As the name implies any dental work that is performed to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth, gum or bite is part of cosmetic dentistry. This work may or may not contribute to the functionality of the teeth or bone. General dentistry is largely focused on oral hygiene and dental disorders but in today’s world cosmetic dentistry has gained even more popularity. Also, most treatments that are a part of cosmetic dentistry are largely elective in nature means someone in good oral health generally goes for these procedures.
Some cosmetic dentistry is also part of restorative work. For example tooth fillings in earlier days used to be either gold or amalgam which caused a dark spot. Whereas today the same filling is done with tooth-colored fillings which gives a completely aesthetic appearance with no detection of any dental work done. In fact success of cosmetic dentistry lies in the fact it should be very natural and completely inconspicuous
Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
- Dental Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Smile Makeover
- Teeth Polishing