What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Everyone wants to have a perfect smile not only to look pretty but also to boost their self-confidence. It has become possible with Cosmetic Dentistry...

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Everyone wants to have a perfect smile not only to look pretty but also to boost their self-confidence. It has become possible with Cosmetic Dentistry.


Cosmetic Dentistry is the field of dentistry in which various dental procedures are carried out to perfect the smile and enhance facial features and aesthetics. Compared to traditional dentistry, whose main aim is to focus on oral hygiene and diseases, cosmetic dentistry treatments improve the appearance of the teeth, mouth, and face.


Cosmetic Dentistry has evolved during the last ten years because of technological advancement and is now easily accessible.


What does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?


A Cosmetic Dentist offers several treatments to attain the best physical appearance of the face and mouth. Some are teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental crowns, and dental implants.


When to See a Cosmetic Dentist?


You might need to see a Cosmetic Dentist when facing the following problems.


  • Crooked Teeth
  • Tooth Decay
  • Missing Teeth
  • Discolored Teeth
  • Spaced teeth


People with the above problems can have difficulty eating and lower their self-esteem while smiling. So, it's important to see a cosmetic dentist if you are facing these problems.


Services Offered in Cosmetic Dentistry


Some of the treatments of cosmetic dentistry are as below:


  • Teeth Whitening


Whitening is the most common and the most inexpensive method used in cosmetic dentistry. With age, teeth can become discolored because of drinking, smoking, and medications. So, many people go for teeth whitening to beautify their smiles.


  • Dental Veneers


Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain, ceramic, or resin. These are customized for each patient to have a natural look. In this process, the dentist removes some enamel from the surface to bond the porcelain shells to the front of the teeth. This treatment is used for crooked and damaged teeth and treats gaps in the teeth.


  • Inlays and Onlays


Inlays and Onlays are also a method of dental cosmetics. In an Inlay procedure, the material is glued to the center of the teeth. In an on ay procedure, the filling covers one or more parts of the tooth or the entire surface. This procedure retains the natural surface while restoring the tooth after its decay.


  • Dental Implants


Dentists recommend dental implants when a tooth decays and needs replacement. First, the cosmetic dentist connects a screw to the jaw to maintain it. Next, the implant is attached to the missing tooth's bone socket. With time, the teeth and the bone fuses with the implant, which secures the replacing tooth. After attachment, the implant will blend with the teeth.


Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments


Insurance companies normally do not cover these procedures, so the amount varies for each treatment. Mostly it depends on the dentist and the treatment. It also depends on the materials being used in the treatment.


So, if you feel that you lack the confidence for a perfect smile, you should visit the cosmetic dentist near you.


Contact your Walnut Creek Dentist, Dr. Tiziana Procopio Towle, DDS at Procopio Towle Dental Office today to know the importance of cosmetic dentistry.




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