Cosmetic Dentistry treatment could be the solution for you! An intricate blend of art and dental science; Cosmetic Dentistry treatment seeks to maximise the functional and aesthetic nature of your smile. Creating breathtaking natural results, Cosmetic Dentistry could change your life.
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and/or smile. The term is often referred to as being redundant mainly with a marketing objective as dentistry by nature has the goal of improvement in the appearance and function of a patient's teeth. Many dentists refer to themselves as “cosmetic dentists" regardless of their specific education, specialty, training and experience in this field. This has been considered unethical with a predominant objective of marketing to patients.
There are only 2 dental specialties that predominantly focus on dental esthetics/cosmetics. They are: Prosthodonticsand Orthodontics and such specialists are called Prosthodontists and Orthodontists respectively.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. Australian programs are accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) and are 3 years in length and culminate with either a Master degree (MDS), a Master of Dental Science (MDSc) or a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree (DClinDent). Fellowship can then be obtained with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, FRACDS (Pros).
Orthodontics, orthodontia, or orthodontureis the first specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions which involves improper bites, which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. In the latter case it is better defined as “dentofacial orthopaedics". Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients’ teeth. However, there are orthodontists who work on reconstructing the entire face rather than focusing exclusively on teeth. Many countries have their own systems for training and registering orthodontic specialists. A two to three year period of full-time post-graduate study is required for a dentist to qualify as an orthodontist.
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