Three Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia

The popularity of cosmetic dentistry in Philadelphia has grown, more people are realizing the value of a beautiful smile and are taking the steps to improve there. Every cosmetic dentist is a dentist, but not every dentist is an expert in cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field that requires special training beyond that of dental school. A good cosmetic dentist can improve your smile and provide you with care to keep it in good condition.

What You Don’t Know
There are 3 facts that you are probably unaware of when it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Philadelphia or anywhere else!

  1. It is a really old art- there is evidence that gold bridges and crowns were being made back as far as 200 Ad. There is also well documented evidence that as early as 700 BC Etruscans were making dentures from ivory and human bone. On a much grosser note, it would seem in 700BC teeth from dead people were being sold and traded so that people could make their own makeshift bridge. Sometimes the teeth were taken from living donors for the rich to use. Not exactly hygienic but certainly cosmetic.
  2. Crowns, bridges and veneers can often be categorized as “reconstructive” and not “cosmetic” so that dental insurance will cover part of the costs. Truth be told, if you have missing teeth or damaged teeth, eating can be painful, reconstruction is not vanity it is necessity and the insurance companies should have to cover all or part of the procedure.
  3. The single most popular cosmetic service is tooth whitening! It is one of the simplest and often the most requested procedure because you get quick results and it is not invasive!

To learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, make an appointment at Absolute Smile!

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