Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry, unlike orthodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics, is not a recognized dental specialty. Rather, it is a general term used to describe a number of treatments can make your smile look more symmetrical and attractive, which includes:

But because cosmetic dentistry is such a broad term, it can also include treatments that restore your oral health, as well as such as the appearance of healthy teeth, such as:

You might not think about something like a dental implant or a set of dentures as “cosmetic” because they do so much in the way of restoring lost teeth, but replacing a lost tooth allows your smile to look more aesthetically pleasing, which means that it could be lumped under the cosmetic dentistry family. 

While some people look at cosmetic dental care as treatment that is unnecessary, they might not understand that procedures which restore your health can be considered cosmetic as well. While cosmetic treatment like teeth whitening or veneers are not medically necessary, a denture or a bridge could be considered as such and is more likely to be covered by insurance. As always, it’s important to talk to Dr. Carr and your insurance company to discuss coverage and treatment options.

Even something like a tooth-colored filling is cosmetic; fillings are meant to treat dental decay, but composite fillings are made to blend in with your natural teeth and are more aesthetically pleasing than metal amalgam fillings.

Cosmetic dentistry covers a wide variety of dental treatments that restore and correct oral health problems, but also have a pleasing effect on your smile. If you have questions about Hemet or Temecula cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Carr, don’t hesitate to call him at one of his offices today. 


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