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By Highland Dental
March 03, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could correct a few tooth-related issues? Cosmetic dentistry services offered in Smyrna, GA, by Dr. Michael Nguyen of Highland Dental can help you makeover your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry services and treatments improve the function and appearance of your smile. If you've lost a tooth, want to change the appearance of a few teeth, or need to strengthen or restore a damaged tooth, one of these choices may be right for you:

Dental Implants: Restoring missing teeth with dental implants offers a long-term tooth loss solution. Small titanium posts implanted in your jawbone bond to the bone, becoming a permanent part of your jaw. The posts act as roots for your new teeth and are topped with dental crowns to complete the restoration of your missing teeth.

Bonding: If you have chipped or cracked teeth your dentist may recommend this treatment. Using a dental bonding material, your dentist will fill and reshape your damaged teeth. 

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is an excellent option if your teeth have become dull and stained. Whitening can lighten teeth by three to eight shades and lasts for several years.

Veneers: Veneers offer a simple, yet ingenious, way to conceal tooth imperfections. Thin tooth-shaped shells cemented to the fronts of your teeth hide chips, cracks, discolorations, uneven surfaces, and other flaws. Veneers can also change the shape of teeth, add length to short teeth, close gaps, or whiten all of your teeth.

Renew your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Smyrna, GA! Call Dr. Nguyen of Highland Dental at (678) 305-9916 to schedule your appointment.


By Highland Dental
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Gaps between your teeth are impossible to ignore. Every time you look in the mirror, you're reminded that you've lost a tooth. Dental implants offered by your Smyrna, GA, dentist, Dr. Michael Nguyen of Highland Dental, provide an excellent restoration solution if you're ready to replace your missing teeth.

The dental implant process

Dental implants are synthetic posts designed to replace your missing tooth roots. Just like natural roots, implants become securely attached to your jawbone. The restorations are made of titanium, a metal that has the unique ability to bond to bone.

When your implants become fully bonded to your jawbone, your Smyrna dentist makes an impression of your mouth. The impression is used to create a dental crown, a restoration that replaces the visible part of your tooth. Dental implants are connected to crowns with small screws called abutments.

The length of the implant process varies but generally takes about three to six months. The process may be slightly longer if you need bone grafts to build up the bone in your jaw.

Implants offer many benefits

Your smile affects your self-esteem and other people's perception of you. The loss of one or more teeth can lead to loss of self-confidence or discomfort in social or business situations. Dental implants improve your appearance and give your self-esteem a much-needed boost. Your new tooth will look and feel completely natural. In fact, no one will be able to tell that your tooth isn't real.

Biting power can be a concern after tooth restoration. Because your implants are rooted to your jawbone, you won't experience any loss of power. You'll be able to bite and chew hard, tough, or sticky foods with ease and won't have to change your diet.

Are you concerned that you might not be a good candidate for implants because you've lost multiple teeth? Although implants are often used to replace single missing teeth, they're a good choice no matter how many teeth you need to restore. Implant-supported dentures offer an excellent alternative to full dentures and can be supported by as few as four implants.

Replace your missing teeth with dental implants! Call your Smyrna, GA, dentist, Dr. Michael Nguyen of Highland Dental, at (678) 305-9916 to schedule an appointment.