The Difference Between a Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist

In Blog, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health by Dr. Lattinelli

You may have heard the term “cosmetic dentist” before, but you may not be familiar with the term. Although both cosmetic dentists and dentists graduated from dental school and can perform the same duties, there are differences between the two terms. Here is more information about what cosmetic dentistry is and why it is different from traditional dentistry.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Traditional dentistry is concerned with preventative care of your teeth. They work with you to keep your mouth healthy and free of tooth or gum disease. If you have cavities, dentists work to fill the cavity and keep your smile intact. Dentists also work to keep children’s mouths healthy and strong through preventative care. If you need oral cancer screening, you want to see traditional dentistry as well.

Cosmetic dentists can perform all of those services for you as well, but their main concern is in restorative or cosmetic practices. If you have teeth that are broken, chipped, stained, or cracked, cosmetic dentists are there to fix your smile. They can use veneers, for example, to restore the color and beauty of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can also restore your smile due to an accident or an injury. If you lost teeth in a car accident, for example, a cosmetic dentist will be able to use dental implants to give you your smile back and keep your gums healthy.

If you need your smile restored, whether it is due to an accident, injury, decay or you just want to have work done for self-confidence, you will want a cosmetic dentist to fine-tune your smile and give you the look you have always wanted.

When you are ready to schedule your next visit to the dentist, we hope that you will think of us. We’re located at 121 East 60th Street, New York, 10022. You can give us a call to schedule an appointment at 212-752-7188.

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