Hello, I’m Dr. Paul Koch. Welcome to my Birmingham cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in Birmingham are dedicated to preventing and treating oral disease such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will assess the best way to restore the tooth involved.
Birmingham cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some Birmingham dentists, like myself, offer both cosmetic and general dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a Birmingham dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several of restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.
As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between general and cosmetic dentistry. At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, my passionate team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Birmingham area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature clients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly patients have dental crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)
Experienced Birmingham dental professionals who perform pediatric, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your families’ dental needs.
If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Birmingham Alabama area, I invite you to come into Koch Aesthetic Dentistry. We are located at 2311 Highland Ave S, Ste 323. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 205-933-0323.
Koch Aesthetic Dentistry
2311 Highland Ave S, Ste 323
Birmingham, Alabama 35205