What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a dental specialty which focuses on smile aesthetics, or appearance. Using durable materials like dental porcelain and sophisticated technology like laser gum recontouring, cosmetic dentistry aims to achieve your most natural, healthy and dazzling smile while improving the strength and functionality of your gums and teeth.
How do cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry differ?
General dentistry focuses on maintaining or repairing oral health. Cosmetic dentistry is about both beauty and function. Together, general and cosmetic dentistry techniques and technology can ensure the most pleasing, healthiest smile possible.
How can cosmetic dentistry give me a more pleasing smile?
Cosmetic dentistry techniques and technology can address and correct nearly any dental challenge. Commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?
Cosmetic dentistry procedures make use of the latest technology and the most durable materials. For this reason, some procedures may seem costly. While it is natural to be concerned about cost, there is hardly an investment in your health more important than a strong, functional, great-looking smile that will last for years. Rather, when comparing procedural costs, consider how much you will save in dental restorations and other potential health issues.
Do the results of cosmetic dentistry look natural?
Today’s cosmetic dentistry offers superior results that look very natural. Tooth-colored fillings and porcelain restorations are used to strengthen and beautify your teeth, avoiding common dental problems caused by metal restorations and metal amalgam fillings. While general dentistry addresses immediate issues, such as cavities, it does not address issues of aesthetics. The problem may be resolved, but your smile remains less-than-perfect, eroding your confidence. Cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile that functions well and looks so natural, no one has to know you just left the dentist’s chair.