Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to the aesthetic field of dentistry. The goal of all cosmetic dentistry procedures is to restore the natural beauty of a patient’s smile. Cosmetic dentistry can help:

  • whiten discolored teeth
  • correct misshapen teeth
  • repair chipped teeth
  • replace missing teeth

What Procedures Are Included In Cosmetic Dentistry?

As a broad field within dentistry, cosmetic dentistry includes a number of different procedures. A few common ones are:

  • bonding, which can help change tooth color or close gaps
  • contouring, which can help straighten crooked teeth
  • veneers which can change the color of teeth
  • whitening and bleaching, which can lighten teeth’s color
  • bridges and implants, which can replace lost or extracted teeth

Before settling on any procedure, Dr. Drummond always discusses patients’ options with them. He asks about their concerns and explains the various cosmetic treatments available and how they might help. There are many different cosmetic dentistry approaches available, and Dr. Drummond’s professional experience helps find the right treatment for every unique smile.

Why is Cosmetic Dentistry Important?

Cosmetic dentistry acknowledges that beauty does matter. Mouths aren’t just for chewing and talking, but they’re also for smiling and smiling is important. For patients, cosmetic dentistry can help restore both beauty and confidence. After all, when people look their best, they often feel great too.

Who is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Anyone who is uncomfortable with the way their teeth look might benefit from talking with a cosmetic dentist. Some specific issues that cosmetic dentistry might be able to help with include coffee stains, smoking stains and teeth that reverted to their original position after braces. These are just a few examples of issues that esthetic procedures might fix, though. Because many different procedures fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry, many people stand to benefit from at least one of the available treatment options.

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