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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Is cosmetic dentistry a useless and vain industry? Is it a sales gimmick or actually something useful? Compare what you know with some of the facts about cosmetic treatments.

Dentistry – The Multi-Faceted Science

Dentistry has grown to encompass so much more than the classic drill-and-fill. There are now areas of specialty practice that focus on gum care, orthodontics, surgery, endodontics, restorations, prosthodontics, and more. Another area of special concern is the cosmetic field.

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on making changes to the smile that improve its appearance. A cosmetic procedure is not something you have to have done like a filling or crown. Reconstructive procedures are generally important to saving teeth or preserving the structure of your face or retaining healthy bite function. Cosmetic procedures are purely, well, cosmetic. They are something you choose to do just because you want to.

Some examples of cosmetic treatment include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Gum reshaping and bleaching
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental veneers

Where Can You Find Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

Lots of general dentists provide cosmetic services. But some dentists feature cosmetic work at their practice and invest the majority of their energy into enhancing the appearance of a smile. Your regular dentist can refer you to skilled specialist if you’re interested in a particular procedure.

Cosmetic Dentistry: Worth a Look!

Why choose cosmetic dentistry? Here are some of the benefits:

  • Increases confidence
  • Delivers a more youthful, professional, polished look
  • Conveys to others the message that you respect yourself
  • Makes it easier to keep your smile clean
  • Some restorative benefits as is the case with crowns

Where does cosmetic treatment rank on your list of dental priorities? Visit your local dentist to schedule a smile makeover consultation.

Posted on behalf of:
Meridian Campus Family Dental
3201 Willamette DR NE
Lacey, WA 98516
(360) 200-5505

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