Cosmetic dentistry options that are available

Do you hate the way your teeth look? If you are unhappy with your smile in any way a skilled Santa Rosa Dental office will be able to fix your teeth with a smile makeover. What is a smile makeover and how much will it cost? A smile makeover refers to a number of different procedures that a Santa Rosa Dentist will use in order to transform your smile and make it look white, straight, and beautiful once again. Here are the different procedures used in a smile makeover:

  • Teeth Whitening – this is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure used. A dentist will whiten your teeth by using a special gel along with a laser. Together you will look at different color shades for your smile and pick one that will be able to make your smile stand out and restore your confidence. Whitening procedures start at $200 and go up from there.
  • Crowns and veneers – for stained teeth or those with cavities on the front, the dentist may recommend that you cover the face of the tooth with a veneer or a dental crown. Both will provide the tooth with a new look and it can straighten your smile so that you don’t need braces. It’s a simple way to change your smile but it can become expensive as a single crown and veneer both average about $600 or more.
  • Braces – if you have gaps in your smile and your teeth are crooked, the best way to fix them is with braces. The dentist will need to examine your smile in order to determine what needs to happen with braces and then they will determine how long you need them. The costs varies but the average is about $2,500 for braces. You may be able to straighten your smile with a retainer instead of braces and this can save you money but it can change your speech as some people talk with a slur because of the retainers.