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By Dental Traditions
July 16, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

A bright, flawless smile is one of your heart's desires. But, some stains here and a chip there detract from your dream. Don't fret. At Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, your dentists, Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, correct flaws just like yours with beautiful porcelain veneers. Read on to learn if these dental laminates could help your smile.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are one of modern dentistry's most sought-after services. Shells of ultra-thin, premium-grade ceramic, veneers are permanently bonded on the front side of teeth marred by:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Deep stains from food, tobacco, and coffee
  • Mild gaps and crowding
  • Poor shape and weak structure
  • Pits
  • Craze lines
  • Excessive wear
  • Tetracyline stains

Porcelain veneers from your Fayetteville dentist deliver the shape, size, and color which perfectly compliment your smile width and height as well as your overall facial features and contours. Each veneer plan from Dental Traditions includes a complete oral examination to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and instructions which detail how where veneers are placed. Even experience a visual preview of your finished smile!

The veneer procedure

It entails three visits to Dental Traditions. First, you'll discuss your smile goals with your dentist and undergo your exam and X-rays. Then, he'll show you what's possible for your smile.

When you agree on a treatment plan, the dentist will remove a thin portion of enamel from the front side of each tooth. This reduction allows the veneers to fit properly and feel normal within your mouth. He'll place temporary laminates over your teeth, too.

Then, your doctor takes digital or conventional oral impressions and sends them, along with detailed instructions, to a trusted dental lab. There, a skilled ceramist creates a 3D model of your mouth and sculpts each veneer to fit that model. He or she creates just the right shape and thickness and also shades the veneers to blend in with the rest of your teeth.

At the next appointment,your doctor will remove your temporary laminates and carefully fit and bond the permanent ones in place. The unique adhesive may be shaded for a natural-looking match to the rest of your smile. Also, the dentist uses a curing light to harden the cement. That's it! You're done and have that great-looking smile you have always wanted.

Veneers feature so many benefits

You'll enjoy many thing about your new porcelain veneers:

  • Ease of care (just brush, floss and get your six-month check-ups and cleanings)
  • Durability (veneers last for many years with proper care
  • Versatility (they can be combined with other cosmetic dentistry services for a total smile makeover)
  • Exceptional realism (you'll look like you--only better)

Come in, and we'll talk about it

Quality preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care are the hallmarks of Dental Traditions. If you wish to explore porcelain veneers or other aesthetic treatments, call us for a consultation appointment in Fayetteville, GA, at (770) 487-9797.

By Dental Traditions
June 05, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental bonding  

Dental BondingWould you like to improve your smile without breaking your budget? Bonding offers an effective, inexpensive way to address many cosmetic dental issues. Fayetteville, GA, dentists Dr. Ed Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinso of Dental Traditions help your entire family keep their smiles healthy and attractive with comprehensive dental services.

What is bonding?

Have you ever used putty to fill chips or cracks in wood? Dental bonding is a very similar process. Composite resin, a soft, flexible material is added to your tooth enamel, then hardened with a curing light. After the material hardens, your Fayetteville dentist may make a few adjustments before polishing the bonded area. Composite resin is available in the most common tooth colors to ensure that your dental work is unnoticeable.

Is dental bonding a good option for me?

Do you feel a little self-conscious about your smile? Bonding can transform a problem tooth in under an hour. It's an excellent solution if you have a crack or chip in a tooth. Although bonding is a good choice to hide shallow cracks, a crown may be a better option if you have a large crack. Crowns prevent large or deep cracks from fracturing your tooth.

Discolorations are hidden from view as soon as little composite resin is applied to your tooth. Changes in tooth color can occur if you took the antibiotic tetracycline when you were young or if a tooth injury or dental procedure resulted in a darkening of the tooth.

When one or two teeth draw unwelcome attention to your smile, dental bonding can restore uniformity. The treatment is often used to lengthen teeth that have shortened due to grinding or even change the shape of crooked, twisted, pointed or oddly shaped teeth. Although braces may be needed if the majority of your teeth are crooked or if you have a bite issue, bonding provides a simple way to transform the appearance of a tooth that doesn't look like surrounding teeth.

Some people love their gapped-tooth smiles, others would do anything to conceal the spaces between their teeth. If you dislike your gap, the addition of a little composite resin will make slight spaces disappear instantly.

Are you ready to enhance your smile with dental bonding? Call Fayetteville, GA, dentists Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson of Dental Traditions at (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment.

How your dentists in Fayetteville can help your smile

When you think of dental fillings, do you think of unsightly, bulky metal ruining the beauty of your smile? If you do, then it’s time to rethink dental fillingdental fillings because today’s dental fillings actually make your smile look better! That’s because modern fillings are tooth colored, and blend perfectly into your smile. They are both cosmetically beautiful and restore full biting function. Your dentists at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, Georgia want to help you discover the magic of tooth-colored fillings, and what they can do for your smile.

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite, a liquid resin material that can be color matched by your dentists in Fayetteville to blend perfectly with your existing teeth. No one will even know they are there! They are also strong enough to resist breakage. Composite actually bonds the sections of your tooth together; in contrast, a large metal filling can drive a wedge between sections of your tooth, making your tooth more prone to breaking and taking part of your tooth structure with it.

Your dentists in Fayetteville want you to know tooth colored fillings are a great solution to common dental problems including:

  • Decayed, damaged or broken teeth
  • Teeth that are unevenly chipped or cracked
  • Deeply stained or discolored teeth

Tooth colored fillings can also replace your old metal fillings and create a more natural look, giving you back your beautiful smile. You want your friends to notice your smile and not your fillings!

Your dentists in Fayetteville select a composite material that is the closest in color to your natural teeth and mold the liquid to your teeth. They shape and sculpt the composite to fit naturally with your smile. The composite is hardened using a state-of-the-art ultraviolet light. As a final touch, your dentists in Fayetteville polish your new tooth colored fillings to perfection!

It’s time for you to restore the look and function of your smile with tooth colored fillings! Don’t wait to get the smile you deserve. Your dentists at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, Georgia want to introduce you to the magic of tooth colored fillings, so call today and get your smile back!

By Dental Traditions
April 14, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental bonding  

Do you have some minor cosmetic flaws in your smile? Bonding may be your solution!

You might think cosmetic dentistry means a complete overhaul on your smile, leading to expensive procedures and long recovery dental bondingtimes. However, this specialty branch of dentistry - practiced at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, NC - also includes dental bonding, a quick, painless and low-cost way to fix flaws in your teeth. Learn how Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson use bonding to give their patients a whole new reason to smile.

What is bonding?

With dental bonding, the name implies the process: a tooth-colored material is applied, then adhered to the tooth. This material is usually made from resin, a durable plastic-based material that starts out like a putty and is hardened using a special curing light. This is an in-office procedure done by your Fayetteville dentist at Dental Traditions, and rarely requires the use of anesthesia, making it a painless procedure. It's also more cost-effective than other cosmetic procedures, such as crowns or dental implants, making it an all-around great way to improve your smile!

What does bonding fix?

Bonding can repair a lot of little, yet noticeable problems with your teeth. Small chips and cracks are easily masked by the opaque resin, as are stains which have shown to be resistant to whitening chemicals. Bonding can also fill in small gaps between the teeth and even out teeth which are significantly shorter than the ones around them. Your Fayetteville dentists also uses bonding as an alternative material for filling cavities.

If you think one or more of your teeth could benefit from the application of dental bonding, we here at Dental Traditions are here to help! Give us a call in Fayetteville, NC to set up an evaluation today!