Cosmetic dental procedures are simple, safe, and permanent. Evidently, any of the materials and procedures described in this website are beneficial for more general applications of dentistry, including dental crowns and fillings on molars or strengthening procedures on root-canal-treated teeth and much more.
Dr. Rabanus' artistic and scientific expertise in designing beautiful teeth is internationally recognized by the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
What is cosmetic dentistry?
It is that branch of dentistry which focuses on creating beautiful and natural-looking teeth while applying state-of-the-art dental technology. This website was created to help you understand the many different options that are available to you if you are looking for a smile makeover.
When you study the scientific literature about cosmetic dentistry as referenced throughout this website, you will realize that cosmetic dentistry is not just an art, but is always based on scientific principles. You will learn about the dental conditions that can be addressed with porcelain veneers, the technical and biomechanical requirements that determine the longevity of a smile makeover, and the principles that the best cosmetic dentists follow to obtain a natural-looking rejuvenated smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty that is recognized by the American Dental Association. However, there are ways to find out which particular area of general dentistry your local dentists are interested or have experience in. General dentistry has developed numerous advanced concepts of comprehensive rehabilitation of aged and worn teeth. Cosmetic dentists engaged in smile makeovers or entire oral rehabilitations understand these concepts. Even a seemingly simple request to obtain porcelain veneers might always requires holistic application of all elements of oral and biological function. Oral mechanics have to be evaluated, monitored, and considered when designing a new smile. While this website is not a trnascript for practicing cosmetic dentists, it is important for every dental patients to have an idea about what their dental diagnosis and treatment might involve.
If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in your area who you feel comfortable with to rejuvenate your smile, you might find helpful hints in the guide about how to find a cosmetic dentist for yourself.
What are beautiful teeth?
It is odd that many dentists offer cosmetic dentistry without referring to the fact that all teeth are made for oral function. It is simply amazing to see how a human body develops embryologically and organizes after birth. Teeth are developed within the jaw bones long before they grow into contact. However, it is awe-inspiring to realize that the genetic code and epigenetic mechanisms lead to tooth form and position that is in total harmony with the masticatory system. Dental aesthetics therefore cannot be established without a full integration of a newly created smile with jaw movements during mastication and speech as well as the specific dynamics of a patient's smile. Once a sound framework has been established, the patient will be invited to express his/her own goals within the parameters outlined. This is commonly achieved with provisional smile designs.