defining cosmetic dentistry

Defining Cosmetic Dentistry

defining cosmetic dentistrySummerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson Nevada

Dr. Wilson, your #1 Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist, offers both the most amazing cosmetic and family/general options to all of his patients.

While most people are fairly confident they know what “general” dentistry will deal with…there can be some confusion when it comes to what constitutes as a “cosmetic” procedure. For that very reason, today you Las Vegas dentist wanted to explore “what” cosmetic dentistry is, and how it differs from the rest of the field.

To start, we must understand what cosmetic dentistry is and how it compares to these aforementioned other fields. Cosmetic dentistry exclusively deals with appearance and aesthetics of the teeth, compared to the general functionality of the teeth. Dr. Wilson can utilize techniques such as teeth whitening, veneers, crowns and more to improve the look of your teeth- all of which would be considered “cosmetic options.”

Even though cosmetic dentistry may not make functionality its number one priority, there are often crossovers in the concentrations.

Let us take orthodontics for an example. Many patients may seek orthodontic work from their Las Vegas dentist to help close gaps in their teeth or straighten them- which they may consider not pleasant visually. But with the application of these orthodontic treatments, we can also be improving things such as speech and chewing too. It is definitely considered a win-win.

On the flipside, your Las Vegas dentist will opt not to go forth with a cosmetic procedure if it can put functionality at risk. As a doctor, the health of your mouth will ALWAYS be a priority to consider the look.

After all is said and done about cosmetic dentistry, what it covers and what it does- you still may be questioning: “Why to practice it then, Dr. Wilson?”

Simply put: your Las Vegas dentist believes in the power of a smile. He believes that if he can help give a patient a smile they love to share with the world- it can make the world a better place. Improving the outside can improve the inside of the patient for the better.

For information on cosmetic dental options available from your Las Vegas dentist, give our office a call today at (702) 331-4700.