Setauket Cosmetic or General Dentist?
Setauket Cosmetic or General Dentist?
By: Terry Shapiro, Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry,Family Dentistry,Your Dental Health, Comments Off on Setauket Cosmetic or General Dentist?

People who come to my East Setauket dental office for cosmetic dentistry often ask if I also do general dentistry. The answer is, “Yes.” I believe that it is a mistake for cosmetic dentists to limit their practice to cosmetic procedures. A dentist cannot ignore a patient’s dental health, and that is what a cosmetic dentist might do if he/she just does cosmetic dentistry.

Back teeth matter! You cannot just place veneers on the front teeth without addressing the health of the back teeth. Each tooth has a function, and all of the teeth must function in harmony. When dental cosmetics fails it is often because the back teeth were not considered in the treatment plan. And I am pleased that my cosmetic patients are so pleased with my cosmetic dentistry and the care that I provide that they want to continue as my patient and send the rest of their family for their general dental needs – and yes I treat children also!