cosmetic-dentistry-0206.jpgInspired by sparkling celebrity smiles, many Americans are focusing on the appearance of their teeth. As a result, the number of cosmetic dental procedures in the U.S. has grown by about 12% over the last five years. Depending on the condition of the teeth to begin with and the change a person seeks in a smile, Cosmetic Dentist help can cost anywhere from around $300 for basic brightening to as much as $100,000 for a full overhaul of the mouth and some plastic surgery. Dr. Jonathan Levine, founder of GoSmile whitening products and author of Smile: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Smile Beauty, suggests three different looks to his clients, based on alignment and colour of teeth, natural looks, symmetry etc. The path to any of these looks depends on how much a patient is willing to pay and level of complexity and invasiveness the patient is willing to deal with. Many cosmetic dentistry procedures are permanent.