I consider myself to be a ‘cosmetic dentist’. For that matter, many of my colleagues actually advertise that they are ‘cosmetic dentists’. But what does that mean?
To quote Wikipedia: “Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. Many dentists refer to themselves as ‘cosmetic dentists’ regardless of their specific education, specialty, training, and experience in this field. This has been considered unethical with a predominant objective of marketing to patients. The American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a formal specialty area of dentistry.
While Wikipedia may not be the ultimate source for accuracy on all subjects, the fact remains that cosmetic dentistry is NOT a specialty. Any dentist who pays the least attention to the appearance of your mouth and smile is practicing cosmetic dentistry.
Having said all this, I consider Framingham Family Dental Care to be a practice that offers a cosmetic approach to dentistry for all its patients. While our primary goal is to ensure the dental health of our patients, my staff and I are dedicated to various procedures that enhance the beauty of your smile! Some of these include veneers, crowns, tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, and other smile enhancement procedures.