Cosmetic dentistry is commonly used to refer to dental work that improves the appearance but not the function of a person’s teeth, gums, and bite. Some dentists refer to themselves as cosmetic dentists no matter their specialty, training, education, and experience. This has been seen as unethical with the main objective of marketing to patients. The American Dental Association (ADA) does not recognize cosmetic dentistry before and after as a special area of dentistry. However, there are still many dentists that promote themselves as cosmetic dentists. That being said, cosmetic dentistry includes things such as dental implants, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, and veneers. A big part of it is cosmetic dentistry before and after. There is the before and what the person started with and then the after and what they had when the dentist was done.
About 20% of all cosmetic dental procedures are done on men and women 30 years old or younger. Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are put on the natural tooth. By applying porcelain veneers, the teeth are given a totally new appearance. Cosmetic dentistry before and after dental implants. Dental implants however, are the only cosmetic dental procedure that gives a natural tooth like experience. The first dental implant was performed on a Mayan woman when she had pieces of shell hammered into her gums as teeth replacements over 1,350 years ago. Dental implants have a 98% success rate and can last a lifetime with the proper care. Cosmetic dentistry before and after would include not having teeth and then having replacement teeth.
Some other facts about cosmetic dentistry before and after:
* 65% of people grind their teeth in the middle of the night
* Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body
* Two-thirds of Americans feel that a missing tooth is a cosmetic and medical issue
* Diet soda can cause tooth decay if drank over a long period of time
* A soft bristle toothbrush is better on your gums For more, read this link.