General dentistry is about preventing dental health decay, preserving strong teeth and treating unhealthy teeth and gums, but there’s more to dentistry than just that. Of the many subfields of dentistry, cosmetic dentistry is perhaps the most popular. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on increasing the appearance of teeth and can also include a few restorative treatments.
Cosmetic dentistry is increasing in popularity for a few reasons. Because of technological advances such as laser dentistry, dentists are able to finish cosmetic dentistry services without referring patients out to see another doctor. Advances in oral techniques and trainings are also making it more common for dentists to practice cosmetic dentistry.
One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures is oral fillings. When getting a tooth filled in, you can opt to fill it with porcelain or other materials that look close to the color of your teeth. Though this is common today, this procedure is relatively new enough that many of our patients choose to have older fillings removed and replaced with porcelain fillings to strengthen the look of their teeth.
There are many additional cosmetic dentistry services, and our team at Willow Creek Family Dentistry in Oxford, Ohio, would love to tell you all about them! Give us a call at 513-523-7541 and we’ll set up a visit with Dr. Eric Dunn for you. We’ll see you soon!