Having a brilliant, gleaming smile can make you feel as glamorous as a movie star. The social value of having a healthy-looking smile is one of the reasons that teeth whitening continues to gain popularity, and most patients are even happier when they find out how quick and easy it is to achieve a brighter smile. Although you can’t put a price tag on feeling proud and confident, you may be wondering about the average teeth whitening costs in Shreveport. Let’s take a look at prices and payments options.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
On average, the cost of Zoom!® whitening treatment ranges from $250 to $600, depending on the cosmetic dentistry office where you have the treatment performed and whether you opt for in-office technology or the at-home kit.
In most cases, dental insurance does not cover elective dental treatments like teeth whitening. However, our office accepts several other payment options, including VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We have recently started accepting CareCredit for patients who qualify. CareCredit is like a healthcare credit card, often with no interest if paid within the allotted time. We also accept personal checks and cash, and offer a 5 percent cash discount if your fees are paid in full prior to the appointment date.
For an exact price quote, we invite you to schedule an appointment. After your consultation, we will be able to outline the costs of your specific treatment plan and would be happy to discuss which payment options might be best for you.
Are the Benefits Worth the Cost?
Because teeth whitening has become so popular, over-the-counter products are often available at drug stores. It may seem more convenient to choose an over-the-counter option, but we warn patients that the quality of your results may be disappointing. Most patients simply don’t get the results they’re looking for with these products.
One of the main advantages of in-office treatments is the immediate results. No other teeth whitening procedure can give you a dazzling, white smile as quickly. With modern technology at our office, we can clinically assess your tooth stains and develop a plan that best suits your needs. In-office treatments successfully remove stains and discolorations caused by aging, coffee, red wine, soda, and tobacco use, typically in one hour.
The other benefit of professional whitening is that we will perform a comprehensive oral exam to determine how reactive or sensitive your teeth will be, and we can apply desensitizers that will help reduce any discomfort. Plus, whether you opt for the in-office treatment or a take-home kit, we will carefully monitor your treatment to ensure it’s safe and effective.
Learn More about Teeth Whitening
If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth and want a whiter, more radiant smile, please contact Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care to schedule an appointment to discuss professional teeth whitening. During your appointment, we can provide you with an accurate price quote. We would love to help you feel proud of your smile!