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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
March 20, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry from your dentists in Marietta, GA, can improve your smile

If nature and genetics didn’t give you the great smile that you deserve, cosmetic dentistry procedures give you the opportunity to change cosmetic that! Read on to see how Dr. D. Casey Hart in Marietta, GA, can make your teeth shine through these different treatments...


Professional Teeth Whitening

This procedure can whiten a dull, aging, stained smile up to 8 shades brighter with results that can last up to an amazing 5 years. Treatment is quick too—the in-office treatment takes only about an hour! Professional teeth whitening is safe because the products have been rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association.


Dental Bonding

Bonding can repair small chips, cracks, and other aesthetic issues through the use of composite, a tooth-colored resin that can be matched to the color of your teeth and sculpted to match the natural contours of your smile. Dental bonding can hide damage and give you a more harmonious, beautiful smile.


Porcelain Veneers

Thin sheaths of dazzling, light-reflective porcelain, veneers give you a perfectly beautiful smile by being cemented on to the front of your teeth. Veneers can cover cracks, fracture lines, broken tooth structure, and other major and minor damages. With veneers, you can have a spectacular smile in as little as 2 to 3 appointments.


Can’t Decide? Consider a Full Smile Makeover

This option combines more than one procedure to give you a complete smile renewal! You can even try out your smile before you decide, for your dentist can use 3-D imaging, models, and other methods to show you what your new smile will look like!

For more detailed information about smile makeovers, please visit the cosmetic dentistry section on the website at


Interested? Give Us a Call!

If you need a new smile, we can help you decide which treatment is right for you during a consultation at our Marietta office! To schedule an appointment, dial (770) 926-8371

By D Casey Hart DDS
November 23, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

The holidays are a time for getting together with family and friends from near and far. The memories you make at these joyful celebrations are the ones you’ll treasure forever, but it can be hard to show good cheer if you’re not happy with the way your teeth look. If you’re keeping that grin under wraps, we may be able to perk up your smile with some quick and economical in-office treatments.

A professional teeth cleaning is one of the best values in dental care. In just minutes, we can remove the buildup of hardened tartar that can make your teeth look dull and yellowed. Tartar can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease—two kinds of trouble you don’t need! While you’re in the office, you will also have a thorough exam that could prevent minor issues like small cavities and bleeding gums from becoming more serious dental problems. When you leave, your teeth will look and feel sparkly clean.

If your smile doesn’t look as bright as you’d like, ask about teeth whitening treatments. In-office whitening is a safe and effective way to lighten your teeth up to 10 shades in a single visit! If you have more time, you can get similar results from a take-home kit that we can provide—one that’s custom-made just for you.

Are chips or cracks making your teeth look less than perfect? Cosmetic bonding could be the answer. Translucent, tooth-colored bonding material can be applied to your teeth to repair minor cracks, chips or spacing irregularities. This in-office procedure usually requires just one visit and can make a dramatic difference in your smile.

So as holiday celebrations draw near, why not give yourself a reason to smile? Contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if professional teeth cleaning, teeth whitening or cosmetic bonding could give your smile some holiday sparkle! You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered.”


Porcelain veneers are positive proof that unattractive teeth don't always require an intensive restoration to regain their beauty. These thin layers of translucent porcelain — custom-designed and color-matched to blend with your other teeth — are permanently bonded to the visible side of your front teeth.

Although they can't remedy every tooth defect, they're well suited for mild to moderate disfigurements like chipping, staining or gaps. There are now two types of porcelain veneers: the traditional veneer and the “no-prep” veneer.

The standard veneers require some tooth structure removal, referred to as “tooth preparation.” This is because although they're a millimeter or less in thickness, they can still appear bulky if bonded to an unprepared tooth. To accommodate their width, it's necessary to remove some of the tooth enamel. This permanently alters the tooth so that it will need some form of restoration from that time on.

In recent years, however, other veneer options have emerged that reduces — or even eliminates — this tooth alteration. No-prep veneers are so thin they can be applied to a tooth with virtually no preparation. A more common option, minimal-prep, requires only a minor reshaping with an abrasive tool to ensure the fitted veneer looks as natural as possible. Because of their thinness, these veneers also don't have to fit under the gum line like standard veneers.

To obtain no- or minimal-prep veneers, your tooth enamel needs to be in good, healthy shape. They're also best suited for people with small or worn teeth, narrow smiles (the side teeth can't be seen from the front), or slightly stained or misshapen teeth.

Because there's little invasiveness, these low preparation veneers won't typically create tooth sensitivity and they can often be applied without any form of anesthesia. And because tooth structure isn't removed, they can be “uninstalled” to return to your natural look. Of course, that's not always an easy process since the bonding between veneer and the enamel is quite strong, although today's lasers can be used to detach the veneer quite easily.

If you'd like to consider these minimally invasive veneers, talk with your dentist. If you're a good candidate, you may be able to gain a new smile without much change to your natural teeth.

If you would like more information on how veneers can change your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “No-Prep Porcelain Veneers.”

By D Casey Hart DDS
July 21, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

When the multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and TV personality Jason Derulo was recently asked about his ideal woman, his answer covered a remarkably broad spectrum. "There’s no specific thing," he said, "so I think it’s unfair to say what my ‘type’ is." But it turns out that there is one thing the So You Think You Can Dance judge considers essential: A beautiful smile.

"I’m not into messy teeth," Derulo said. "If the grill has spaces and different colors, it’s not my vibe."

As it turns out, he may be on to something: A number of surveys have indicated that a bright, healthy smile is often the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. Yet many are reluctant to open up that big grin because they aren’t satisfied with the way their teeth look. If you’re one of them, consider this: Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of ways to improve your smile — and it may be easier and more affordable than you think.

For example, if your smile isn’t as bright as you would like it to be, teeth whitening is an effective and economical way to lighten it up. If you opt for in-office treatments, you can expect a lightening effect of up to 10 shades in a single one-hour treatment! Or, you can achieve the same effect in a week or two with a take-home kit we can custom-make for you. Either way, you’ll be safe and comfortable being treated under the supervision of a dental professional — and the results can be expected to last for up to two years, or perhaps more.

If your teeth have minor spacing irregularities, small chips or cracks, it may be possible to repair them in a single office visit via cosmetic bonding. In this process, a liquid composite resin is applied to the teeth and cured (hardened) with a special light. This high-tech material, which comes in colors to match your teeth, can be built up in layers and shaped with dental instruments to create a pleasing, natural effect.

If your smile needs more than just a touch-up, dental veneers may be the answer. These wafer-thin coverings, placed right on top of your natural teeth, can be made in a variety of shapes and colors — from a natural pearly luster to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Custom-made veneers typically involve the removal of a few millimeters of tooth enamel, making them a permanent — and irreversible — treatment. However, by making teeth look more even, closing up spaces and providing dazzling whiteness, veneers just might give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments, please call our office to arrange a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry — A Time for Change.”