Several tooth replacement options can restore health and beauty to your smile. Whether you are missing teeth from periodontal disease or due to trauma, the caring team at Social Circle Dental can help you. If live in Monroe or another community in Georgia, we can provide the right treatment for you. One of our popular treatments is dental bridges. Our dentist, Dr. Jones, is highly sought after for the conservative treatments he tailors to meet individual needs. Dr. Jones and our team take the time to explain the benefits of treatments so you can make the right decision regarding your oral health.
Understanding tooth loss
It is critical to seek treatment if you are missing teeth. Left untreated, existing teeth can shift into the gaps from missing teeth. As a result, it can be more difficult to brush the teeth and floss properly. When the teeth and gums are not kept clean, they are more susceptible to plaque buildup. Eventually, cavities can form. When cavities are not treated promptly, the tooth interior can become infected. An infection can enter the bloodstream and cause health issues.
Seeking treatment for tooth loss
Thanks to advances in dentistry and the exceptional skills of dentists such as Dr. Jones, there are many treatments for tooth loss. A bridge can be ideal for restoring one tooth or several teeth. A bridge contains an artificial tooth (pontic) which is nestled between crowns. The crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to the gap to keep the bridge anchored. We can fabricate the crowns in our office through the utilization of CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) technology, which provides same-day restorations including inlays and onlays.
Learning about the benefits of a dental bridge
You can count on enjoying several benefits from a dental bridge. By replacing a missing tooth, you may notice you are able to pronounce certain words more clearly. Depending on the location of the tooth, there may be a greater ability to bite and chew food. Emotional benefits from your treatment can include a newfound confidence and a boost in your self-esteem.
At Social Circle Dental, we want to help you attain a healthier smile. We would love to talk with you about dental bridge treatment during a consultation. Schedule your appointment by calling 770-464-1900 today.
General dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health conditions that affect the health and beauty of the smile, whereas esthetic dentistry places emphasis on the appearance of the smile. Holistic dentistry is an approach that involves considering the mouth, teeth, and gums can affect the whole body. At Social Circle Dental, you can find all three types of dentistry. Dr. Jones and our team will work with you to prevent oral health conditions, determine the most conservative treatment, and restore beauty to your smile. Well-known in Monroe, Social Circle, Covington, Conyers, and Athens, as well as other communities in Georgia and the adjacent states, Dr. Jones has been transforming smiles for more than 45 years.
The benefits of esthetic dentistry
Although esthetic dentistry, often called cosmetic dentistry, focuses on how attractive your smile can be, it can offer several benefits to your overall health and well-being. We notice confidence increases when a patient has his or her teeth whitened or walks out of our office with a beautiful porcelain veneer. A person with an attractive smile reaps several benefits. According to studies, the smile is one of the first features a person notices when meeting someone. Smiling releases endorphins, which boosts the mood. A confident smile might help you secure a job. By keeping the smile healthy, you can prevent oral conditions such as tooth decay. You also can prevent gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss among adults ages 65 and older.
Exploring the options
Esthetic procedures include teeth whitening, crowns, inlays, onlays, dental implants, and bridges. We offer at-home teeth whitening treatment that allows you to gradually whiten your teeth and attain the smile of your dreams. Crowns, inlays, and onlays can be fabricated in a single appointment by utilizing CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) technology and are used to treat decayed or damaged teeth. Dental implants are titanium rods placed into the jawbone during surgery that are eventually paired with porcelain crowns to restore beauty to the smile. Bridges contain artificial teeth and crowns to restore missing teeth.
Do you think one of our esthetic dental treatments may be ideal for you? We would love to talk with you about the health and beauty of your smile. Schedule a consultation by calling 770-464-1900 today.
While many dentists are focused on the health of the smile, some also want to ensure patients have a beautiful smile to show off to others. Cosmetic dentistry used to be for the Hollywood elite, but now, everyone can enjoy improvements to their smiles that look natural and last many years!
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a number of different treatments. Patients interested in a “smile makeover” or full mouth reconstruction may combine a variety of these treatments to achieve their desired results.
Some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available to Social Circle, GA area patients through Social Circle Dental include:
• Dental bridges
• Dental crowns
• Dentures (full and partial)
• Dental fillings
• Professional teeth whitening
• Dental implants
• Composite resin bonding
To determine the most appropriate treatments for the smile, Dr. Jones will start with a full examination. Dr. Jones may take a series of x-rays and discuss with patients what displeases them about the appearance of their smile. He can then make suggestions based on this information to help patients feel attractive and stop hiding their smiles behind their hands.
Full mouth reconstruction, or a smile makeover, is typically achieved by combining two or more of these procedures. Patients may want to work out a custom treatment plan if they intend to make dramatic changes to their smiles and address several issues at once. Our practice also offers sedation dentistry to make extensive treatments more manageable and comfortable for our patients.
Patients in and around the Social Circle, GA area who are interested in finding out if cosmetic dentistry procedures are appropriate for them are welcome to contact the team at Social Circle Dental today. Dr. Jones and his staff are here to assist individuals in finding ways to enhance their smiles.
Sometimes the health of your mouth can be judged by having clean teeth, pain-free gums, and fresh breath. However, there's more to be aware of and often you can't detect potential problems at home. That's why it's so important to have a dentist who you trust and who believes that prevention is an essential part of the dentistry practice.
Dr. Don Jones of Social Circle Dental knows that keeping your mouth in its best condition is as much about preventing issues as it is about restoring problems or making cosmetic improvements. Dr. Jones offers these tips for keeping your mouth healthy.
Watch what you eat – Sugar is in many of the beverages we drink and foods we eat, and too much sugar can lead to tooth decay. When you do consume foods or drinks with a high quantity of sugar, such as hard candy, cupcakes, soda, and fruit juice try to brush your teeth afterwards or rinse your mouth with water.
Proper care at home – Be sure that you're brushing and flossing, and be sure that you're doing it with the correct technique. Find a soft toothbrush and a brand of toothpaste that you like and use short, circular, and gentle motions to get rid of surface bacteria without damaging the gum line. Use floss to remove plaque that settles between the teeth. In addition, when was the last time that you replaced your toothbrush? If it's been more than two or three months, it's time to get a new one.
Cut the tobacco habits – Smoking and chewing tobacco are not just harmful to your overall health; they damage your mouth as well. The nicotine and tar can not only discolor your teeth, they also eat away at your gums, creating the perfect environment for plaque and bacteria to develop and grow.
Use your teeth properly – While your teeth are strong, they can break. Protect your teeth with a mouth guard when playing sports where you could be hit in the mouth. Also, don't use your teeth to open packaging or bottles and avoid chewing on hard items such as candy, pens, or ice.
Visit the dentist – Brushing, avoiding sugar and tobacco, and protecting your teeth at home are all essential to having a healthy mouth. Keeping up with your dental checkups is also critical. Dentists can catch potential problems before they cause bigger issues, they can provide tips for improving your at-home care, and you receive a professional cleaning that can't be replicated at home.
Dr. Jones believes that a healthy mouth is essential in having a healthy body and sense of wellbeing. He treats every patient with gentle care, a friendly nature, and in the least-invasive manner possible. Call today to schedule an appointment.
In times past, if you needed a cavity filled, you went to a dentist, and he filled the cavity. Alternatively, perhaps your gums were bleeding, so you went to a dentist to have them checked out. Dentists were concerned with the health of your mouth and offered the best care to ensure you had healthy teeth, gums, and tissue inside the mouth.
In recent years, however, studies have shown that connections exist between the health of the mouth and the health of the body. Some dental problems are actually risk factors of medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and strokes. Because there appears to be such a strong connection, Dr. Don Jones believes that the philosophy of biological dentistry is important. His skills, experience, and gentle manner have provided patients with excellent results for more than 45 years.
Biological dentistry includes several distinctions not found in general dentistry. Namely, professionals committed to biological dentistry go above and beyond current safety and health guidelines and use only the safest and most biocompatible materials and techniques to treat their patients.
For example, Social Circle Dental only uses mercury-free materials. Mercury is a metal that has been used in fillings for many years. However, using these fillings exposes the patient to increased levels of mercury. Dr. Jones will not use materials that include even the smallest amount of mercury. Additionally, he is skilled at removing mercury fillings should a patient choose to replace them. Removing mercury fillings takes special steps and precision to be sure that the patient or dental team is not exposed to the mercury vapors.
If you're looking for a dentist who cares about the health of your entire body and who believes in finding the least invasive approach to your dental treatment, call Dr. Don Jones of Social Circle Dental to schedule a consultation. Dr. Jones provides a wide variety of dental services and has a wealth of experience in preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. He will work with you to ensure that you have the best treatment path to getting, or keeping, a happy and healthy smile.
When you have a healthy and happy smile, you naturally want to show it off. However, sometimes, if you have broken teeth or teeth that are chipped, cracked, or misaligned, it can make you want to hide your smile, even on your best days.
Residents in Social Circle, GA, Monroe, GA, Conyers, GA, Athens, GA and surrounding areas, do not need to wish the appearance of their smile was better; they can do something about it with a visit to Dr. Don Jones of Social Circle Dental. Dr. Jones understands the importance of having a smile that makes you proud. He knows that when you flash that smile at your friends and family, you're letting a little bit of your personality show. Because of that, Dr. Jones is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the smile they want and deserve in a comforting atmosphere and with the least-invasive approaches possible.
If you're looking for a cosmetic dentist, consider the following when making your choice.
The dentist – Does the dentist treat you with respect and kindness? Sometimes smile improvements are needed because of trauma or simple aging. Other times it is due to lack of proper care for the teeth. Regardless of the reasons you want to improve your smile, at Social Circle Dental you will be treated with the utmost respect and absolutely no judgment. Dr. Jones and his entire team will answer any questions you have, and they will be sure that you not only understand the treatments they propose but that you're completely comfortable with the selected path.
The staff – From the minute you walk in the door until the time you put your jacket on to leave, are you treated with compassion by a professional and friendly staff? At Social Circle Dental, we are committed to treating each patient as a unique case. Our entire team has the education, experience, and bedside manner to provide you with top-quality patient care.
The practice – Do you know, without a doubt, your overall health and wellbeing are of vital importance? As important as it is to give you the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile, Dr. Jones and his team will not forget that the health of your mouth, and your body are critical. We provide general and biological dentistry services to ensure that prevention and restoration are as much a part of your dental health as the cosmetic improvements.
Is it time to make a switch to a new dentist? Call the office of Social Circle Dental today to learn more about our team and our practice.
From ordering dinner at a restaurant to choosing the perfect outfit, we like having choices. Having a variety of treatment options and choices when we visit the dentist are even more important. Dr. Jones in Social Circle, GA understands, so he provides his patients with many options for restoring health and beauty to their smiles. It starts with learning about their smile goals.
Treating tooth loss
There are several ways to restore missing teeth including dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Dr. Jones, a biological dentist, understands how the health of the mouth, teeth, and gums can affect the whole body. Therefore, he prefers the most conservative treatment. When missing one or a few teeth, dental bridges may be ideal. Dental bridges contain artificial teeth (pontics) nestled between porcelain dental crowns.
Another option for tooth loss is dental implants. Used to replace one or more teeth, dental implants can provide long lasting benefits. The implants serve as tooth roots after they are gently placed into the jawbone during surgery. During osseointegration, the bone fuses to the implants. After the jawbone heals, porcelain crowns are placed atop the implants.
For partial to complete tooth loss, dentures can restore the function, health, and beauty to the smile. We provide partial and complete dentures. With precisely fitting dentures, patients can speak, bite, and chew properly.
Protecting and strengthening teeth
When teeth become chipped, cracked, fractured, worn, or severely decayed, Dr. Jones can provide porcelain dental crowns. Depending on the case, he provides same-day restorations utilizing CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) technology. We can mill the crowns in our office. In some cases, he may recommend conventional crowns instead. We will take impressions and send the molds to a dental laboratory for fabrication. In about two weeks, the final crowns are ready. Whether it is same day or conventional crowns, patients can enjoy strong, durable, stain resistant, long lasting restorations that blend nicely with their smiles.
Are you looking for a dentist who can restore health and beauty to your smile? Look no further. Call 770-464-1900 today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Jones.
A beautiful smile can boost your mood and make you feel so much better about yourself. It's important to find a skilled dentist who can transform your smile with a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. Dr. Jones has been rejuvenating smiles for over 45 years. Patients in Monroe and the surrounding areas know where they can find him – Brookstone Place in Social Circle.
Cosmetic dentists combine their technical and artistic expertise to rejuvenate smiles. Cosmetic dental treatments vary from teeth whitening to dental crowns. A cosmetic treatment can improve your appearance, confidence, and self-esteem.
Our cosmetic treatments include:
Over time, teeth can become discolored due to a variety of factors. Aging, tobacco, foods, and beverages can stain the teeth. It is no surprise that teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry. Some dental offices offer power bleaching sessions that deliver quick results but use strong chemicals that can irritate the gums. Dr. Jones provides a more conservative treatment, allowing the brightness to return to the smile gradually. After one appointment, we provide an at-home kit with customized whitening trays and gentle professional grade gel. We will recommend wearing the trays daily to achieve a smile up to eight shades lighter.
For minor flaws such as chips, fractures, or stains, we offer dental bonding. For treatment, composite resin is applied to the tooth enamel, hardened, and polished. The material is versatile and blends nicely with the smile.
Dental crowns are used to strengthen and protect teeth. They can restore the ability to chew and bite properly and prevent further damage to a weakened tooth. We place them on severely decayed, broken, or worn teeth. The porcelain material blends nicely with the smile. We provide conventional and same-day crowns depending on patient needs.
Are you ready to give your smile a boost? Dr. Jones and our team can help. Call 770-464-1900 today.
Late-night comic David Letterman brought the Top Ten List to life as a regular segment of his show, back in September 1985. Since then, humorous, tongue-in-cheek Top Ten Lists have become commonplace in many aspects of life.
Dr. Don Jones and his team at Social Circle Dental would like to introduce you to a new kind of Top Ten List. One that has the potential to impact the oral health, whole body wellness, peace of mind, budget, and busy schedule of you and your whole family.
The Top Ten Ways Social Circle Dental can enhance your life:
10 - Respect for your time. We know how important it is to keep appointments running on schedule and to ensure that each patient gets Dr. Jones' undivided attention. We book just one patient in a slot, allowing plenty of time. We also utilize time saving modern technologies such as CEREC for same-day restorations.
9 - Respect for your financial situation. We offer financing options and we help you file dental insurance claim forms.
8 - Respect your feelings. We understand that patients of any age may feel anxiety at the thought of a trip to the dentist. We provide a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Our staff is friendly and our care is compassionate. You get easy to understand explanations to help you make educated care decisions. We return calls and answer correspondence promptly so you don't feel forgotten.
7 - Respect for your family. Comprehensive care for everyone under one roof makes your family part of the Social Circle Dental family. It's convenient for you, and it allows us to apply an understanding of your genetic, medical, and dental background to current treatment.
6 - Respect for your overall health needs. We foster a broad network of like-minded practitioners. While we strive to accommodate all of your oral needs in-house, that network gives us the ability to refer you to a trusted associate for very specialized dental procedures, or other health issues.
5 - A wealth of experience. Dr. Jones has more than three decades of experience in preventing, detecting, and treating dental problems. His passion for providing healthy dentistry continues to grow, along with his knowledge base and artistry.
4 - General and cosmetic dentistry with holistic standards. Holistic dentistry recognizes the intimate relationship of oral health to whole body wellness. It is important that your dentist be able to deliver the gorgeous smile of your dreams. Dr. Jones provides safe general and cosmetic dentistry with attention to healthy materials and techniques that look great while doing no harm.
3 - Mercury free dentistry. Conventional “silver” amalgam fillings are comprised of about 50 percent mercury. We do not place amalgam fillings and we keep none of it on premises. Instead, we provide body-safe alternative materials that are strong and durable, and look natural.
2 - Mercury safe dentistry. Our patients may request that old amalgam fillings be replaced, or those teeth may require additional dental work. We adhere to the strict protocols established by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) for safe removal and disposal of mercury fillings.
And the number one way Social Circle Dental can enhance your life is...
1 - Biological dentistry. Biological dentistry takes a holistic approach to the next level. We not only operate a mercury free practice with mercury safe removal techniques. We treat each patient as an entire person, not a mouth, or a single dental problem. That requires an understanding that everything we do to your mouth impacts other areas of your body. We utilize only biocompatible materials, and provide advice on nutrition and detoxification to improve overall wellness.
Become a Social Circle Dental patient today, to start taking advantage of the benefits of an enhanced life through biological dentistry.
Dentistry can involve more than the diagnosis and treatment of the mouth, teeth, and gums. Taking dentistry a step further, holistic dentists are mindful of how dental materials, technology, and procedures affect overall health and wellbeing. Holistic dentistry is about treating the whole body and often involves choosing the most conservative treatments. Patients can find this approach to dentistry at the office of Dr. Jones in Social Circle.
Using safe and effective dental materials
Dr. Jones operates a mercury free dental practice avoiding the toxicity of amalgam or other metals. His metal-free dental restorations are made of composite resin or porcelain; both are biocompatible materials. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that is versatile and used for smaller dental fillings. Porcelain is a stain resistant, stronger, more durable material that is natural looking and blends nicely with the smile. We provide porcelain dental crowns and veneers, which can restore the health and beauty of the smile.
Utilizing innovative technology to educate patients
We utilize technology to better the patients’ lives. Providing the utmost convenience, we can utilize CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) technology to provide beautiful porcelain dental crowns in a single appointment. Following tooth preparation and digital impressions, crowns are milled in the office. After checking the fit, size, and appearance of the crowns, they are bonded to the teeth. Ensuring a team approach to diagnoses and treatments, we can utilize an intraoral camera to educate patients about conditions. The technology helps to identify issues that may not be visible with the unassisted eye. After capturing detailed images inside of the mouths, we can view them on a computer screen and discuss them.
Providing conservative dental treatment
Dr. Jones is concerned about the effects cosmetic and restorative procedures can have on the overall body. Therefore, he recommends the most conservative treatments. For example, he provides teeth whitening treatment that can gradually brighten the smile. With this method, he avoids using strong bleaching chemicals that can irritate the gums. Instead, we will customize precisely fitting whitening trays and provide gentle bleaching gel for brightening teeth at home. For chipped, cracked, gapped, or misaligned teeth, he can provide veneers. For treatment, he will keep as much of the natural teeth intact as possible during the tooth preparation procedure.
Dental materials, technology, and types of procedures are a few factors to consider when selecting the right dentist for you and your family. To learn more about Dr. Jones’ holistic approach to dentistry, call 770-464-1900.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.