Cosmetic dentistry is broadly used to describe any dental procedure which improves the look of gums, teeth and / or bite. It mainly focuses on enhancement in dental aesthetic in the form of color, size, shape, position, alignment and general smile look. Since cosmetic dentistry deals with cosmetic aspects, it is not covered by dental insurance. But it is worth to enquire as to whether they cover certain procedures such as cosmetic dentistry implants.You may want to check out Dental Group of Lubbock – Lubbock cosmetic dentist for more.
Cosmetic dentists can be compared to a dental surgeon who has more training and qualification in aesthetic dentistry. The difference between a cosmetic dentist and a prosthodontist is that the former has more training and qualification in aesthetic dentistry and prosthodontics. In addition, the prosthodontist also performs common procedures like dental bridges, missing teeth replacement etc. while providing cosmetic treatments.
In fact, a good cosmetic dentist performs many more cosmetic procedures apart from filling and restoration works. One of the common methods used by them is Inlays and composites. Inlays are basically made of porcelain or composite materials that are applied onto the teeth’s surface and filled in with a filling material like dentin, enamel, dentinolite or even composite substance. Common inlays materials include calcium carbonate, quartz and gold. Onlays are known for their permanent and lasting nature even after many years.