We focus on different elective dentistry procedures, preventative solutions and other areas to improve the health of your teeth.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures and Information

Most people are familiar with the focus that traditional dentistry has on prevention of tooth decay, oral hygiene, and the treatment of oral and tooth disease. 

Certain dental offices in the OC on the other hand, focuses on making the appearance of your mouth, teeth, and smile look better. You will often times hear cosmetic dentistry referred to as “elective” treatment with traditional dentistry being “necessary”.

Sometimes, however, the lines blur between necessary and elective procedures. A recent example is the change in dental filling composition. 

Historically, dental fillings were made of gold, silver, or other metals that would leave visible dark areas or spots on a person’s teeth. Fast forward to today, and fillings can be considered cosmetic at some level due to the porcelain that can be used to better match the color of your teeth.