By definition, cosmetic dentistry is the side of dental care that focuses on the overall appearance of your teeth and mouth. Instead of making repairs for medical reasons, almost all cosmetic procedures are done as elective treatment, meaning it is not required in order to live a regular, healthy life. However, this definition doesnt make cosmetic dentistry any less important by medical and dental standards. In fact, many kinds of cosmetic dental treatment can actually enhance the overall function of your teeth.
Most cosmetic dental procedures involve a combination of services unique to your situation and desired outcome. Depending on your smile, you may need to consider veneers, bonding, bridges, implants, tooth whitening, and/or orthodontics*.