Cosmetic dentistry is a discipline that is finely balanced between science and art form, involving the aesthetic beauty and function of your entire mouth, including the promotion of excellent oral health.
Cosmetic dentistry began to emerge as a sub specialty of general dentistry in the middle 1980’s as the foundation of today’s concepts on whitening, bonding and smile design.
All of the techniques that are employed today are due to the knowledge that was assembled and articulated in the mid 80’s in this realm of dentistry.
Nowadays most dentists are considered to be cosmetic dentists as the materials used generally have very good aesthetics.
However sound biological principles still apply and most dentists will establish a healthy mouth before focusing purely on cosmetics.