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.