What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

In addition to healthy teeth, you want beautiful teeth. After all, who doesn’t want an attractive smile? Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of options to improve the look and function of your teeth. 

The Difference Between General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry

Every dentist is concerned with the health and strength of your teeth. Regular annual visits, cleanings, and x-rays keep your dentist on top of your oral health. Healthy teeth and gums can help prevent cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, and even pregnancy complications. 

A cosmetic dentist receives additional instruction on enhancing the look of your smile. It is the “artistic side” of general dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry uses a variety of methods to improve minor imperfections, enhance your smile, and ultimately, give you a more confident appearance.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry:

Teeth Whitening

The professional teeth whitening procedure is the most commonly requested type of cosmetic dentistry and the cost is affordable. These procedures are simple and result in a gorgeous smile. Your age, smoking, drinking coffee or tea, and cola drinks all add to the discoloration of your teeth. 


You do not need braces to get the beautiful, straight teeth you have always wanted. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made transparent, removable, comfortable aligners that function in much the same way as braces. They’re practically invisible on the teeth, allowing you to get a straighter smile without the hassle of wires.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of custom-shaped porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth. They are an answer for teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or crooked. You can even use them to correct unwanted or uneven spaces.

Resin Bonding

Composite resin is incredibly durable, making it an ideal material for small tooth repairs, fillings, and more. The margin of resin and tooth should not be detectable. Even the patient cannot tell where the natural tooth ends and the composite resin begins. It is a relatively simple and non-invasive way to improve your smile.

Going Forward

Dr. Foote offers all of these cosmetic dentistry solutions. Your next step is to talk with Dr. Foote about the changes you would like to make to your smile. He will advise you on the best dental treatment to achieve your goals.

Contact us today to start the conversation about improving your smile.