Hello, I’m Dr. Jeff Bynum. Welcome to my Valrico cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in Valrico 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.
Valrico cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Five Star Dental Care in Valrico include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some Valrico 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 Valrico 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 and prepless 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 Five Star Dental Care, my knowledgeable team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Valrico 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 Valrico patients have dental crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)
Experienced Valrico dental professionals who perform pediatric, general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry procedures can meet all of your families’ dental needs.
If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Valrico area, I invite you to come into Five Star Dental Care in Valrico, We are located at 3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 813-653-2273.
Five Star Dental Care
3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida 33596