Aesthetic Dentistry – Enhanced Dental and Facial Esthetics
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. Many dentists refer to themselves as “cosmetic dentists” regardless of their specific education, specialty, training, and experience in this field. This has been considered unethical with a predominant objective of marketing to patients. The American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a formal specialty area of dentistry. However, there are still dentists that promote themselves as cosmetic dentists.
What is Aesthetic Dentistry?
Aesthetic dentistry is the integration of medical science and cosmetic art combine in dental treatment. It encompasses more than a specific discipline or type of dental treatment; it embraces all best practices in overall dental treatment disciplines. The aim of aesthetic dentistry is to create the best outcome for the patient, from an aesthetic, functional, and biological perspective.
It provides both esthetic and functional use. Cosmetic dentistry entails aesthetic dental procedures that can fill in gaps between a person’s teeth. Missing teeth impact how a person looks, the way they eat and how they speak, and how they feel about themselves. The restoration procedures and aesthetically pleasing results offered by cosmetic dentistry are a great solution in this regard.
It primarily focuses on improving the patient’s aesthetic appearance by improvements in tooth color, position, shape, size, alignment, and overall smile look. Several dentists confer with themselves as “cosmetic dentists” despite their specific education, specialty, training, and skill during this field. It includes supporting structures to meet an individual’s aesthetic requirements.
For example, veneers can improve the aesthetics of a person’s smile while protecting the tooth’s surface from further damage.