Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on creating a positive change to your appearance, particularly of your teeth, gums and/or bite. Most think of tooth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but a cosmetic dentist can provide much more.
Cosmetic dentistry may involve:
- The addition of a dental material to teeth or gums such as cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns, and cosmetic gum grafting.
- The removal of tooth structure or gums such as cosmetic recontouring or cosmetic gingivectomy.
- Straightening of teeth accompanied by improvement in the appearance of the face such as Orthodontic treatment.
- Whitening or Teeth bleaching to lightening discolored teeth.
A skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem, and confidence. Today, cosmetic dentistry has continued to evolve to where cosmetic dentists can address functional and esthetic patient concerns.