What Dental Services Fall Under Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry, although still very focused on all around oral care and well being, revolves around practices and procedures that have a pleasant appearance as the ultimate goal. A cosmetic dentist can attack and usually repair all of the issues that make a patient feel uncomfortable about the current state of their smile.
Some of the normal procedures that would fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry are as follows:
Removing and Replacing Dark Metallic Fillings
Although some dentists today no longer use the metallic filler to repair cavities, there are thousands and thousands of people walking around with them and many of those people are a bit uncomfortable with the appearance of their teeth because of them.
There is not anything necessarily wrong with the old style metallic fillings, in fact they serve the purpose of repairing a damaged tooth very well, they just happened to be a fairly unattractive way of repairing the problem.
A cosmetic dentist can easily remove the old, unsatisfied metallic filling and repair the cavity with a tooth colored bonding that will be un-noticeable even at a reliably close distance. The problem will be fixed just the same as it was with the metallic filling, but it will be done in a way that will keep the patients smile as attractive as possible.
Straightening Crooked Teeth
Crooked teeth can, at times, be the cause of some discomfort to some patients, but even if there is no physical discomfort a crooked tooth will always detract from the smiles beauty. Today's cosmetic dentists have more options available to repair this problem that just painful metal braces.
There are options available today like invisible, removable aligners that will rectify the problem of a crooked smile with no pain to the patient at all. This incredible innovation is a huge positive for anyone who is looking to repair a potentially big dental issue, but who does not want to deal with the pain or the embarrassments of having it done with bulky metal braces.
Cigarette smokers, coffee drinkers and tea drinkers can all suffer from dark stains that make their smile unattractive. A good cosmetic dentist can easily and painfully eliminate this unsightly problem and most likely recommend a good over the counter product that will help keep it under control between regular dental visits.
Spaces between Teeth or Missing Teeth
Gaps between the teeth, whether they stem from an unaligned smile or from missing teeth can totally ruin an otherwise beautiful smile. A qualified cosmetic dentist will be able to fill the small gaps seamlessly with invisible aligners or create a custom plate to fill the holes left by missing teeth to create a perfectly beautiful and natural smile.
For many people, a smile is a big part of the first impression. Many people are too embarrassed or insecure about the problems that exist with their teeth and they become shy or withdrawn in social situations, for those people, cosmetic dentistry can solve many of the problems that they face on a daily basis in dealing with others. A good cosmetic dentist can fix virtually all of the problems associated with general dentistry, but will do so in a fashion that helps perfect your smile at the same time.
Regardless of the issue that you have with your smile, a good cosmetic dentist will likely be able to fix it relatively quickly and painlessly. If problems with your smile are holding you back in social situations, and you have the money to fix them, a cosmetic dentist could surely be the answer to your problem.