Hello, I’m Dr. Marcos Ortega. Welcome to my San Diego cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in San Diego 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.
San Diego cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some San Diego 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 San Diego 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 Marcos Ortega DDS, my very comfortable and friendly team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures.
Experienced San Diego dental professionals who perform 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 San Diego area, I invite you to come into Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, We are located at 306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 619-295-4545.
Marcos Ortega DDS
306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25
San Diego, California 92103