Cosmetic dentistry involves any dental operation that improves your smile. Because it is not covered by traditional dental insurance, it is important to know just how much cosmetic dentistry costs. While costs vary by multiple factors, knowing which procedure you have in mind can help determine potential prices. Here’s what to expect for the average cost of some common cosmetic procedures.
Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
Looking for a brighter smile? Looking to fix yellowing or stained teeth? Teeth whitening and bleaching involve the use of chemical agents to alter the color of your teeth. The best advantage of dental bleaching is a customized mold of your teeth that you wear as you sleep. This mold assures that the bleaching agent stays in place, maximizing your whitening process and comfort. Results will occur in as little as two weeks, with occasional maintenance and cleaning. Estimated cost: $200-600.
Dental implants are complete artificial replacements for teeth. A permanent alternative to dentures, implants provide stability without placing strain on other teeth or injuring the gums. While implants can take some time to heal, there are special types of implants that can be used immediately after being placed. Estimated cost: $2800/tooth.
Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic or composite bonding, is the use of resin to restore the shape and color of your teeth. It is a popular alternative to fillings with several applications. Composite bonding can close in gaps between teeth, lengthen or change their shape, and replace parts of the teeth that have been chipped or broken. Metal caps or plating can also be replaced, giving a more natural, pleasing look. Estimated cost: $200-600/tooth.
Veneers are thin, tooth-like caps bonded to your natural teeth. They can be made of composite resin or porcelain, and are handcrafted to maximize your smile’s aesthetic appeal, shape, and tint. Resin veneers are less expensive but lack some of the customization options of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are both durable and resistant to stains. Regardless of material, veneers are a long-term investment and last years. Estimated cost: $500-2000/tooth.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth the Cost?
There are many reasons why cosmetic dentistry may benefit a patient. While everyone has specific needs regarding their dental health, small aesthetic changes can make a huge difference in daily life. Whether it is to improve self-confidence or to make a strong first impression in a professional setting, cosmetic dentistry is an important investment in oneself. Procedures like veneers or bonding provide long-lasting effects and can even prevent future damage to your smile.
Schedule a Consultation With Savannah Dental Solutions Today
If you’re looking for a dental office with a wide range of cosmetic services, Savannah Dental Solutions has the expertise you need. We provide focused attention to all your dental needs and treat you like more than just a patient. At our offices, we can proactively address your concerns, relieve your fears, and make your dental health a positive experience. Contact us at (912) 354-1366 to schedule an appointment today.
Have you recently had your teeth professionally whitened? Many people choose to get whitening treatment from their dentist because it tends to be more effective. Now that your teeth are shades whiter and you’re happy with your smile, how can you keep it that way?
This is a common question many patients have. When you invest in teeth whitening treatment, you want lasting results so you don’t have to do it again for a long time. In order to achieve lasting results, here are some tips for caring for your smile after teeth whitening.
Use a Touch-Up System
Many teeth whitening systems come with touch-up treatments you can do at home to keep your teeth looking white. These are often less concentrated versions of the whitening agent your dentist uses on your teeth during the initial treatment. Take-home whitening systems often include plastic trays that are custom made to fit your teeth so that the bleaching gel can be applied evenly. Follow your dentist’s instructions for home treatments and you’ll keep your teeth looking white.
Avoid or Cut Back on Food and Drinks that Stain Your Teeth
What you eat plays a big part in discoloring your teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, grape juice, dark soft drinks, and foods with artificial dyes are some of the most common stain-causing foods and drinks. Avoid these if you want to keep your teeth as white as possible. But if you simply must have your morning coffee or tea and a glass or two of red wine now and then, it won’t necessarily ruin your results. But you could consider brushing your teeth after eating or drinking one of these stain-causing items to keep the residue from just sitting on your teeth and soaking in.
Follow Good Oral Hygiene Habits
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day as well as flossing will keep your teeth healthy. Brushing helps to remove food particles and plaque that could stain your teeth. Flossing removes food and plaque from between your teeth, which helps keep them healthy. Healthy teeth don’t pick up stains as much because the enamel is stronger and more stain-resistant. Avoid smoking and other tobacco products that tend to stain teeth.
Get a Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth
You may have a slight bit of tooth sensitivity after a whitening treatment, which is normal. Professional whitening treatments tend to be much easier on your teeth than the ones you buy in the store. But either way, consider using a sensitive teeth toothpaste for a few days to a few weeks after whitening. This helps to make the teeth feel less sensitive to heat or cold. If your gums feel sore or inflamed after whitening, try rinsing with salt water.
Teeth Whitening at Savannah Dental Solutions
Now that you’ve learned some tips for caring for your smile after teeth whitening, you might be ready to give it a try. If you want teeth whitening treatment that will give you dramatic results that last, Savannah Dental Solutions uses the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System. We have seen excellent, natural looking results in our patients who report a high level of satisfaction with the treatment and are pleasantly surprised with how long their results have lasted. You don’t have to give up coffee, tea, or other foods and drinks you love.
Call (912) 354-1366 or contact us to schedule a teeth whitening consultation. We look forward to helping you brighten your smile.
Have you always wanted whiter teeth but are confused with all the options? Chad Schnabel, DMD has extensively researched the topic of teeth bleaching and has been immediately impressed with KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching. He believes this product and system is superior in many ways:
• “Wow” results that patients are looking for
• Little to no sensitivity
• Easy process for the patient
• Whitens dark and tetracycline-stained teeth
• Keep drinking coffee, tea, or red wine
• Permanent results
• Teeth and gums are not compromised
How white do you want your teeth?
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System can lighten 16 shades or more. We track your progress throughout the whitening schedule. Don’t worry, your teeth will never look too white or unnatural.
How long with my teeth stay white?
Other products fade over time. This system is permanent. Occasional maintenance will insure the whitest smile.
Have you had pain with other bleaches?
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System is associated with very low to no pain. The product does not create uncomfortable sensitivity. If you’ve tried other products and had painful results, you’d make an excellent candidate for this system.
Give us a call or schedule an appointment to learn more about teeth whitening and teeth bleaching at Savannah Dental Solutions.
Dazzling Results to Whiten Your Teeth in Just One Visit!
If you thought the stains or discoloration on your teeth could not be removed, we have a small miracle for you! Perhaps you have seen power whitening on TV or in a magazine. With this professional
in-office method, you can return your teeth to a brilliant white – in just one visit – and the whiteness can last for years!
Another option is custom-made whitening trays that we produce for you in our own lab. We give you instructions and supplies to take home. It is also an effective method that produces results in 1 – 14 days.
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System – BEYOND Extreme!
Sometimes severely stained teeth will need a bleaching system to return them to a brilliant white. Discoloration may have occurred from use of the antibiotic tetracycline. It can be a difficult case, but excellent results have been produced with KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching. We are some of the first dentists in our region to use this system, and we are very pleased to be able to offer this to patients who have been disappointed with other methods. These patients will be very happy with their new, dazzling smile that they thought impossible.
Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel
9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366