A Note on Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry
Though cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry is not an integral aspect that contributes to physical health, it can make a significant contribution to one’s self esteem and emotional welfare through the fine-tuning of our aesthetic features. This is often conveyed both in our professional and personal lives through increased confidence and self-appreciation.
Dentistry can be seen as either therapeutic (general dentistry) or non-therapeutic (cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry).
Therapeutic/General Dentistry: Aims to address and treat medical concerns to heal or rebuild health. These are preventative and restoration treatments. Non-therapeutic/Cosmetic Dentistry: To enhance appearance for aesthetic purposes.
At Vogue Dental Studios, we acknowledge the importance of both by addressing all your general dentistry needs first, prior to proceeding with the cosmetic aspect.
Though these procedures are subject to the suitability of the client, these treatments are now widely accepted in modern day society as rational personal choices.
It's always your choice.
Cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry is an elective procedure, and we stress the importance of your right to information. We encourage all patients to make an informed decision and to seek a second opinion from a qualified healthcare professional.
If any medical records are collected from us, you have the right to access your own medical records, X-RAYS and notes or to ask us to transfer your records to another practice. You will just need to sign a release of records form to do so.
At your appointment, you will be given a personalized treatment plan tailored to you. Your dentist will guide you towards making an informed choice and explain the risks and benefits. With cosmetic and reconstructive treatment, please bear in mind that this is an optional treatment plan to correct the aesthetics of your smile.
The decision you make should be supported by proper research, direction from a qualified dental practitioner or healthcare professional with extensive explanation. It is important to understand both the risks and benefits of each treatment option, the reasoning behind the differentiating costs and researching the materials used and quality of craftsmanship.