Benefits of Seeing a Cosmetic Dentist 

May 28 2022

Receiving general dentistry services at least twice a year is important for everyone who cares about their oral health. However, for many dental patients, seeing a cosmetic dentist is equally as important. Here’s an overview of what you should know about seeing a cosmetic dentist and how to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist near you—

What Is a Cosmetic Dentist?

General dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on treating and preventing dental and oral diseases, such as gingivitis. When you go in for a routine teeth cleaning or get a filling, these services fall under the umbrella of general dentistry. 

Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, refers to dentistry that is aimed at the aesthetic appearance of teeth. However, many cosmetic dentistry services—such as placing dental implants—can have functional oral health benefits, too. 

Finally, it’s important to note that both general dentists and cosmetic dentists have earned a DDS or DMD degree, which means that regardless of what they specialize in, they are qualified to provide a full range of dental services, both cosmetic and general. 

Services Offered By a Cosmetic Dentist

Most cosmetic dentists offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisible orthodontics
  • Bonding
  • Porcelain crowns and veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Dental restoration services

Who Should See a Cosmetic Dentist?

People who have generally good oral health (no gingivitis or periodontitis, no missing teeth, etc.) are fine seeing a general dentist for dental cleanings and exams two times per year. You might consider seeing a cosmetic dentist if:

  • You have missing teeth
  • You have misshapen or damaged teeth you want to correct
  • You want to learn more about invisible orthodontics for teeth straightening
  • You are interested in teeth whitening services
  • You otherwise want to improve the look of your smile

Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry

As mentioned above, while cosmetic dentistry is primarily focused on aesthetics, it also has some functional benefits. For example, fixing damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth could help to improve speech or the ability to eat certain foods. Importantly, it can also boost confidence! Having a more beautiful smile can also motivate someone to take their oral health more seriously—for example, brushing or flossing more regularly. 

Call Distinctive Dental Solutions Today

At Distinctive Dental Solutions, we offer a range of both general and cosmetic dentistry services, making us your dentist of choice for all of your dental needs. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us by phone or online. We are accepting new patients.



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