If you ask how much does a ring cost the answer, of course, is it depends on the ring.
You could spend $0.25 and grab a cheap plastic one out of the Claw Machine at an arcade or Walmart.
Or you could walk into a store like Tiffany and easily drop thousands on a fancy ring.
Heck, even Costco had a 6.5 karat diamond ring on their website in 2011 for $1 million!
So, when you ask how much does an enameloplasty cost, the answer is it depends. However, we can give you a much better answer here than somewhere between $0.25 and $1 million.
What Is An Enameloplasty?
An enameloplasty is also called tooth recontouring, stripping or slenderizing. It’s a fairly non-invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure where the dentist will remove bits of enamel (the outer coating of your teeth) to change its appearance.
It can be used to fix small chips in a tooth, teeth that are slightly irregular shaped or really long canines (well, not really long vampire looking canines – just ones that are slightly longer than desired).
The key here is that an enameloplasty can fix minor imperfections in your teeth. And because they’re minor, this procedure is about as non-invasive as you can get in cosmetic dentistry. Plus, the procedure doesn’t take long at all (just one visit to the dentist). And they’re completely painless for most patients so anesthesia generally isn’t required.
Since it’s relatively non-invasive, doesn’t take long and doesn’t require drugs to put you in a happy place, an enameloplasty is also one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures around.
How Much Does an Enameloplasty Cost?
Again, the answer of how much it costs depends… but figure on a cost somewhere in the $50 – $300 range. Some dentists even claim they don’t charge their patients for the procedure but let’s not count on that!
What affects whether you’ll pay closer to $50 or $300?
The complexity of your case and the amount of time it requires is a big one.
The region of the country you live in is another. Figure you’ll pay more in a huge metro area like Los Angeles than, say, a small Midwestern city.
The skill and experience level of the cosmetic dentist you choose is another big factor that will affect how much you end up paying.
Find a Cosmetic Dentist Near You That Does Enameloplasties
The only way to know for sure how much an enameloplasty will cost you is to visit a cosmetic dentist in your area that offers the procedure, have him evaluate your teeth and give you a quote. To find a list of dentists near you that offer enameloplasties, search our listings here.