By Trophy Dental of Plano
December 10, 2014
Category: Dentistry
general dentistry If you’re shopping around for a dentist you might be seeing the terms “general dentist” and “cosmetic dentist” thrown about quite a bit. While the information might seem clear cut enough, you may still wonder which dentist you can turn to for your smile needs. Here is what makes these two specialties different.
 

What is general dentistry?

 
When we think of general dentistry we often think of preventive care. After all, one of the most important parts of maintaining healthy teeth and gums is following through with routine checkups. A general dentist is the one who provides regular cleanings and exams, as well as X-rays to make sure your teeth are developing as they should and to make sure there are no cavities.
 
If there are cavities present, your general dentist will remove the decay and fill the tooth. General dentists can also perform root canals and tooth extractions and repair chips and cracks in teeth. While some general dentists can offer some cosmetic procedures, a true cosmetic dentist mainly focuses on the aesthetics of a smile rather than preventing and treating oral conditions.
 

What is cosmetic dentistry?

 
A cosmetic dentist’s sole purpose is to improve the appearance of your smile. In order to provide you with the best cosmetic dentistry in Plano, we have furthered our dental skills by taking educational courses and seminars focused on cosmetic dentistry. This helps us to provide the latest technology and the best techniques for giving you the smile you want.
 
From dental veneers and implants to teeth whitening and Invisalign, our treatments are meant to create a healthier smile that both looks and feels better. If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Plano always look into his or her education, expertise and training to make sure you find a cosmetic dentist that fits your needs.
 
Check out our website to find out more about the dental services we offer and to find out more about cosmetic dentistry in Plano. If you are interested in giving your smile a makeover, call our office today to schedule an initial consultation. We want to help you achieve the perfect smile!
 

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