If you are looking for a new Rockland County dentist to take care of your routine dental care, you may not think your choice matters much. You might think that convenience of location is the main thing that matters, but you’d be wrong. There are many reasons to choose your regular dentist with care and choose a quality cosmetic dentist.

Cosmetic Dentistry Is Dentistry Done Right

cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark DunayerA lot of people have a mistaken impression about cosmetic dentistry. They think that cosmetic dentistry is just a few procedures intended to improve the appearance of your smile. It’s an afterthought, an extra, and maybe a little frivolous.

But the truth is that cosmetic dentistry is actually a philosophy of practicing dentistry that recognizes that looking good is one of your smile’s essential functions, and it needs to be harmonized with all the other functions of your teeth. It also recognizes that the health and beauty of your teeth are intimately intertwined.

For example, tooth-colored CEREC restorations aren’t just more attractive than metal amalgam fillings, they’re healthier for you and your teeth because they don’t contain mercury and actually serve to strengthen your teeth.  Straight teeth don’t just look better, they’re more efficient for chewing and easier to clean.

Don’t Just Fix Problems: Prevent Them

Cosmetic dentists often have a more proactive philosophy of dental care, too. Instead of thinking of their job as just to fix problems as they come up, your cosmetic dentist is thinking about the health of your mouth as a whole and how that may affect the future appearance and health of your teeth.

Cosmetic Dentists Treat You Like a Person

Personalized care is something that is sadly lacking in many dental offices, where dentists strive to see many patients so they can make a living at the low compensation rates many insurance companies pay.

Cosmetic dentists, on the other hand, see it as part of their job to get to know their patients. This allows them to deliver smile results that are not just technically competent, but personalized to the individual. This means that you’re more likely to get a dentist who takes the time to get to know you and treats you like a human being, not just another mouth of teeth.

Still not convinced?

It can be hard to understand the world of difference that separates regular dentists and cosmetic dentists. The best way to learn it is to see it for yourself by scheduling appointments with both types of dentists. If you are looking for a Rockland County dentist, we invite you to visit our office. Please call (845) 627-7645 for an appointment at B & D Dental Excellence.