The Difference Between a Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist

Ever wonder what the difference between a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist is? You may be surprised to learn that although they are both ‘dentists,’ their work is not the same. A Cosmetic Dentist chooses to undergo additional education and training to hone in on the cosmetic aspect of dentistry on top of the normal education required of a general dentist.

General dentists focus on fixing dental problems associated with pain or discomfort and good oral hygiene. General Dentists also focus on: filling cavities, performing root canals, pulling teeth, routine check-ups, and other dental repairs. While General Dentists can offer a limited number of cosmetic procedures, cosmetic dentists provide cosmetic porcelain veneers, dental veneers matching surrounding teeth and opposing smiles, design smiles, and do shade or color matching to precisely the patient’s desires. The best Cosmetic dentists evaluate each tooth’s relationship to your smile and lipline, making sure your smile is awesome.

Patients who visit a general dentist for cosmetic procedures may miss out on superior care & superior technology!

Porcelain Veneers, Dental Implants & Porcelain Crowns are just a few of the procedures you may miss out on if you stick with a general dentist rather than a cosmetic dentist.

Cosmetic Dentists focus on making your smile look healthier & more aesthetically pleasing rather than improving function or preventing cavities. A cosmetic dentist is typically trained in restorative procedures such as dental implants or making color and shape matches. Most cosmetic dentists will perform mockups or wax before having dental reconstruction.

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists may also differ in their approaches to common problems. For example, if you chip your tooth, your general dentist can absolutely bond the tooth to restore form. A Cosmetic Dentist will bond the tooth, but he will be sure to match the coloring of the affected tooth & the surrounding teeth.

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If you are visiting a family dentist or a general dentist for your cosmetic needs, you also need to find a cosmetic dentist! While your family dentist will ensure the health of your teeth, a Cosmetic Dentist can help you achieve that celebrity smile.

For more information about cosmetic dentistry vs. general dentistry, feel free to ask us anytime. Dr. Anthony Mobasser has been practicing Cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry for more than 25 years and is one of the top cosmetic dentists in the U.S.  You may contact him at 310-550-0383 for your dental needs.

Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles? If you want to improve your smile and feel more confident, look no further than Dr. Anthony Mobasser.

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Mobasser uses advanced techniques and top-tier technologies to correct imperfections in your teeth, giving you a perfect smile.

Dr. Mobasser has amassed a long list of celebrity clientele who know they can count on him to help them put their best face forward. If you want a Hollywood smile, contact the staff at Dr. Mobasser’s Los Angeles office to schedule your first appointment.

To make the process easier, we offer free consultations to begin the journey toward your new smile. Call us today to get started!

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