Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Phoenix Cosmetic Dentistry

This post from Harris Dental in Phoenix 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. This includes things like 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 Harris Dental in Phoenix, we are a full-service practice meeting the needs of all our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, of course. Patients from all over Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa count on our expert dental care, and love that our office is a lecture-free zone. Call our office to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!

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4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona


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