Dental aesthetics or cosmetics is a specialty of dentistry which addresses problems related to oral health and aesthetic harmony of the mouth as a whole.
You could call aesthetic dentistry an application of the art and science of developing or highlighting the beauty of the smile.
In Western culture, we may generically consider the patterns of dental aesthetics as represented by a smile, showing bright teeth set against a harmonious composition of soft tissues. This does not mean that there are not individuals who regard dental aesthetics differently.
For all that, we must at all times consider treatments for aesthetic purposes from the patient's personal and subjective point of view, working together to fulfill their expectations and desires.
The smile is one of most important. facial expressions. From an anatomical point of view, the smile can be analyzed by studying each of its individual components: the lips, the gums and the teeth.
We have a wide array of possibilities at our disposal for achieving excellent results:
Aesthetic appearance is linked to health, such that sometimes conservative orthodontic techniques prosthesis, or surgery should be applied for best results.
For us, there is really no such thing as aesthetic dentistry, but instead, all dentistry should be aesthetic, though we do note that we cannot fathom aesthetics without function.