Hello, I’m Dr. Stewart William. Welcome to my San Antonio cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in San Antonio are dedicated to preventing and treating oral disease 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.
San Antonio cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Some San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.
As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between cosmetic and general dentistry. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, my patient-centered and detail oriented team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat San Antonio area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature clients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly San Antonio patients have crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)
If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the San Antonio area, I invite you to come into William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 210-493-3040.
William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78230