cosmetic, surgery, dental

What is Cosmetic Surgery?


Cosmetic surgery usually makes people think of plastic surgery. In a sense, there is a similarity. When looking to improve an aspect of your appearance, there is a similarity, but when we say cosmetic surgery we relate it to your teeth. Lifetime Family Dental provides excellent cosmetic surgery for all your dental needs in order to produce the best and brightest smile you are going after. There are various aspects of cosmetic surgery and we are here to help you understand what those are.


cosmetic, surgery, dental

Cosmetic Surgery


When it comes to cosmetic surgery, like plastic surgery, it is a procedure that is non-essential, but focused upon improving your appearance. When pertaining to dentistry, cosmetic surgery includes any procedures that are done to improve the appearance of teeth, gums or bite. Although the focus may be for appearance, it can still help to improve functionality and the overall oral health of your mouth.


Types of Cosmetic Surgery


Cosmetic surgery or dentistry includes the process of either adding material to your teeth or removing material from your teeth. This can vary depending on the procedure, but overall, this type of dentistry is a reversible process. Cosmetic surgery tends to stay away from procedures that are irreversible. Some examples of cosmetic surgery include:

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Teeth Straightening
  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Bridges, dentures and implants
  • Crowns
  • Gum Grafts

These are some of the cosmetic surgery procedures that are done. The most common is teeth whitening. This can happen from over the counter products or through one visit with your friendly dentist.


Improvement of your smile may be that last thing on people’s minds. However, if you have concerns with showing your teeth when you smile, any embarrassment that rises, cosmetic surgery may be for you. It may seem like a little thing, but it is actually highly powerful. When you feel confident over your smile, confident to show your teeth, it boosts so many areas of your life. It can help you get promoted, get a job, build better relationships, and even just feel good about yourself. That in itself is worth it. Contact Lifetime Family Dental now to set up a consultation for cosmetic surgery.


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