What is Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is all about the appearance and enhancement of a person’s smile. On the surface, creating whiter teeth, or even new teeth, may not appear to be that complicated. Yet being a good cosmetic dentist requires a good eye and an aptitude for art and creativity. Also required is of course a thorough understanding of dental anatomy, and the mastery of dental materials. The dentist must be able to communicate their vision to both their patients and their laboratory technician. The technician is a key player in the realization of any smile makeover. To perform these procedures to the highest standards, it takes years of study and training.

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Palm SPrings Dentist Dr. Jay Jorgensen, DDS

What is a Cosmetic Dentist?

A talented cosmetic dentist is a restorative dentist who has extensively studied the concepts of smile design and dental materials. The conceptual study of smile design, when done properly, is considered a “work of art” leading the cosmetic dentist to discover the uniqueness of each individual smile. The cosmetic dentists aim should be toward creating a positive change to your teeth and smile. A good cosmetic dentist not only helps to improve your appearance and your smile, but through the process contributes to an increase in your self-esteem and confidence. The best type of cosmetic dentist will take the time to educate you on all your options and discuss them with you. In doing this, you will have all the information you need to make an informed decision on what is best for you.