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Find Out How Much You Know About Cosmetic Dentistry: A Quiz

General dentistry, preventive dentistry, restorative, orthodontics, periodontics, cosmetic…oh my! What are all these labels? The fact is that many types of dentistry overlap. Restorative treatments are often the same as cosmetic treatments. The only difference is why you are getting the treatment. There is a fine line sometimes between restorative and cosmetic treatment. Restorative dentistry “restores” the health, function, and esthetics of a tooth, but what makes it different from cosmetic dentistry? Find out how much you know about cosmetic dentistry by taking our fun quiz!

Multiple Choice Quiz

A. According to a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) what percentage of people believe your smile is important?

  1. 50%
  2. 99.7%
  3. 1%
  4. None of the Above

B. According to the same survey, what percentage of people believe your smile is a professional tool?

  1. 0%
  2. 1%
  3. 74%
  4. None of the Above

C. Cosmetic dentistry:

  1. Is the same as restorative dentistry
  2. Is designed to address esthetic issues
  3. Is designed to improve the looks of your smile
  4. Both B and C

D. Cosmetic dentistry includes:

  1. Crowns
  2. Veneers
  3. Bonding
  4. All of the Above


A. 2. In a recent survey, the AACD learned that 99.7% of the American population believe that a smile is an important social tool.

B. 3. Seventy-four percent of the population believe that an unattractive smile can negatively affect your professional standing.

C. 4. The major focus of cosmetic dental treatments is the esthetics, or the looks, of your smile. Cosmetic treatments are meant to make your smile more attractive.

D. 4. Cosmetic treatments can include: crowns, veneers, bonding, contouring, gum recontouring, BOTOX, whitening or a combination of these treatments.