Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry related to improving the appearance of one’s mouth through dental procedures. In laymen’s terms, it is the expertise of cosmetic dentistry that gives broadcast journalists and Hollywood actors their perfect pearly whites.
Often, cosmetic dentistry involves the whitening of teeth, veneers, or other restorative procedures. Cosmetic dentistry differs from traditional dentistry, which focuses on the maintenance of good oral health and hygiene, and treating any maladies related to the patient’s oral health.
Veneers, implants, whitening treatments, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures have been available for many years. Whiter teeth have now become a status symbol, and Hollywood stars and other celebrities have popularized the need for a whiter, brighter smile. For this reason, there are newer and better procedures now available in the field of cosmetic dentistry to ensure one can get the much-coveted bright white smile.