Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite. 

There are primarily two dental specialties that predominantly focus on dental esthetics. They are:

  • Prosthodontics and
  • Orthodontics

Cosmetic dentistry includes endodontics and also periodontics.

cosmetic dentistry is popular with dental tourists

Type of cosmetic dentistry may involve

  • addition of dental materials; examples: bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns
  • removal of tooth structure; examples: enameloplasty, gingivectomy
  • superficial not involving adding or removing; examples: teeth whitening, gum depigmentation
  • straightening of teeth resulting in improvement of appearance; example: orthodontics