Our cosmetic dentists at Signature Smile in Randwick and Sans Souci can whiten your teeth, and provide cost-effective porcelain veneers, bridges, and crowns to give you a perfect smile and help you feel more self-confident. Our aim is to give you the smile makeover that will make a wonderful first impression on people you meet and help you love the way you look at a cost you can afford.
Our Signature Smile team of highly trained, experienced and talented cosmetic dentists are passionate about making our patients happy with the cost and the results, and we’d love to meet you and discuss improving your smile.
What Dental Procedures are Considered Cosmetic?
Your smile is uniquely yours and so is your cosmetic procedure and smile makeover to enhance your unique facial features. This is why we may recommend one of the following cosmetic dentistry procedures for your particular situation. The dental procedures considered cosmetic include the following:
Porcelain Veneers as a Cosmetic Dental Treatment
This cosmetic dentistry procedure involves using a thin shell of glass ceramic that is fitted over your existing teeth to enhance your smile and improve dental function. The veneers are bonded to the outer layer of enamel on your real teeth, with a small amount of enamel possibly removed to make space for the veneer.
These veneers are a good cosmetic treatment since they are durable and resistant to staining from wine, tea and coffee. Plus, they’re great as a remedy for:
- Discoloured teeth that are too far gone for teeth whitening procedures
- Crooked teeth or teeth that are slightly misaligned
- Irregular-sized teeth.
- Misshapen teeth
- Short teeth or any worn by grinding
- Filling in gaps between your teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
The Cost of Porcelain Veneers
The total price of cosmetic dental procedures depends on how many teeth are treated, whether they are for cosmetic purposes or if it’s necessary dental treatment that has a cosmetic benefit.
If you choose veneers for your smile makeover, the cost depends on how many teeth you wish to have treated, from one to several, with the advantage of more even colour match between the veneers when they are done at the same time.
A possible alternative for you may be composite veneers which cost less ($250 to $550 for each tooth) and if your health insurance covers the cost, the gap may not be a significant amount. Composite veneers may also have the advantage of being reversible due to minimal removal of tooth enamel. Our Signature Smile dentists will offer you an attractive quote for suitable treatment options for you.
Dental Crowns For Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Cosmetic dental procedures using crowns are a popular treatment. Crowns are like little hats or helmets that act as armour for your teeth. If a filling cannot repair a broken or chipped tooth your dentist might recommend a dental crown that offers a long-term solution.
Crowns are placed over the top of your real tooth as a rebuilding procedure to prevent future fracturing and cosmetically enhance your tooth making it look healthy and natural.
The Cost of Dental Crowns
If the damage to your tooth or teeth goes below the gum surface, you may be up for other expenses to think about when planning your appointment for a dental crown. If you have severe root damage, a root canal may be necessary before placing the crown. This can affect the price our dentist quotes.
Teeth Whitening as a Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Teeth whitening is a safe way to improve your smile. The procedure involves the use of carbamide or hydrogen peroxide to ‘flush out’ embedded pigments in your enamel to lighten the shade of your teeth by two or three shades. Your dentist at Signature Smile can provide a colour guide for you at your request.
There are two options – in-chair or take home with the advantage of in-chair being a quick one hour treatment versus doing whitening at home over several weeks. When you opt to do whitening at home, you will be issued with custom-made trays that fit over your teeth to wear for short periods.
However, whitening is not forever, since your teeth will return to their original colour as you drink your tea, coffee, or wine over time. Our dentist can help with teeth sensitivity issues that may arise after teeth whitening smile makeovers.
The Cost of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can cost from $250 to $599 upwards, depending on how discoloured your teeth have become. Our dentist will quote you a good price.
Bridges as a Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Dental bridges play an important role in cosmetic dentistry and can improve your overall appearance. Also if you have missing teeth it can lead to bone resorption, an uneven bite and disorders of the jaw and a bridge can remedy the situation. A bridge is a false tooth attached to the teeth on either side of it forming a “bridge”.
The Cost of Dental Bridges
The cost of a dental bridge can range from $1,800 to $5,000 because a traditional bridge needs two dental crowns, a false tooth, and at least two appointments with your dentist. The costs will vary depending on factors such as the kind of bridge and materials used.
Low-Cost Cosmetic Dentistry Near Me
If you’re looking for a great smile and you’re wondering, “what does cosmetic dentistry cost?” the answers vary for each dental treatment or procedure and its level of complexity, but our dentists have all the answers. So for all your cosmetic dentistry needs, and smile makeovers, Signature Smile at Sans Souci and Randwick have you covered. Contact either of our clinics today.