Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry? We’ll Answer Them!

QMany cosmetic dental procedures were introduced in the 1980s but most of the people who partook were celebrities, politicians, and the wealthy. In the 1990’s cosmetic dentistry seemed to take off, and today it is popular even in the mainstream. However, cosmetic dentistry may still seem a bit mysterious to those of you who have yet to partake. You may wonder how expensive it is, what procedures are available, and whether or not you are a candidate for cosmetic dental treatments. If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, we’ll answer them.  

Questions and Answers

Question: What does cosmetic dentistry focus on?

Answer: Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the beautification of your smile. It uses cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening to improve the appearance of your teeth, but it can also incorporate restorative treatments when necessary.

Question: What are some cosmetic treatments?

Answer: Some cosmetic treatments include teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental crowns, implants, and cosmetic bonding and contouring.

Question: Are all cosmetic treatments super expensive?

Answer: Cosmetic treatments vary in cost, depending upon the complexity of the procedure, the material, time spent, skill required, etc. A porcelain-fused to metal crown can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500 per tooth. All-porcelain crowns can cost $800 to $3,000 per tooth. On average a dental implant can cost around $5,000.

Question: Are there any cosmetic treatments that are not so expensive?

Answer: Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive procedure that can be used for a variety of treatment modalities and can range from $100 to $400 a tooth. There are a variety of veneer types that range in price, from composite resin veneers ($250 to $300 per tooth) to E Max veneers ($600 to $1,800 per tooth) to porcelain veneers ($1,000 to $3,000 per tooth).

Question: Who is a candidate for cosmetic dental treatments?

Answer: Most anyone is a candidate for cosmetic treatments. However, certain treatments may not be as effective for smokers.

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