MARK L. STANKEWITZ, D.D.S.
BOARD CERTIFIED PROSTHODONTIST
Advanced Cosmetic, Reconstructive, and Implant Dentistry
Prosthodontists are experts in Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is the difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist?
Truthfully, there is no difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist. Almost every dentist claims to be a cosmetic dentist but it is not one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
What is a cosmetic dentist called?
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of 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.
How long does it take to be a cosmetic dentist?
Any licensed dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist because cosmetic dentistry is not a dental specialty. The only dental specialty that provides comprehensive formal training in cosmetic dentistry is Prosthodontics.
How do they fix crooked teeth?
The textbook solution to straighten crooked teeth is with orthodontics. Rotated or malpositioned teeth can be easily be corrected in 6 to 24 months with modern orthodontic procedures. Using cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns and/or veneers to straighten teeth can cause irreversible damage from unnecessarily grinding down healthy teeth.
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