Which dental treatment is right for me?

Helping our patients to maintain good oral hygiene is at the heart of our practice. However, sometimes things aren’t always as simple as having a good oral hygiene routine at home. Sometimes oral health can be a little more complicated. This may require intervention at our professional dental practice in Harley District, London.

You might experience some pain and discomfort if you have oral health issues, or perhaps your teeth are affecting your confidence. For example, you may be too afraid to show off your smile because your teeth aren’t straight enough, or you could be experiencing some discolouration.

Whatever the issue is, we’re here to help. We’re pleased to provide a wide range of cosmetic and general dental treatments. You may wonder whether your oral health issue requires cosmetic or general dentistry. Our team has put together some information to help you understand the differences between general and cosmetic dentistry and how to decipher which treatment is right for you. 

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry deals with basic, every day, dental needs. It is offered by the majority of dental practices. Here at E11even Dental, we take just as much pride in those general, routine checkups as we do our more innovative treatments. We understand the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene on a daily basis. General dentistry helps to protect your teeth and keep them healthy.

General dentistry could include any of the following treatments:

  • A routine checkup
  • Tooth removal
  • Fillings
  • Root canal 
  • Crowns

To learn more about the general dentistry treatments that we provide at E11even Dental, please click here.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry mostly focuses on the appearance of your teeth. Although there can be some oral health benefits to cosmetic dentistry, its sole purpose is to improve the aesthetics of your teeth. These treatments help to give you a smile that you are proud to show off and boost your confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth and could include any of the following treatments:

Now that you understand the differences between general and cosmetic dentistry, it’s time to consider which of these solutions will resolve your dental concerns.

How do I know if my treatment is cosmetic or general?

If you are still unsure whether your dental treatment would fall under cosmetic or general dentistry, the best thing you can do is ask for advice and guidance. Our team can provide a tailored consultation to discuss your needs so that you can get the correct treatment promptly. You could be feeling apprehensive about discussing your aesthetic concerns, but our team will take the time to listen and understand your problem with compassion. 

How do I know whether cosmetic or general dentistry is right for me?

As per dentaly.org, ‘71% of British adults don’t feel confident showing their teeth when they smile for a photo.’ If you are in this 71%, there are dental procedures that can help. You are most likely going to need cosmetic dental treatment, as these mostly deal with the aesthetics of your teeth. However, there are some general treatments that could help improve your confidence too.

While it’s possible some cosmetic and general dental may overlap, the best thing you can do is visit a professional dentist. Visiting our experienced dental practice in Harley District, London, means that you can get a firsthand opinion from a team with a wealth of experience. If you have been suffering from a general dental issue or would simply like to improve the appearance of your teeth, professional guidance is always key to resolving the issue efficiently.

Choose E11even Dental

Here at E11even Dental, we’re proud of the wide range of services we provide our patients. Booking a consultation with our experienced dentists means we can assess your oral health needs and learn more about your goals. 

Whether you are looking to completely transform your smile with a Smile Makeover or simply in need of a routine checkup to make sure that everything is okay, we’re here to help.

Please call our dental practice in Harley District, London today on 0207 487 2711 to learn more about the differences between general and cosmetic dentistry. We look forward to hearing from you.