Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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The amount you will pay for your cosmetic dentistry procedure depends on a number of factors. Firstly, the extent of the required treatment and the clinic where the procedure will be carried out will greatly impact the cost. Clinics using state of the art technology or those with a good reputation for standards tend to charge more. The experience and qualifications of the dental professional who will perform your treatment will also affect the price. The prices that are charged by cosmetic dentists vary greatly but specialists tend to charge more than non-specialists in certain fields. The cost of cosmetic dentistry treatment is also affected by the materials which are used during the procedure. For instance, when having a crown fitted, crowns with a metal foundation are much cheaper than those made from porcelain. Certain types of branded dental products are often much dearer than non-branded ones.

Below are some prices for common cosmetic procedures.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an excellent dental restoration for patients who have lost one or more teeth whether due to trauma or damage. Implants make a great alternative to dentures or bridges by providing an artificial tooth replacement that can support multiple dental restorations. By integrating the implant and bone, it is possible to achieve a sturdy and stable anchor for your restorations which can last a lifetime.

£1200-£2500 per tooth

Dental Veneers

These slim porcelain shells are bonded onto the surface of your teeth and can correct a number of cosmetic problems including chipped or damaged teeth, crowding, gaps or worn teeth. Vaneers can also be used to correct non-cosmetic issues with your bite (occlusion) which can often help patients who grind their teeth.

£300-£2000 per tooth

Dental Crowns

This type of restoration can help teeth which have become extensively weakened or broken whether due to decay or trauma. Crowns are often used to strengthen your teeth after invasive dental procedures like root canal treatments. They can also be used when a damaged tooth is too weak to support a dental tooth filling.

£300-£2000 per tooth

Dental Bridges

A bridge is a type of false tooth which can be used to replace multiple missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as an anchor. Dental bridges are usually made from porcelain, gold or alloys and you will often need crowns on the teeth which will serve as anchors.

£250-£800 per tooth

CEREC Dental Restorations

CEREC technology is taking the world of dentistry by storm. Using state of the art imaging techniques, a 3D map of your teeth is created and used to create a range of restorations from porcelain blocks including veneers, crowns or inlays. The entire process is usually performed on-site meaning that from beginning to end, the entire creation and fitting procedure can usually be performed in a single visit.

From £400 per unit

Gum Contouring

For gums which appear too visible when you're smiling or an overgrowth of gum tissue, gum contouring is an excellent treatment. Using a laser, your dentist cuts small parts of the overgrown gum tissue away before shaping the gums to give them an improved aesthetic appearance.

From about £400

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