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General dentistry is about preventing dental health decay, preserving robust teeth and treating unhealthy teeth and gums, but there’s more to dentistry than that. Of the many other fields of dentistry, cosmetic dentistry is perhaps the most popular. Cosmetic dentistry emphasizes increasing the appearance of teeth and may also include some reconstructive services.

Cosmetic dentistry is increasing in popularity for a few reasons. Because of technological advances like laser dentistry, dental practitioners can complete cosmetic dentistry services without referring patients out to see another doctor. Advances in dental techniques and training are also making it more common for dentists to practice cosmetic dentistry.

One of the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures is dental fillings. When having a tooth filled, you can elect to fill it with porcelain or other materials that look close to the color of your teeth. Though this is common today, this technique is relatively new enough that many of our patients opt to have older dental fillings removed and replaced with porcelain fillings to strengthen the appearance of their teeth.

There are many additional cosmetic dentistry procedures, and our team at New Prague Gentle Dental Care in New Prague, Minnesota, would love to tell you all about them! Give us a call at 952-758-3003 and we’ll set up a checkup with Dr. Gregory Dvorak for you. We’ll see you soon!