Why Choose a Dental Specialist?
General dentists do a professional job of covering various aspects of oral health and they are well trained in the procedures that they perform. Some of them refer patients to other dentists who have advanced training in special areas such as cosmetic dentistry, which specializes in procedures like crowns and bridges for missing teeth, permanently implanted dentures, smile makeovers, teeth whitening, and invisible braces called Invisalign.
The advantages to choosing a dental specialist like Dr. Thomas are many. Because the specialist performs only certain procedures, he has more experience with those procedures. In addition, many years of advanced training and testing by the American Dental Association, as well as accreditation by other dental education and specialty groups such as the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry tell you that these professionals are well qualified in the basics and their specialties. Dentists trained and accredited by these organizations must pass rigorous training and performance requirements to earn the accreditation. They are experts in the art and science of dentistry and continue to take courses to learn the latest techniques and methods for their specialties.
When your smile is something you always hide or don’t let happen often, it affects your self-esteem. Missing, misaligned, or gapping teeth can be a detriment to your overall health as well as your oral and emotional health. Missing teeth affect how you chew and how well your food is processed for digestion. It can also cause more chewing on the side of the mouth not missing teeth. If you wear dentures that require messy creams and prohibit you from enjoying your favorite foods, permanently implanted dentures can solve that problem and feel like your own teeth.
So, if your smile needs a do-over, see Dr. Thomas for your best smile ever and feel great about yourself again.