What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Most think of tooth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but a cosmetic dentist can provide much more. A skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist can help to improve your appearance, your smile, your self-esteem, and your confidence. Today, cosmetic dentistry has continued to evolve, and cosmetic dentists can address both functional and aesthetic concerns.

Cosmetic Dentistry is a growing field, and more and more adult professionals in Memphis are looking for ways to enhance their smile. There are many cosmetic dentistry procedures, ranging from dental implants to teeth whitening. If you are interested in a cosmetic dentistry procedure in the Memphis area, please contact Scott Edwards, DDS to schedule a free consultation now!

What cosmetic services do we offer?

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What does a cosmetic dentist do?

Cosmetic dentistry has evolved from simply replacing and restoring damaged teeth to covering a wide scope of aesthetic procedures. Today's cosmetic dentistry includes tooth whitening, bonding, tooth-colored restorations and fillings, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants, and more. You may be surprised by how dentistry has evolved and what can be done by an experienced cosmetic dentist here in Memphis.

Have an honest discussion with your Memphis dentist about your cosmetic goals to be sure they're realistic. Then discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the recommended procedures. Finally, ask about the cost and treatment time frame.

What we believe:

Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry stand for the practice of responsible esthetics. That means AACD is the primary dental resource for patients as they strive to maintain their health, function, and appearance for their lifetime. We believe that aesthetic dentistry must complement the overall general and oral health of the patient, and do no harm. So we strongly encourage treatment decisions based on the foundation of evidence-based protocols combined with sound clinical judgment.

AACD also strongly encourages that cosmetic dentistry integrate interdisciplinary medical and dental treatment to enhance outcomes and minimize the loss of healthy human tissue. That means AACD member dentists champion and provide minimally invasive treatment protocols, when and where appropriate, ensure they are consistent with the long-term health and needs of the patient.

Finally, we encourage the use of innovation in technology and materials to deliver dentistry that is predictable and long lasting for our patients in Memphis.

Patients who have undergone treatment are often transformed from the inside out because knowledge in the dental profession for American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) members is constantly growing. That commitment to education has led AACD members to believe that responsible aesthetics means dealing with beauty that's more than skin-deep. It means striving for a smile that connects. The changes that can be made to your smile, through a wide variety of procedures, techniques, and the newest materials, are remarkable.

Sources: © 2011 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry