Hello, I’m Dr. Isabella Mejia. Welcome to my Plano cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in Plano are dedicated to preventing and treating oral disease such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will assess the best way to restore the tooth involved.
Plano cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at The Plano Dentist in Plano include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some Plano dentists, like myself, offer both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a Plano dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent 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. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several of restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.
As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between general and cosmetic dentistry. At The Plano Dentist, my knowledgeable team provides a full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Dallas area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature patients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Plano patients have crowns that are older than our hygienists.)
Experienced Plano dental professionals who perform pediatric, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your family’s dental needs.
If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Dallas area, I invite you to come into The Plano Dentist in Plano. We are located at 3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call (972) 468-8279.
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538
Plano, Texas 75023