Smile Design/ Cosmetic Dentistry is deals with the facade of teeth and the augmentation of one’s smile. This field emphasizes mainly on the artistic part of dentistry rather than the science part. To be a good cosmetic dentist, one needs a good eye, and a clear understanding and knowledge of dental materials and restorative techniques. It needs years of extensive experience to be able to deal with specialized smile makeover cases. More and more people are now aware of these techniques and a great emphasis is placed by everyone upon themselves to look their sizzling best. Shows like EXTREME MAKEOVER have extensively covered this on TV and media.
What is a Cosmetic Dentist?
A cosmetic dentist is a restorative dentist who has in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the art as well as the science of dentistry and has trained himself/herself extensively to be able to create beautiful smiles.
What is the Difference Between Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry?
Although the two subjects have some common characteristics , the aim is different. The cosmetic dentist not only focuses on recreating the tooth to its functional form, but strives to achieve the most ideal and beautiful aspects of one’s teeth.
What Should I Expect From A Cosmetic Consultation?
Your dentist should ask you in complete details how you feel about your teeth and the smile, what are your primary concerns and what improvements do you expect after the treatment ? He or she should examine you in complete detail and take thorough clinical and radio-graphic records including study models and pictures of your teeth and face.
What Dental Treatments Are Considered Cosmetic
Cosmetic Dentistry treatments include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Composite Bonding
- Porcelain & Composite Veneers
- Porcelain Porcelain Bridgework
- Dental Implants
- Inlays & Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Clear Orthodontic Aligners
- Cosmetic Gum Surgery
- Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?
Make sure that the dentist you choose has an experience of considerable number of years and adequate expertise to deal with your case. You should ask your dentist to show you the pictures of their treated cases as how they looked before the treatment and after the treatment. Your dentist should also be abreast with the latest advances in the art and science of dentistry.