Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term, defined as any dental procedure or treatment that provides esthetic improvement. It may include implants, dentures, bridges, crowns, veneers, bonding, whitening, and more. At Social Circle Dental, cosmetic treatment isn't just about appearance. Dr. Jones is committed to delivering smiles that are just as healthy as they are beautiful.
The first step is a complete examination and consultation. This includes an evaluation of your gum health, and any x-rays that are needed. The doctor will ask you some questions about your oral health and your cosmetic goals. Be sure to tell him if you are in pain, having difficulty chewing, or have any other dental problems. Clearly explain what you dislike about your smile. For example, do you want to even out teeth, change their color, make them longer?
Dr. Jones takes a whole-mouth approach to dentistry, considering all health and cosmetic issues. Sometimes the less visible back teeth need attention first, because they are worn down and uncomfortable. He will devise a treatment plan, and discuss it with you. Some patients want their new smiles in a hurry. Some patients want to break up the treatment into steps for convenience or financial reasons. Dr. Jones will work with you to come up with a solution that is right for your smile and fits your life.
Cosmetic procedures are done with the same basic step-by-step approach that Dr. Jones uses in all dentistry. The first step is to get you out of pain if anything is hurting. The second step is to get your gums healthy. A healthy mouth is the foundation for a beautiful smile. It is also important for maintaining a healthy body.
Cosmetic dentistry can be life changing. Dr. Jones has many patients tell him that they have always wanted nice smiles, and they are pleasantly surprised when they see their gorgeous new smiles! He has been creating dazzling smiles since 1976, and he loves the artistic aspect of his work. He understands that the smallest details in planning your smile and fabricating restorations, can make the difference between a nice smile and a stunning smile.
Have you been dreaming of a beautiful smile? Call Social Circle Dental at (770) 464-1900 and let Dr. Jones make your dreams come true!
Tooth abscesses, fractures, damaged fillings, and tooth decay can cause toothaches. The pain may be sharp, constant, or throbbing. Symptoms of toothaches may be accompanied by swelling around the teeth. When toothaches strike, patients in Monroe turn to a compassionate holistic and biological dentist in Social Circle, Dr. Jones.
A toothache should be treated immediately because it can be a sign of a tooth infection. A root canal is comprised of blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. When a tooth becomes damaged, an infection can develop, and the body reacts with an inflammatory response. Tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages, and tender gums are symptoms of toothaches.
Toothaches lead as one of the most common dental emergencies. If a toothache lasts longer than a day, an earache develops or opening the mouth becomes painful, it is important to contact the team at Social Circle Dental. Left untreated, an infection can spread to the face and skull or enter the bloodstream.
At your appointment, Dr. Jones will review your medical history and examine the mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, tongue, sinuses, ears, nose, and neck. He may ask when the pain started and what makes it better or worse. There may be x-rays taken. After the cause of the toothache is determined, Dr. Jones will devise a treatment plan with you.
Tooth decay is the most common cause of a toothache. If tooth decay is the reason for the pain, Dr. Jones may recommend a dental filling with a biocompatible material called composite resin. If an infection has developed in the dental pulp, a root canal may be recommended. A root canal can save the natural tooth as well as provide pain relief. Regardless of the cause of the toothache, Dr. Jones will explore the most conservative, safest, and most effective treatment to restore health, function, and beauty to the smile.
Have you experienced any symptoms of a tooth infection? If you have, do not delay treatment. Dr. Jones and our team can help. Call 770-464-1900 today to schedule an appointment.
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.