Dentures are one of the most common ways of replacing missing teeth. There are two kinds; complete dentures replace all of the teeth in an arch, and partial dentures replace some of the teeth. We offer both, along with several other options for replacing missing teeth.
Partial dentures are removable, like complete dentures, but they only replace a few teeth. They are most popular for patients who have lost back teeth, and are having difficulty chewing. Implants are more functional and comfortable, but they take longer. Some patients love their partials, and some choose to have them replaced with implants. Dr. Jones will explain the good and bad points of both choices, so you can make an informed decision.
Complete dentures are not just for older patients as some people think. Decay, gum disease, and of course injury, can happen at any age, and young people sometimes need dentures. Whatever your age, dentures don't have to look fake or be uncomfortable. We work with a great laboratory, and most of our patients are delighted with the way their dentures look and feel. Modern materials look more realistic, and we have complete control over the coloring.
You can have a brilliant white, or a more subtle, natural looking shade. Our friendly assistant will chat with you to find out what you are looking for, and help you choose the best shade. Some dentists try to match the color with the patient's age. Teeth naturally darken over time, so they think, "If you still had your natural teeth, how light or dark would they be?" This method doesn't work anymore. With today's cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening, sparkling, youthful smiles are not just for kids anymore!
Dr. Jones doesn't compromise quality to rush through the process. He takes the time for extra steps like creating a model denture with the teeth set in wax. You can try it on, and see how it feels and how it looks. Dr. Jones can check the technical issues like jaw alignment. When you and the doctor are happy with wax denture, a permanent one will be created.
Don't let missing teeth keep you from having a beautiful, comfortable, healthy smile. Call (770) 464-1900 today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jones.
Teeth whitening is among the most popular smile enhancement procedures we offer here at Social Circle Dental. It is a convenient and economical way to give your smile a boost. In our office, there are no worries about harmful UV rays from activation lights or about dangerously harsh whiteners damaging your oral health. Dr. Jones is committed to providing healthy, safe biologic dental care, and that philosophy is applied to all treatments we offer. You won't find super-fast one-visit bleaching that leaves you with zingers and dehydrated enamel. Instead, we offer a gentle, safe, wonderfully effective at-home program.
Dr. Jones calls this the slow method, even though it only takes a couple of weeks to get great results. It is slow, as in gradual, and totally controlled by the patient. Your teeth will lighten a little bit every day until the desired results are achieved. You can stop at any time, call us if you have any problems, and touch-up as needed.
The first step is taking impressions of upper and lower arches. We will make your customized trays here in our lab. The bleaching trays keep the gel where it belongs – on your teeth, not on your gums. Custom trays are important because if it doesn't fit right, it is likely to leak.
We have several types of whitening gel available because every patient is different. Dr. Jones will choose the best one, depending on what type of stains you have, and what you are hoping to achieve. We will explain how to use the whitening system, and ask you to call us if you have any questions or problems. With our gentle system sensitivity rarely occurs, but if it does happen, just give us a call. We have some special gels, designed for just this situation.
Your brighter smile may last from several months to a year or more. This depends largely on your lifestyle and eating habits. Drinking through a straw, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits help teeth stay bright. Things like tobacco, red wine, coffee, and tea will make your teeth darken faster. With our convenient, gentle system, you can keep your trays, and some gel on hand. Whenever your teeth start looking dingy, you can do a touch-up without even coming to the office.
If you want to see a healthy, sparkling white smile in the mirror every morning, call Social Circle Dental at (770) 464-1900 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones.
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.