What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Dentistry?

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Cosmetic VS Aesthetic Dentistry

Both cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic dentistry can help enhance the appearance of your smile and boost your oral health. Most people use these terms interchangeably, but even though they have the same goal, their approach is different. 

In this article, we will explore the differences between cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic dentistry and help you decide which one is better for you. 

Cosmetic VS Aesthetic Dentistry

Here's what you need to know about the differences between the two:

  • While cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the appearance of your teeth with the help of veneers, whitening kits, bridges, braces, and so on, aesthetic dentistry takes the underlying dental issue into account too. 

  • Aesthetic dentistry approaches every dental problem from a deeper level, offering a more complete treatment and solutions to the patient.

  • Cosmetic dentistry has more invasive techniques when it comes to dental issues, trying to get that perfect look. Aesthetic dentistry focuses more on getting a natural and healthy look by using modern, less-invasive techniques. 

  • Aesthetic dentistry fixes missing teeth by restoring them and improving their functionality. Cosmetic dentistry only focuses on the appearance of your teeth, without taking into consideration the condition that might have caused the dental problems.

As you can see, aesthetic dentistry is where functionality and looks meet to make your smile look beautiful and healthy. Additionally, aesthetic dentistry aims to restore teeth function with different types of treatments and modern technology. 

Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, focuses more on the visual aspect of your teeth, without an in-depth look into the patient's oral health. 

Because the functionality of your teeth is just as important as their look, you must find professionals who can take both aspects into account and will treat both the aesthetics of your teeth and the underlying problems. 

What Does Aesthetic Dentistry Include?

  • Fixing teeth alignment
  • Changing the shape and size of the teeth
  • Filling gaps between teeth
  • Correcting bite problems
  • Brightening up the shade of your teeth. 
  • Restoring teeth that are too decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped.
  • Replacing missing teeth 
  • Fixing root canals

What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Include?

  • Teeth whitening 
  • Dental veneers 
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bonding

These two terms have been mixed and usually are considered the same. Dentists can approach an issue from both a cosmetic and aesthetic perspective, and the solution depends on the patient’s needs.

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Whether you have a more serious condition, or you just want to enhance your smile, it is better to talk to a dental health professional and get properly informed before making a decision.

At Consultants In Dental Aesthetic, Dr. Landry and Dr. Dela Cruz will provide our clients with the best services that come from their extensive years of education and expertise.

Contact us today and book your consultation so that we can understand what you need and give the appropriate solution to your dental issues.