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Last month we looked at the different types of specialties that dentists can specialize in.

To expand on that, this month we are discussing the subspecialities that a dentist may choose to focus on, as a niche in their dentistry practice.

At Dentistry at 1818 Market Street in Center City Philadelphia we are proud to be General Dentists who focus on preventive, advanced restorative, and reconstructive dentistry with a concentration on dental implants and pain management.

Other dentists may choose to focus on cosmetic dentistry, geriatric dentistry or pediatric dentistry. We will take a closer look at each of these dental subspecialities below.

Dental Subspecialties

1. General Dentist

A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. A general dentist has many responsibilities including the diagnosis, treatment, care, and management of your overall oral health. Non-metal fillings, periodontal (gum) care, root canal surgeries, crowns, bridges, and preventive education are some of the services a general dentist provides, among several others.

It is recommended that everyone see a general dentist at least once every 6 months for a routine examination, which is also the perfect time to get a routine teeth cleaning. It is important to see a dentist regularly and often to prevent any potentially worsening problems, which could lead to pain and worse oral problems, like gingivitis and loss of teeth.

Your general dentist at Dentistry at 1818 Market Street will also refer you to other types of dentists if you need services and procedures that they’re not as qualified to provide. Our patients’ health, well-being and happiness are our top priorities.

At Dentistry at 1818 Market Street, our dentists are general dentists in center city Philly. They also specialize in restorative dentistry in Philadelphia.

2. Restorative Dentist

Restorative dentistry restores your smile and health after tooth damage and disease. Restorative services will improve the structure, health, and appearance of the teeth and mouth for those suffering from ailments.

Restorative dentistry can include dental implants, which our dentists specialize in. If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, the dentists at Dentistry at 1818 Market Street would be happy to have a consultation with you in their Market Street Philadelphia dental office.

Dentures are also part of the restorative dentistry that the dentists at Dentistry at 1818 Market Street specialize in. There are several different types of dentures offered at Dentistry at 1818 Market Street. Schedule an appointment for a denture consultation to find out what our dentists would recommend for you.

3. Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry is a very popular specialty for dentists. Cosmetic dentistry procedures include straightening, brightening, reshaping, and even repairing teeth. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving a person’s smile. It may include teeth whitening, dental veneers, and dental bonding.

At Dentistry at 1818 Market Street we offer many cosmetic dentistry services, like teeth whitening and Invisalign. We also do smile makeovers and full-mouth reconstruction. If you’ve been considering any cosmetic dentistry procedures, speak with one of our dentists to see how Dentistry at 1818 Market Street can help you achieve the smile you desire.

4. Geriatric Dentist

Geriatric dentistry is concerned with the oral health of elderly persons, who usually have significant medical problems and are taking multiple medications. Older adults often experience symptoms of dental decay and gingival (gum) disorders that differ from symptoms experienced by younger people.

A dentist specializing in geriatric patients takes additional factors into account and is sensitive to issues concerning the older population. Oftentimes older adults need extra help, time and/or care when they visit the dentist. That’s why geriatric dentistry is an important subspecialty.

At Dentistry at 1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, we treat people of all ages.

5. Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.

Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay ​and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Pediatric dentists specialize in infant oral health exams, preventive dental care for children which includes cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations. Pediatric dentists are also trained for habit counseling, for example, for pacifier use and thumb sucking. They also are responsible for early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite.

Center City General Dentists

Depending on your dentistry needs and where you are in your life, you may want to seek a dentist trained in a subspecialty. At Dentistry at 1818 Market Street, our dentists are experienced General Dentists with a focus on restorative dentistry while also offering cosmetic services. Contact our center city dentists today to see how we can help you.

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