Hello, I’m Dr. Johnson Kirk. Welcome to my Anchorage cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in Anchorage are dedicated to preventing and treating oral disease such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will assess the best way to restore the tooth involved.
Anchorage cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Excellence In Dentistry in Anchorage include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some Anchorage dentists, like myself, offer both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a Anchorage dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several of restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.
As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between general and cosmetic dentistry. At Excellence In Dentistry, my caring team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures.
If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Anchorage area, I invite you to come into Excellence In Dentistry in Anchorage. We are located at 1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call (907) 349-0022.
Excellence In Dentistry
1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101
Anchorage, Alaska 99515