Cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, with more and more people looking for ways to improve or restore the appearance of their smiles.
This is confirmed by a study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, claiming that 99.7% of adults regard a healthy looking smile as an important asset in social situations.
Here is a list of the five most common cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Teeth whitening helps patients who have discolored, stained or yellowed teeth. The average cost for a teeth whitening procedure is $500 and the average lenght of this procedure is one hour.
Bridges are custom made "false" tooth or teeth that will be placed permanently between two healthy teeth called a "dental bridge". Bridges is for patients who have a missing tooth or teeth.
Crowns are commonly used for patients that have large cavity, tooth that requires or has had root canal therapy, or tooth that has fractured. The average price for crowns is $900.
Composite resin bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure for patients that have stained or decayed teeth. The average cost for composite resin bonding is $350 and the average lenght of this procedure is 45 minutes to an hour.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. The average cost for porcelain veneers range between $1000 to $2000 per tooth.