Is Cosmetic Dentistry expensive?
A common question that people ask dentists is, ‘is cosmetic dentistry expensive.” And it’s a valid question too, as nobody wants to spend more than is necessary.
The Different Types of Dental Procedures
Before answering the question concerning cosmetic dentistry costs vs value, it’s necessary first to understand the various dental procedures and their projected costs;
* The first procedure is called dental veneers
Dental veneers are very thin shells of porcelain, bonded atop your regular teeth. At $500 to $1500 per tooth, veneers will give you that celebrity look, but $16,000 and up for a mouthful of pearly whites, veneers are by far the most expensive cosmetic dentistry procedure,
* The second procedure is dental whitening
At the opposite end of the scale, for around $500 you can get tooth whitening professionally, at a dentists office, and have fairly remarkable results, or for perhaps $50 or less, you can buy a mouth guard and a home whitening kit to attempt to whiten your teeth at home.
* The third procedure is called dental bonding
A tooth-colored resin is applied to your tooth and then hardened with a special laser.
Then your dentist shapes and polishes the resin appropriately.
* The fourth procedure is called a dental crown
Here a cap fits over and covers decayed or cracked teeth. Crowns typically cost around
$500 to $1,000 each.
* Finally, there are dental implants
A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw around which a replacement tooth can be created to fill in a missing tooth. Typically implants are $1500 to $3,000
Is cosmetic dental surgery worth it?
Now that we’ve covered the most popular procedures, the question comes is cosmetic dental worth expensive and is it worthwhile?
The answer is yes, it does tend to be expensive, but as to whether it’s worth it to have cosmetic dental work, the overwhelming view of patients is, yes it is. People are often judged by their first impression, and your smile is a valuable asset.