Dental restorations primarily focus on repairing or replacing damaged or lost tooth structure to restore function and prevent further complications. This includes treatments like fillings, crowns, and bridges. On the other hand, cosmetic dentistry emphasizes enhancing the aesthetic appearance of one's teeth, gums, or bite. While it can improve function in some cases, cosmetic dentistry is to achieve a more attractive smile through procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, or orthodontics. Both are essential aspects of the dental care we provide, but their purpose is appropriate to different needs and outcomes.