General Dentists vs. Cosmetic Dentists

General Dentists vs. Cosmetic Dentists

Cosmetic dentists and general dentists carry out some similar duties which include examining patients, treating emergency needs and much more. The specific treatment techniques may vary depending on the dental needs of the patients. For instance, a cosmetic dentist will reshape your smile using dental implants or other treatment methods with the objective of improving their appearance. While a general dentist focuses more on the oral health care needs, which includes regular dental checkups, treating cavities, referring patients to specialists if they are in need of dental surgery or others.

A General Dentist

A dentist must complete a doctoral degree in the dental field in order to get a state license. Typically a general dentist performs regular teeth cleanings, dental fillings, root canals, tooth repair and much more. A general dentist is skilled in providing basic and preventive treatment but may also provide cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental bonding and teeth whitening and much more. But patients concerned about their smile are more inclined to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist who is skilled in providing adequate results to make the teeth look whiter and brighter.

A Cosmetic Dentist

A cosmetic dentist completes a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree and should attend additional accredited programs and courses which incorporate training in cosmetic dentistry. The aim of a cosmetic dentist is to work with the patients who are self-conscious about their smile and appearance.

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