Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Lake Ozark Cosmetic Dentistry

This post from Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark describes the ways that general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different.

General dentistry, also called family dentistry, is dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will establish the best way to restore the tooth involved.

Cosmetic dentists offer elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Available procedures include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Some dentists provide both general and cosmetic dentistry. In some cases there is some overlap. For example, if a dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth must 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.

At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark we want our patients to have healthy smiles that look great! General dentistry achieves the first goal, and cosmetic dentistry the second. Find out why patients from Lake of the Ozarks and Osage Beachtrust us with their smiles. Call for an appointment today!

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24 North Shore Dr.
Lake Ozark, Missouri


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