Cosmetic dentistry is an extremely specialist field and as such one should be very careful of extremely cheap cosmetic dentistry prices. If the procedures are not carried out in the correct and professional manner, all number of complications can arise and the lifetime and effectiveness of the procedure may not be what was expected. Cosmetic dentistry uses specialist surgeons to adjust, remodel or replace presently ugly or damaged teeth, with wonderfully white and shapely ones. The procedure is used to enhance ones appearance and not necessarily for any dental health benefits.
Whether cosmetic surgery prices are considered cheap or expensive is relative to the finished product. To search for a cosmetic dentist purely on price alone would not be advised. The cheapest cosmetic dentists should be considered as those with reasonable prices, great references, good customer service and a fantastic result. The easiest way to find the best and cheapest cosmetic dentist would be to compare reputable surgeons and clinics based on their present and past reputations. Ask to speak with past patients to find out how well they were treated and base your decision on a combination of past successes and price.
How much a cosmetic dentistry procedure costs will depend on which dental clinic you choose and the specific procedure and materials that are used. There are often different options available to treat the same problem. For example, porcelain veneers or composite veneers are available although they both do the same job. Porcelain is more expensive because it lasts longer and looks much more natural than composite. If a budget does not allow for porcelain veneers at that time, then composite veneers will do the same job. Just be aware that composite veneers will need to be replaced more often and will not look as natural as porcelain. Also, composite veneers tend to stain easier than porcelain.
The NHS is an over stretched service and as such cannot approve any work undertaken for the sole benefit of looking better. However, if there is a dental problem caused by trauma or a congenital defect and it can be proven that the problem is causing physical or mental suffering, then the NHS may consider the procedure to be appropriate. In such cases, the NHS has been known to pay for cosmetic dentistry costs.