What does “Cosmetic Dentistry” Mean?

June 30, 2015

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Cosmetic Dentistry is a bit of a buzz word these days and is often used to describe dental services provided at various dental practices. But what is it?

Cosmetic dentistry generally refers to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. Many dentists refer to themselves as “cosmetic dentists” and this typically means that they offer services in their office which are cosmetic in nature. Some examples of dental procedures that most dentists and patients would consider “cosmetic” are:

Porcelain Veneers
Bonding to reduce gaps or spaces
Crowns when placed to improve appearance
Teeth Whitening
Dental Implants when placed to improve teeth spacing and smile gaps
Orthodontics when completed specifically for “smile correction” instead of “bite correction”

If you have been thinking about improving your smile, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Take a few moments to ask yourself the following questions:

Are you embarrassed about smiling in front of people?
Do you ever cover your mouth to hide your teeth?
Do you wish your teeth were whiter?
Would you like to change the shape of your teeth or gums?
Do you have gaps or spaces between your teeth?
Are you considering braces for that perfect smile?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry! In fact, anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of his or her smile is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can be affordable and can change your life—improving your confidence, making you look and feel younger, and more attractive. Many dentists, including Dr. Kelly B. Wettstein of Affinity Dental in Queen Creek, will provide you a cosmetic consultation at no cost so that you may understand the best options for your individual goals and needs! Dr. Wettstein also performs all of the cosmetic procedures mentioned above and is specifically certified in cosmetic procedures such as implant placement and restoration, Invisalign, the 6 Month Braces method, and much more.

Dr. Kelly B. Wettstein owns Affinity Dental on the SE corner of Ocotillo & Rittenhouse Rd, 21321 E. Ocotillo Rd #130, Queen Creek, AZ. He has been practicing for 10 years and happily sees patients of all ages. Affinity Dental accepts most insurances, has convenient hours, and a variety of wonderful amenities to provide you with a soothing and compassionate dental experience.

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