What Are Long-Term Costs And Longevity Of The Treatments?

Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer a large variety of cosmetic dental procedures, each of which comes with its own requirements, costs, and longevity. Not all dental procedures have the same life span or costs associated with them, especially since your insurance may be able to step in and cover all or a portion of the costs. We’re here to answer your questions, just one reason why our patients call us the best cosmetic dentist in San Mateo.

For example, a dental bridge can replace missing teeth. It consists of one or more dental crowns that have been fused together on top of a porcelain or metal base. These bridges usually cost anywhere from $700 to $1,200 per tooth, which can be costly for several teeth. The longevity of this procedure is about 7 to 10 years.

A dental crown can cost about $700 per tooth and the lifespan of a crown is between 8 to 15 years. They can fail earlier than that, and it mostly happens if cavities form where the crown and the natural tooth meet. Regular brushing, flossing, and regular professional cleanings at your dentist can help prevent cavities from forming.

Dental implants are stronger than bridges and tend to promote long-term bone stability. However, the costs associated with dental implants are also higher. You can expect to pay upwards of $5,000 per implant. The good news here is that with regular check-ups and professional cleanings to maintain good oral health, a dental implant should last you a lifetime.

As you can see, the long-term costs and longevity of dental procedures really depend on the cosmetic dental procedures in question. At San Mateo Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Michael Wong will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedures. In addition, we have a dedicated team who are more than happy to help you with your insurance questions, so you can get as much of the procedure covered as possible.

Contact us today at our cosmetic dentistry office in San Mateo and schedule an appointment, so we can explore your dental options for giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.