What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Mean and What Are Its Benefits?

Cosmetic dentistry is a professional oral care method that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth. It focuses mainly on dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall appearance of the smile. It is a suite of services specifically dedicated to improving the appearance (and sometimes function) of your smile. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is the premier dental resource for patients who strive to maintain their health, function and appearance throughout their lives.

Cosmetic dentistry is not considered a recognized specialty in the world of dental care and profession, but it nevertheless takes years of extensive study and training to become a cosmetic dentist and be able to perform the procedures available today. Although cosmetic dentistry procedures are often elective rather than essential, some treatment cases also provide restorative benefits. A general dentist will make sure that your teeth are healthy and strong, while a cosmetic dentist will make sure that your smile is “camera ready”. They can remove small imperfections and improve the look of your teeth so you can always feel confident about your smile.

A cosmetic dentist will have received additional training specifically dedicated to this collection of treatments. For example, if you need a filling, an aesthetic dentist, concerned about the appearance of the patient's smile, will tend to prefer composite materials to match the color of his tooth, and composite fillings are more expensive than amalgam fillings. For dental bonding, the aesthetic dentist applies a moldable resin to the tooth and hardens it with ultraviolet light. If you want to enhance your smile, you should always seek the help of a cosmetic dentist as you delve into the art of it along with science.

Miller is an experienced clinical and cosmetic dentist who will be happy to help you and your family recover healthy and attractive looking teeth. It is important to ensure that your dentist has completed continuing education courses that keep you up to date on cosmetic clinical aesthetic dentistry techniques. Both general and aesthetic dentists will have earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree. Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on addressing dental aesthetics. It focuses on the repair of worn, discolored, broken, chipped, deformed and stained teeth, as well as tooth hollows. When it comes to aesthetic dentistry, the focus here is art, not the actual science behind the procedure. However, an important difference between cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry is the actual cost of treatment procedures, which can be a little high for aesthetic dentistry treatments.

Your dentist can help you decide on a cosmetic procedure, as they are well versed in techniques that could improve your smile.

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