Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Grapevine Cosmetic Dentistry Hello, I’m Dr. Scott Mason. Welcome to my Grapevine cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

General dentists in Grapevine 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.

Grapevine cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Grapevine include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Some Grapevine dentists, like myself, offer both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a Grapevine 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 Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, my excellent team provides a full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Grapevine area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature patients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Grapevine patients have crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)

Experienced Grapevine dental professionals who perform restorative, general, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your family’s dental needs.

If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Grapevine area, I invite you to come into Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Grapevine, We are located at 801 W Wall St. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 817-912-5710.

 

Contact Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry:

817-912-5710

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801 W Wall St
Grapevine, Texas
76051