This post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township highlights the differences between general and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentistry is about preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like a cavity, a general dentist determines the best way to address it.
Cosmetic dentistry is a term for elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Examples include teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
Sometimes there is overlap, and sometimes the terminology gets a different spin from one practice to the next. For example, one dentist might call a dental implant cosmetic, while another will call it general or restorative. It’s the same procedure, of course, and used for the same reasons.
At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we are a full-service practice meeting the needs of all our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, of course. People throughout Washington Township, Macomb, and Lakeside come to our practice for comprehensive dental care. Call our office to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!