While traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile. In other words restorative, general and/or family dental practices address dental problems that require necessary treatment, whereas cosmetic dentistry provides elective - or desired - treatments or services.
Cosmetic dentistry may also provide restorative benefits. For example, dental fillings are a common procedure used to treat decayed teeth. Previously, most dental fillings were composed primarily of gold, amalgam and other materials that left visible dark spots on the teeth.
Today, dental fillings may fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry, because you can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth and smile. Many people may choose to have their older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings to enhance their oral appearance.SMILE ANALYSIS AND CORRECTION
Smile correction can be brought about by various dental treatments such as
- Orthodontic alignment of teeth
- Tooth colored fillings of teeth to improve esthetics
- Correction of fractured/ discolored/ disfigured teeth
- Correction of large gummy smile
- Facial reformation/ rejuvenation
- Replacement of missing front teeth