How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Differ From Preventive Dentistry?

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The services provided in cosmetic dentistry and preventive dentistry differ significantly, including between their costs, the extent of treatment times, and the types of procedures involved. At Sunrise Smile Design, Dr. Rick Campbell and his experienced team of dental professionals offer both dental options to properly care for your smile. Whether you are hoping to protect your teeth from decay or enhance the overall appearance of your smile, we can provide a service for you at our state-of-the-art Phoenix, AZ facility.

What Is preventive dentistry?

With a primary goal of protecting your smile against decay and future dental issues, preventive dentistry services can involve a number of treatments, including:

  • Dental examinations

  • Dental cleanings

  • Digital X-rays

  • Dental sealants

  • Fluoride treatments

Preventive treatments, such as examinations, cleanings, and X-rays, are recommended at least 1– 2 times each year at Sunrise Smile Design in Phoenix, AZ. Dental sealants are often provided for patients with a large number of cavities each year, and fluoride treatments are most often offered for younger patients. In some cases, fluoride may also be recommended for adults to prevent tooth decay. Within preventive dental care visits, our skilled dental team can also provide necessary recommendations for appropriate at-home oral hygiene techniques.

Cost of preventive dentistry

Most often, your dental insurance provider will completely cover a specific amount of preventive dental services each year. When visiting Dr. Campbell for a preventive dentistry treatment, our financial team can contact your insurance company to determine your coverage and offer you an appropriate treatment plan.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Unlike preventive services, cosmetic dentistry treatments help to improve the appearance of your smile. There are numerous cosmetic procedure options available at Sunrise Smile Design, depending on each patient’s distinct needs and smile goals, including:

  • Teeth whitening

  • Veneers

  • Dental crowns

  • Dental implants

  • Dental bridges

  • Invisalign®

At our Phoenix, AZ dental practice, Dr. Campbell curates a personalized cosmetic treatment plan to enhance or fix any aesthetic concerns within your smile. Whether you are looking to treat tooth discoloration, a broken or cracked tooth, or a crooked smile, Sunrise Smile Design can offer an appropriate treatment plan that is customized specifically for you.

Cost of cosmetic dentistry

Typically, not all of the costs of a cosmetic dental procedure are covered by a dental insurance provider. In order to make your treatment as cost-effective as possible, our Phoenix, AZ financial team can offer options to ensure you receive your necessary cosmetic dental care. This could include financial planning and various payment options for more affordable care.

Prevent tooth decay and enhance your smile

Our goal at Sunrise Smile Design is to allow our patients to experience a healthy and beautiful smile. Through preventive and cosmetic dental treatments, Dr. Rick Campbell can help you achieve your desired results and protect your smile. If you are interested in preventive or cosmetic dental treatment, we invite you to contact our Phoenix, AZ practice to learn more and schedule your initial consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.