Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on improving the facial appearance of patients. It is distinct from general dentistry, which deals with the prevention and treatment of dental disorders. While some cosmetic procedures may have oral health benefits, they are primarily concerned with improving the aesthetic look of teeth and gums. A cosmetic dentist has the same basic training as a general dentist, but has also received additional education in aesthetic procedures such as teeth whitening, dental implants, dental bonding, and veneers.
They are trained to solve dental problems while taking into account the aesthetics of the smile. For example, when performing a posterior crown, a cosmetic dentist will take the time to make sure it blends perfectly with the other teeth. Cosmetic dentists may also attend more seminars and training after finishing dental school in order to differentiate themselves and complete specialized training beyond dental school. They may charge more for their services due to their additional training and expertise.
General dentists, on the other hand, practice many of the same services as cosmetic dentists such as fillings, root canals, and gingivitis treatment. However, they do not focus on improving the appearance of teeth and gums. If you would like to learn more about the difference between a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist, feel free to contact Rohrer Dental Wellness Center. Dr.
Miller is an experienced clinical and cosmetic dentist who will be happy to help you and your family recover healthy and attractive teeth.