Most patients initially start seeing a dentist in order to receive general dentistry care, such as routine exams and checkups and other preventive services, like fluoride treatments or sealants. This type of routine care can help to keep your smile in optimal condition. It benefits your general health, as well.
Teeth can be damaged as a result of any number of causes – tooth decay, injury, bad habits or excessive wear and tear. When your teeth have been compromised, restorative dentistry can make them whole again, improving your smile’s appearance and function.
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so if you want to make a good impression, your teeth should be bright, in good condition and properly aligned.
However, defects in your smile, such as damaged or crooked teeth, can hamper your appearance and your self-confidence as a result. Fortunately, a variety of cosmetic dentistry interventions can help to correct those flaws.