Types of Cosmetic Dentistry and Costs

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry and Costs

Oct 17, 2022

When your teeth are discolored, worn-down, chipped, broken, misshapen, misaligned, missing, or improperly gapped, cosmetic dentistry can repair your oral imperfections and give you a better smile.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry uses cosmetic dentistry procedures and techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth, gums, face, and mouth. Since everyone’s needs are unique, the dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan to address your cosmetic needs.

Who is Eligible for Cosmetic Dentistry?

When you schedule your appointment with our cosmetic dentist near you in Concord, the dentist will begin by evaluating your needs to determine whether you’re a good candidate.

You might be a good candidate for cosmetic treatments if you have:

  • Crooked, overcrowded, or improperly gapped teeth
  • Teeth damage like chips, cracks, breaks, or enamel erosion
  • Missing teeth
  • Teeth stains and discoloration
  • Gummy smile

Type of Cosmetic Dentistry Services and Their Costs

Common cosmetic treatments include:

  • Teeth Whitening

Teeth staining is one of the most common dental problems. Teeth stains can cause you to feel unattractive and self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, you can transform your smile through whitening or bleaching treatments.

The dentist applies a whitening gel on the teeth during a professional dental whitening. The gel contains high concentrations of bleaching agents like hydrogen carbamide and peroxide. The dentist uses a special light or laser to activate the whitening agents.

The cost of professional whitening will cost you about $500. Whitening products are also available over the counter in nearby stores. Over-the-counter whitening products like toothpaste, strips, and rinses cost an average of $3 – $50 or more.

  • Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are an excellent solution for minor to moderate cosmetic imperfections of tooth stains, gummy smiles, and tooth damage. A veneer can also correct minor orthodontic problems like misalignments and Improper teeth gaps.

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored custom-made shells that go over the front of a damaged tooth. It can improve a tooth’s color, size, and shape. A veneer contains composite and porcelain materials. On average, placing a single veneer costs about $500 – $1,300 per month.

  • Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is ideal for minor cosmetic tooth damages like discoloration, chips, misshapen, misalignments, cracks, and Improper gaps. During the procedure, the dentist applies a tooth-colored putty-like resin material to the tooth and shapes it. The bonding material hardens using a special laser or ultraviolet light. On average, bonding a single tooth costs about $100 – $400.

  • Dental Crown

A crown is a tooth-like dental cap that fits over a natural tooth. It covers the whole visible part of a damaged tooth, transforming its shape, strength, appearance, and size. A crown helps:

  • Strengthen a weakened or worn-down tooth
  • Severe decay or damage like chips, cracks, and breaks
  • Improve a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Cover a tooth with a large filling
  • Support a dental bridge or an implant

The dentist shaves a minor part of the tooth enamel to place a crown. You might also need root canal therapy if the tooth is infected. Crowns material for cosmetic treatment can include porcelain and composite resin. Based on the material and complexity of your condition, a single crown can cost you about $500 – $900.

  • Inlays and Onlays

If you have tooth damage that is too large to repair with a filing, but a crown isn’t necessary, the dentist can recommend dental inlays or Onlays. Cosmetic inlays and Onlays can be made from tooth-colored materials like composite and porcelain. They are perfect for repairing tooth decay and damage. They help strengthen the tooth, prevent further damage, and improve the appearance. The procedure costs about $650 – $1,200 per tooth.

  • Dental implants

Missing teeth can significantly affect your smile and oral health. Replacing a missing tooth with implants restores your bite function, oral health, and beautiful smile. An implant post is fixed into the jawbone through surgery to replace the missing tooth’s roots. Next, a dental crown acts as an artificial tooth. Dental implants are relatively expensive, ranging from $1,250 – $3,000.

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Are you interested in cosmetic dentistry in Concord, MA? Contact Concord Woods Dental Group for more information.

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