If you’re looking to replace missing or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth or you simply want to remove years of staining to get that perfect smile, you’re entering the world of cosmetic dentistry, specifically oral surgeons.
Whether it’s for health reasons (yes – missing/bad teeth can significantly impact your long term health) or you simply want that killer, movie star smile, there’s an oral surgeon for you. The most common oral surgeon cosmetic dentistry procedures are listing below.
By far the most expensive option, dental implants are design to replace a missing tooth and or full set of teeth. Dental implants are connected directly to the jaw and have fantastic success rates and will last for years, if not your lifetime. Read more about dental implant costs here.
Cost Range: $1,000 to $3,000 and up.
Dental veneers are what they sound like, thin covers for your teeth. They are permanently attached to your existing teeth and give you a mouthful of beautifully white teeth customized to your wildest dreams! Read more about dental veneer costs here.
Cost Range: $250 to $1,500 and up, especially if you’re adding bling 😉
Dental crowns are designed to fit over existing teeth facing cracking or damage issues above the gum line. Think veneers, but more of a cap that can reinforce and protect damaged teeth. Read more about dental crown costs here.
Cost Range: $500 to $1,000 and up
Dental bonding involves a cosmetic dentist using “dental putty” to fill in cracks and shape damaged teeth. Once hardened, the putty is shaped and polished to your liking. Read more about dental bonding costs here.
Cost Range: $100 to $500 and up
Is that professional teeth whitening tooth paste just not getting the job done? Fear not, there’s an app, I mean dentist for that! Also called bleaching, a cosmetic dentist can make those puppies sparkle. Learn more about teeth whitening costs here.
Cost Range: $500 to $1,000 for full mouth
Gingivectomy, The greek or scientific word for gum disease (not really), basically fixes the gaps or space that can occur between your teeth and gums if not treated. Learn more about Gingivectomy costs here.
Cost Range: $200 to $400 per tooth
Gum countouring evens out your gum line so it doesn’t look like the rocky mountains. This may also be necessary to fix other issues related to gum disease. Read more about gum countouring costs here.
Cost Range: $50 to $3,000 and up
Think of gum grafting like cosmetic surgery for your gums, and is used to treat more advanced cases of gum recession. Read more about gum grafting costs here.
Cost Range: $500 to $1,500 per tooth area.
Dentures are removable teeth that can cover partial of whole portions of the mouth. They are considerably less expensive than dental implants for missing teeth and a good alternative. Read more about denture costs here.
Cost Range: $500 to $5,000 and up per arch (top/bottom of mouth).
There are other procedures out there and new advancements in dental technology are leading to more cost savings and efficiencies all the time. Make sure to do your homework and ask your oral surgeon about all the potential options available to you!