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Get the Facts about the Differences Between Family Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry

March 10, 2021

Get the Facts about the Differences Between Family Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry

When you think about a general practice doctor, a family doctor and cosmetic doctor are very different. A family doctor will help with a sprained ankle or the flu, while a cosmetic doctor (aka plastic surgeon) is there for one much more specific purpose: to restore or amend a person’s features. Both can be very important – plastic surgeons do important work like replacing skin lost in burn injuries – but they are quite different.

When it comes to dentistry, there is not such a huge difference between family dentists and cosmetic dentists. However, there are differences. Keep reading to learn what they are, and then contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to make an appointment with either a family dentist or cosmetic dentist.

Understanding Family Dentistry

Family dentistry refers to dental practices that work with kids. This is important because even though most dentists are willing to treat children, that does not mean that they have experience doing so. Some dentists are not trained in the unique risks for children, or they do not have the tools for smaller baby teeth.

As you choose the right family dentist, you will want a dentist who is experienced working with children. They should have a philosophy about working with children and a plan to help your child feel more comfortable while at their office. The best predictor of whether or not a child will regularly visit a dentist as an adult is how they were introduced to the dentist’s office in the first place.

Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry

Thanks to recent advancements, cosmetic dentistry is a much bigger field than it used to be. Today we can replace almost any missing tooth with a dental implant, which can return your smile to its previous incarnation. We can use bridges to fill in gaps of several teeth, teeth whitening solutions that will shock you to their perfection, and much more.

Do You Need a Family Dentist or a Cosmetic Dentist?

If you are not sure which one you need, might we suggest choosing an office like California Dental Group that can help with both? We are committed to treating children and every member of the family to get the best results. At the same time, we are experts in cosmetic dentistry and can help you perfect your smile or finally get the smile you have always wanted.

If you are ready to make an appointment or to learn more about either option, contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161, and we will get back to you right away.

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