Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry In Los Angeles

Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentistry Hello, I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman. Welcome to my Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

General dentists in Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Some Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain 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 Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, my professional and aware team provides a full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Beverly Hills area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature patients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Los Angeles patients have crowns that are older than our hygienists.)

Experienced Los Angeles dental professionals who perform family, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your family’s dental needs.

If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Beverly Hills area, I invite you to come into Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles, We are located at 2080 Century Park E, Ste 1601. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 877-703-7062.

Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E, Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California 90067