Day: June 7, 2020

Cosmetic dentistry – Wikipedia

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement in dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.[1] 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.[2] The American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a formal specialty area of dentistry.[3] However, there are still dentists that promote themselves as cosmetic dentists.

There are primarily two dental specialties that predominantly focus on dental esthetics. They are:

  1. Prosthodontics[4] and
  2. Orthodontics
  3. Conservative & Endodontics in reference with sturdevant operative dentistry

Common cosmetic dentistry options[edit]

Types[edit]

Cosmetic dentistry may involve:

  1. the addition
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