What Does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

Cosmetic dentists are general dentists  who provide aesthetic treatments to patients. They specialize in improving the appearance of teeth, mouth and gums. They have many tools  to improve the look of a patient’s smile.

Dental veneers  offer a solution to people who do not like the color and shape of their teeth. The best part is, they only take  one visit for composite veneers and a couple of visits for porcelain veneers  to complete.. You can get a great-looking smile in no time.

Gum contouring is done by reshaping the gum lines of the smile to create a better smile,.

The Difference Between a Cosmetic Dentist and a General Dentist

A cosmetic dentist is a general dentist who has a focus on making the smile look good. On the other hand, a general dentist who does not do cosmetic dentistry may  provide the best possible care for the teeth and gums without being concerned about the aesthetics of a beautiful smile.  Cosmetic dentists are both. They look after the health and well-being of the patients, can perform  all aspects of general dentistry,  always keeping in mind aesthetics, embracing  health and beauty.

Unlike cosmetic dentists, general dentists are more concerned with the function and health of your mouth and teeth, aesthetics not always being a priority. They may use  metal fillings and crowns that  can properly restore the  teeth, but they do not focus on making your smile as attractive as possible.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Services

A cosmetic dentist, being also a general dentist,  can provide any other type of dental treatment to their patients. These services could be root canal therapy,  any type of fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implants  and periodontal treatment by taking  care of the health of the gums and of the bone supporting the teeth. They can also alleviate pain and correct functional issues. In addition to the general dental procedures, cosmetic  dentistry includes many other procedures such as:

  • Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is a common aesthetic procedure in the cosmetic dentistry field and this is achieved by using a bleaching agent to whiten the enamel and the inner part of the teeth.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are thin “shells” of tooth-coloured material that cover the front surface of teeth to hide imperfections  in the underlying tooth structure or correct the shape of the teeth.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are false teeth that are made to look and feel like real teeth, designed to permanently replace missing teeth.

If you or someone you love has an imperfect smile that you would like to get looked at, give us a call. We work with patients to improve not only their smile but also their self-confidence. Having a smile that you are not proud of can take away  confidence. Don’t let this ruin your life. Take charge and get the smile you have always wanted with cosmetic dentistry procedures

So many things can be done to improve smiles. You simply need to ask. Many general dentists won’t suggest aesthetic treatment options  as they may only be concerned  with the teeth health, strength  and bite. Call today.