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General dentistry is about preventing dental health decay, maintaining strong teeth and caring for unhealthy teeth and gums, but there’s more to dentistry than just that. Of the many non-general fields of dentistry, cosmetic dentistry may be the most popular. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the look of teeth and can also include a few healing services.

Cosmetic dentistry is strengthening in popularity for a few reasons. Because of scientific advances such as laser dentistry, dentists can complete cosmetic dentistry treatments without referring patients out to see another practitioner. Advances in oral techniques and trainings are also making it more common for dentists to practice cosmetic dentistry.

One of the most commonplace cosmetic dentistry procedures is dental fillings. When having a tooth filled in, you can opt to fill it with porcelain or other substances that look close to the color of your teeth. Though this is common today, this service is new enough that many of our patients opt to have older filling removed and replaced with porcelain fillings to improve the look of their teeth.

There are many additional cosmetic dentistry practices, and our team at Complete Dental Care in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, would love to tell you all about them! Give us a call at 412-253-4671 and we’ll pencil in a visit with Dr. Shoaf for you. We’ll see you soon!