What is the Difference Between a Cosmetic Dentist and a General Dentist?
Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas
Generally speaking, general dentists are oriented toward the health aspects of dentistry while cosmetic dentists are skilled in providing aesthetic dental treatments. While most dentists are skilled in general dentistry, which is taught in all dental schools, cosmetic dentistry is often viewed as a specialty that takes further training in cosmetic dentistry techniques. At Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles, we are skilled in both areas.
General dentistry is the preventive dentistry that encompasses the diagnosis and treatments related to the health of teeth and gums. General dentistry is often synonymous with family dentistry because general dentistry techniques are suited to patients of all ages. Common general dentistry treatments we provide include:
- Dental fillings
- Dental cleanings
- Dental examinations
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Root canals
- Treatment for gum disease
Other general dentistry services can include sports mouth guards or night splints.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments are often considered to be aesthetic in nature, but they may also provide substantial benefits to overall oral health and self-esteem. Cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer include:
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth bonding
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Teeth straightening with Invisalign
With the wide range of cosmetic dental options available, a customized smile makeover plan can be developed to meet the desires of each individual for a fast-paced full mouth enhancement. Whether we perform a cosmetic or general procedure, sedation dentistry is available for those who have dental fears.
To find out more about the general and cosmetic dental services we offer, call 252-291-2892 to schedule an appointment with our Greenville NC cosmetic dentist.