Nargiz I. Zadeh, DMD
General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry
Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm

What is the difference between restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can be a type of restorative dentistry, but typically when we talk about restorative dentistry we refer to something that only restores overall oral health, without any emphasis on esthetics. Restorative dentistry is treatment that is necessary to prevent the spread of disease in the mouth that can be in the form of cavities, periodontal disease, acid erosion, etc. In comparison, cosmetic dentistry is often an elective treatment to change the appearance of the upper and/or lower front teeth.