What’s the Difference Between General Family and Cosmetic Dentistry?

There are different types of dentistry to meet different types of dental needs. At Riverbend Family Dentistry, we offer a number of family and cosmetic dentistry services to provide a wide range of dental treatments and specialties for our patients. But, what is the difference between general family and cosmetic dentistry and what type will you need to achieve your dental needs or dreams?

What is General Family Dentistry?

General dentistry is any dentistry that addresses dental health problems. This requires the diagnosis of dental health issues, typically through examination and the process of x-rays, to assess the issues that need treatment. Some of the services that are included in general dentistry are:

  • Dental implants
  • Fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Root canal treatments
  • Orthodontics (treatments to straighten teeth)
  • Dental bridges
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Routine Cleanings

Basically, general dentistry is anything that can help to fix dental issues so that the teeth can function properly. Without addressing dental issues with general dentistry, teeth can become even more damaged. So, it’s important to address teeth issues as soon as they are identified to prevent further dental issues down the road.

Teeth are extremely important for overall health as they’re crucial to ingesting the food we use for fuel. Plus, when dental issues aren’t addressed timely or properly, they can lead to a host of other physical health issues including infection, heart disease, and more. So, general dentistry is a medical need for every individual that’s dealing with any dental issues in order to preserve overall health.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure or treatment that is done with the aesthetics of teeth in mind. Teeth are one of the first things people look at when they see your face. So, many people may have self-confidence issues surrounding their teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry services aim to help adjust teeth so that people can feel more confident in their own skin. Some of the types of cosmetic dentistry services available include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Cosmetic dental crowns
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Cosmetic dental implants
  • Gum grafting and recession covering

With cosmetic dentistry services, those who aren’t happy with their teeth can have their smile adjusted so that they not only have proper function but the great-looking teeth they want. So, rather than a medical need, cosmetic dentistry provides the need to adjust aesthetic issues with your teeth.

Both General Family and Cosmetic Dental Services at Riverbend Family Dentistry

Riverbend Family Dentistry is a dental practice located in Jupiter Florida that offers both cosmetic and general dentistry services. This allows us to provide any and all dental services our patients need. Regardless of whether you want to upgrade your teeth to get the great-looking smile you’ve always wanted or you’re dealing with dental pain that needs general treatment, we have the solution you need to get back to your fully functional and beautiful smile. Find out more about our available dental services and how to book your dental consultation on our website. Cosmetic, Implant, and Orthodontic/Invisalign consults are free!