If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, one of your first questions is probably: how much does it cost? Since cosmetic dentistry is not covered by dental insurance unless it also serves a functional purpose, understanding the costs involved is important. Luckily, there are cosmetic treatments that fit into almost any budget.
Cost: Between $200 – $600 per tooth
We can improve the appearance of your smile with cosmetic bonding, which covers or fills in minor flaws on one or more teeth. Bonding is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers, although it does not last as long as veneers do and bonded teeth are more likely to become discolored over time. Despite these drawbacks, many patients choose bonding as a cost-effective way to address gaps between two teeth, chips, stains, cracks, and uneven tooth lengths.
Cost:$600 – $800
Teeth whitening is one of our practice’s most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures – after all, who doesn’t want a brighter smile? Even though there are numerous over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments on the market, nothing compares to professional teeth whitening from a dentist. In-office teeth whitening gives you the most impressive results in the shortest amount of time.
Cost:$2,000 – $4,000 per tooth
Porcelain veneers have long been considered the best option when it comes to improving the overall appearance of your smile in a way that looks natural. Your dentist will design your veneers to fit your unique facial features and proportions, then a skilled lab technician will fabricate them using thin layers of porcelain to simulate the appearance of a real tooth. Veneers are used to fix many of the same issues as dental bonding, but the main distinction between these two treatments is that veneers last far longer and have built-in stain resistance. A thin layer of enamel is removed from your tooth to prepare it for a veneer, then the veneer is bonded to the prepared surface to permanently improve your smile.
Cost:$1,800 – $3,000 per tooth
Dental crowns are a restorative treatment with both functional and cosmetic benefits, which means they may be covered by dental insurance if you’re getting them to restore a tooth after a deep cavity, root canal, or damage. A crown is often considered the best option if you have a tooth that is misshapen or seriously damaged, while veneers are more appropriate for minor cosmetic imperfections. Aesthetic crowns are made with a high-quality tooth-colored material that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. We are usually able to provide same-day service using our own high-tech CEREC milling equipment.
Cost:$3,500 – $6,500
You may be interested in aligner therapy to improve your appearance, but straighter teeth are also healthier teeth since they are less prone to decay and abnormal wear. Invisalign allows you to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, without any of the hassles associated with traditional metal braces.
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Both of our dentists – Dr. Stanescu and Dr. Rastegar – have years of experience making patients’ smiles look better. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact us today at 212.685.4730.