Traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile. In other words restorative, general and/or family dental practices address dental problems that require necessary treatment. Cosmetic dentistry provides elective - or desired - treatments or services.
Cosmetic dentistry may also provide restorative benefits. For example, dental fillings are a common procedure used to treat decayed teeth. Previously, most dental fillings were composed primarily of gold, amalgam and other materials that left visible dark spots on the teeth.
Today, dental fillings may fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry. This is because you can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth. This helps to maintain the natural appearance of your teeth and smile. Many people may choose to have their older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings. This may enhance their oral appearance.
Some people fear that the cost of cosmetic dentistry is too prohibitive. We suggest that you come in for a consultation. This way, we can discuss all of your options. You don't have to get everything done at once. We can make a plan for you that fits within your budget. It's exciting to be able to smile with confidence. Redondo Beach cosmetic dentist Michael Z Hopkins DDS and Barbara Kane DMD have been helping patients look their best. Even simple teeth whitening can make a difference on your overall smile.
Redondo Beach cosmetic dentist Michael Z Hopkins DDS offers just about every cosmetic dentistry procedure there is. Here are some of our most popular procedures. Wedding Smile Makeovers, Smile Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Dental Veneers