What is a Cosmetic Dentist?
Cosmetic Dentists are those who perform dental procedures to improve the appearance of teeth. These procedures are not usually done for health concerns but can have a wide range of benefits including making cleaning easier, improving self-confidence, and reducing grinding.
Cosmetic Dentistry is not actually a recognized dental specialty, but dentists who refer to themselves as specialists in this field have usually received training in one or more of the specialty areas that are considered cosmetic, such as an orthodontist who specializes in the straightening of teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry Improves Your Smile
Some people wonder why a person would choose to see a dentist if they aren’t in pain and don’t have a problem. The simple answer is quality of life! A great smile gives you confidence. It’s easier to smile when you aren’t embarrassed over your teeth. Stains, gaps, and even receding gums can be corrected. Simply put, cosmetic dentistry gives you something to smile about!
Cosmetic Dentist Procedures
Dental Health and Cosmetic Dentistry
While Cosmetic Dentistry is largely aesthetic, your oral health can also be improved. By aligning your teeth, it becomes easier for you to brush and floss between teeth, and repairing any damage to teeth or gums helps prevent further decay or infection. By aligning teeth you can also prevent grinding which over time wears down your tooth strength, but these are just a few examples of how cosmetic dentistry can improve the health of your teeth. Remember that your overall health is contingent on good oral health. Your dentist can detect many health problems such as heart disease by inspecting your teeth and gums.