Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth, and smile. General or traditional dentistry focuses more on oral hygiene, diagnosis, treatment of oral diseases, and preventive dentistry.  According to North American Dental organization, about $35 billion a year is invested in cosmetic dentistry, which includes teeth bleaching, oral laser surgery, and veneers. But $10 billion of that’s being spent on dental makeovers. Cosmetic dentistry today is becoming more and more popular.
     Have a crooked smile? Although orthodontics is an ideal way to correct this condition, but sometimes an alternative way may give pleasing results. Using restorative treatment with dental bonding, porcelain veneers or full crowns can achieve aesthetically correct results in two visits or less.  Dental bonding uses a composite material that is color matched to your natural teeth to fix cracks, chip teeth, and fill gaps. Its pain free and leaves as much of your natural tooth in tact as possible. Porcelain veneers or full crowns are more natural and durable fixtures used to hide many imperfections.
     Have a “gummy” smile? Gingivoplasty is the type of surgery used to reshape healthy gum tissue around the teeth.  With today’s advent and laser dentistry, this procedure can be done easily and painlessly in most cases. There are no major risks to this procedure. Infection and prolonged bleeding may occur, but it’s unusual.
     Teeth whitening have become one of the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedure. Tooth whitening can be done in various ways. Over-the-counter items may be utilized or an in-office method may be used.  Generally an in-office technique has faster results due to a really bright light to enhance the speed and efficacy following whitening.
     The first thing one takes notice about a person is the face/mouth. People go for cosmetic dentistry for various reasons. Some go for it just for the sake of looking younger, while others go to correct crooked, overlapping or damaged teeth.