Many patients ask us what the difference is between general and cosmetic dentistry. While we do offer both services, the two forms of dentistry are not the same. Most cosmetic dentists do general dentistry as well, but dentists who only practice general dentistry must refer their patients elsewhere for any specialty work. We are a one stop shop for our patients, but just so you know, here is a basic explanation on each form of dentistry.
The most common theme in general dentistry is prevention. This is because dental cleanings, checkups, and x-rays are done regularly to make sure that no big problems are occurring. A general dentist who also fills cavities and does root canals. The focus is on fixing the problem, not necessarily making everything aesthetically pleasing in the end. If there is any severe rot or any crooked or missing teeth, a referral is made to a specialist to help complete your smile.
A dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry, like we do, is focused on not only fixing the problems that occur with teeth, but that your smile looks great too. Even when filling cavities, a composite material may be chosen to make it less noticeable because our focus is on giving you a great smile. If there is a serious problem with rot or missing teeth, we can handle that. If you want to adjust your teeth, we can help you out with invisible braces. There is no need to go anywhere else to become more confident in your smile.
Procedures for a Better Smile
Technology and basic tools in our office help us to create your ideal smile. Some of the most common treatments we provide are:
- Teeth Whitening, for a brighter smile
- Invisible Braces, to straighten teeth discreetly
- Dental Implants or Partial Dentures, to replace missing teeth or a weak tooth
- Veneers or Composite Bonding, to completely transform the look of your teeth
- Contouring and Shaping, to fix chips or the shape and position of your teeth
- Gum Shaping, to make a more even gum-line
We try to be a one-stop shop for our customers where they can come and get any problem with their teeth fixed or just keep them healthy. Together, we work as a team to help you have the best set of teeth possible in a personalized way. We want to help you every step of the way.
Help Us Help You
No one should go through life without the confidence to smile. If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, tell us in detail what you like and dislike about your smile. This helps us assess the exact work we can do to help. It’s also very helpful to bring a picture of what you are expecting the results to resemble, just to give a full view of your expectations. From there, we can go over what options are available to you. We even offer financing. Let’s start you out on the road to a more confident, beautiful smile!