Saturday, November 1, 2014
In the City of Angels, when one hears the phrase, “cosmetic dentistry,” one would usually automatically think of procedures that involve making one’s teeth whiter and one’s smile brighter. While that notion is correct, seeing as how teeth whitening procedures are indeed part of the practice, it does not mean to follow that that is all there is to the field of cosmetic dentistry. According to a post in Ace Dental Education, cosmetic dentistry is different from general or restorative dentistry because the former relies on whether a dentist’s patient would want to undergo such procedures or not. As the name implies, the procedure being “cosmetic” means that this procedure may or may not be conducted without any significant consequence on the part of the patient. On the other hand, general or restorative dentistry are more of the mandatory types of procedure, because it is involved with the maintenance and repair of oral issues.