If you need extensive dental work or oral surgery, your dentist may have recommended going to a specialist. The average dentist can provide you with proper dental care, such as comprehensive dental exams and fillings, but many of them need to send patients to specialists for specific services. Dentists must refer patients to specialists outside of their practice for procedures that require expertise beyond their dental training. Usually, dentists have cultivated a strong relationship with the oral specialists in their area and can refer you to trustworthy, experienced professionals. They will communicate all of your needs and transfer your dental records as they collaborate to deliver optimal results.
What a Specialist Can Do For You
There are many different types of dental professionals, who have dedicated their career to a specific part of dentistry, that you can go to for specialized services. Typically, your dentist will refer you to a specialist for complex oral prosthetics, periodontal issues, orthodontics, and oral surgery. Going to someone who is an expert in a particular area of dentistry can ensure that you receive the best possible treatment.
Some patients may wonder where to go for cosmetic dental options that can enhance their smile. Most dentists have specialized in a particular area of dentistry, one of which may be cosmetic dental services. Dr. Christine Chung is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a prestigious dental organization that utilizes the most advanced techniques and technologies to further its members’ proficiency in cosmetic procedures. Dr. Chung and her team of highly trained assistants offer dental implant restorations, Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening to revitalize her patients’ smile and improve the functionality of their teeth.
Preventative care and dental maintenance are key in keeping your teeth clean and healthy for years to come. While many dentists do have to refer patients to specialists for certain procedures, those with additional training also perform a range of premium dental services in-office. Dr. Chung regularly attends dental education courses to stay current on the latest techniques and technologies in order to deliver optimal care for her patients. In addition to specializing in cosmetic procedures, she also offers the following general and specialty dentistry options:
Regularly visiting the dentist for checkups is essential for optimal oral health. To schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Christine Chung, please call (551) 222-4493.