Hello, I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht. Welcome to my Staten Island cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in Staten Island 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.
Staten Island cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Staten Island Dental Care include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some Staten Island 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 Staten Island 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 dentistry 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 Staten Island Dental Care, my comfortable team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Staten Island 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 Staten Island patients have crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)
Experienced Staten Island dental professionals who perform family, general, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your families’ dental needs.
If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Staten Island area, I invite you to come into Staten Island Dental Care. We are located at 1520 Richmond Ave. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 718-761-5757.
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York 10314