The Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of confusion from people about the difference between Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry. They’re curious if Cosmetic Dentists are specialists in their field. The technical answer is no. Cosmetic Dentists have the same degree as a General Dentist. But don’t you want all the work done on your smile to be cosmetic? At Enamel Newport Beach we have a Cosmetic practice set up to make your smile as beautiful as possible. To do this we have 1 on 1 consultations with our patients where we discuss what you like and don’t like about your smile. Alongside our consultation we take high definition photos of your smile and analyze the symmetry and reveal of your smile. We also look at your gum heights, the color, position and shape of your teeth to come up with a complete plan to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Moreover, at Enamel Newport Beach we have the end result in mind. we design your smile then work backwards to come up with a plan to achieve that result. We address any cavities and infections and come up with ways to fix those problems while keeping the end result in mind; your smile.

I’m sure you have all seen a patient with a crown that is different than the rest of their teeth, or crowns that don’t seem to match a persons smile. With our latest materials and techniques, Enamel Newport Beach can work to give you that healthy mouth without forgetting that all of us want a beautiful smile. When patients ask me what’s the difference between a Cosmetic Dentist and General Dentist this is the response I give. A Cosmetic Dentist will design your smile and never drop esthetics as a priority during your treatment. So when your deciding whether to go to a Cosmetic Dentist or General Dentist just remember at Enamel Newport Beach our Cosmetic Dentist will fulfill all your general dentist needs while making sure your smile looks as good as possible!

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