Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. While many dental procedures address dental problems that require necessary treatment, cosmetic dentistry deals more with elective—or desired—treatments or services.
Good cosmetic dentistry is about more than simply new technologies and materials. Most of these are readily available to all practicing dentists. True cosmetic dentistry has an element of art and honed craft as well. Dr. Harris has trained with some of the world’s most prominent cosmetic dentistry specialists. He was one of the first dentists in the Greer, SC area to practice cosmetic dentistry.
Today many restorative and cosmetic treatments overlap. For example, common dental fillings treat decayed teeth. Now however, dental fillings may fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry, because you can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth and smile. In fact, you may choose to have older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings to enhance appearance.