Over time, the field of dentistry has expanded dramatically.
But at heart, the dental practice can still be broken down into two main categories – general and cosmetic dentistry, with general dentistry additionally separatable into preventive and restorative dentistry.
In most cases, patients with dental issues work or trying to find out if they have cavities will visit a general dentist.
General dentists are skilled in basic and preventive procedures.
Patients worried about the appearance of their teeth look to cosmetic dentists who are skilled in providing treatments that make the teeth look brighter, whiter, and more natural.
In this article, Prevent Dental Suite will help you understand the breakdown between general and cosmetic dentistry, and we’ll talk about the treatments in both categories.
At Prevent Dental Suite, of course, we are skilled in both general and cosmetic dentistry so that we can be your dental answer in both types of dentistry!
Let’s take a look!
What is preventative dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is just what its name suggests- it’s about preventing dental issues. It includes twice-a-year exams and cleaning, and X-rays.
It also includes other diagnostic tests such as oral cancer screenings. Preventative dentistry is also practised at home when you brush twice daily and floss once a day.
All of these actions are undertaken to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy to prevent tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth loss.
Treatments in preventative dentistry include:
- Dental Checkups
- Dental X-rays
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
- Dental cleaning
- Fissure sealants
- Tooth Decay
- Bad Breath Treatment
- Mouthguards and Splints
Let’s take a look at that difference!
The difference between cosmetic and restorative dentistry
Of course, cosmetic and restorative dentistry overlap each other. An example of this is that both use crowns and implants can be used for restoration or to improve aesthetics.
But in general, a restorative dentist helps you get a set of fully functioning teeth and doesn’t go beyond that to worry about purely aesthetic issues.
Cosmetic dentists, on the other hand, go beyond functional correction to achieve results that give a patient their idea of a perfect smile.
This requires additional expertise and a kind of artistry, as the cosmetic dentist pays attention to even the smallest details such as how much tooth a person should have visible when they smile.
Restorative dentists also fix structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth using dentures, crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays, and dental implants to restore your teeth and function.
And of course, they do care about how those restorations look. But they are not primarily interested in appearance. For smile enhancements that go beyond functional improvement, you need the help of a cosmetic dentist.
Cosmetic dentistry entirely focuses on aesthetic enhancements to your teeth. If you have an aesthetic flaw in your smile, a cosmetic dentist is there to help. Cosmetic dentistry can address these issues in ways that boost your self-esteem and confidence.
A few cosmetic dentistry treatments include the following (and remember, some of these can be restorative treatments as well!):
- Teeth whitening
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- Crowns & bridges
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- Composite bonding
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- Dental implants
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- Teeth straightening
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- Tooth-coloured filling
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If you are self-conscious about your smile, Prevent Dental Suite is here to help. We can design the smile you’ve been dreaming of and with our high-quality materials and advanced techniques give it to you!
Restorative services at Prevent Dental Suite
Prevent Dental Suite are also experts at dental restoration. Here are some of our treatments:
- Periodontal Treatment
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- Tooth-coloured Fillings
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- Root Canal Treatment
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- Crowns and Bridges
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Read more about dentures
- Dental Implants
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Prevent Dental Suite takes pride in providing dental treatment for the health and function of your teeth, gums and mouth. If you have preventive, restorative, or cosmetic dental issues, be sure to contact us immediately!
High-quality Dental Care at Prevent Dental Suite
Prevent Dental Suites is comprised of dedicated dental professionals who provide gentle and patient-oriented care to offer the best-quality dental service from the moment patients enter our office.
Dr Shilpa Gupta is the resident dentist at our Kallangur clinic and offers a combination of many years’ experience with friendly service. To find out more about our team, visit our team page.
Parking is easy and free. Parking is located at the rear of the building – access via Storey Road.
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At Prevent Dental Suite in Kallangur, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable.
To find out more, call us on (07) 3886 2428 or visit us at 9/1376 Anzac Ave in Kallangur.