How to Tell the Difference Between Preventative, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

There are so many fields of dentistry that it is worth knowing the difference between each and how treatments can assist you.

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is the foundation of good dental health, involving regular dental examinations, hygiene treatments and x-rays.

While the recommendation is to see the dentist at least every six months, at Oasis, we’ve found better clinical outcomes for our patients who come more frequently. We do of course customize this, to suit your personal needs as our patient. When you come for a new patient visit, we’ll assess the state of your gums and hygiene and suggest a personalized follow up These regular checks allow us to monitor your dental health closely, and to detect any small changes soon after they occur. When necessary, we can provide additional care and advice to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative denistrty is Dr. Rick’s speciality! Do you have decay, need a filling, or have a tooth at risk for fracture? You may need restorative work done. Restorative treatments include dental crowns, implants, and fillings. At Oasis Dental we do almost all our restorative work in porcelain.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We have an enticing choice of cosmetic dental services, and these treatments are designed specifically to improve your smile. Our services include composite resin or porcelain veneers, dental implant-supported crowns to restore missing teeth, and teeth whitening.

As you can see, the treatments found in restorative and cosmetic dentistry can often overlap, giving you the best of both worlds. These treatments can often provide cosmetic benefits, improving the appearance of your smile while protecting your dental health.

. **We also use SmileStyler for correcting alignments.

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