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Do I need cosmetics or do I need restorative dentistry?

 
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Cosmetic and restorative dentistry are such powerful tools. Both can increase the confidence of a patient and correct issues that have been with them for years or decades. Drawing a distinction between the two can be challenging. If you have been investigating the world of cosmetics you might be wondering: do I need cosmetic or do I need restorative dentistry?

The fact is that there is a lot of overlap between the two. Some procedures can be appropriate to achieve a variety of goals. Crowns and bondings, for example, could be classified as cosmetic or restorative. What really defines the two is the reason for the treatment.

Restorative dentistry means that there is damage or decay on a tooth, discomfort to the patient or that the patient’s ability to chew is hindered. Problems like this may be covered by dental insurance or eligible for Health Saving Account and Flex dollars. While some of these procedures may also bring a cosmetic benefit the real purpose is to restore functionality to your teeth.

Lorentzen Dental offers free-consultations for both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Contact us today using one of the buttons at the top of the page.