Being unsure about the differences between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist is fully understandable. We're here to help clarify that for you!
Simply speaking, both general and cosmetic dentists have the same foundational training. The difference lays in the extent of training and certifications.
Basically, all cosmetic dentists are general dentists but not all general dentists can preform cosmetic treatments.
Cosmetic dentists are trained to give a patient a smile makeover in Calgary, NE and world-wide to improve aesthetic appearance and smile functionality.
The priorities and services offered by general dentists usually focus on keeping your mouth and teeth healthy.
• Regular cleanings
• Oral screenings
• Dental exams
• Root canals
And more increasingly complex procedures that can improve your smile but are not specifically intended to beautify your smile and enhance visual appeal.
However, the knowledge, skill and treatments offered by a general dentist can serve as purposeful preventative dentistry.
With the support, resources and oral care routine a general dentist provides, you have more power to maintain your smile's health and appearance, making cosmetic procedures an after-thought.
With that said, life happens. Accidents happen. Drinking too much wine and coffee happens, causing tooth discolouration.
Getting hit in the head by a baseball your hyper nieces and nephews are tossing around at the family BBQ happens! And it is fully possible that, as an adult, your mouth's oral structure can shift and requires dental work.
In cases like this, a cosmetic dentist can help with:
• Replacing missing teeth
• Fixing chipped teeth
• Correcting misshapen teeth
• Teeth whitening
As a practice where you can get a smile makeover in Calgary NE, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic procedures to help you achieve a happy, healthy and glowing smile.
We believe your smile should reflect your personality and be a source of confidence, not anxiety or insecurity, in your life.
We work closely with you to ensure that your teeth are in the correct condition to receive your desired cosmetic treatments in the first place.
And that the result is sustainable, long-lasting and satisfying! Contact us today for more about cosmetic dentists at SkyPointe Dental, Calgary, NE.
At Skypointe Dental, a smile makeover combines a variety of cosmetic dental services to help you gain a smile you're confident about and proud to wear. Dr. Jay Patel works closely with you to chose the service or set of services that are best suited for your teeth, your desired outcomes, lifestyle and budget.
These treatments can include:
Our Smile Makeover treatment plan is for patients who are ready to upgrade the quality of their smile, boost their self-esteem, assert themselves with more presence in their communities, social networks and professional settings. It is for you if you're ready to put your power back in their own hands and create a smile that reflects YOU.
With a Smile Makeover, you can correct:
This can benefit you by:
Please note, that while a Smile Makeover can help enhance your dentition and overall health, this is not the same type of treatment program as full mouth dental reconstruction.
The key difference is that a Smile Makeover is compromised of cosmetic treatments with the main purpose of achieving appealing aesthetics. Reconstructive or restorative treatments are more so designed to help correct and improve the function of your teeth.
Many people who need reconstructive or restorative types of services have gum disease, tooth decay, infections or severe structural abnormalities related to the mouth and jaw, like an extreme over or under bite.
Examples of reconstructive and restorative dentistry can include:
With that said, in some cases, you may need to get restorative work done in order to be eligible for specific cosmetic treatments.
At Skypointe Dental, we want to ensure that your teeth are in an optimal position to undergo cosmetic treatments and that your Smile Makeover results are sustainable for the long-term.
Fear of pain and is one of the biggest drivers for people to avoid the dentist and avoid pursuing treatments that, ironically, can help prevent far worse, long-term pain and problems. With the level of technological advancements available today in dentistry and that we practice, cosmetic dentistry does not have to hurt!
Our Smile Makeover program is carefully structured to fit your unique needs and existing dental health. Assessments are preformed to measure the quality of your teeth and determine if or what restorative or reconstructive work may need to be done to maximize how much you benefit from cosmetic treatments.
We ensure that your specific Smile Makeover plan is designed to give your mouth and teeth the necessary time to heal between dental sessions. During a procedure itself, Dr. Jay is highly experienced at administering the necessary numbing agents or anesthesia you may need. This is to help make your procedure is pain-free.
After treatment and once numbing wears off, it is totally normal to feel some pain. Dr. Jay will provide clear instructions to you regarding medications and methods to help ease any aching or swelling and ensure the healing process is carried out properly.
At the end of the day, this is about you gaining access to the resources, tools and treatment to help you feel your best and rock your new smile! It is our goal to make this experience as comfortable, positive and beneficial as possible for you. Contact us today to get started!
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At Skypointe Dental, we are here to serve Families, Friends, and Neighbours! We love our multi-cultural community, and we reflect that in our dental practice in Calgary NE by also offering our services in Hindi, Punjabi, and Arabic.
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