Cosmetic Dentistry Costs
A beautiful smile is worth showing off. If dental flaws are causing you to hide your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be right for you. Cosmetic dentistry uses a variety of procedures to correct aesthetic issues and transform the appearance of the smile.
Many patients wonder about the cost of cosmetic dentistry and whether it’s something they can afford. Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen and his team work closely with patients to make dental care is within reach of any budget. To discuss your personalized cosmetic dentistry costs, we welcome you to contact our Fountain Valley, CA, practice.
How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?
Cosmetic dentistry includes a wide range of dental procedures, such as teeth whitening, dental bonding, dental veneers, gum contouring, and dental crowns.
Because of the variety of treatments, the cost of cosmetic dentistry can also range greatly. Some treatments, like teeth whitening and dental bonding, cost about $300 to $500; other treatments, like dental veneers, can cost $1,000 or more.
Every patient has unique needs and goals when choosing cosmetic dentistry treatments. Without a personalized consultation at our Fountain Valley dental office, it’s impossible to provide the exact cost for cosmetic dentistry.
What Affects the Costs of Cosmetic Dentistry?
The cost of cosmetic dentistry can vary widely and will depend on the type and number of procedures performed. Several factors affect the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including:
- The type of procedure performed: Cosmetic dentistry procedures vary in price. A minor procedure, like teeth whitening, may cost around $350. A more involved procedure, like dental veneers, can cost over $1,000.
- The number of cosmetic procedures performed: Some patients choose to have more than one cosmetic dentistry procedure performed to transform their smile. Adding more treatments will increase overall cost.
- The type of materials used: The types of materials used in cosmetic dentistry treatments can affect the cost of treatment. For example, treatments that use composite resin are typically less expensive than those that use porcelain.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Dental Insurance?
In many cases, cosmetic dentistry procedures are used purely to address aesthetic issues and not for maintaining oral health. As such, it’s common for dental insurance companies to consider cosmetic dentistry procedures elective and therefore not covered by many dental plans.
However, cosmetic dentistry procedures are sometimes partially covered by dental insurance in situations where the procedure is also used for treating an oral health problem.
Financing Can Make Treatment Affordable
Although cosmetic dentistry is generally not fully covered by dental insurance, it can be affordable for many budgets through dental financing options.
Patients shouldn’t let the cost of cosmetic dentistry prevent them from having the smile they desire. Third party financing can help make the cost of cosmetic dentistry manageable through low monthly payments.
Schedule an Appointment
To find out which cosmetic dentistry treatments are right for you and to discuss your specific costs, please call our Fountain Valley practice at (714) 964-4183 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.