This post from Designer Smiles in Fargo describes how general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different.
General dentistry is dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will establish the best way to restore the tooth involved.
Cosmetic dentists offer elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Available procedures include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Many dentists provide both general and cosmetic dentistry. In some cases there is some overlap. For example, if a dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to avert decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile.
At Designer Smiles in Fargo we create healthy smiles that look great! General dentistry achieves the first goal, and cosmetic dentistry the second. Find out why patients from West Fargo and Moorhead trust us with their smiles. Call for an appointment today!
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