Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry which focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth, and smile.
Cosmetic dentistry may also provide restorative benefits. Previously, most dental fillings were composed primarily of gold, amalgam, and other materials that left visible dark spots on the teeth. Today, dental fillings may fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry, because you can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth and smile.
A smile makeover improves the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening.
Matching Tooth Fillings:
This traditional procedure can also be included in the category of cosmetic dentistry when porcelain and composite resin materials are used to provide a tooth-like appearance.
The repair of chipped or broken teeth may be done through a procedure called bonding. A dental composite material which is the same color as the enamel is applied to the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured, and polished, making the crack.