Cosmetic Dentistry is the backbone of Hankinson Dental. Traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile.
In other words, restorative, general and family dental practices address dental problems that require necessary treatment, whereas cosmetic dentistry provides elective — or desired — treatments or services.
Cosmetic dentistry may also provide restorative benefits. For example, dental fillings are a common procedure used to treat decayed teeth. Previously, most dental fillings were composed primarily of gold, amalgam and other materials that left visible dark spots on the teeth.
Today, dental fillings may fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry, because you can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth. This allows you to maintain the natural appearance of your teeth and smile. Many people may choose to have their older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings to enhance their oral appearance.
If you are interested in teeth whitening, cosmetic fillings, and veneers, Hankinson Dental is your one stop for all your cosmetic dentistry needs. Please give us a call to schedule a consultation today!