What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
The main goal of traditional dentistry is to keep your teeth healthy and free of disease and decay; cosmetic dentistry takes oral hygiene to a whole new level, with a concentration on enhancing the overall look of your teeth. With cosmetic dentistry, even getting a cavity filled can be an opportunity to improve your smile.
What Is It Used For?
The growing interest in aesthetics is blurring the line between restorative and cosmetic dental treatment. Cosmetic dentistry has become so popular that restorative treatments are now adopting cosmetic elements into their procedures. For instance, a tooth filling or crown can be designed to match the natural shape and color of your tooth, hiding the fact that you’ve had any “work done.” Cosmetic dentistry can also be used as a preventive measure — chipped, crooked and missing teeth are not only embarassing, but they could cause more serious dental problems in the future. Using cosmetic dentistry to correct these problems will not only improve your smile but could also help improve your dental health!