General Dentistry vs. Cosmetic Dentistry

When you are working with experienced Columbia dentists like Drs. Jon and Valle Rischer, there will be some crossover between general and cosmetic dentistry.  Dr. Jon and Dr. Valle strive to provide the most aesthetically pleasing and functionally sound solutions for every issue you may be facing with your smile.  However, in general terms, these two branches of dentistry are not the same thing.

General Dentistry

The general dentistry services available at Columbia’s Dentistry by Design include biannual visits for cleanings and examinations in addition to services such as dental fillings, dental crowns and bridges, inlays, onlays, and other restorative procedures intended to strengthen and protect your smile. General dentistry is concerned with the prevention, detection, and treatment of common dental issues.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our Columbia cosmetic dentist offers cosmetic dentistry services such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and dental implants. Crowns, bridges, and tooth colored fillings may also be a part of the aesthetic perfection of your smile as well, but are not exclusively cosmetic services.

Cosmetic dentistry can strengthen your teeth and improve the function of your smile, but its primary focus is beauty.

Drs. Jon and Valle Rischer are pleased to offer a complete selection of cosmetic and general dentistry services to increase your convenience and provide you the comprehensive dental care you deserve.

If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for all of your dental needs in the Columbia, Jefferson City, or surrounding areas in Missouri, please contact Jon G Rischer, DDS and Valle Wilhite Rischer DDS to schedule an initial consultation today.

Rhonda DeClerk Collage

Porcelain Veneers


PicMonkey Collage

Invisalign and Composite Bonding

State required disclaimer: Cosmetic dentistry and tooth whitening are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and require no specific educational training to advertise these services. Dr. Jon Rischer and Dr. Valle Rischer are General Dentists.