Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just give you a fantastic, even smile – it can also improve your all-round oral health, and deliver a boost to your self-confidence and mental well-being.
This article will discuss the typical cosmetic dentistry costs associated with a range of popular treatments, including teeth whitening, veneers and Invisalign® aligners. We’ll also look at the various factors that can impact private dentistry costs. Read on to find out more.
What Are Some Of The Most Common Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures, And How Much Do They Cost?
Here at Ollie & Darsh, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. We have compiled a list of the five most common cosmetic dentistry procedures we carry out – sorted according to their cost (starting with the most affordable and working up) to give you an idea of what you might pay for your chosen treatment.
1. Composite Bonding – From £335
For minor dental issues such as cracks, chips, gaps or discolouration, composite bonding could be the perfect solution. This non-invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment uses tooth-coloured resin to fill and smooth any problem areas.
With prices starting from £335 per tooth, composite bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures, delivering transformative results without breaking the bank.
The price is even less if you simply need a white composite filling that perfectly matches your natural tooth colour. Our composite fillings start from £124.80, so you can repair any damage and protect your tooth for less.
2. Teeth Whitening – From £500
First impressions count, and few things make a more positive impact than a dazzling smile. That is why we offer several safe, simple teeth whitening treatments that can give you the Hollywood smile you crave.
Whether you opt for one of our convenient home teeth whitening kits, a laser-fast Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed laser teeth whitening treatment, or the gentle, low-sensitivity Enlighten Evolution teeth whitening formula for a chance to achieve a VITA B1 shade (the brightest natural shade of tooth possible), we have the ideal teeth whitening treatment for you.
So how much does teeth whitening cost? Well, whichever option you choose, the pearly white treatments start at £500.
3. Dental Veneers – From £795
Dental veneers are wafer-thin porcelain laminates fitted to the front of teeth to improve minor imperfections, like crooked teeth, worn enamel, chipped teeth, discolouration, and gaps between the teeth. Dental veneers tend to be used on healthier teeth, with enamel trimmed from the front of the tooth to create a surface to which the dental veneer adheres. You can get this cosmetic dentistry treatment at Ollie & Darsh from £795.
4. Dental implants – From £2,400
Few dental problems can dent your confidence more than losing a tooth. But with dental implants, all is not lost if you have lost a tooth (or several teeth) due to tooth decay or some sort of trauma (like a sports injury).
Dental implants offer a permanent and secure solution involving the placement of a titanium implant into the jawbone, which is finished with a colour-matched crown on top (by way of an adjoining abutment post).
How much do dental implants cost? This advanced surgical procedure, which can restore your bite, confidence and bone density, starts from £2,400 per implant.
5. Invisalign® – From £3,500
Suppose you are self-conscious about your teeth due to gaps, crowding, crookedness, or other minor misalignments. Then consider Invisalign® – a revolutionary teeth whitening system that offers a clear alternative to fixed braces.
The beauty of Invisalign® aligners is their clear plastic design, which is virtually invisible to the naked eye and custom fitted to the shape of your teeth for the comfiest of fits. Best of all, you can remove your aligners whenever you want to eat or drink your favourite meals and refreshments. No wonder more than 14 million satisfied patients worldwide are smiling about their Invisalign® treatments.
So, how much does an Invisalign® treatment cost? For a limited period only, we are offering £1,000 off Invisalign® for a total price of £3,500. That includes free teeth whitening with every Invisalign® treatment.
What Factors Can Influence Cosmetic Dentistry Costs?
Several factors can influence the cost of your cosmetic dentistry treatment, including:
- The complexity of your case
- The total treatment time involved
- Whether restorative work is needed
- Your smile goals and objectives
- Your dentist’s level of experience
- The location of your dental clinic
If you have searched for cosmetic dentistry treatments near you, you’ve probably noticed that the cost of these procedures can vary from clinic to clinic.
It’s really important to do your research – read reviews, case studies and testimonials from patients, look at ‘before and after’ photos, and study the qualifications, specialisms and experience of your potential dentist before committing to any kind of cosmetic dentistry work.
Are There Any Private Dentistry Costs Not Specific To Treatments?
There are often various other costs that are factored into the overall price of your cosmetic dentistry treatment. These might include X-rays, additional consultations, hygiene appointments and follow-up aftercare.
The good news is that your initial consultation is always free at Ollie & Darsh. So, if you are thinking about investing in cosmetic dentistry work but have questions or concerns, you can get the reassurance you need from our friendly and knowledgeable team without spending a single penny for the privilege.
Why Should Cosmetic Dentistry Be Considered An Investment Rather Than A Cost?
If you have been surprised at the typical cost of cosmetic dentistry treatments, let us put your mind at ease. First of all, cosmetic dentistry treatments require specialised expertise and are therefore priced accordingly.
Would you entrust the integrity of your house to the cheapest builder? Or the safety of your car to the lowest-priced mechanic? And let’s not forget that we are talking about your oral health here, which is far more important than any material possessions.
So, rather than viewing cosmetic dentistry treatments as ‘costs’, perhaps think of them as ‘investments’ instead. Just as you might add value to your home by adding an extension, many cosmetic dentistry procedures will add value to your oral health, general health and mental well-being.
While this is not a perfect comparison (home improvements usually have an impact on the value of your house), it is interesting that many of us might spend tens of thousands of pounds on a home renovation – but would have serious reservations about spending far less on ourselves.
Your teeth need to last you a lifetime, so it pays to invest in them if you want to maintain a happy, healthy smile.
Are There Any Risks To Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?
All the cosmetic dentistry treatments mentioned here are safe when undertaken by a reputable and experienced dentist, such as our clinicians at Ollie & Darsh. Before your treatment, any minor potential risks should be discussed with you to ensure you are fully aware of what is involved.
Perhaps the biggest risk to your oral health, well-being and bank balance is opting for too-good-to-true discount cosmetic treatments, including those abroad, which can cause complications that ultimately lead to you paying more than you bargained for in remedial work.
How Can I Be Sure I Am Choosing A Reputable Cosmetic Dentistry Professional?
All qualified dental practitioners must be registered with the General Dental Council (GCD) and display their GDC registration number on their websites. You can use those numbers or the dentist’s name to search the GDC registry to gauge a dentist’s years of experience and professional qualifications.
You can also head to the Care Quality Commission to check your potential dentist’s latest inspection report.
Most dentists will provide a detailed history of their experience and qualifications in a bio on their website, as well as case studies, testimonials and ‘before and after’ photos. Many will also have plenty of pictures on their socials, such as Instagram, and reviews. It’s also worth taking time to check out how much a private dentist costs – as prices can vary widely from practice to practice.
So there is plenty of information to help you make an informed decision. Be sure to speak to them directly, ideally in person, to get a feel for how they operate.
Invest In Cosmetic Dentistry From Ollie & Darsh
Now that we’ve addressed some of the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry, including ‘how much does a cosmetic dentist cost?’, ‘how much does Invisalign cost?’ and ‘how much does teeth whitening cost?’, you hopefully have a better understanding of what to expect, and whether cosmetic dentistry is worth the investment.
If your teeth are holding you back, Ollie & Darsh is here to restore your confidence and put a smile back on your face. Not only are you assured of the best clinical care and patient experience, but with 0% finance available on all our cosmetic dentistry treatments, you can spread your private dentistry costs over 10, 12 or even 24 months.