Is a Cosmetic Dentist the Same as a General Dentist?

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

As more and more people turn to cosmetic dentistry as a way to attain the smile they've always wanted, you may be wondering if a cosmetic dentist is the same as a general dentist. Generally speaking, general dentists perform regular tooth cleanings, exams, root canals, fillings, and tooth repairs; they are usually focused on the health and structure of your teeth to address problems and pain. Cosmetic dentists are trained as general dentists first and then undergo further training or education to perform cosmetic procedures focused primarily on beautifying your smile. Some areas cosmetic dentists are trained in are:

  • Porcelain veneers to cover chips, cracks, and stained teeth
  • Dental crowns, bridges, and implants to replace missing or damaged teeth
  • Tooth whitening
  • White fillings that contain no mercury to take care of cavities
  • Cosmetic bonding to address lightly chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth

Dr. Bellisario has you covered for both general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario is a veteran general and cosmetic dentist, with over 30 years of experience providing comprehensive dental care to the Bala Cynwyd area and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

If you are a Bala Cynwyd resident and you would like to explore what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, call The Office of Dr. Bellisario at 610-642-7024 today to schedule your personal consultation.