Patients often ask, “Are Dr. Hess and Parque cosmetic dentists?”. The answer is “yes” for two reasons:
1) Drs. Hess and Parque enjoy doing cosmetic/esthetic/aesthetic procedures and 2) there is no specialty for “aesthetic dentistry”. All dentists are “cosmetic dentists” which can be confusing to patients with the advertising that is done by many dental offices. Dr. Hess and Parque have taken part in countless hours of continuing education for aesthetic dentistry and stay up to date on the latest advancements and techniques in the industry.
“Cosmetic Dentistry” is a very broad term used in the field of dentistry. Most patients think of cosmetic, or esthetic dentistry, as treatment such as whitening or veneers which gives a big, bright, and white smile. However, this type of treatment is often much more complicated and treats not only the smile, but treats underlying issues such as misaligned biting patterns, unideal gum architecture, and proportionality of the facial structure.
Unfortunately, there are many people today who are significantly dissatisfied and unhappy with their smiles. Not having a healthy, beautiful smile is often a major barrier for people having confidence in themselves and this can create issues in their personal and professional lives.