Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe dental treatments that can improve the appearance of your teeth, but which won’t necessarily do anything for the health of your teeth. These treatments are different from restorative dental care and general dentistry that is designed to protect and preserve your natural teeth and your dental health. For example, treatments such as root canal therapy, dental fillings, tooth extractions, and checkups and cleanings are all procedures that are necessary to preserve your teeth. Usually, cosmetic dentistry is non-essential but it can offer a range of benefits. But, what does it mean to be a cosmetic dentist?