Cosmetic - Aesthetic Dentistry

Cosmetic / Aesthetic Dentistry involves analyzing colour or silhouette of individual teeth and the spatial relationship of the teeth and the lips and face. Cosmetics refers to a result with a uniform appearance (like makeup) whereas aesthetics refers to features that typifies or blends and not detracting from the overall appearance.

Where the teeth require gross bodily movement spatially then a referral to an Orthodontist will be required. Teeth can be resurfaced polished and bleached to improve their appearance.

Prosthodontists are trained in putting together a plan that will improve the overall appearance of the smile whether it be a made-up look ( cosmetic) or so that restorative procedures complement rather than detract from the patients aesthetics.