What Do Cosmetic Dentists Do?

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Many patients are unaware that there is more than one type of dentistry. The field is, in fact, comprised of many different avenues. For example, periodontists are experts in gums and the treatment of gum disease. Endodontists are experts in the roots and pulp of the teeth. When you schedule your biannual dental cleaning, you are most likely seeing a cosmetic dentist. They are in charge of making sure your teeth are looking the best and stay healthy overall.

Some regular treatments and procedures of cosmetic dentists:

  • Cleaning
  • Whitening
  • X-rays
  • Bonding
  • Applying Veneers or Lumineers
  • Applying crowns, inlays, and onlays
  • Dental bridges and implants

Dental cleanings are likely the most common and most important task our Santa Clarita cosmetic dentist does on a daily basis. While we may work hard to keep our teeth clean at home with brushing and flossing regularly, there is no way we can possibly clean them well enough with what we have. Dentists have the right tools and materials to eliminate pesky bacteria and debris, and reach hard to access areas. They are also usually the first to recognize any threatening or serious issues that need to be treated, such as gum disease.