Hello, I’m Dr. Phan Sterling. Welcome to my Oklahoma City cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in Oklahoma City 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.
Oklahoma City cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 OKC Smiles, my friendly and outgoing team provides a full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Moore area patients of all ages: from the young to mature patients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Oklahoma City patients have crowns that are older than our hygienists.)
Experienced Oklahoma City dental professionals who perform pediatric, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your family’s dental needs.
If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Moore area, I invite you to come into OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, We are located at 930 SW 107th St. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 405-634-7303.
930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170