Today you find the terms “cosmetic dentistry” and “cosmetic dentist” sprinkled liberally throughout media and internet advertising. It’s important to note that cosmetic dentistry is not one of the nine areas of specialty currently recognized by the American Dental Association. Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center adheres to the highest levels of dental ethics. He does not represent himself as a cosmetic dentist. Rather, Dr. Koppikar is a dentist skilled and experienced in esthetic procedures to help patients throughout the central Phoenix, AZ area love their smiles.
Defining cosmetic dentistry
To better understand a concept, it usually helps to break the verbiage down. In this case, “cosmetic” means a treatment intended to improve appearance. “Dentistry” is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral condition. So, when you put it together, “cosmetic dentistry” is dental care that improves the appearance of your teeth, gums, mouth, and face. From that perspective, virtually every dental treatment is cosmetic in Dr. Koppikar’s hands.
What’s the difference between general and cosmetic dentistry?
When you think of cosmetic dentistry, procedures that are solely for the purpose of appearance, like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, probably come to mind. They are classic examples, but Dr. Koppikar applies skill and artistry to every procedure – cleanings, periodontal care, natural colored fillings, virtually unnoticeable crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, dental implants, and orthodontics.
Why? Because puffy discolored gums and bad breath aren’t attractive. Discolored teeth filled with brown cavities aren’t appealing. Silver fillings and other obvious restorations don’t add allure to your smile. Crooked teeth with gaps and overlaps spoil the symmetry of your face. Chronic mouth pain leaves its mark in facial lines and furrows, and oral cancers can result in significant disfigurement. You may not think of preventive and general dentistry as cosmetic, but it truly is.
Dr. Koppikar knows that when your mouth is healthy, clean, and attractive, you are confident in your looks and you smile readily. That opens you up to success in personal and professional situations.
Technically, there is no such thing as a cosmetic dentist, but once you visit Dr. Koppikar you’ll certainly understand the concept of a dentist who is qualified in applying esthetic principles to all dental care.
Are you ready to for a smile that radiates natural health and beauty? Call Biltmore Dental Center today at (602) 954-8200 to become Dr. Koppikar’s newest patient.