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The Different Types of Dentist

The Different Types of Dentist

Have a smile that needs rejuvenating? A cosmetic dentist is the right person for this.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work which improves the aesthetics (not necessarily function) of teeth, gums and mouth. This procedure may include various elective services or treatments.
Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening treatments offer nearly everyone an easier path to a brighter smile, lightening each inner portion of each tooth with hydrogen peroxide gel and bleaching it to whiten enamel while eliminating stains caused by foods, drinks and smoking. Cosmetic dentists are specialists at administering such treatments which will leave patients looking their best!

Whitening typically takes one hour per visit and typically involves two or three sessions in office. Patients will then receive maintenance bleaching trays that they should continue using at home up to one week post-whitening appointments.

Cosmetic dentists also provide repairs for broken, chipped, discolored and crooked teeth with porcelain veneers or other restorations that are considered elective but covered by dental insurance plans. Although cosmetic dental work is considered non-essential by dental policies, it can dramatically transform a patient’s smile in social situations by increasing confidence levels. You will work closely with your cosmetic dentist in selecting which procedure will produce results you are after and may show before/after photos that highlight these changes to you – not only can this transform your smile, but jawline and cheekbone enhancement can transform you too!

Composite Bonding

If small gaps, chips, cracks or discoloration mar your smile, composite bonding may provide the solution to bring back natural-looking evenness and restore it in one simple appointment. It’s far simpler and less expensive than porcelain veneers and usually completed within one visit.

Cosmetic bonding involves applying malleable dental resin, similar to putty, to the tooth/teeth that need treating and then shaping it so it matches with your natural smile. The procedure is quick and pain-free and usually completed in just one visit.

The dentist will begin by cleaning your tooth before applying an acidic solution to its surface to slightly roughen it up, which allows bonding material to adhere better. After placing composite bonding material, curing light hardens it before it’s polished to shape and polish properly. Your dentist can provide guidance as to how best to care for and prolong its durability, including recommendations such as refraining from biting nails or chewing hard objects such as chewing nails.
Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells custom-crafted to match the natural hue of your teeth and enhance their beauty, creating a flawless smile. Veneers can help correct chipped, broken, cracked, misalignments or misalignments of misaligning of misaligning of misalignments of misalignments of misalignments in addition to hiding any dark spots caused by coffee/tea/cigarette smoking (though we strongly discourage smoking due to various health concerns).

Although veneers are durable and resistant to staining, it’s still important to practice good oral hygiene practices and visit your dentist on a regular basis to maintain them and prevent their fragility from being compromised by staining. Wearing a nightguard may protect them as well.

Due to this reason, porcelain veneers are typically reserved for adults who have completed their growth and development of permanent teeth. Dr. Kosdon will discuss your options and long-term effects of veneer treatment during a consultation appointment.


Life can often leave us with some sort of dental damage. From chewing ice or coffee beverages causing chipped enamel to stained teeth from drinking too much coffee, cosmetic dentists offer various treatment solutions that can restore damaged teeth to their original state.

Some of the more frequently performed procedures include veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells bonded directly onto the front surface of teeth to alter color, shape or length – they’re very durable! Crowns cover damaged tooth by providing coverage made out of porcelain or resin composite – an effective choice to repair severely decayed, broken, or cracked ones.

When selecting a cosmetic dentist, it’s essential to gain insight into their experience with your desired procedure. Make sure they have been providing services for many years as well as inquire into any specific training they have had in this field.

General dentists offer comprehensive dental care to people of all ages. Much like family physicians, the general dentist aims to maintain healthy gums and teeth through regular exams with diagnostic imaging (x-rays), professional teeth cleanings, and other preventive jeddah

General dentists provide more than just preventive dental services; they also offer cosmetic procedures like veneers, lumineers, and teeth whitening to increase confidence in a smile. When required they will refer patients for more complex or specialized procedures; typically their names end in either DDS or DMD to indicate this qualification.

Endodontists are usually recommended when there are issues affecting the inner tooth pulp, including deep decay, trauma or dental work done on one of their patients’ teeth. This area contains blood vessels, nerves and fibrous tissue which may become inflamed or infected due to decay, trauma or dental procedures done on them.

Endodontists undergo dental school as with general dentists, but also pursue two to three additional years of specialty training in endodontic treatment – which typically includes root canal treatments and procedures that impact the interior of a tooth – prior to becoming endodontists. They specialize in root canal procedures as well as replanting dislodged or knocked-out teeth using special dental appliances; additionally they perform surgical apicoectomies which involve reaching inside the tooth infected root tip tissue from removal using special surgical jaeddh


Periodontists specialize in treating gum, bone and tissue diseases that damage these structures – including gum disease which

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