Cosmetic Smile Designing In India
What is Cosmetic Smile ?
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer 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" regardless of their specific education, specialty, training, and experience in this field. This has been considered unethical with a predominant objective of marketing to patients.
There are only 2 dental specialties that predominantly focus on dental esthetics/cosmetics. They are: Prosthodontics and Orthodontics and such specialists are called Prosthodontists and Orthodontists respectively. Every dentist is trained for 4 years in all specialities of dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry includes endodontics and also periodontics. Please update with correct information.
the addition of a dental material to teeth or gums – examples: bonding, porcelain veneers (laminates), crowns (caps), gum grafts.
the removal of tooth structure or gums – examples: enameloplasty, gingivectomy.
neither adding nor removing dental materials, tooth structure, or gums – examples: teeth whitening (bleaching), gum depigmentation.
straightening of teeth accompanied by improvement in appearance of face – orthodontics.