An aesthetic, or cosmetic dentist is a specialist that combines the art and science of dentistry to improve not only a patient’s oral health and function, but the appearance as well. This type of dentist promotes the integration of cosmetic treatments into the overall spectrum of oral health. They have a role of leadership in the interdisciplinary artistic, ethical, and scientific standards of dentistry through research and publications.
Cosmetic or Aesthetic dentistry is not recognized as a specialty by the American Dental Association. It is a field of dentistry for patients who wish to improve the appearance of their teeth and achieve a more attractive smile. Cosmetic dental treatments are intended to correct flaws and imperfections in the teeth, such as:
- Cracked, chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Yellowed, discolored, or stained teeth
- Misaligned or uneven teeth
- Teeth that appear too long, too short, or pointed
- Excessively worn teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Your cosmetic dentist will be able to help you choose the appropriate cosmetic treatments to meet your needs and desires, and will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your smile goals.
For more information about cosmetic dentistry, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with your dentist.