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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
September 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  

Considering dental veneers? Find out what kinds are available to you in Fayetteville, GA.

Dental veneers have become a popular cosmetic treatment because these thin, tooth-colored shells can completely revamp and reshape your smile’s appearance. If you are dealing with chips, cracks, discolorations or slightly crooked teeth, dental veneers may be the ideal treatment for you. From the office of our Fayetteville, GA, dentists Drs. Ed and Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Richardson Alvarez, here are the types of dental veneers from which to choose and how they could help you,

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain is one of the most common materials from which to create veneers because they are incredibly durable, stain-resistant, long-lasting and can mimic the appearance of real tooth enamel. They blend in flawlessly with your smile, no matter if you are getting just a couple of dental veneers or a full set.

Composite Resin Veneers

Composite resin has become another popular material from which to craft veneers. Composite resin is also used to fill cavities. It is strong, resilient and can be matched to the color of your tooth. Composite resin is also a more cost-effective way to improve the appearance of your smile; however, you’ll want to talk with your Fayetteville, GA, cosmetic dentists about the pros and cons of composite resin and porcelain veneers to find out which one is right for you.

Lumineers

With traditional veneers our dentist will need to shave off a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. While this tooth preparation is very minor and painless, it is permanent; therefore, if you are looking for a restoration that doesn’t require any tooth preparation then Lumineers may be a better option. These shells are even thinner than traditional veneers, which makes it possible to bond them to the front of your teeth without needing to remove enamel.

Are veneers right for me?

No matter what type you’re interested in, dental veneers could be the ideal solution for improving your smile if you are looking to fix,

  • Discolorations
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Misshapen or oddly shaped teeth
  • An asymmetrical smile
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Extremely short teeth that could benefit from being lengthened

Have questions about getting dental veneers here in Fayetteville, GA? Are you ready to find out if you are a candidate for veneers? If so, call Dental Traditions at (770) 487-9797 to schedule a quick consultation with our cosmetic dental team.

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
October 31, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Sometimes a few minor tweaks and improvements are all it takes to rejuvenate a mediocre smile. From minor chips and cracks to stains and discolorations, even healthy teeth can use a little cosmetic improvement from time to time. Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, the dentists at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, recommend porcelain veneers for many of the common cosmetic issues that can ruin your smile over time.

A Brand New Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Fayetteville, GA

Veneers are a good option to fix cosmetic damage to the front teeth such as:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Mild to moderate chips, cracks, and spacing
  • Seal a tooth after root canal therapy

They are the most minimally invasive option available to change the size, shape, or color of your teeth.

How Veneers Work

Dental veneers are made from a razor-thin layer of porcelain that is bonded directly onto the surface of each tooth. The veneers are designed to match the shade and texture of a natural tooth and molded to change the size, shape, or color of a damaged or cosmetically unattractive tooth.

When Are Veneers a Good Option?

Veneers are one of the most versatile and minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatments available and can literally transform your entire smile in as little as one or two appointments. If you have underlying issues like cavities or signs of gum disease, your dentist will take care of any problems before proceeding to the veneers. They are a great option for mild to moderate cosmetic damage to the surface of the teeth. After a thorough dental exam and professional cleaning, the dentist will recommend the dental restoration option that is best for your situation.

Find a Dentist in Fayetteville, GA

For more information about porcelain veneers and other restorative dentistry options, contact our office by calling (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robertson today.

By Dental Traditions
June 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   Cosmetic Dentistry  

Are you ready to find out how dental veneers could significantly improve your smile’s appearance?veneers

Perhaps you’ve been doing a little online research and stumbled upon dental veneers. Are you a bit confused about what dental veneers are and what they do? If so, our Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Drs. Edwin and Jonathan Robinson, are here to provide the information you need to determine whether or not this cosmetic dentistry is right for you.

Dental veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to change the shape, color, and overall appearance. Veneers can be a great option for those who have healthy teeth but want to improve upon common cosmetic issues such as:

  • Discolorations and stains
  • Chips, cracks and fractures
  • Uneven or worn teeth
  • Teeth that are too long or short
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor overlapping or crowding
  • Minor crookedness
  • Misshapen teeth

Veneers have become a popular option for many people looking to get cosmetic dentistry in Fayetteville because these restorations are able to mask a variety of different imperfections and greatly improve your smile without the need for invasive dentistry or multiple procedures.

There are two main types of dental veneers in which to consider: porcelain or composite. What is the difference between these two? The main difference (aside from the type of material used) is the fact that porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit over your teeth. This means that impressions will need to be taken of your mouth and an outside dental lab will need to make your veneers. This also requires coming in to see our dentist for multiple visits in order to get your new restorations.

If you want to revamp your smile but you aren’t too keen on making several visits then you may want to consider getting composite veneers, which can be placed in just one visit. Since there is less preparation required, composite veneers (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) are often less expensive. Of course, porcelain is often more durable than composite resin, so porcelain veneers can last a few years longer than composite veneers.

If dental veneers sound like the dentistry you’ve been looking for in Fayetteville, GA, then the next step is to book an appointment with one of our dentists to find out if you are the ideal candidate for veneers. Turn to Dental Traditions to create your beautiful, new smile.