Press On Veneer sale is. We never want to sell you a Press On Veneers cheap because we feel like we would begin to sacrifice quality for price. The amount Press On veneers costs covers our expenses for making this custom fit veneer and allows us to continue to innovate these veneers. This ensures when you order, you always get the very best Press On Veneers available.
#BrighterImageLab was founded in 1997 by Director Bil Watson. The company began as teeth whitening business, but eventually realized there were needs that weren’t being addressed. People were unhappy with their smile because of more than just slight discoloration.
Because of our lab-direct system we are able to serve clients all over the world. Contact us with questions or give us a call at 1-888-257-2455.