What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

I am often asked what cosmetic dentistry is all about.

Most of the time, people think that cosmetic dentistry is all about having a gleaming white smile.

As a trusted cosmetic dentist on the Gold Coast with many years of experience, I believe that cosmetic dentistry is about much more than a Hollywood smile.

In fact, the results may be far different from a stereotypical celebrity smile.

If your cosmetic dental treatment means you hear ‘You have nice veneers’  from almost everyone, then we have a serious problem!

That is the last comment I want to hear as a cosmetic dentist.

It is much more pleasant to hear:

  • ‘You look so happy!’
  • ‘You have such a nice smile!’
  • ‘Your teeth are looking great!’


Because the comments refer to your natural, beautiful facial expression and smile – rather than the veneers.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about every individual’s unique situation and what it is that can make the most improvement in their smile and facial expression and, at the same time:

  • Needs fewest and minimal teeth preparations
  • Delivers best results considering your financial situation
  • Most importantly, looks natural


To achieve this, the most important step is to understand what needs improving.

As simple as it sounds, this step is what cosmetic dentistry is all about. That is why the initial assessment of every individual smile and planning plays a crucial role.

Your cosmetic dentist’s experience as the key factor, combined with the help of models, mock-ups and computer simulations, come together to give you a clear understanding of what needs to be done to improve your smile.

Once this important question is answered, the rest of the process is straightforward.

Once the right plan is in place, there are many methods to improve a smile. They range from teeth whitening to simple teeth adjustments to more complicated veneer and crown work.

Let’s not forget the familiar saying ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’ and correct palning is the key to success in cosmetic dentistry.

My name is Omid, and as a trusted Gold Coast cosmetic dentist I would love to offer you a one hour complimentary consultation where I can sit with you and understand how you want to improve your smile. Then I will consider all the above principles and, with your help, come up with a plan that will provide you with the smile of your dreams.

So, the next time the common question ‘How much do dental veneers cost?’ comes up, ask something else instead:

‘What is the best way to improve my smile?’

There is  a unique solution for every individual and cosmetic dentistry is all about finding the right one for you!

Looking forward to seeing you at Trusted Dental.



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Click to view some of our past cosmetic work here 

Find out more about cosmetic dentistry on the Australian Dental Association Website 

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