Top Cosmetic Dentist in Mesquite, Greater Dallas, TX
Talk to Dr. Divya Nagaraj DDS and our team of leading cosmetic dentists at Love 2 Smile Dental about our wide range of services that include implants, dentures, Invisalign, and more. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 1050 N Bryan-Belt Line Rd Ste 102, Mesquite, TX 75149.
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What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?
How do I find a good cosmetic dentist?
What type of dentist does cosmetic dentistry?
Does a cosmetic dentistry clinic also offer general dental care?
Cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry have some similarities. For example, both attend an accredited dental school to get their dentistry certification. After that, there is no official university-level program for cosmetic dentistry; however cosmetic dentists do complete additional continuing education courses post-graduation in cosmetic dentistry. General dentists do learn some cosmetic dentistry procedures in dental school, so they can perform some cosmetic dental procedures in their offices. General dentists are focused on the preventative care and health of their patient’s teeth, gums, and mouth. They will spend the majority of their time on check-ups, cleaning, x-rays, fillings, sealants, and other treatments to help their patients maintain their natural smiles with their natural teeth for as long as possible. Cosmetic dentists are focused on the appearance of their patients’ teeth and while they also care about the preventative care of the teeth, mouth, and gums; their primary concern is ensuring their patient has the best smile possible. They can perform a vast array of cosmetic procedures from teeth whitening and bonding to more invasive surgical procedures like full smile makeovers that involve several different procedures.
A good way to find a cosmetic dentist is to ask for referrals to dentists who perform the procedures and treatments that you are looking for. You can ask your family dentist if they know of any good cosmetic dentists in the city if they aren’t able to provide the treatment options that you are interested in. As your family dentist is familiar with the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your overall medical and oral health, they are a good starting point as they can talk through what you are looking to have done and provide you with feedback and options to get you the results you are looking for. They can also let you know if you are a good candidate for the type of procedure you are interested in, or if they know of an alternative dental professional who would be more suitable for helping you get the smile you’re looking for. Friends, family, and coworkers are also good resources for referrals to cosmetic dentists as they may have received treatment from one that they recommend. The internet is also an option for you to do research on cosmetic dentists in your area as many dental offices have very informative websites that will let you know what services they offer and the educational background and experience of the dentists that practice out of their office.
A cosmetic dentist does cosmetic dentistry; however other dental professionals can perform different procedures that are related to cosmetic dentistry. A general dentist can do teeth whitening as well as straightening the teeth with Invisalign when trained and certified to do so. An orthodontist can perform more advanced teeth straightening procedures such as braces and realignment of a patient’s jaws to correct an improper bite. Depending on the reason for your treatment, you may need to seek the expertise of a periodontist or prosthodontist if your teeth are affected by diseases in the supporting structures or if you need restoration to missing, decayed, or damaged teeth.
The availability of services offered will differ from one dentistry clinic to another. Cosmetic dentists have received the same training as general dentists, so they can perform the same procedures and offer the same services if they choose to. Many clinics choose to offer both general and cosmetic dentistry services to provide their patients with a broader assortment of care and services without them having to seek treatment elsewhere. General dentists will focus on the health and preventative care of their patient’s teeth, gums, and mouth while cosmetic dentists will focus on the look of the teeth and their patient’s smile. You can call us if you have any other questions or if you’d like a consultation with Dr. Divya Nagaraj, DDS. We’d be happy to hear from you for any reason! We serve patients from Mesquite TX, Dallas TX, Sunnyvale TX, Forney TX, Balch Springs TX, Garland TX, Rowlett TX, and BEYOND.
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