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.
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.