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You’ve likely heard the term “cosmetic dentistry” before. But what exactly does that mean? What does cosmetic dentistry encompass?

To help answer those questions – and allow you to decide if cosmetic dentistry is something you and your smile need – our staff at Dr. Phil's Family Dental Care PLLC in San Antonio, Texas, put this post together.

What is it?

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term used to refer to any dental procedures which are designed to improve the appearance of your smile, your teeth, and your overall self. Cosmetic dentistry is often elective, though in some cases it’s necessary in order to achieve full function of your teeth. In these cases it’s often referred to as restorative dentistry.

What are some examples?

Examples of cosmetic dentistry range from something as simple as a teeth whitening appointment to a full-mouth reconstruction. More common procedures are crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and bonding.

If you want to alter the look of your smile and get back that incredible grin you used to have, or you simply want to change a few things about the way you look, then cosmetic dentistry may be a great fit for you. If you’re interested in these services, call us at 210-231-0430 to schedule a consultation appointment.