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By Dental Traditions
October 21, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Many of us have grown to associate the dentist with discomfort, whether the vibrations from teeth cleaning or the whirl of a drill to fill a cavity. Of course, surgical procedures can lead to even more apprehension, but the experts at Dental Traditions are dedicated to your comfort.

If you have a missing tooth, don't let fear keep you from restoring your smile. Dental implants from the Fayetteville, GA, office of Dr. Ed Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez do require surgery, but we keep discomfort to a minimum for a quick recovery and a healthy smile.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is used to replace a tooth that has fallen out or requires removal. The implant portion resembles a tiny metal screw, which is embedded into the jawbone to serve as the root for an artificial tooth.

Will a dental implant cause me pain?

As with any surgery, some discomfort is to be expected, but the dentists at our Fayetteville, GA, office will keep you as comfortable as possible during your dental implant procedure. We will provide anesthesia before making a small incision in the gum. The implant will be secured into the jawbone, and as the bone regrows it will become permanently held in place.

You will likely experience soreness for a few days after this portion of the procedure and may be prescribed a pain reliever. Eating soft foods for the first several days should help prevent discomfort. Once healed, you won't even feel the implant.

The second portion of the procedure should cause no discomfort. An artificial tooth, shaped, tinted, and sized to match your natural teeth, will be secured to the top of the implant. This will provide you with a fully functional, comfortable, and attractive tooth and complete your smile.

You will be able to bite, chew, brush and floss like normal with no irritation. You may even find your mouth is more comfortable with a dental implant, as you no longer have the void from a missing tooth.

Consider dental implants from the Fayetteville, GA, office of Dr. Richardson, Dr. Robinson, and Dr. Alvarez. Call Dental Traditions at 770-487-9797.

By Dental Traditions
September 23, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers   Chipped Teeth  

A chipped tooth can quickly turn a good day into a not-so-good one. It can seem scary at first, the way a chipped tooth can so instantly, and dramatically, transform your smile. The good news is that thanks to the advancements in modern dentistry your dentist, can restore your smile. There are several options for repairing your tooth including veneers in Fayetteville, GA. The severity of the injury can impact what your doctors prescribe, so contact Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez of Dental Traditions if you have a chipped tooth.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding refers to tooth-colored material that is applied as a liquid in very thin layers but is hardened using UV light. It is used to hide minor imperfections in your teeth. This means your dentist has a lot of versatility in shaping your tooth back to its natural appearance.

Dental Crowns

Composite bonding is great for minor chips, but if a lot of tooth structure has been lost your dentist may suggest a dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped protective cap that is bonded on top of your injured tooth. 

Veneers in Fayetteville, GA

Veneers are thin shells attached to the front surface of a tooth. They can be used to fix cracks and chips and repair other imperfections. Like crowns, veneers in Fayetteville, GA, are bonded onto your teeth, but they are thinner so they don't provide the same level of strength.

The choice primarily depends on how much damage your tooth has endured, so the first step toward repairing a chipped tooth is coming in for a consultation with Dr. Richardson, Dr. Robinson, and Dr. Alvarez. Reach the office of Dental Traditions by dialing (770) 487-9797.

By Dental Traditions
August 05, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

When you’re dealing with an infection inside your tooth, it’s important to get treatment before the infection becomes even more serious. Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Richardson Alvarez at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, can determine if root canal therapy is the right method to restore your smile.

When is Root Canal Therapy Needed?

When an infected tooth is left untreated, it can lead to decay which can spread throughout your mouth and even into the rest of your body. Root canal therapy from your dentist in Fayetteville, CA, is the best way to restore your smile and strengthen your damaged tooth. Many people think of root canals as something to be afraid of and that it’s something that will cause you pain, when in fact root canals relieve the pain you’re experiencing from your infected tooth.

Your dentist will first numb the area around your infected tooth so that you can be comfortable during the root canal process. They will then create an incision in the top of the tooth, exposing the infected pulp inside the tooth. Once the pulp is exposed, your dentist will remove any of the infected pulp inside your tooth, relieving your tooth of the pain you may be experiencing.

Once the infected pulp is removed, your dentist will then fill your tooth with a rubber-like material to keep the tooth strong enough to bite and chew with ease. They will then seal off the opening at the top of your tooth to protect your tooth from any further bacteria from entering your tooth and from any further infection.

Treat Your Tooth Pain Today!

Don’t let an infected tooth be left untreated! Contact Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Richardson Alvarez at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, today to learn about root canal therapy and how it can help you! Call (770) 487-9797 today.

By Dental Traditions
April 21, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: ClearCorrect  

Learn more about this clear system and how it corrects crooked smiles.

Considering whether or not to straighten your smile? We know that this is a big decision, particularly for our teen and adult patients; however, thanks to options like ClearCorrect, our Fayetteville, GA, dentists Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez offer discreet and completely clear ways to correct crooked and misaligned smiles.

How does ClearCorrect work?

ClearCorrect is an FDA-approved orthodontic treatment that provides our patients here in Fayetteville, GA, with flexible, transparent and BPA-free aligners that fit over teeth like mouthguards or whitening trays. Thanks to SmartTrack™ technology, ClearCorrect also provides a comfortable yet ideal fit when worn.

Just like with other clear aligner systems, ClearCorrect provides a set of clear aligners that a patient will need to wear throughout the day for up to two weeks at a time. Each aligner will shift teeth gradually into the ideal position. ClearCorrect offers 6-aligner, 12-aligner and unlimited aligner treatment options, based on our patient’s unique needs.

What makes it different from other clear aligner systems?

While ClearCorrect works similarly to other clear aligner systems one difference is the cost. ClearCorrect tends to be more affordable and budget-friendly than other options out there. ClearCorrect aligners are also crafted from thinner material, which means that they are more lightweight and may feel more comfortable than other options.

How long will ClearCorrect treatment take?

This will depend entirely on the issues you are looking to address with ClearCorrect and the extent of these issues. Some patients only need 6 or 12 aligners, while others may need more. During your consultation, our Fayetteville, GA, family dentist will map out your treatment plan and be able to provide you with a clearer length of treatment.

Most adults achieve results in about one year or less. Of course, wearing your aligners is key to ensuring that you get the results you want quickly. This means wearing your aligners for about 22 hours each day.

Who is a good candidate?

ClearCorrect is a great orthodontic option for any older teen or adult who is looking to correct,

  • Malocclusions such as overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding

Have questions about ClearCorrect treatment? If so, our Fayetteville, GA, dental team here at Dental Traditions would be happy to sit down with you to discuss this and other orthodontic options. To schedule an appointment, call us at (770) 487-9797.

By Dental Traditions
December 31, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Implants  

Discover the amazing advantages of saying “yes” to dental implants.

As many as 120 million Americans are missing one permanent tooth and over 36 million Americans have no natural teeth left, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. The good news is that if this does happen to you, our Fayetteville, GA, dentists Dr. Ed Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez offer a wide range of tooth replacement options that can be tailored to your needs. One popular option is dental implants.

How Dental Implants Work

Before deciding whether implants are right for you, it’s first important to understand how these popular tooth replacements work. Our Fayetteville, GA, dental team wants to provide you with all the information you need about dental implants in order to make a clear, informed decision about your oral health.

A dental implant is a tapered metal post that is placed into the jawbone where the roots of the missing tooth once were. In fact, the implant itself will replace the roots of the tooth. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone, the bone and tissue will fuse together with the titanium implant over the next few months. Once this fusion is complete, your implant is a permanent, immovable fixture within the jawbone. It will also support and hold your false tooth or teeth in place.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Since dental implants work a bit differently from other tooth replacement options, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that they also offer some cool, unique benefits, too. For one, dental implants are as close as you can come to a real tooth. They function, feel and act just like the real thing. Other benefits of dental implants include,

  • A lifelong restoration (with the proper care, implants can easily last decades)
  • Preventing teeth from shifting into open gaps in your smile
  • Restoring biting, chewing and speech
  • Preserving the jawbone and preventing bone loss
  • Supporting the muscles of the face to prevent changes in facial structure including sagging
  • Enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence

 

Do you want to talk with our Fayetteville, GA, dentists about whether dental implants are right for you? The team at Dental Traditions is dedicated to giving you back a smile you can feel confident in. To find out if implants are the ideal treatment option, call us at (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment.





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