Hello, I’m Dr. Gordon West. Welcome to my Lafayette cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in Lafayette 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.
Lafayette cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, my state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures.
Experienced Lafayette dental professionals who perform pediatric, 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 Lafayette, CO area, I invite you to come into Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, We are located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 720-862-3630.
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026