Improve Your Smile With General and Cosmetic Dentistry

While many people focus primarily on the aesthetic looks of their smile, there are some very important reasons here why regular dental visits are important. A beautiful set of white teeth can do wonders for confidence and self-esteem. If your teeth are stained, cracked or just look mottled, you may be afraid to smile freely or talk with confidence. In this brief article, we’ll go over some of the most common general dentistry procedures and what they do.

General dentistry, also called general practice, is the practice of general health and wellbeing of the teeth, gums and mouth. If you have any issues with your teeth or gums that aren’t related to tooth decay or injury, it’s a good idea to see your dentist. Typically, general dentists treat such issues as dental plaque, gingivitis, periodontal disease, crooked teeth and other cosmetic issues. In short, general dentistry covers the entire spectrum of treating oral health. Understanding the differences between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry can help you decide which dentist or practice are best for you.

Cosmetic dentistry, or dental orthodontics, is focused on improving the appearance of your smile through procedures like veneers, bonding, crowns, bonding of gums and other aesthetic improvements. Many people choose cosmetic dentistry to improve the shape of their smile or to correct a disfigured tooth. In general, cosmetic dentists perform dental procedures that can achieve both aesthetic and functional benefits. The methods used in cosmetic dentistry are often more expensive than those used in general dentistry. It is also necessary to have additional training prior to practicing cosmetic dentistry. However, if you already have a qualified degree in dental science and you are interested in improving your smile, you may consider cosmetic dentistry. Click her: for more about cosmetic dentistry.

While most people focus on the appearance of their smile in their search for a cosmetic dentist, there are multiple benefits to obtaining a cosmetic dentist if you have a disfigured or damaged tooth. One benefit is that your overall dental health can be improved through specific procedures such as veneers, bonding, and other aesthetic improvements. Another benefit is that if you need corrective dental implants, a cosmetic dentist may be able to offer you an implant with a stronger, durable shell that will be resistant to breakage and provide long-term protection. Finally, if you are interested in improving the functionality of your teeth, your cosmetic dentist might suggest the use of braces or other removable orthodontic appliances. Braces can be used to straighten misaligned teeth, to help maintain your teeth’s natural shape and size and to increase your bite.

General dentistry is more concerned with treating oral conditions such as cavities, gum disease, gingivitis, periodontal disease, crooked teeth and other problems. General dentistry includes such procedures as root canal treatment, dental implants, braces and dentures, dental prosthetics, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and jaw surgery. A licensed general dentist may treat a wide variety of conditions, but most focus on issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, periodontal disease, gingivitis, cavities, and facial trauma. In addition to these specific issues, general dentists perform other services such as treating pain at the jaw joint, treating swelling, removing molds from the mouth and treating jaw disorders.

If you’re interested in improving your smile and increasing your overall oral health, you may want to consider consulting a general dentist for a full exam and cleaning. During your visit, a hygienist will evaluate your oral health and recommend a specific treatment plan based on your needs and desired outcome. Depending upon the severity of your condition and your dentist’s recommendations, you may choose to see a cosmetic dentist instead of a general dentist, who may offer different options and techniques for treating your specific dental concerns. Check out this post: that has expounded on the topic.

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