One of the most frequently asked questions by people considering to seek the help of cosmetic-dentists is as to what the services are likely to cost. It is not really hard to see where the question comes from, seeing the commonly held notion: that cosmetic dentistry services are, by definition, expensive. It therefore comes as no surprise when the greatest concern for many people is not as to whether their cosmetic dentistry attempts will be successful, but rather as to whether they would be able to afford them. This notion seems to be heavily borrowed for the general and commonly held idea that all cosmetic treatments are expensive – which they often are.
There is an important fact for us to point out, before taking the look at some of the factors that a cosmetic-dentist will probably look at, in deciding what to charge you. That important fact is the one to the Mascara effect that cosmetic-dentistry services – unlike other types of cosmetic treatments – don’t necessarily cost a lot of money. There are actually some types of cosmetic dentistry treatments that you can get for less than $100 – whatever part of the world you are in. It is therefore important to note that cosmetic-dentistry treatments, unlike the likes of cosmetic dermatology treatments, don’t always cost too much money.
Now that the exact charges for cosmetic-dentistry are likely to vary from place to place, we won’t go as far as trying to mention what the typical charges for specific procedures are likely to be. The best we can do is examine some of the factors that a cosmetic dentist, in whatever part of the world you happen to be, is likely to look at, in determining what to charge you for cosmetic dentistry services.
Cosmetic-dentistry is usually about the correction of specific issues, and the severity of issue to be corrected is one of the factors that go a long way in determining what you end up being charged by the cosmetic-dentist. It could be a case where you are looking for teeth whitening, or a case where you are looking for the straightening of teeth. But the exact extent to which the teeth are discolored, or the extent to which the teeth are ‘crooked’ is one of the factors that would determine what you would have to spend on cosmetic-dentistry in the correction.
The cosmetic-dentistry procedures that you opt to use (but which are to a large extent dictated by the nature and severity of cosmetic problems) are yet another important factor a cosmetic dentist looks at, in deciding what to charge you. In teeth whitening, for instance, the cosmetic dentist could decide to use a bleaching approach (where the nature and extent of the problem is not too severe), and in so doing, he would end up charging you less money than if the nature and extent of the problem indicated for the use of a sophisticated approach such as veneering or bonding.
Of the course, the part of the world you happen to find yourself at would also have an impact in what you pay for cosmetic dentistry services (with the huge differences for such services between different parts of the world being what has given rise to the trend now known as medical tourism). Whether you happen to be in a scheme where cosmetic dentistry services are subsidized, and this is rare, then you would pay more than someone in a situation where they have to foot the whole bill. If you have previously seen the cosmetic dentist in search of another service, she may decide to charge you less; on account of your being a ‘returning client.’