The cost of cosmetic dentistry can vary widely, depending on the type of cosmetic dental procedure you are having done. For example, a simple teeth whitening treatment may only cost a few hundred dollars, while more complex procedures, such as a full-mouth reconstruction, can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
A list of common cosmetic dentistry procedures and their costs is as follows
Teeth whitening – While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, you can pay a few hundred dollars or so to have your smile professionally whitened by a cosmetic dentist.
Teeth veneers – Veneers are wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored material that attach to the front of your teeth and improve their color, shape, size or alignment. These cosmetic procedures can cost anywhere from $500 to $2000 per tooth depending on how many you need and what cosmetic dentist you choose.
Crowns – Dentists make crowns to cover damaged teeth or ones that are severely decayed. These procedures can cost anywhere from $500 to more than $2000 per tooth depending on what type of crown is needed and whether your desired cosmetic dentist has a deal with your health insurance.
Dental bridges – If you are missing one or several teeth, cosmetic dentists may be able to create a bridge that fits over existing teeth for you. These procedures can cost anywhere from $2000 to more than $4000 depending on the materials used.
Dental implants – If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the best cosmetic dentistry. A dental implant is a titanium rod that is surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as an artificial tooth root. These procedures can cost anywhere from $2000 to more than $4000 depending on the type of implant used.
In addition to the cost of the cosmetic procedure itself, you will also likely have to pay for anesthesia, X-rays, and other related costs. If you are having cosmetic dentistry done by a dentist who is not in your insurance network, you will also have to pay out of pocket.