If you are having issues with your smile, you know you need to see a dental specialist; but which one? You can ask your dentist to give you a referral for restorative or cosmetic dentistry depending on what you need to be done. Here is how to know what restorative dentistry does.
Restorative dentistry will focus on repairing something that has a problem, as opposed to fixing what is already healthy. This could be for a broken tooth that might need a crown over it.
You may be able to have smaller procedures like a filling for a cavity done at your regular dentist’s office.
Cosmetic dentistry typically involves elective procedures to make your teeth look better. This can be non-invasive teeth whitening or adding veneers. Some restorative dentistry might need to also be cosmetic. If you are suffering from unhealthy or rotting teeth, you may need veneers to keep your teeth, gums, and jaw healthy for the rest of your life.
Talk to your dentist about what type of work you need to be done to keep your mouth healthy. This may be important when discussing with your insurance carrier. Keep doing research to find the best dentist for your case.