How much do you know about cosmetic dentistry and the types of concerns it addresses? For instance, do you know the difference between minor cosmetic damage and serious tooth injury that requires a restoration? Are you sure about the best way to approach different types of misaligned teeth? The good news is that by brushing up on the basics, you can quickly become familiar with the many ways cosmetic care will improve your smile and whether it is suited to your particular needs. Curious about your knowledge? Quiz yourself for quick results!

True-or-False Quiz: Cosmetic Dentistry

  1. True or False: You bit down on a piece of hard food that shattered your tooth – cosmetic dentistry will repair the damage for a beautifully improved tooth.
  2. True or False: Your smile is discolored and you’re unhappy with the way it looks – cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of effective treatments.
  3. True or False: You have wide spaces between your teeth and serious misalignment. Cosmetic treatments like veneers or bonding might help.

Quiz Answer Key

  1. False. There are different types of tissue damage. If you break your tooth in a way that threatens its structural stability or health, you will need restorative dentistry. However, for minor chips or cracks, cosmetic care like dental bonding provides effective treatment.
  2. True. This is a common complaint among patients, which we can easily address with cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening or porcelain veneers.
  3. False. Again, misalignment includes a broad range of concerns. If you are dealing with extremely mild issues like a few tiny spaces between teeth or a gently rotated tooth, we can often camouflage the issues with cosmetic dentistry. However, for serious spacing, overcrowding, or otherwise, you will need orthodontic treatment.


Dental Associates of Woodcrest is a team of dental professionals dedicated to providing you and your entire family with compassionate care and a full spectrum of dental services. To learn more about our preventive, cosmetic, restorative, or emergency dentistry care, contact our Riverside office today at (951) 776-9001 to schedule a visit. We also look forward to offering care to patients from Temecula, Corona, Moreno Valley, and surrounding communities.