Who uses cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry can be used by anyone anywhere for any cosmetic dentistry need or want. But there are two primary situations that lead to cosmetic dentistry: (1) personal preference; or (2) unfortunate personal circumstances.
With regard to the former, anyone who wants to improve his or her smile is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. A cosmetic dentist will assess your teeth and mouth and provide recommendations for a beautiful smile.
As for unfortunate circumstances, you may have been in an accident and require restorative cosmetic dentistry to reshape your teeth, or you may have experienced conditions like tooth decay or gum disease, which affected the appearance of your teeth. A cosmetic dentist will, in these types of situations, advise you of your options according to your oral condition.
Cosmetic dentistry, however, is usually not covered by insurance. You will want to review all the details of what the dentist recommends and inquire into alternative options to ensure your cosmetic dentistry plan fits into your budget.