When you smile, the corners of the mouth upturn, eyes begin twinkling and positive emotion radiates. A person's smile is a pleasant, agreeable part of their appearance and facial characteristics. Dental components like teeth and gums play an important role in a smile. In today's society, if a person's smile is not healthy or if it doesn't look right, most will feel far less confident to smile.
In my years of practice, I have seen patients who often have questions regarding what the difference is between a general dentist and cosmetic dentist. Although cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a speciality, it is definitely something that dentists can specialize in and base their practice on. My Preston dental practice is such a place and my goal is to help patients achieve a beautiful, dazzling smile through cosmetic dental treatments.
Typically, a general dentist performs regular teeth cleanings, root canals, fill cavities, and repair teeth. However, a general dentist can also provide cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening and crown and bridge work. Although the dentist may provide adequate results, his/her goal may not be to achieve an aesthetically pleasing appearance. A general dentist is typically focused on fixing problems such as toothache . Conversely a dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry furthers his/her skills in aesthetic treatments by attending additional advanced courses and programs dedicated to the area of expertise in cosmetic dentistry.
Some of the most common cosmetic procedures include tooth whitening which enhances the colour appearance of your teeth, bonding and veneers or porcelain crowns which can enhance the outward appearance of a tooth's colour or shape and gum contouring or crown lengthening to harmonize with teeth. Straightening of teeth through adult orthodontics are also a part of cosmetic dentistry Preston - not only for improvement of the smile, but to set up a healthier foundation for other procedures.