Hello, I’m Dr. Jamie Sledd. Welcome to my Maple Grove cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in Maple Grove 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.
Maple Grove cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some Maple Grove 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 Maple Grove 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 Arbor Lakes Dental, my fun team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Maple Grove area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature clients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Maple Grove patients have crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)
Experienced Maple Grove dental professionals who perform pediatric, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your families’ dental needs.
If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Maple Grove area, I invite you to come into Arbor Lakes Dental. We are located at 12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230, Maple Grove. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call (763)494-4443.
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369