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Being a Dentist is both a rewarding, and challenging career. Every career comes with its pros and cons and just like any other career, you must carefully consider both when determining if a career in dentistry suits you well. The disadvantages of being a dentist, while not always overshadowing the positives, are often vastly outweighed by the positive aspects so that many pre-dentists sometimes have a slightly misguided notion of what it's really like to be a dentist. Below are some of the top disadvantages of being a dentist and the potential advantages of choosing a different career. The greatest disadvantage of being a dentist is the fact that most, if not all, oral surgeries performed require preoperative oral X-rays. While the procedure itself is not painful, the exposure to radiation is extremely dangerous and must be avoided at all costs. Dentists who perform radiation on patients without their permission to run the risk of criminal charges and even lawsuits. Dentists who choose cosmetic dental bonding as their primary method of treatment run the risk of losing their medical license because pre-operative imaging procedures require specific licensing procedures. These procedures can be completed in a fraction of the time and cost far less than the traditional forms of oral surgery, such as porcelain veneers.



Another disadvantage of dentistry includes the fact that it does not come cheap. In addition to paying for the services of licensed dentists, there are other factors involved, such as hospitalization and rehabilitation fees and other miscellaneous costs. Cosmetic dental bonding can save you money by reducing these costs to an affordable level, but again, it can be a drawback if it is performed improperly. Some cosmetic procedures, such as veneers or crowns, can require multiple visits to the dentist for post-operation care and can be quite costly. If you want to make sure that your teeth look great but do not have a lot of extra money, the best choice might be to undergo dental implant surgery instead. Dental implant surgery involves the replacement of a tooth with a metal screw that is screwed into the jaw bone. The implant is bonded directly to the bone with the help of a hard substance called a prosthetic. As you can probably tell by now, this form of dentistry is extremely expensive and extremely painful. Not only are there long hours involved in this type of procedure, but dentists will also need to be at their office throughout the night to perform maintenance and overnight treatments when necessary.


Family Dentist


Generally a Family Dentist is like any other dentist, except that he or she focuses on family oral care. Some family dentists can even be trained as pediatricians. They usually treat children and adolescents that are suffering from such dental problems as cavities, gum disease, and in some cases even serious ailments like malformation of the teeth. This oral care practice also includes some cosmetic procedures for the smiles of children and adolescents that are not perfect. For instance, if a child is born with an uneven smile because of a disease like the dental caries, the family dentist will often correct this problem by making the appropriate changes. Cosmetic dentistry involves improving the overall look of the teeth by either whitening them or removing stains and discolorations. In the case of teenagers and children, this dental practice would involve dental braces or other removable orthodontic devices to straighten their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can even include dental implants to replace missing teeth for an extremely young patient. It is therefore not surprising to know that many adults suffer from some degree of dental anxiety or boredom.





Veneers are popular, non-surgical restorations used to restore the smile of chipped, broken, or discolored teeth. Typically, veneers take over an entire tooth. They are designed using porcelain - as with most restorations, since veneers necessitate minimal porcelain removal to change the shape of the tooth. Veneers also tend to last longer than other restorations, since they have very little porcelain to break down and cause decay. Veneers can be thin or wide, thin or chipped, and everything in between. They can be made to replicate the shade of one tooth or be made to resemble many different teeth to create a more pleasing smile. Before getting veneers, your dentist will usually take a complete and thorough dental exam to determine which teeth should be restored and which ones should be left alone. Your oral health is evaluated as well, including any problems you may have had in the past, such as gum disease, cavities or other issues. 



Your family dentist is the best source for finding a qualified cosmetic dentist in your area. If you do not have a dental office close by, many local dentists can also perform the procedure without you going to them. Once a candidate is chosen, the dentist then makes a mold of your teeth, to get an accurate replica of the smile you want. The veneer is then carefully attached to the tooth with a bonding agent. It will be trimmed and smoothed before being allowed to dry, just like a natural tooth. A temporary tooth model is made before placing the permanent veneer on the tooth, and it is bonded to the tooth using a special cement. Once it is in place, your dentist will polish and color it exactly like your original teeth to give you a good match.


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7269 Nolensville Rd , Nolensville, TN 37135
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