How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

There are a number of treatment options available to patients looking to improve their smile! Cosmetic dentistry can get pretty expensive and when it is deemed cosmetic and not medically necessary, most insurance companies will not cover any of the cost so it can be important to know what you are facing financially before you begin treatment. Let’s take a look at the costs of some of the more common cosmetic procedures!

Whitening your teeth is a great way to quickly brighten your smile! It is important to have a consultation before you decide to whiten, even if you are considering an over-the-counter whitening kit. Most dental offices offer in-office whitening treatment such as Zoom or KoR whitening which can be a much quicker way to achieve the results you are after. Depending on the system that is used, whitening in-office can cost up to $1000 and takes about two hours. Over-the-counter kits cost around $50 but can take up to two weeks of consistent use before desired results are reached.

Whitening is often used prior to another cosmetic dental procedure because composite and porcelain do not whiten. This way, any composite or veneers that are done after whitening are as bright as possible.

Composite Bonding
Composite is most often associated with cavity fillings but it can be used to repair chips in the teeth or to close a gap between two teeth. The cost of bonding varies depending on the surface area to be covered and cost between $150 and $600 per tooth.

Inlays and Onlays
When a cavity is too large to be repaired by bonding, you may need a porcelain inlay or onlay on the occlusal (chewing) surface of a tooth. This type of restoration costs between $650 and $900 per tooth.

Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a treatment used to replace a missing tooth. A dental bridge relies on healthy neighboring teeth for support. A number of fake teeth, or pontics, are fabricated with traditional crowns on each end. A bridge can cost up to $2000 per tooth.

Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a natural-looking way to improve your smile! Modern veneers are very thin and do not require much tooth structure to be removed. Veneers cover the front surface of the tooth and are made from porcelain. Veneers cost between $900 and $2000 per tooth.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are also a treatment utilized to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Implants can even support a full denture on one or both arches. An Oral Surgeon places a titanium implant into your jawbone and your Dentist places an implant prosthesis onto the implant. This procedure will incur a couple of different fees since you are receiving treatment from different offices. The implant placement surgery may run between $1700 and $2000. The restoration can cost between $1200 and $3200 for an individual crown, and up to $30,000 per arch for a full denture.

Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontia gives patients a healthy, straight smile! Braces or clear aligners can be used on patients that have all of their adult teeth. Clear aligner treatment can cost between $2800 and $5000, depending on the severity of your case. Some insurance plans offer orthodontic benefits and may cover some of the cost of treatment, even for adults.