In my years of practice, I have seen patients who often have questions regarding what the difference is between a general dentist and cosmetic dentist. Although the American Dental Association (ADA) does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty, it is definitely something that dentists can specialize in and base their practice on. My Beverly Hills practice is such a place and my goal is to help patients achieve a beautiful, dazzling smile through cosmetic treatments.
Typically, a general dentist performs regular teeth cleanings, rootcanals, fill cavities, and repair teeth. However, a general dentist can also provide cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening and dental bonding. Although the dentist may provide adequate results, his/her goal may not be to achieve an aesthetically pleasing appearance. A general dentist is typically focused on fixing problems and painful issues.
A cosmetic dentist usually furthers his/her skills in cosmetic treatments by attending additional courses and programs dedicated to this area of expertise, most notably at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies for Advanced Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry.
Our goal is to enhance the patient’s smile and provide one that he/she can be proud to show off. Some of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures include porcelain veneers, dental implants, professional teeth bleaching, crowns, bridges, and Invisalign ® braces. While I am aware of and am dedicated to the patient’s dental and oral health, I also pay close attention to the aesthetic appearance of teeth.
When you are in search of a cosmetic dentist, be sure to research his/her education, training, and experience in the particular procedure you wish to undergo. As a qualified and skilled cosmetic dental provider, I continuously further my education and training in the latest in techniques and technology. In addition, I provide photos with examples of patient results as added confirmation of my abilities in cosmetic dentistry.
A cosmetic dentist should be able to provide verification of cosmetic courses, patient testimonials, years of experience with cosmetic procedures, and photographs of his work.
Please feel free to browse the website to learn more regarding cosmetic dentistry and schedule an initial consultation. I look forward to helping you achieve a brilliant smile.