The general dentists at Art of Cosmetic Dentistry work primarily to repair and restore our patients’ teeth. There are many factors that may cause teeth to need repair including large amounts of decay, trauma or congenital defects. With today’s technology, a wide array of attractive cosmetic appearing options are available for patients. Common restorative dentistry examples include dental bridges, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants.
NON-METAL FILLINGS ATLANTA
Non-metal or tooth-colored fillings have replaced old-fashioned metal fillings for the use of sealing out small amounts of dental decay. Non-metal fillings, also referred to as composite fillings, are today offered to the patients at Art of Cosmetic Dentistry as a long-term solution to eliminate decay and offer patients a clean, tooth-matching option that releases fluoride for an extended period of time. The combination of fluoride release and bonding of the filling serve to stop the possibility of new decay around the filling. Our patients remark how much they enjoy knowing that when they smile or yawn, people aren’t counting silver fillings. Non-metal fillings are discreet and custom matched to your tooth color by our team of professionals.
Dentures replace partially missing or completely missing teeth. If you have lost all or some of your natural teeth due to periodontal disease, decay or an injury, dentures can replace your missing teeth, improve your oral health and enhance your overall smile and confidence. Replacing your missing teeth with a denture will help you to eat better, speak better and appear more youthful by supporting facial muscles that can sag overtime without support. Art of Cosmetic Dentistry dentists have the increased knowledge and expertise to make it possible to personalize your dentures by using the color of your eyes, hair and complexion. Ask our dentist about your options for obtaining dentures to replace your missing teeth that will be comfortable and long lasting. Dentures are cared for just as natural teeth with daily brushing, and following instructions by our dental professionals. They are delicate and if dropped can be broken easily. Proper fit is key for upper and lower dentures and mouth changes may require you to visit our office for adjustments and relining to prevent mouth sores and discomfort. Keeping your dental appointment for regular oral examinations, regardless of having a denture is important. During this visit, Art of Cosmetic Dentistry dentists will look for signs of oral disease such as cancer.
The dentists at Art of Cosmetic Dentistry believe in taking preventative measures to seal out decay for their patients of all ages. Sealants are a plastic material that bonds with teeth and is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth- premolars and molars to act as a barrier and prevent decay from entering these areas. Our dental team applies sealants to the deep grooves (pits or fissures) of the back teeth that are difficult to keep clean because a toothbrush cannot reach them. Each sealant takes only a few minutes to apply to each tooth. Sealants can last as long as they remain intact and our dentists can check these at your regular check-ups and reapply as necessary. Although children and teens are targets for this procedure, sometimes this treatment may be recommended for adults at risk for decay. Sealants make a great impact in each patients prevention program.
DENTAL BRIDGES ATLANTA
Replacing missing teeth is important to your oral health and your overall health as well. Gaps in between teeth or created by teeth that have been removed or fallen out allow for periodontal disease and gum loss to set in. Dental bridges created by Art of Cosmetic Dentistry dentists are an effective solution to fill in gaps and spaces to restore oral health and function. They are created from porcelain and can include a metal frame used for reinforcement. Bridges consist of an artificial replacement tooth fastened to crowns placed over the teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges also allow for patients to be able to chew their food as normal and retain facial contour to prevent sagging. Bridges can be a long-lasting solution, providing sturdiness and comfort for patients missing multiple teeth with the cosmetic benefit of an attractive, natural and healthy smile.
DENTAL IMPLANTS ATLANTA
An implant is a replacement tooth root that is surgically placed in your jaw by a dentist or an oral surgeon, and supported by your general dentist. There are some risks with this procedure, as there are with any surgical procedure, and our dentists can evaluate you to see if dental implants are a good option for you. The dental implant is put in your jaw with a goal for new bone to grow around and hold it in place. It can take several months for your implant to heal. Once the area has healed and you are released to restore the implant, you can return to Art of Cosmetic Dentistry to have your porcelain crown or denture attached or restored by our dentists. Our dentists will guide you throughout this state-of-the-art procedure to ensure maximum success. Once the implant and restoration are complete the patient should experience comfort, security, confidence and convenience with the new implant. Once the implant is complete, the success of the implant depends on the patient’s homecare. The mouth is filled with bacteria and therefore meticulous oral care, including brushing and flossing, must be used to removed food, plaque and harmful bacteria. As with any dental restoration, avoid chewing ice and other hard objects to protect your investment.
FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION ATLANTA
Art of Cosmetic Dentistry dentists provide each patient with a comprehensive dental examination. Our dental team takes time to create and explain each patient’s current dental condition. A treatment plan is generated outlining the doctors diagnosis, treatment recommendations, in order of priority, and clear financials that take into account any insurance contribution and an outlined patient portion. In times where the treatment plan is extensive and interdependent, the doctor may discuss a full mouth reconstruction option to the patient. This treatment combines restorative dentistry services with cosmetic dentistry, implants, periodontics and oral surgery with a goal to construct a uniform, healthy smile that looks and functions as normally as possible. This extensive treatment is custom created for each patient and may include a wide variety of services to address a variety of complaints: TMJD, decayed teeth, cracked teeth, missing teeth and discolored teeth. These conditions may require a mixture of modalities including crowns, bonding, T.E.N.S., implants, orthodontics and or veneers to reach the desired goal. It is an imperative part of this process that a qualified and reputable dental professional with a clear understanding of the patient’s overall goal, and a strategy to take the lead in a full mouth reconstruction case since most cases combine several modalities with specific timing to achieve a goal. Our dentists have completed several of these cases and welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your concerns and how you can get started to obtain the smile you’ve always dreamed of.