Cosmetic dentistry offers many treatments and procedures for achieving a beautiful smile without breaking the bank. New products and treatments have made it possible to achieve a cosmetic dental makeover for a reasonable cost.
Today’s equipment, technology, materials and treatments have opened up options never before available According to Jeffrey Gross, DDS, FAGD and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, patients can choose from a wide array of affordable cosmetic treatments to fill spaces between teeth, cover discolorations, mask crooked teeth, fix chipped or uneven teeth and eliminate the "dark triangle" space between teeth that often appears with age. Examples of reasonable cost dentistry include:
Bonding is a wonderful way to achieve beautiful results to fix these problems and is much less expensive than veneers. Bonding is done in the dentist’s office and since there is no need to use an outside laboratory, the costs are significantly less expensive and less time consuming than veneers. The average cost of veneers can run $1200 per tooth while bonding runs from $300-400 per tooth.
Another low cost way to achieve beautiful cosmetic results is to change silver fillings to white fillings. Often this is covered by a patient’s dental insurance.
Snap-On Smile™ is a possible alternative for a patient is looking for an affordable cosmetic alternative to permanent dental work or veneers. The Snap-On Smile™ appliance is ideal for dental phobic, medically compromised patients (such as chemo or radiation treated patients) and patients considering a permanent restoration. Snap-on allows them to take their new smile for a test drive. For others, Snap-On Smile™ gives them options they never had before. The cost of Snap-On Smile™ is approximately $800 - $1500 compared to veneers which runs $1200 per tooth or $ 9600 for 8 upper teeth.
Snap-On Smile™ is a dental appliance that involves no drills, no cutting down of existing tooth structure and no needles. It’s removable and non-invasive (meaning it is also reversible).