Dear Doctor Magazine - Issue 9 - (Page 46)
cosMeTic & resToraTiVe DeNTisTrY resToraTiVe a aT cosMetic dentistry – a tiMe for change As spring and summer approach and the world renews after such a long and historic winter it just may be time to put a fresh face and new smile on life. Appearance can be changed through cosmetic enhancement and today expectations are higher than ever before. In many instances, the most dramatic esthetic effects can result from smile enhancement. Small steps can be taken to make quite visible changes to your smile, your dental health and consequently your well-being. Bigger steps will of course be necessary to accomplish larger more encompassing changes and goals. In any event, how you feel has a lot to do with how you look and vice versa. Join us as we review the many issues and changes available to you for cosmetic dental change. Each topic has been covered more fully in previous issues of Dear Doctor. Cosmetic A time for change D e N t I S t rY ha hat is what yoU see, what yoU get? 46 Dear Doc tor w w w. D e a r D o c to r . c o m Here’s a little about a lot. “Cosmetic” derives from ancient Greek (kosmetike) meaning “the art of dress and ornament” and from (kosmeo) “to order, to arrange, to rule, to adorn, to equip, to dress, to embellish”. Cosmetic - as in dentistry – relates largely to external or superficial; pertaining only to the surface or appearance of something. But there may be more to it, for surface change may require more than you see, and as we will see, can sometimes require a lot of change beneath the surface. Cosmetic is also not to be confused with aesthetic. Aesthetics, commonly describes the study of sensory or emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste. Aesthetics could be said to describe how you feel and the value you place on a cosmetic change.
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