What’s the difference between general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry?
General dentistry includes procedures that help prevent oral diseases and protect your oral health. This category includes cleanings and examinations, extractions, dental crowns, root canal therapy, and more. The main goal of general dentistry is to protect and repair your teeth and improve your oral health.
Generally speaking, cosmetic dentistry includes procedures that improve the look of the patient’s smile. This category includes things like teeth whitening, orthodontics, and veneer placements. The main goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the smile and increase the patient’s self-image.
Restorative dentistry includes procedures used to treat and correct dental problems that have resulted from disease, age, or poor dental hygiene. This category includes dental implants, fillings, and dentures. The goal of restorative dentistry is to restore the patient’s smile to a functional and healthy state.