It is a branch of dentistry which deals with any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Common procedures include bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring. These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite.
Cosmetic dentistry involves:
Related Journals of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentistry, Dental Implants and Dentures: Open Access, Oral Health and Dental Management, Dental Health: Current Research, Oral Hygiene & Health, British Dental Journal, Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, GSTF Journal on Advances in Dentistry and Stomatology, Dental Materials.