Stamford Dentist Performs Restorative Procedures With Cosmetic Techniques
With an artistic approach to restorative dentistry, Dr. Edward Shukovsky strives to rejuvenate the health of teeth and gums while simultaneously achieving beautiful results.
Stamford, CT – According to Dr. Edward Shukovsky, while there is certainly a relationship between cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, there are also important distinctions that should be made. His primary mission as a dentist in Stamford is to help his patients maintain healthy mouths by treating conditions ranging from more common concerns such as tooth decay and periodontal disease to more severe issues such as damaged or missing teeth. However, Dr. Shukovsky also understands that almost all patients want to improve the look of their smile. By keeping the cosmetic perspective in mind while planning restorative treatments like dental implants, he aims to give his patients healthy and beautiful smiles.
While still understanding the value of a dentist’s artistic sensibilities when handling restorations, Dr. Shukovsky differentiates: “Eliminating gum disease or repairing a fractured tooth are concerns that need to be addressed.” He goes on to note that the main difference between restorative and cosmetic procedures is that restorative corrections are needed while cosmetic changes are wanted. However, Dr. Shukovsky does not diminish the importance of aesthetics, highlighting that he views cosmetic dentistry as a component of restorative dentistry rather than an entirely separate field.
Dr. Shukovsky does say that some of his Stamford dentistry patients are seeking to address their cosmetic concerns, such as stains, chips, or cracks, without much regard to the state of their oral health. “When I explain that we will likely need to take a full-mouth x-ray as part of the initial examination,” says Dr. Shukovsky, “they may ask why I need to look at the teeth in the rear of the mouth where they are not really visible.” In spite of the fact that some patients value the cosmetic appearance of their smile over their health, he is proud that his practice does not compromise function for aesthetics. “I always use an artistic eye when designing the treatment approach for restorative procedures,” says Dr. Shukovsky, and considers the overall well being of his patients no matter what type of dental work they might need.
About Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D.
Dr. Shukovsky is the head of his private dental practice in Stamford, Connecticut. In addition to working with the State of Connecticut Office of Public Health as a dental expert, he is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Connecticut State Dental Association. Dr. Shukovsky is available for interview upon request.
Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D.
1290 Summer St.
Stamford, CT 06905