Cosmetic Dentistry

Definition - What does Cosmetic Dentistry mean?

Cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry aimed at improving the appearance and health of teeth and smiles. Most people think that it involves mainly tooth bleaching or porcelain veneers; however, a cosmetic dentist can offer much more than that. A well-trained, experienced cosmetic dentist can significantly improve a patient's image, smile, and boost self-confidence and psychology.

TheConsultation explains Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has evolved during the years and has reached a level where cosmetic dentists can address, besides aesthetic issues, functional dental problems, as well, helping patients to maintain their oral health and appearance for good. Cosmetic dentistry is not a self-standing dental specialty. Any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist, provided that they have attended the corresponding training programs. The procedures that a cosmetic dentist can perform are dental implants, dentures, direct bonding, orthodontics and aligners, periodontal plastic surgery procedures, porcelain crowns, fixed bridges and veneers, repair of chipped teeth, teeth bleaching, and tooth-colored fillings.

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