What is Aesthetic Dentistry?

Aesthetic Dentistry sometimes also called Cosmetic Dentistry are the treatments and procedures people choose that improve the appearance of their teeth and smile. These may give the person a subtle change to improve some small aspect of their smile they don’t like, like repairing a chipped tooth or a major restoration where the individuals entire smile is changed.

Often the improvements the person gets are deeper than just changing the cosmetic appearance of their teeth, they can positively impact oral health, improve jaw or muscle alignment (such as when braces are used to change your bite and teeth positions) as well as giving individuals back confidence where it may have been lost.

Aesthetic Dentistry includes:

  • Bleaching- in office and at home
  • Anterior and posterior tooth-colored restorations
  • Build Up for fractured teeth
  • Diastema closure
  • Laminates and veneers – composites and ceramics
  • Ceramic crowns
  • Gum recontouring
  • Gum depigmentation
  • Correction of gummy smiles

Which aesthetic procedure is right for me?

Discovering what the right procedures are for you, will need you to consult your Dentist. The condition of your teeth right now and what result you want to achieve help your dentist to diagnose what can be done for you and determine the treatments that will work best for you.

When you consult your dentist you’ll want to ask a few questions of your own to help you decide which of the options you’re presented with will fit in with your lifestyle.

Questions to ask your Dentist

  • What will the changes look like?
  • How many appointments will I need for each treatment?
  • What should I expect to experience with each treatment?
  • How long will it take before all the treatments are done?
  • Can I do this over a longer time, or does it need to be done altogether and quickly?
  • What will I need to do to maintain my dental work once it’s complete?
  • What should I look for when choosing a Cosmetic Dentist?

Dentists have various types of specialist skills and sometimes you may want to consult someone other than your regular family dentist. When this is the case, there are a number of different things that you can ask the dentist to share with you before you make any decisions.

References – DCP