Thursday, September 10, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is cosmetic dentistry? 

A. Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of altering a person's existing tooth colour, form or alignment to achieve a condition that best matches an aesthetic norm. 

Q. Is cosmetic dentistry a dental specialty? 

A. No. There is no such dental specialty. Nevertheless, there is plenty of scope for the practice of cosmetic dentistry in the various dental specialties like prosthodontics and periodontology. However, cosmetic dentistry is very much an art. How good a cosmetic dentist one is depends a lot on his eye for aesthetics and his ability to improvise or think out of the box. Many tricks of the trade are not taught in dental school.

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