Aesthetic vs. cosmetic dentistry – a fine line?

Put simply, aesthetic is what nature intended, cosmetic is what man wanted; the two may be in concord, but not on every occasion. This not to say nature gets it right all the time – we only have to observe congenital deformities, which obviously require clinical intervention. However, is intervention justified purely for vanity?

What’s your opinion?

One Comment on “Aesthetic vs. cosmetic dentistry – a fine line?

  1. Today cosmetic dentistry is an artistic art to give patients their dream smiles.

    I agree we should give patients the smile of their dreams. However, this smile should be long lasting and evidence based, rather than many who offer short term gains, resulting in long term pains. There are many treatment modalities offering the minimally invasive therapy, yet still achieving superlative aesthetics.



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