Cosmetic Dentistry

Many Cape Cod patients are interested in improving the appearance of their smile. Prosthodontists are the dental specialists who have the education and experience to perform expert cosmetic dentistry and to best determine what constitutes a pleasing smile. Teeth whitening, reshaping natural teeth, bonding of tooth-colored material to teeth, and porcelain veneers are procedures commonly used to improve a smile.

The American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties, and the ADA does not include “cosmetic dentistry” as a specialty. Prosthodontists receive extensive training and experience in dental esthetics and cosmetics during their graduate programs. Many general dentists receive training in cosmetic dentistry during seminars, or a series of courses, usually limited to weekend, or possibly weeklong courses.