Are fillings considered cosmetic?

All dental treatments that involve aesthetic improvements to your smile are considered cosmetic. They simply focus on the appearance of your teeth and help you restore their function and also overall oral health. Cosmetic dentistry is a broad category that covers a number of different dental procedures. There are some procedures that are easy to recognize as cosmetic because they only affect the appearance of the teeth.

Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are examples of procedures that are almost always cosmetic. However, there are some dental procedures that many people are unaware of that fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry. Three examples of this include dental implants, replacement of dark-colored fillings, and complete mouth reconstruction. Of course, there are some types of cosmetic dental procedures that would be considered purely cosmetic in nature.

There is no other reason other than to make their teeth look brighter and whiter that require a person to undergo any type of teeth whitening procedure. The same would happen with a procedure like Snap-On Smile. A cosmetic filling is a procedure that your dentist performs to improve the aesthetics and, often, the function of your teeth. The cosmetic filling is made of various materials depending on the location of the tooth and the materials that the dentist uses in his or her office.

At Porter Dental we can also use cosmetic filling to stop the spread of cavities and help repair a damaged tooth. Restorative dentistry refers to the management and procedures that the dentist performs to keep the mouth healthy and functional. These procedures include placing dental implants, dentures, fillings, and crowns. This type of dentistry does not require specialization; it only refers to the preventive and corrective measures that general practitioners take to ensure that our mouth remains as healthy as possible.

Restorative dentistry is primarily concerned with keeping your mouth working as well as possible and, in the process of doing so, can improve the overall appearance of one's smile. This is what separates restorative dentistry from cosmetic dentistry, the latter being more concerned with aesthetics. If cosmetic fillings are the most appropriate treatment option for you, your dentist will perform the procedure at a time that is most convenient for you.

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