Are you baffled by the different dental treatments available? We would like to discuss the difference between preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
When you visit Mary Street Dental for your regular dental examinations and hygiene appointments, these are called preventative dental treatments as they are an effective way to help prevent dental disease. Dental x-rays are another preventative treatment, showing areas such as tooth roots or contact points between teeth hidden from the naked eye. X-rays help us to diagnose problems more easily.
If we do find any problems, you will need restorative dentistry, using procedures designed to protect teeth, restoring their overall strength, structure and appearance. Examples include dental crowns and fillings and root canal therapy.
Our cosmetic dental treatments help to improve the appearance of teeth and include teeth whitening, dental bonding and contouring, crowns, dental implants, white fillings and dental veneers.
Treatments Can be Restorative and Cosmetic
Some treatments such as dental bonding, crowns, dental implants and tooth coloured fillings are both restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. These treatments help to protect and preserve your teeth but are designed to improve their appearance too.