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How A Cosmetic Dentist Can Enhance Your Smile

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

A professional cosmetic dentist should be concerned with their patient’s total oral health. The primary difference between a general family dentist and a cosmetic dentist lies in the procedures that they tend to focus their practice on. After a dentist graduates dental school, those that wish to offer additional procedures that are designed to improve the smile and enhance the appearance of their patients can pursue additional training.

A Chicago cosmetic dentist is skilled in performing procedures that normally a general dentist does not offer. A cosmetic dentist does tooth whitening, fits porcelain veneers, performs dental implants and offers invisible orthodontics along with other procedures. Cosmetic procedures are often not a medical necessity but they most certainly enhance the patients smile and improve their self confidence. Research shows that a person’s smile offers an improved confidence socially and professionally.

A term which is frequently used for a cosmetic dentist is “smile engineer.” Cosmetic dentists tend to work closely with their patients; they design a smile that gives the patient the looks that they have long wanted. The dentist knows that designing the smile is only the beginning; keeping it that way through routine care and maintenance takes on added importance if the new smile is to remain flawless for many years to come. For this reason, many cosmetic dentists offer general dentistry along with cosmetics. In many situations, cosmetic procedures cannot be performed until existing oral health issues are addressed and fixed.

In the past if a person lost one or more teeth their options were limited to a bridge or denture. In the last few years dental implants have become popular and are now quite common. Today, the patient does not have to deal with dentures nor does the dentist have to involve other teeth as is the case with a bridge; a “real” replacement tooth is implanted directly into the jaw bone, when the procedure is completed the tooth looks, feels and acts exactly like the natural tooth it replaces.

If you are looking to improve the health and appearance of your smile, contact Art of Modern Dentistry. We offer both general and cosmetic procedures, and can give you the expert care you need.

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