What is a cosmetic dentist? You do not know? What is a veneer? Okay, I can understand not knowing what a veneer is, but what is a cosmetic dentist? Sit down and let me explain it.
While your local dentist may be able to offer some cosmetic applications, the best cosmetic dentist procedures come from the specialists. This is not saying that your local guy is not a good dentist, they just have different equipment and training, is all.
Your normal dentist is mainly concerned with oral hygiene. She makes sure that your teeth and gums are as healthy as they can be, and can help you by treating things that may not be as clean as they should be, and by offering instruction to help in prevention.
A cosmetic dentist is all about the aesthetics in your mouth. While they care that you have healthy teeth, their jobs is not to do anything about it. They are there to give you dental implants, veneers, tooth whitening, and anything else to help you feel more comfortable with your smile.
Tooth whitening is usually done with a peroxide solution, much stronger than the stuff you buy in the grocery store, that uses oxidation to remove the stains on your teeth. Sometimes, if the discoloration is bad enough, you may need a different approach. That is what veneers are for.
Veneers are often made from porcelain, and they are perfectly sculpted little facades that fit over each individual tooth. Veneers are a brand new white surface to make your teeth shine again, and can last you upwards of 15 years if you take good care of them.
Dental implants are fake teeth that are actually embedded right into your jaw. A titanium rod is surgically implanted into your jaw, where the bone grows around it, acting as a more solid root. Then a pseudo tooth is put onto the rod, and that missing tooth is instantly replaced.
Cosmetic dentistry may not seem like a necessity, but you underestimate the importance of a confident smile. A smile can convey so much about, and to, a person. As such, you want yours to as confident as possible. A cosmetic dentist can help you regain that confidence.