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Dr. James Wright
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Cosmetic Dentistry (Overview)

Cosmetic dentistry corrects aspects of teeth to make them more aesthetically pleasing. It can include fixing stains, chips, and fractures.


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How to be trained in cosmetic dentistry?

How to be trained in cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry: Dental schools teach the fundamentals of tooth care and disease prevention. Cosmetic dentistry is a field that requires additional training. There are several post graduate programs, such as the las vegas institute for advanced dental studies , that excel in this type of training. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Cosmetic Dentistry (Overview)

Cosmetic dentistry corrects aspects of teeth to make them more aesthetically pleasing. It can include fixing stains, chips, and fractures.


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Can cosmetic dentistry give people a gummy smile?

Can cosmetic dentistry give people a gummy smile?

Not really: Cosmetic dentistry only improves the appearance of the actual teeth. However, patients may want to show off their pretty new teeth afterwords and deliberately have a gummy smile:). ...Read more

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Can cosmetic dentistry help to get a better smile?

Can cosmetic dentistry help to get a better smile?

Cosmetic dentistry : Cosmetic dentistry consists of bonding, veneers, crowns , ....All of which can help to create beautiful smiles when indicated. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable price for cosmetic dentistry?

What is a reasonable price for cosmetic dentistry?

Agreed: I'm going to agree with dr. Ruden. Depending on exactly what the treatment recommendations are and where you are located, fees can vary greatly. Fees where i live in indiana, for instance, will be very different than fees in say los angeles. ...Read more

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What type of services does cosmetic dentistry offer?

What type of services does cosmetic dentistry offer?

Anything!!: Anything that will improve the appearance of your teeth/smile..And maintain them healthy. This includes orthodontics/invisalign, veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, composite bondings, gum maintenance/ recontouring. I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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What are common cosmetic dentistry problems occur in humans?

What are common cosmetic dentistry problems occur in humans?

Cosmetic Dentistry: That is tough to answer in small space. But quickly, discoloration, malformation of tooth, cracks and wear, crowding and malalignment, spacing problems, size discrepencies, gum issues (too much, too little), collapsed bite issues, arch discrepencies. These are a few and have a range of different treatments. See a trained cosmetic dentist to address your specific needs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cosmetic dentistry?

What is the definition or description of: cosmetic dentistry?

Beauty: Cosmetic dentistry should look not like dental work, but like you were born with beautiful teeth. It corrects things like stains, chips, fractures, etc. ...Read more

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What are some options in cosmetic dentistry to get a better smile?

What are some options in cosmetic dentistry to get a better smile?

Many: The best option is orthodontics, if it is available and you are willing. Nothing is better than using your own teeth in the optimum position. Often we do this first to get a better result with esthetic treatment. The restorative options include : direct bonding, porcelain / ceramic veneers, and crowns. Bonding is less expensive, does not last as long and does not provide the best esthetics. ...Read more

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Do you know what will really happen if i don't pay my cosmetic dentistry bill?

Do you know what will really happen if i don't pay my cosmetic dentistry bill?

Court &credit report: If you entered into a treatment agreement with your dentist, including a financial commitment & failed to meet your obligations, your dentist is within their rights to take you to court (if you lose you'd pay all law bills) and the dentist can also send a negative report to the credit agencies. Just saying you didn't like the result without allowing for correction is not a solid legal defense. ...Read more

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Do I have to go to special school to study cosmetic dentistry or do some universities do it?

Do I have to go to special school to study cosmetic dentistry or do some universities do it?

Need to be a dentist: You need to go to dental school. Graduate. And then some schools may offer a residency in cosmetic dentistry or you'll need to take many continuing education courses in that topic. And there are many fine ones out there. ...Read more

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Braces or cosmetic dentistry? Which is is simpler?

Braces or cosmetic dentistry? Which is is simpler?

Appropriate: A dentist should recommend what is the appropriate, not simple! these are procedures that are both cosmetic and functional, and each patient should have their own personalized treatment plan. Sometimes ortho is needed, sometimes restorative procedures are needed and sometimes both are used together to accomplish the desired result. ...Read more

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How are cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic different?

How are cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic different?

Huge difference: While both doctors aim to improve the appearance of your teeth, the orthodontist will do it by moving your teeth while the cosmetic dentist will alter your teeth while leaving them where they are. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic?

What's the difference between cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic?

Similar/Different: Orthodontic is the discipline in dentistry where the focus of treatment is to establish upper and lower arch symmetry, harmony and balance. Almost always the results are a pleasing, beautiful smile, along with proper function. Cosmetic dentistry addresses and attempts to correct the esthetic dental concerns of an individual. That might be total and comprehensive or the restoration of one tooth. ...Read more

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Is there a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can treat black gums?

Is there a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can treat black gums?

Could be natural: While some cases of "black" gums could be the result of the tissue becoming tattooed from certain metals used in crowns and fillings. Many people of Mediterranean and African origin have heavily pigmented gums which are totally natural. The former problem can be repaired by a periodontist, but the later is natural and it's beauty should be embraced! ...Read more

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Will i need to see my regular dentist before getting cosmetic dentistry?

Will i need to see my regular dentist before getting cosmetic dentistry?

Who's doing this?: 'cosmetic dentistry' is not a specialty. It is performed by general dentists as well as specialists. If you're having your dental work performed by a specialist, you do not necessarily have to see your general dentist. However, depending on what procedure you are considering for 'cosmetic' dentistry, your general dentist may be fine in providing you these services. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Do i get braces or is it cheaper to get cosmetic dentistry and fix the gap?

Do i get braces or is it cheaper to get cosmetic dentistry and fix the gap?

Fee Shouldn't Decide: Your cost for getting a nice smile should not be the first thing you think about. In fact, it should be your very last concern. You need to find an experienced dentist you trust, and then chose the treatment option which will give you the smile of your dreams in the most predictable ; long-lasting way possible. The difference if cost is negligible over a lifetime. Quality and outcome are the keys. ...Read more

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Would it be wise to have cosmetic dentistry before getting a cavity filling?

Would it be wise to have cosmetic dentistry before getting a cavity filling?

No: Treat the infection (cavity) first, then do cosmetic care. Ask your dentist to do a thorough diagnosis and treatment planning for you, then discuss your options with your dentist. ...Read more

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Do you think it could be wise to get cosmetic dentistry before getting a cavity filling?

Do you think it could be wise to get cosmetic dentistry before getting a cavity filling?

Depends on how big..: The tooth decay is. If it is quite tiny it is not as big a deal. Ideally we prefer to have the mouth decay and disease free prior to any cosmetic dentistry. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dentistry (Definition)

The branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body. Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health. Those who practice dentistry ...Read more