The ABCDs of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic DentistryWhen thinking about cosmetic dentistry, many people focus on its impact on their appearance—what it would be like to have a movie-star-worthy bright smile or perfectly shaped teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry can provide so much more than just a beautiful appearance. We’ll cover the basics of how various procedures can protect the health and function of your mouth. We’ll discuss four procedures that can help you if you experience challenges with your natural teeth—anything from a slightly chipped tooth to the loss of an entire arch of teeth.

The ABCDs of Cosmetic Dentistry

A stands for All-on-4. All-on-4 is the technology used to provide immediate-load dental implants. All-on-4 implants work with overdentures that snap into place on an abutment that is placed on top of the implants. The overdentures can replace an entire arch of missing teeth. All-on-4, when used with the teeth-in-a-day process, can provide rapid and dramatic oral health improvements to clients who have previously had to cope with being toothless or had to struggle with the shortcomings of traditional dentures.

B stands for Bridges. Bridges can be a good cosmetic dentistry option to replace several missing teeth. They contain artificial teeth that are anchored to natural teeth on either side. They are a time-tested solution that has a good track record for longevity.

C stands for Cosmetic Dentistry options, such as porcelain veneers and composite resin restorations. These two options can be helpful when you’ve lost part of one tooth, through it being chipped or cracked. They can protect the tooth from further damage and help keep out harmful bacteria, which can contribute to decay and infection.

D stands for Dental Implants. Implants are becoming the treatment of choice for replacing a single natural tooth. They prevent other teeth from drifting to fill the missing tooth’s spot, and because they are anchored in the jawbone, they prevent the resorption of bone and reduction of bone density in the jaw.

“These cosmetic dentistry options not only help you look good; they can also boost your oral health and well-being if you’re experiencing tooth-loss issues,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a cosmetic dentist practicing in central Phoenix.


  1. I appreciate the information on cosmetic dentistry. I had no idea that dental implants to help save the jawbone and save it from resorption, I thought dental implants were more just because they were easier to deal with. My dad has been looking into getting a dental implant, I will be sure to share this information with him.

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