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Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Daly City Cosmetic Dentistry Hello, I’m Dr. Hovden Kenneth. Welcome to my Daly City cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

General dentists in Daly City are dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will assess the best way to restore the tooth involved.

Daly City cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Some Daly City dentists, like myself, offer both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a Daly City dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several of restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.

As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between general and cosmetic dentistry. At Kenneth Hovden DDS, my professional team provides a full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat San Francisco area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature patients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Daly City patients have crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)

Experienced Daly City dental professionals who perform pediatric, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your family’s dental needs.

If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the San Francisco area, I invite you to come into Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, We are located at 901 Campus Dr Ste 202. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 650-755-6000.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

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