Cosmetic dentistry is commonly referred to the treatment of several teeth at once to help shape the smile and over all facial appearance. A typical treatment involves six to eight upper teeth, but can include all the teeth in an arch.
Comprehensive Treatment Options
These comprehensive treatment options are usually done when a patient has severely worn down their teeth. Often, treatment includes rebuilding teeth to their original height and shape and fixing the bite. Bite problems often develop from the abnormal wear of teeth. Normal tooth wear can be as little as 1mm (thickness of your fingernails) over the lifetime of your teeth. People who grind their teeth can wear 3 to 5 mm of tooth structure in only few decades of life. The technology to help these people has been one of the great advancements in dentistry.