Cosmetic Dentistry & Cost
Cosmetic Dentist Cost
As of 2016 Cosmetic Dentistry Costs vary widely, but you'll find approximate costs in this page below on particular procedures. For example, professional in-office teeth whitening costs approximately $250 to $350, whereas over-the-counter whiteners range in cost from $4 to $100.
Cosmetic Dentistry is used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person's smile. It primarily focuses on improvement dental cosmetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry with Porcelain Crown
A porcelain crown, also called a cap, fits over and replaces the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Porcelain crowns keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together; they can be used cosmetically to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or porcelain, and cost about $800 to $1200 each.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry with Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve your smile. Teeth can be bleached with in-office products in your dentist’s office for the cost of about $350, or you can buy a mold and gels from your dentist to bleach your teeth at home for about $250. There are also whitening products available over-the-counter at retail stores for convenient at-home whitening: whitening toothpastes, paint-on gels, rinses, strips, and trays. The cost of these products is about $3 - $50.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry with Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain that cover the front surface of the teeth. After removing about a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, these thin shells are bonded (cemented) to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Veneers are often called “Hollywood teeth." Living up to that name, this process can cost up to $900-$1,200 per tooth.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry with Tooth Color Bonding
In dental bonding, a tooth-colored resin material, which is a durable plastic material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. Our cosmetic dentists then trims, shapes, and polishes it. Bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth; it is also a good cosmetic alternative to, or replacement for silver fillings. Bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes, and cost $150 to $400, per tooth.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry with Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Ceramics Inlays and Onlays are made from porcelain materials and fill decayed or damaged teeth. Dental fillings are molded into place during an office visit; however, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory and bonded into place by our cosmetic dentists. The filling is called an “inlay” when the material is bonded within the center of a tooth; it is called an “onlay” when the filling includes one or more points of the tooth or covers the biting surface. Inlays and onlays preserve as much healthy tooth as possible and are an alternative to crowns. This cosmetic dentistry procedure costs about $650 to $900 per tooth.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry with Implants for a front tooth
Dental implants are titanium replacement tooth roots inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw and providing a foundation for a replacement tooth. This procedure can cost anywhere from $1,700 to $1,800.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry with a fixed Porcelain Bridge
A fixed bridge is made of crowns for the teeth on either side of a gap with false teeth in between. The brige cost depends on the number of teeth to be replace. The cost for a three-unit porcelain bridge starts at about $3,300.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry with Invisalign
Invisalign can straighten crooked or a misaligned teeth and works by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction.
Invisalign cost starts at about $3,600. Our average Invisalign cost is between $3,800 and $4,800. A simple Invisalign case (minor cases requiring a few month of treatment) costs about $3,600 or less, or $4,000-$4,600 to do a full Invisalign case in which all teeth are involved.
Does Insurance cover Cosmetic Dentistry
Many dental insurance carriers prefer focusing on oral health and preventive services rather than elective procedures. Since cosmetic dentistry's primary purpose is improving smiles, many insurance companies choose not to offer those benefits. Fortunately, there are a few insurances that cover a range of cosmetic dental procedures, including porcelain crowns and veneers. our office takes the mayor dental insurance plans that cover cosmetic procedures.