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By D Casey Hart DDS
November 13, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Marietta, GA, can enhance your smile

If your smile is suffering, you can improve it! Aging, tobacco usage, frequent coffee drinking, and many other issues can all cause damage cosmetic-dentistryto your smile. Fortunately, there are many cosmetic dentistry procedures available to help enhance your smile. Here in Marietta, GA, Dr. D. Casey Hart offers a wide range of treatments to give you the outstanding smile you deserve—read on to learn more!

 

Which Treatment Is Right For You?

At our Marietta office, your dentist can provide you with a smile that is uniquely beautiful, and uniquely yours. Consider these popular cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Professional teeth whitening, if your smile is yellow and dull; this procedure can whiten your smile up to 8 shades brighter with amazing results that can last up to 5 years. Professional teeth whitening products are rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association, so you know that they are safe and effective. Treatment is fast, with in-office procedure only taking about an hour to complete.

Cosmetic dental bonding, if you have small chips, cracks, or other areas of damage; bonding uses composite, a unique liquid resin that can be matched to the color of your teeth. Composite is sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth and is hardened with an ultraviolet light, providing you with a dental restoration that blends seamlessly with your smile. Dental bonding typically doesn’t require anesthetic, so it is a pain-free, effective procedure to restore your smile.

Porcelain veneers, if you have minor or major damage like cracks, fracture lines, areas of lost tooth structure, stains, and other aesthetic issues; veneers are thin laminates of sparkling porcelain which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are a conservative procedure because very little tooth structure is removed, thus allowing you to conserve tooth structure while still hiding flaws in your smile.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call

To learn more about these dental services, call Dr. D. Casey Hart in Marietta, GA, today at (770) 926-8371.

By D Casey Hart DDS
August 28, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Implant Fills Missing ToothBetter oral function. Better facial appearance. Stronger gums, bone and teeth. When you complete your gapped smile with dental implants from Marietta, GA dentist, Dr. Casey Hart, you'll enjoy these benefits and more. Dental implants not only replace missing teeth, they improve bone structure and support remaining natural teeth.

The anatomy of a dental implant

The single-tooth implant has three parts:

  1. A titanium implant device screwed into the jaw bone during an in-office procedure
  2. A metal alloy abutment, attached to the implant several weeks after the implant has bonded with the jawbone
  3. A customized porcelain crown, bonded to the abutment and faithfully mimicking the missing tooth in size, shape and function

Because of Dr. Hart's advanced training and expertise in modern tooth replacement, all aspects of the procedure take place right in the dentist's office in Marietta. That includes the initial examination and digital imaging to determine your oral health status and to measure the density and size of your jaw bone, necessities for successful implant insertion and retention.

Osseointegration

After Dr. Hart places the implant into your jaw and closes the gums with a few sutures, you'll go home to allow the site to heal for several weeks. During that time, you'll exert as little pressure as possible on the implant device, and your jaw bone actually will bond to the implant.

This critical bonding process is known as osseointegration, a medical term which literally means "bone connection," say experts at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Osseointegration drives the amazing durability, strength, versatility and longevity of single-tooth implants and multi-implant tooth replacements such as dentures and bridgework.

Finally, because of osseointegration, your jaw bone and gum tissue will thrive. Unlike conventional tooth replacement options which rest on top of the gums, dental implants return extraction sites to the full bone structure Nature intended. That means:

  • Clear speech
  • Normalized biting and chewing
  • Natural look and feel
  • A tooth replacement which lasts for decades, not just a few years

Dental implant care

Brush your dental implant twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste and soft brush. Floss daily, too, removing the plaque which can build-up at the gum line around the implant. See Dr. Hart every six months for an oral examination and hygienic cleaning as you usually do.

Plus, stop all tobacco. Both smokeless tobacco and cigarettes degrade implant sites, infecting them with a condition called peri-implantitis. It resembles advanced gum disease and eats away at both soft and hard tissue, often resulting in implant failure.

A no-gap smile

You'll be proud to show it off. Call Dr. Hart's office team today and arrange your dental implant consultation. Phone (770) 926-8371.

By D. Casey Hart, DDS
August 01, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your Marietta, GA dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.Dental Implants

How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?
The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time. 

Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.
 

Contact your Marietta, GA Dentist

Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your Marietta, GA dentist to schedule an appointment.