Chances are either you or someone you know has chipped, broken or knocked-out one of their teeth. Rarely does a season of soccer, basketball, baseball, football, or lacrosse pass without this scary type of injury occurring. Tooth damage can even occur in simple household accidents or falls. When the unpleasantness of a tooth injury hits, the instinctual response is to call the dentist for an emergency visit.
What you may not know is that repairing or replacing teeth damaged by these types of accidents is considered cosmetic dentistry. While this type of dental work improves the appearance of teeth, cosmetic dentistry does not exclusively benefit the aesthetics of a smile. Cosmetic dental procedures also aim to strengthen teeth and restore or improve their functionality. (more…)