What do you consider “value” when it comes to dentistry? Is it the chairside manner of the dentist? Or do you believe the charge per appointment is the key? The thing with traditional dentistry is that it is good at creating the illusion of value. That is how the industry has been shaped in recent decades due to stagnant practices and doctors who are caught in the web of dental insurance converge.
You may have the cheapest insurance policy on the market, but does it cover you for the treatment options that your teeth need? All too often, the teeth, gums and jaw are seen as one big independent mechanism that dentists can just patch up when there is a problem. However, much like any other “old reliable,” the machine will gradually begin to break down. Is that really value for your money when you think about it?
The cost of biomimetic dentistry is often considered an extravagance, until patients are in their twilight years and realize too late that the treatment they received in their youth was not sufficient to maintain naturally healthy teeth. While your dentist is chipping away at your teeth and using fillings to provide a solution to your immediate dental health problem, potential long-term damage may occur that will cost a lot more to repair. So, what you really have is the initial visit exam and treatment costs—along with any subsequent costs for repeat or additional treatments.
Natural Holistic Dentistry
Biomimetic/holistic dentistry is designed to save as much of the healthy tooth structure as possible, while at the same time using natural materials to restore the damaged, decayed or diseased tooth. The reason we have adopted this approach at our Beverly Hills offices is that biomimetic restorations mimic the natural tooth function, maintaining healthy relationships between the mechanisms in the mouth. Conservative dentistry can last much longer than treatment that uses traditional techniques, saving you much more over the long term.
Your oral health care is greatly impacted by almost all aspects of your life. Through providing robust education, your doctor can provide you with the tools needed to practice complete oral hygiene and health care at home or anywhere else. No patient at our office is left to fend for him or herself. You have access to a friendly and diverse team that cares about your overall health and well-being.
If you are the type of individual or family that schedules regular dental checkups, you clearly value oral health care. However, that does not mean you will necessarily get back what you put in. What Dr. Nejad is doing in Beverly Hills is helping patients to recognize what value in dentistry really means. We do not accept insurance because it limits the types of treatments we can offer and how much time we spend with patients. Our team values you and wants to ensure that you are the sole focus of every appointment—not the clock, and certainly not what an insurance company dictates we can do.
Holistic dentistry treats the whole patient in the way that a mechanic repairs the entire car. When you leave the mechanic’s shop, you expect your car to run smoothly. The component parts in your mouth are important, but so are any other biological features that affect oral health. Traditional dentists only treat the mouth; holistic dentists treat the patient. You are an individual who deserves one-on-one care.
If you would like to learn more about holistic dentistry or book your first appointment at our Beverly Hills offices, contact Helm Nejad Stanley - Dentistry today.