Cosmetic Dentistry Cost

Cosmetic dentistry costs differ from your normal dentist visit for various reasons. Let’s look at why a cosmetic dentist is different from a regular dentist.

First let’s look at the difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist, and then we’ll consider the cosmetic dentistry costs. There are some regular dentists that might call themselves cosmetic dentists, and even advertise as such. And they might do really good work, as much as they can under the limitations of their schooling.

However, a real, certified cosmetic dentist is very different than a regular dentist. It’s a little like the difference between an engineer and an architect. While the regular dentist has been trained to fix teeth, the cosmetic dentist actually creates a look with teeth. The cosmetic dentist has an artistic quality not found in regular dentistry.

Another difference can be explained in how the regular dentist tells the patient what is best, and talks them into having it done his/her way. But the cosmetic dentistry patient tells the dentist what look they want, and the cosmetic dentist creates it.

The cosmetic dentist has a certain ‘passion’ for the appearance of their work, and tries hard to make their ‘smile design’ as beautiful as possible. This isn’t true of the regular dentist. Looks aren’t important to him/her—just quality work. And if that’s what you want, that’s great.

But if you are concerned about your appearance, and want to improve your smile, then go to a cosmetic dentist.

Since cosmetic dentistry is a fairly new science, new methods and discoveries pop up regularly. Any cosmetic dentist worth his/her salt will be sure to take in all that’s new in their field.

The cosmetic dentistry cost is extremely varied, depending a great deal on which procedure you have done:

  • Whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Bridges and/or Crowns
  • Implants
  • Gum Contouring

And more.

Another thing that can affect the cosmetic dentistry cost is the difference in manufacturers and the cost of materials and products needed. Then there’s the location of the dentist to consider, since some cities and areas have higher prices than others.

So you would need to contact a cosmetic dentist, or more than one—just to compare, and specify a procedure. All the different procedures have different cosmetic dentistry costs because they involve different time, materials and after-care.

But if your appearance is important to you, or you want the confidence and security of really liking your smile, call a cosmetic dentist. Most, if not all, will work with you on a payment plan that you can manage.