One of the questions that patients ask Dr. M. Shoaib Khan most often is, “How much is teeth whitening?” This is understandable when you consider that professional teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure. The process is popular for a reason. It is fast, pain-free, and offers dramatic results in as little as one appointment. However, teeth whitening cost is typically not covered by dental insurance since it’s a cosmetic procedure. Therefore, Dr. Khan and his staff encourage you to explore all of your options.
Costs for At-Home Teeth Whitening
Many of Dr. Khan’s patients want to try an at-home teeth whitening option before committing to the ZOOM! procedure we offer at our dental clinic. Almost any drugstore offers strips, mouthwash, and toothpaste that promise a teeth whitening effect. You can also choose a paint-on teeth whitener. The costs can vary considerably, but typically are not less than $10 or more than about $50. Unfortunately, most home remedies have the reputation of being uncomfortable, messy, and not worth the cost because the effect is so negligible. We encourage you to research each of these at-home brightening solutions before trying one for yourself.
ZOOM! Professional Teeth Whitening by Dr. Khan
According to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, ZOOM! teeth whitening performed by a professional dentist like Dr. Khan averages $500. This is considerably less than the $600 to $1,200 the website quotes for other types of teeth whitening. Your cost may be higher if you require multiple sessions due to resistant staining on your teeth. Most patients consider the cost to be well worth it for the fast, long-lasting results they receive. Unlike at-home remedies that minimally brightens the top layer of tooth enamel, ZOOM! thoroughly bleaches every tooth. The result is a smile that is both bright and natural looking.
Several options exist to help you pay for your cosmetic dentistry treatment, including Care Credit and other healthcare finance companies that help clients manage out-of-pocket expenses. Our staff would be happy to help you explore your payment options when you come in for your initial consultation.