Whether you struggle with stained, chipped, or misshaped teeth, cosmetic dentistry can be a great way to give you the brighter, stunning smile you desire. If you are considering cosmetic care, you are likely also probably wondering about the price. Cosmetic dentistry costs can vary widely. The total will depend on many factors, including which procedure or procedures you choose, the materials used, and the extent of your treatment.
Fortunately, at Desert Dental Alternatives, Dr. Bruno Lemay provides detailed consultations during which we can explain our treatments and their associated costs. We also offer several financing options, including CareCredit® and LendingClub Patient Solutions.
The Cost of Teeth Whitening
We provide whitening trays, which you can take home and wear at your convenience. Take-home whitening typically ranges in price from $100 to $400. While this is more costly than over-the-counter whitening products found in the drugstore, whitening treatment provided by your dentist offers more noticeable and longer-lasting results. Moreover, professional whitening may also be safer, because treatment is performed under the supervision of a dentist.
The Cost of Dental Bonding
During the bonding process, Dr. Lemay will apply composite resin to your teeth to conceal cosmetic flaws, such as dark stains, chips, or worn edges.
Dental bonding costs will depend on how many teeth you want to address. Typically, bonding runs about $300 to $600 per tooth. Fortunately, insurance may cover some of the cost if you are receiving bonding to address structural issues, as well as aesthetic concerns. Our office staff will work with your insurance company to find out whether the treatment is covered and to help you maximize your coverage.
The Cost of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that go on the front of teeth to cover up flaws and reshape the teeth. Veneers usually run between $925 and $2,500 per tooth. While this is significantly more than the cost of bonding, veneers are typically more durable and can last 10 to 15 years. In contrast, dental bonding lasts three to five years on average.
Veneers are not covered by insurance since they are considered an elective procedure. However, many patients feel that they are well worth the investment since they can provide truly stunning and even transformative results.
The Cost of a Smile Makeover
A smile makeover combines several cosmetic procedures at once. Because every makeover is customized to meet individual needs and goals, it is impossible to give an average cost. Nonetheless, Dr. Lemay will design your makeover to minimize costs as much as possible. Furthermore, makeovers often address structural and health issues, as well as cosmetic problems, so insurance may cover a portion of your treatment.