Virginia beach Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog - Dr. Michael Folck

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What's the difference between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist?

If you live in Norfolk, you may be wondering about the differences between general dentists and cosmetic dentists. Over the years, dental practice has evolved, from simple pain management, to health care and now beautification. The differences between general dentists and cosmetic dentists may not be obvious at first, but learning the distinction can help you get the right kind of care.
General Dentists

The primary goal for general dentists is to keep their patient’s teeth and mouths in great health by preventive care and promoting good oral hygiene. General dentists will care for teeth that require fillings, root canals, or even pulling. With good general dentistry, you can avoid gum disease, cavities, and other oral problems, including cancer screenings.
Cosmetic Dentists

While cosmetic dentists are trained in all aspects of general dentistry, they often take on the additional training needed to provide cosmetic dental procedures as well. For cosmetic dentists, having a healthy mouth is the first step, but the ultimate goal is a healthy and beautiful smile. By using dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, and professional teeth whitening, the cosmetic dentist helps his patients achieve the aesthetic goals they seek.

Whether you have concerns for your oral health, or desire a smile makeover, Norfolk cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Folck will help you develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals.

If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or the surrounding areas, please call (877) 206-3444 or complete the form at the top of this page to set up a consultation.

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