The term “cosmetic” generally refers to any treatment that is electively geared towards an aesthetic improvement of the existing smile. Still, it can also simply refer to utilizing materials and techniques that enhance one’s smile.
These can include teeth whitening, using “white” or composite filling materials instead of silver or metal amalgam fillings, using porcelain for crowns and bridges, and even using surgical techniques to manage the gum tissues or orthodontics to correct crowded or uneven smiles.
At 5th Avenue Dental Centre, we only use “white” composite resin for fillings and porcelain is used for most crowns, bridges, and implants. We also use the Invisalign system of orthodontic braces, which are free of metal and removable for better oral hygiene.