General & Restorative Dentistry
General dentists are the primary dental care providers for patients of all ages. They can treat you and your entire family and care for your overall oral health.
This is crucial to your total health. Your general dentist takes responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment and overall coordination of services to meet your oral health needs. If you need a specialised dental procedure performed, your general dentist may work with other dentists to make sure you get the care you need. A general dentist is someone who is concerned with the care and maintenance of your teeth.
He or she will place an emphasis on preventative care as well as undertaking ‘restorative treatments’. This preventative approach includes 6 monthly check ups and dental cleaning. Many general dentists are also able to undertake cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry which is concerned with improving the appearance of your teeth, and your smile. It is usually carried out for reasons of personal enhancement as compared to a medical ‘need’. It is an ‘elective’ treatment in that it is something you choose to do rather than an essential requirement.