Cosmetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry is there a Difference

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Cosmetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry is there a Difference

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Dr. Jack Ringer is a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ringer from Dental Cosmetics in Anaheim Hills is a past president and an accredited fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been providing beautiful healthy smiles to people all over Southern California for decades.

A cosmetic dentist in Orange County has the knowledge and skills to assess your situation recommending the best cosmetic dentistry procedures for your needs.

Is There a Difference Between a Cosmetic Dentist and a General Dentist?

Any dental procedure that enhances your smile aesthetically is cosmetic. Dr. Ringer explains that a cosmetic dentist focuses on the overall appearance of your teeth while restoring function and overall health.

Cosmetic dentists are restorative dentists who have additional training. As an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, your Anaheim Hills cosmetic dentist has put in dozens of hours of extensive cosmetic dentistry training, which is a requirement for AACD fellowship.

If you follow the Dental Cosmetics Blog, you will know that the American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty, but it really is as it takes years of training.

Because a cosmetic dentist understands smile design and smile concept, modern day cosmetic dental technologies and dental materials, the patient is getting the best smile possible.

The Real Difference between a Cosmetic Dentist and a General Dentist

While restorative and cosmetic dentistry tend to overlap, think of dental implants and crowns, it is the level of the dentist that makes the difference.

Restorative dentists will fix the problem; give the patient functioning teeth and gums before sending him or her off on their way. A cosmetic dentist on the other hand goes beyond restoration paying attention to the smallest details.

A restorative or general dentist fixes missing or damaged teeth and may recommend bridges, crowns, dentures, inlays and onlays or dental implants. All of the procedures are designed to give the patient healthy teeth and gums, but that is where it ends. Smile enhancement is best left to a cosmetic dentist who is an Accredited Member or an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

A cosmetic dentist is concerned about health, but also about the aesthetics of your smile.

Some Cosmetic Dentistry treatments that your Cosmetic Dentist May Recommend Include:
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Professional Tooth Whitening
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Bridges
  • Clear or Conventional Braces
  • Tooth Colored Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Aligners

As mentioned previously, some of these treatments overlap and are both restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures.

If you would like more information about cosmetic dentistry, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ringer. Your Anaheim Hills cosmetic dentist is ready to give you a beautiful smile.

Call for a no obligation cosmetic dentistry consultation today.

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