Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Kelowna Cosmetic Dentistry

This post from Love Your Smile in Kelowna describes the ways that general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different.

Family dentistry, also called general dentistry, is dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like 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, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Many dentists provide both general and cosmetic dentistry. In some cases there is some overlap. For example, if a 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 Love Your Smile in Kelowna, 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 Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us with their smiles. Contact us today!

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301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7


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