Cosmetic Dentist vs General Dentist
Cosmetic Dentist vs General Dentist
Hi, it’s Dr Michael Ghobrial here from Sure Dental. Recently, I met a new patient, Kim who drove over an hour to see us. She drove from the other side of town to get my opinion about her teeth and her smile. And when I said Kim, it’s lovely to see you and lovely to care for you but what made you decide to drive an hour and pass all those other dental practices to come to see us?
And she said, “Well, Michael, I saw that you are a Cosmetic Dentist.” I was a little bit struck by that comment and then got me thinking about, what is the difference between a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist? And so I thought I’d make this video and help you get some clarity on what the difference is between a Cosmetic Dentist and General Dentist.
I guess probably the first thing is most Cosmetic Dentists or people that do a lot of cosmetic dentistry probably consider themselves to be a General Dentist who do cosmetic treatments well, and particularly enjoy improving people’s confidence as a result they tend to get a reputation for this and gain much more experience in these procedures.
But generally, the Cosmetic Dentist is also a General Dentist like myself, who does all sorts of treatments. So here at Sure Dental we often talk about wanting to give our patients a smile that’s worth showing, that they’re confident with, that they love, but also teeth they can trust. So being a Cosmetic Dentist doesn’t mean that we don’t value healthy teeth, strong teeth, healthy gums. So whilst being considered a Cosmetic Dentist, we actually also do all types of general dentistry that help us have a healthy foundation and healthy teeth, and the cosmetics are just one part of that.
But I guess the reason a Cosmetic Dentist is considered cosmetic is they do have a focus. Patients tend to seek them out because of the cosmetic work that they do and the results that they achieve. The Cosmetic Dentist often has the technology, the techniques and experience to achieve beautiful results, consistently.
General Dentists will do all types of dentistry but every now and then they may have a patient enquiring about things like porcelain veneers, and it’s been three or four years since they did their last porcelain veneer, as opposed to seeing a Dentist who does these things day in and day out and really has honed their skills and abilities to deliver consistently great results.
So I guess that’s probably the difference between a Cosmetic Dentist and a General Dentist. So if you have any concerns about your smile or even your teeth and having strong teeth that you can trust, we would love to look after you.
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