Cosmetic dentistry refers to treatment performed that is designed to enhance the overall appearance of your smile and bite. There are a wide variety of options available to change the appearance of your natural teeth including the shape, colour, size and position. It is important to remember that cosmetic dentistry may or may not improve the function of your overall bite, it depends on treatment goals that you and your dentist agree upon.
Cosmetic dentistry is highly sought after and even small adjustments can make a marked difference in one’s appearance and ability to smile with confidence. Cosmetic dentistry is a vast area and can include teeth cleaning and whitening, the replacement of old fillings, dental bonding, veneers, crowns, dental bridges, orthodontics to alter tooth alignment and gum shaping. Implant placement and dentures may also be considered for missing teeth replacement. Following a thorough examination and consultation with your dentist, the most appropriate option to enhance your teeth can be decided upon. You may be referred to see a specialist in a particular area such as a prosthodontist, orthodontist or periodontist for further management depending on the complexity of your treatment requirements.