Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white, and healthy. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of all American adults believe that a smile is an important asset for social situations. Perhaps that is why so many patients are electing cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smiles, boost self-confidence, and increase overall life satisfaction.
Cosmetic dentistry is a generalized term used these days and can include procedures like tooth-colored restorations, dental implants, smile-whitening, bonding, veneers, and crowns. Dr. Watson prefers the term Esthetic dentistry because it’s definition calls for long term survival of restorations due to suitable function and the work tends to mimic the pristine state of the natural dentition. Enhancing a smile should aim to preserve the natural beauty of the teeth so nobody knows any work has been done.