Cosmetic Dentistry at Complete Dental of Atlanta
Innovations in dental technology have made a trip to the dentist's office an entirely new experience for millions of Americans - thanks to a relatively new field called cosmetic dentistry.
The main goal traditional dentistry is to keep your teeth healthy and free of disease and decay, cosmetic dentistry takes oral hygiene to a whole new level, with a concentration on enhancing the overall look of your teeth. With cosmetic dentistry, even getting a cavity filled can be an opportunity to improve your smile.
The smile is our window to the world, and it's the first thing that makes an impression on people we meet. So it's no wonder that more and more people are turning to cosmetic dentistry for corrective procedures and aesthetic enhancement.
So whether you want to fix a chipped tooth or get a complete smile makeover, we can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
Veneers at Complete Dental of Atlanta
One of the most popular and effective developments in cosmetic dentistry, Veneers are thin, custom made casing that cover that front side of your teeth. Veneers are used to correct uneven teeth, worn enamel, discoloration, chipped teeth and irregular spacing, and can last over 20 years. In some cases, Veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.
After a thorough examination of your teeth, which may include X-rays and taking impressions of your teeth, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Then he or she will create an impression and send it off a laboratory to create the veneers. Finally, the veneer's size and color are given one last adjustment before they are cemented to your tooth on your second visit.
Veneers can give your teeth a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance and are stain resistant and soft on gums. In some cases, Veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm
- Resin Composite
Since porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and chipping, they are generally more expensive. Lumineers are a particularly popular type of porcelain veneers that do not require your teeth to be shaved and can even be placed over crown or bridgework. A custom-made set of Lumineers can be installed in 2-3 visits and is proven to last over 20 years.
As this Procedure is elective and primarily cosmetic, most dental insurers will not cover veneers. However veneers can be financed either through your dentist or an outside company such as Care Credit or DentalFeePlan
The information in the article is not intended to substitute for the counsel and expertise of a medical professional. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with your dentist.
Restorative Dentistry at Complete Dental of Atlanta
In dentistry, crown and bridge refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. This is otherwise known as restorative dentistry.
Once we have examined your teeth and has evaluated your dental and medical history, we will be ready to provide a diagnosis and treatment options.
In instances where you need to have your tooth restored to its original size and shape, supply additional physical support for the affected tooth, a crown would be your best option. For more information on crowns, please see our crowns page.
Dental bridges, on the other hand, are used to replace missing a missing tooth. For more information on bridges, please see our bridges page.
To find out more about restorative dentistry, or to schedule an appointment, call us today!
How Are Dental Bridges Placed?
The procedure of installing a dental bridge is typically completed in two visit. First, your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge. If you are, your teeth will need to be prepared by reshaping or reconstructing any badly decayed or damaged areas. Afterward, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which is then sent off to a lab where it is cast into a mold, and give you a temporary bridge to wear. On your second visit, this mold will be fitted to your teeth,and any necessary corrections or adjustments will be made on that same visit.
Dental bridges can last from 8 to 15 years and can last even longer if you maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.
Depending on various factors such as the experience and skill level of the dentist and the type of bridge being fitted, dental bridges can cost anywhere from $250 to $2500 a tooth.
Dental bridges are typically partially covered by insurers. Ask your dentist to find out exaclty how much you will have to pay out of pocket.
To find out more about bridges or to schedule an appointment, call Complete Dental of Atlanta today!
Crowns at Complete Dental of Atlanta
Depending on the type of treatment you have received for your dental problem, it might be necessary to:
- Have your tooth restored to its original size and shape
- Supply additional physical support for the treated tooth
- Get a complete "makeover" on the affected tooth
For cases like thses, a crown is the most logical option.
While inlays and outlays cover the chewing surface of the tooth and fillings fill in the empty interior space of the tooth, crowns completely cover every visible part of the tooth - which is why they are sometimes referred to as "caps." A part of your tooth remains but is essentially "rebuilt" to resemble the tooth at its exterior best.
While porcelain crowns certainly can improve the look of a tooth or multiple teeth, it is recommended only in conjunction with prior repair of the tooth -not simply for cosmetic purposes.
For more information or to receive a free consultaion, please contact us today.