Cosmetic dentistry is the world’s answer to people’s aesthetic dental problems. Specializing on improving people’s facial structure by means of correcting the teeth formation, cosmetic dentists devote more time in studying and mastering cosmetic dentistry after 4 or 5 years of general dental studies. Cosmetic dentistry is divided into two as defined by the American Dental Association (ADA). These are Prosthodontics and Orthodontics. Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that concentrates in diagnosing, rehabilitating and maintaining oral function, appearance, comfort, and health. Orthodontics concentrates more on diagnosing, preventing, intercepting, and correcting malocclusion and neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the mouth and face structures.
Choosing a good cosmetic dentist can be challenging at times. This is because having a good relationship with the dentist is an important aspect in going through the whole process of cosmetic dentistry. Relationship is important in building trust and respect between the cosmetic dentist and the patient; so the latter is advised to “shop” first for the best cosmetic dentist he could find in town before deciding to proceed to the treatment.
One of the most common options for cosmetic dental treatment is veneers. These are super thin layers of remedial material, fabricated in dental laboratories. The function of veneers is to ultimately improve the appearance of the teeth by placing them over stained, cracked, and chipped tooth. Also, these work as fillings for gaps between teeth. Not many are born with perfect set of teeth. If there are, certain oral habits can definitely damage them. Good thing cosmetic dental treatments are available.