General Dentists vs. Cosmetic Dentists

General Dentists vs. Cosmetic Dentists

Cosmetic dentists and general dentists carry out some similar duties which include examining patients, treating emergency needs and much more. The specific treatment techniques may vary depending on the dental needs of the patients. For instance, a cosmetic dentist will reshape your smile using dental implants or other treatment methods with the objective of improving their appearance. While a general dentist focuses more on the oral health care needs, which includes regular dental checkups, treating cavities, referring patients to specialists if they are in need of dental surgery or others.

A General Dentist

A dentist must complete a doctoral degree in the dental field in order to get a state license. Typically a general dentist performs regular teeth cleanings, dental fillings, root canals, tooth repair and much more. A general dentist is skilled in providing basic and preventive treatment but may also provide cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental bonding and teeth whitening and much more. But patients concerned about their smile are more inclined to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist who is skilled in providing adequate results to make the teeth look whiter and brighter.

A Cosmetic Dentist

A cosmetic dentist completes a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree and should attend additional accredited programs and courses which incorporate training in cosmetic dentistry. The aim of a cosmetic dentist is to work with the patients who are self-conscious about their smile and appearance.

Patient Testimonials

Beautiful office, friendly staff, terrific dental care.

by Trevor Derrett

Had a great visit today and got to know the people that work there. They made me feel comfortable as the change of ownership is taking place.

by Bonnie Schrader

I am so impressed with the entire experience. From the friendly reminders, to entering the office, and especially the dentist! My previous dentist Stephen C Ott, DDS, was incredible. I had the benefits of his gift since 1971. I was worried about finding a new dentist. However, I was blessed to have Dr. Ott recommend his dentist: Dr. Lillian Stojic. I recommend her to all!!!

by John Murphy III

I've been seeing dr stojic since I moved to town 18 years ago, my whole family has transitioned over there and I love the whole team! Keep up the great work!

by Carrie Carsell

Dr. Lilliana and her staff make getting teeth cleaned and a cavity filled as good an experience as possible. They get the job done with minimal pain and discomfort.

by Age Advantage S.

I just had a visit to Dr. Stojic's office. My ten year old daughter had an infected tooth that had to be extracted. She was so nervous and scared at the possibility of an extraction. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by her office manager and then by her equally kind assistant who brought us back to her room...

by Kristi L.

Dr. Lilliana and her staff are not only effective and efficient, but they also remove my anxiety. When I had to have a root canal, I was nervous about the pain. I was given the choice of Nitrous oxide gas and that calmed me.

by Gail M.

Dr. Stojic saw two of my children. The youngest was so comforted by her easygoing and confident demeanor that he was the quietest and most still 4 year old I've seen in a dentist chair! Our older son was very afraid of the dentist and has been to a couple other dentists who were unable to treat him because of his scared behavior. Dr. Stojic was very patient and helped him understand what she was doing at every step, which calmed him down so she was able to fill his cavities and even extract a tooth. We were thoroughly impressed with Dr. Stojic and her office and staff.

by Brittani B.
More Testimonials

Schedule Your Appointment

(Maximum characters: 250)You have characters left.

100% secure!
The American Academy of General Dentistry
he American Academy of Laser Dentistry
The American Dental Association
The California Dental Association
The US Dental Institute
The American Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry
The Sacramento Dental Society
Top

Accessibility Menu