Four Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures that Make Great Smiles

Atlanta GA Cosmetic DentistryYour smile is a recognizable feature of who you are, and it leaves a lasting impression on those you encounter – whether it be day to day or on a chance meeting. Because your smile is an integral feature of your facial appearance, feeling confident in your smile has a great impact on others around you. If you are known for easily sharing your smile with others, people view you as friendly, confident, out-going, and as someone they are happy to be around. However, if your dissatisfaction with your smile keeps you from sharing it with others, people may often view you as standoffish, cold, unfriendly, and hard to please. Understanding how your smile affects not only your appearance, but also your relationships with others, can help you make the decision to seek out cosmetic dentistry procedures.

For years, many people associated a beautiful smile with Hollywood celebrities and the “elite” in society. However, today, there are options available to people in all areas of life who wish to enhance their smiles. Four cosmetic dentistry procedures that make great smiles are:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • White fillings
  • Six Month Smiles®

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic procedure done in the United States, period. As a dental procedure, dentists have continued to see a rise in the number of patients who request this cosmetic dentistry procedure. Millions of Americans have had great success transforming their smiles by simply brightening and whitening their teeth. Even those whose teeth are not perfectly straight can achieve remarkable benefits from teeth whitening. A bright, white smile is a clean smile that is healthy in appearance; attracting others to your presence. For most people, teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure that is inexpensive and quick.

Dental veneers are another option for dramatically improving the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are permanently bonded to the existing surface of the front of the teeth in order to restore or improve the tooth’s appearance. Most people are good candidates as long as there is enough tooth enamel available to bond the veneers to. Dental veneers are used to close gaps in the front teeth and hide flaws such as chipped or broken teeth, malformed teeth, and stained or discolored teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are a permanent solution that can completely transform the entire appearance of a person’s smile, or that can be used to treat a single tooth so that it matches the other natural teeth.

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are tooth colored fillings used to restore cavities and decayed teeth. White fillings provide an ideal solution for those who need to have a cavity filled within their front teeth. As these teeth are the most noticeable, using white fillings helps to hid dental work. Aside from simply filling new cavities so that they are not noticeable inside the mouth, many people are choosing to replace their old, amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings are made from liquid mercury, powdered silver, tin, and copper. Many people believe that they suffer poor health from having these amalgam fillings inside their mouths for extended periods of time; thus, they are replacing them with white fillings.

Six Month Smiles® are braces for adults that focus major improvements on the front teeth. Traditional braces can take between two to three years to complete their transformation of a person’s smile. That means that adults have to suffer through that length of time wearing metal brackets and wires on their teeth that make it obvious that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment and the constant requirement for adjustments and visits to the dentist. With Six Month Smiles® dental patients are able to achieve a beautifully straight smile that they are proud to show off to those around them.

At Pure Dental Health, we offer cosmetic dentistry procedures at competitive prices. The health and satisfaction of our patients are our highest priorities. We accept most forms of dental insurance and offer extended hours to allow working professionals time to visit our office before or after a traditional work schedule. We also proudly offer financing and payment options for patients whose dental insurance does not cover the cosmetic procedure that they wish to have done. Please contact our office today.

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2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
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Dental Veneers

Cosmetic DentistryMany people who are unhappy with their smile feel that they either have to shell out an enormous amount of money to correct it or that they simply have to live with it. Neither of these need be the case, and at Pure Dental Health in Atlanta we are proud to offer patients a variety of choices for improving their smiles.

Dental veneers are an outstanding method of improving the appearance of the teeth without extremely invasive or expensive measures. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed over the teeth in order to modify the appearance, shape, size, and/or color of the natural teeth. Many people choose to have porcelain veneers placed to reduce gum exposure when they smile, to hide gaps in the teeth, to cover crooked or chipped teeth, and to create a white, vibrant smile. Porcelain dental veneers are not a perfect choice for everyone, therefore it is important that you do your research and that you choose a trusted dental practice with expertise and experience successfully placing veneers.

A quick Google search of “celebrities with veneers” will bring up many results that show just how successful porcelain veneers can be at transforming a person’s smile. Many people are almost unrecognizable before and after dental veneers because of the remarkable transformation that is able to be achieved through this simple dental procedure. It is also remarkable how drastic the results can be with relatively little dental work. Orthodontics take months, even years, to accomplish what dental veneers can provide in just a few weeks.

Dental porcelain veneers have been used for decades to help celebrities achieve beautiful smiles to make them “camera ready.” Today, this cosmetic procedure is available to people in all walks of life so that they, too, can achieve a smile that they are proud to show off. Many people make the decision to get dental veneers before a wedding, a job interview, or an advancement at work – any time that they feel that their appearance matters.

Dental veneers take approximately 2-3 visits over a few weeks to create and complete your new smile. The first step for this cosmetic procedure is meeting with your dentist to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for veneers. At Pure Dental Health, you will meet with one of our dentists to determine is porcelain veneers are right for you and what flaws veneers can hide. Our practice is proud to be able to provide digital imagery that will show you what your new smile can look like with veneers, making it easier to decide whether or not you want to move forward with the procedure. If it is decided that this is an appropriate and desired route to take, an outline of your teeth will be taken and the new design for your veneers will be sent to a lab to be created.

Before porcelain dental veneers can be placed on your natural teeth, your teeth will need to be prepared for veneers. A thin layer of the tooth enamel from the front of your teeth will have to be removed so that there is room for the veneers. This is the most important aspect of dental veneers to understand. While it is considered to be “minimally invasive,” the removal of any portion of dental enamel is a permanent action. In order to protect the teeth and hide the removal of enamel, dental veneers will need to be something that you always have. Once the veneers are created and the teeth are prepared, the final process of adhering the veneers to the teeth will be done. It is essential that a strong bond is achieved between the tooth and the veneer in order to keep the veneers in place and so that they are natural in appearance. The process of adhering the veneers to the teeth occurs in a single visit. You will walk in with one smile, and you will walk out with a new one!

Dental veneers are an ideal option for many people because they are individually sculpted for each patient. In most cases, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a natural tooth and a dental veneer. Patients are also often pleasantly surprised that porcelain veneers resist stains much better than the natural teeth. Maintaining porcelain dental veneers is typically as simple as maintaining proper oral health to your natural teeth. Routine brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist will be required in order to promote optimal oral health. It will be important that you refrain from biting your nails, grinding your teeth, or opening bottles with your teeth so that you do not damage your veneers. Those without veneers should also avoid these actions.

If you would like more information about dental veneers and if they are the right choice for creating the smile you have always wanted, please contact Pure Dental Health in Atlanta today to schedule a consultation. We are proud to be a dental practice that is designed with your comfort in mind by putting your needs first. We accept many insurance plans and have payment options available for your convenience.

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Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are an excellent solution for correcting imperfections in people’s smiles. At Pure Dental Health we are proud to offer porcelain dental veneers to patients in Buckhead, Atlanta, and the greater metropolitan area. Dr. Justin Scott is a comprehensive dentist who is experienced and talented when it comes to creating beautiful and long-lasting smiles with dental veneers. Dental veneers can dramatically enhance people’s smiles and overall facial appearance, and they can also significantly improve people’s self confidence – making them proud to show off their pearly whites.

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that was originally created to be an alternative for adults who did not want to wear braces. Because many adults find themselves in front of their peers in professional and personal situations, having a mouth full of metal can be highly undesired. Porcelain dental veneers are very thin shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth in order to dramatically change their appearance. This cosmetic dental procedure can be used to correct the following:

• Gapped teeth

• Broken teeth

• Cracked or chipped teeth

• Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth

• Teeth that are severely discolored or stained

• Irregularly shaped teeth

Porcelain veneers are a more financially appealing option as well as a time consuming option for those who wish to have a “quick fix” to the appearance of their smiles. Pure Dental Health offers porcelain veneers for a competitive price, and we accept most forms of dental insurance. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and want to learn more about porcelain dental veneers, please contact Pure Dental Health today. We look forward to getting to know you and helping make your smile the best that it can be.

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2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 666-3642

Cosmetic Dentistry

Many people look in the mirror each day and wish that they could improve their smiles. They sigh and look away, continuing on their way without realizing that there are many improvements that can be made to create a stunning smile. At Pure Dental Health in Buckhead, GA, our cosmetic dental care services are designed with our patients in mind. We understand that a less than stellar smile can cause a person’s confidence to dwindle and create an unwanted first impression. Dr. Justin Scott and Dr. Lydia Muccioli utilize their expertise alongside the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry technologies to give patients the smiles they have always wanted.

Many cosmetic dental procedures are considered “quick fixes” that have lasting results. While teeth whitening has been around for decades, it is still one of the easiest and most dramatic methods of enhancing a person’s smile. Even slightly misaligned teeth look noticeably improved when they are bright white. For those whose teeth are crooked, chipped, broken, or extremely discolored, there are other advanced options. Porcelain veneers and Invisalign braces offer long-lasting corrections to teeth that need more than just whitening up. Other options, such as crowns and bridges, are also available on a case-by-case basis to improve needed function and appearance.

If you are currently unhappy with your smile and wish to improve its appearance, contact Pure Dental Health today to schedule an appointment for consultation. Our office offers posh amenities and a warm, relaxing atmosphere to help patients feel at ease and like they have visited a spa, not a dental office. Our patients come first in everything we do, and our goal is to help each one achieve the perfect smile.

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2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Options for Whitening Severely Discolored Teeth

If you long for a beautiful, white, star quality smile but have severe tooth discoloration that does not respond to over-the-counter whitening strips or toothpastes, you are not alone.  Many adults have severe discoloration due to smoking, medications taken as a child or stains developed while wearing braces.  Fortunately, there are a variety of options that can be used to treat this problem.

The whitening solutions that are made available through a dentist are stronger than the ones that are sold over-the-counter and may be just what you need to achieve a bright, beautiful smile.  Many dental offices offer a teeth whitening system that an be used at home.  It consists of custom trays that are filled with a whitening solution and worn over the teeth for a certain period of time.  With these systems, you can choose how often to whiten your teeth.  Many dental offices also offer an in-office teeth whitening solution that can be completed in a little over an hour.  This type of system involves coating the teeth with a special solution and then curing it with a special light.

The two different types of teeth whitening solutions offered by dentists are highly effective for most individuals, however, if your tooth discoloration is very severe, they may not work for you.   In this case, you may have to consider either crowns or porcelain veneers.  A crown is a restoration that can be placed over a tooth the improve its appearance.  This type of solution works for patients who have one or several teeth that are discolored, not their entire set of teeth.  Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells that can be laminated to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance.  This solution is better suited for individuals with severe tooth discoloration on all or most of the teeth that show when they smile.

If you desire a whiter, brighter, more vibrant smile, talk to your dentist today about the available teeth whitening solutions.  Your dentist can help you select the system that is best suited to your particular needs.

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Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Me?

Porcelain Veneers are extremely thin shells that can be laminated to the front surfaces of your teeth to change their shape, color, length and overall appearance.  This advanced cosmetic dental procedure has helped many people in Hollywood and in your own home town to achieve the smiles of their dreams.  You might be surprised to find out how many of your favorite actors and other celebrities have used porcelain veneers to change the appearance of their smiles.  You might also be surprised how many of your friends, family members and co-workers have used porcelain veneers to improve the appearances of their smiles.  So, how do you know if porcelain veneers are right for you?

The only way to find out for sure is to talk to a qualified, experienced cosmetic dentist.  If you have severe tooth discoloration that cannot be fixed using any of the available teeth whitening methods, porcelain veneers may be a good fit for you.  If you have teeth that show in the front of your mouth that are misaligned, too short or otherwise unattractive, porcelain veneers may be a good cosmetic dental solution for you.  Porcelain veneers can help balance out your smile and hide the fact that your teeth are not evenly aligned,  or are unevenly spaced or gapped.  However, if you need changes to your bite, porcelain veneers would not be a good fit for you.  In this case, you would need to explore orthodontic solutions with your dentist.

If you do decide to go with porcelain veneers, it is important that you find a dentist who is highly experienced in this procedure.  Porcelain veneers require a blend of science and artistry in order to have a natural appearance.  You will also want to talk to your dentist about how to best maintain your porcelain veneers so they will last longer and look better.

With porcelain veneers, you can obtain that perfect smile that you have always wanted.  If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, talk to a cosmetic dentist in your local area today to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you.

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Are You Dreaming of A White Christmas….For Your Teeth?

If you live in Atlanta and are dreaming of a white Christmas, you may be out of luck this year with our record high temperatures.  However, if you are dreaming of getting whiter teeth for Christmas, this is certainly possible.  With today’s advanced tooth whitening systems, it is easier than ever to achieve a bright, white, younger and healthier looking smile.

Since there are a number of teeth whitening products both in the grocery store and drug store aisles and in  your dentist’s office, you may be trying to decide which method to choose.  If you want to achieve dramatic results while still protecting the long-term health of your teeth, you need to go through your dentist before initiating any type of teeth whitening regiment.  In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you whiten your teeth under the supervision of a board certified dentist.

Many dental practices offer a variety of options for whitening your teeth.  The trick is to find the option that best suits your lifestyle and your budget.  You may also need to factor in your current dental health.  Take-home kits are a good and economical solution for many individuals.  The process involves getting custom trays from your dentist’s office, filling them with a whitening solution and wearing them over your teeth for a specified period of time.  Advantages of this method include the fact that once you have purchased the custom trays, the cost of the whitening solution is relatively inexpensive.  This system can also be used over and over again for continued results and can be used to whiten your teeth prior to important events in your life.  However, some individuals experience severe tooth sensitivity when using this type of whitening method.  Additionally, if you are a smoker or have extreme tooth discoloration, this method may not be strong enough to help you achieve your desired result.

Many dental practices also offer in-office teeth whitening solutions.  This option enables you to significantly whiten your teeth in just one dental appointment lasting approximately one hour.  This option is good for individuals who are extremely busy and are looking for dramatic results in a very short period of time, or for individuals who have issues with tooth sensitivity.

What if you are not a candidate for the take-home or in-office whitening solutions?  In this case, you may want to consider porcelain veneers.  Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells that can be laminated onto the front surface of your teeth to change their size, shape or color.

The good news is that with today’s advances in dental technology, there are a variety of options for whitening your teeth.  This makes it possible for virtually everyone to achieve the smile of their dreams.  If you are dreaming of a white Christmas for your teeth, schedule a consultation with your dentist today so he or she can help you select the best teeth whitening solution to meet your needs.

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Get A Whole New Look With Porcelain Veneers

What do Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Zac Ephron, Jessica Simpson, Demi Moore, Katie Holmes and Catherine Zeta Jones have in common?  Well, besides their fame, great looks, popularity and wealth, theses actors and celebrities have something else in common:  they all have porcelain veneers!  That’s right, none of these celebrities were born with the perfect smiles they have today.  You just have to Google the before and after pictures to see what a dramatic affect porcelain veneers has had on their overall appearances.  It is truly amazing!

Well, guess what?  You do not have to be a Hollywood celebrity to get a Hollywood smile.  Porcelain veneers are available to all of us and can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are too short, severely stained or discolored, misaligned, misshapen, chipped or broken.  And, they can be closely matched to the color of your natural teeth so you will be the only one who knows that you were not born with that smile!  But what about the cost?  Actually, porcelain veneers have become much more affordable than you might think.  And, many cosmetic dental practices offer flexible and/or in-house financing options to assist individuals in paying for cosmetic dental procedures that are not covered under dental insurance plans.

Very few aspects of your appearance matter more than your smile.  In fact, your smile is often the first thing people notice upon meeting you.  This can have a dramatic affect during job interviews, on dates, during sales presentations and during everyday social interactions.  If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your smile or if you think it could be improved, contact a qualified cosmetic dentist in your local area to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you.

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The Benefits of a Beautiful Smile

When we smile, it makes us feel good.  Why is this?  It is because smiling can boost your mood and your immune system.  And guess what, smiling can make others around you feel better too because smiling is contagious.  When you smile at someone, chances are they will smile back.  Besides, studies have shown that it is actually easier to smile than it is to frown because smiling involves fewer facial muscles.  Here are some other fascinating facts about smiling:

1.  Smiling is a universal sign of happiness that is recognized by different cultures all over the world.  When we smile, we are all speaking the same  language.

2.  You are born with the ability to smile.  Even babies who are blind are able to smile proving that this is not a learned behavior.

3.  Smiling frequently increases your chances of getting promoted as people who smile often are perceived as more attractive, confident and sociable.

Hopefully, this information has given you a good reason to smile.  However, for many people, smiling can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.  If you have teeth that are crooked, discolored, gapped, unevenly spaced or missing, you may not enjoy smiling.  Laughing, talking and engaging in any type of social interactions may be difficult.  However, this does not have to be the case!  With today’s advances in dental technology and cosmetic dentistry, there are lots of reasons to smile.  With cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, cosmetic veneers, adult braces and dental implants, it is now possible for almost anyone to achieve the smile of their dreams.  And, many cosmetic dental practices including Pure Dental Health in Atlanta offer flexible and in-house financing plans to help with the cost of treatment.  If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your smile, call Pure Dental Health today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Justin Scott so we can give you a good reason to smile!

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How To Care For Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are an advanced cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to give you a more balanced, brighter and more beautiful smile.  They can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are gapped, unevenly spaced, misaligned, crooked, discolored or otherwise unattractive.  The process involves laminating extremely-thin, custom shells made of porcelain to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance.  With porcelain veneers, you can achieve the million dollar smile you have always dreamed about, without the time and hassle involved in other treatments such as traditional metal braces.

Porcelain veneers do represent a significant investment and since they are a cosmetic dental procedure, they are not covered by most dental insurance plans.  If you have invested in porcelain veneers, it is important to care for them properly to protect your investment and to enable them to last as long as possible.  With proper care, a set of porcelain veneers will last between ten and fifteen years.

If you have porcelain veneers, it is important to floss your teeth at least one time daily and to brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice daily.  You may also want to brush after meals, especially if you have eaten foods that are more likely to stain your teeth (red wine, coffee, tea, red sauces, berries, etc.).  You may also want to rinse with a mouthwash daily.  If you do enjoy beverages such as coffee, tea and red wine, drinking them through a straw will decrease your chances of staining your porcelain veneers.  Since porcelain veneers are more fragile than natural teeth, you will want to avoid chewing ice or eating hard candies.  It is also vitally important to visit your dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and exams.

To find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers or to get more information about their care, please contact Pure Dental Health in Atlanta.  Pure Dental Health offers a full range of cosmetic dental services including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, adult braces and more.

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