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By Dental Traditions
December 30, 2020
Category: dental
Tags: Dental  

Have you been looking for a new dental office? Dental Traditions is an excellent choice if you live in the Fayetteville, GA, area. Dentists Drs. Edwin Richardson, Jonathan Robinson, and Lindsey Richardson Alvarez care for your entire family and offer the latest dental technologies.

Five reasons to choose Dental Traditions

Among the many reasons to select Dental Traditions are these important ones:

  1. You'll feel at home in the office: It's hard to feel relaxed at the dental office if the staff isn't welcoming or act as if you're a nuisance. The Dental Traditions dentists and staff truly like working with patients and want you to feel comfortable during your visit.
  2. The dental office is here to stay: There's nothing worse than finding a medical and dental office you like, only for it to close just a few years later. Fortunately, that won't be an issue at Dental Traditions. In fact, Dr. Edwin Richardson and Lindsay Richardson Alvarez are second and third generation dentists and are continuing the legacy of their father and grandfather, Dr. Jim Richardson. Dr. Jonathan Robinson, a proud University of Georgia graduate, is just as committed to providing quality dental care to Fayetteville citizens.
  3. Dental Traditions offers the latest innovations in dental technology: The practice invests in new technology, and the dentists learn the latest techniques for your benefit. For example, air abrasion removes small areas of decay without a drill, while dental implants allow the dentists to create brand new teeth complete with roots that are securely attached to your jawbone.
  4. Your dentists can help you improve your appearance with a variety of cosmetic treatments: Do you have a few flaws that you'd like to correct? Bonding, veneers, and crowns can restore damaged teeth and hide a variety of imperfections, including chips, cracks, discolorations, gaps between teeth, and oddly shaped teeth. Teeth whitening offers a fairly inexpensive way to dramatically improve your smile.
  5. The office provides the dental services and treatments you and your family need: The dentists offer checkups, cleanings, fillings, gum disease treatment, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canal therapy, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) treatment, clear braces, and other services and therapies.

Are you ready to make an appointment at Dental Traditions? Call your dentists in Fayetteville, GA, Drs. Edwin Richardson, Jonathan Robinson, and Lindsey Richardson Alvarez, at (770) 487-9797 to schedule your appointment.

By Dental Traditions
November 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

A root canal may be the very last thing you want to have done, you may have heard the jokes. But the alternative leaves little to be desired, and chances are you may have been misguided about the treatment itself. If you want to find out more the best people to contact are your local dentists, Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez, of Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA.

Anatomy of a Root Canal

Inside your tooth is a small chamber that houses the pulp of the tooth, that is, the nerves and blood vessels. These connect to the rest of your body through pathways, or canals, through the root of your tooth.

This chamber is covered by a layer of dentin, which makes up the majority of the tooth, and encasing it all is the outer enamel.

When these top layers are breached and the soft center exposed, is when a root canal must usually be performed.

This can happen in several ways. Most often it is due to injuries that crack or chip your teeth, as well as cavities that have gone untreated for too long.

Why a Root Canal?

Deep damage to your tooth, if it is deep enough to reach the nerves inside, often can't simply be patched up. Bacteria can get inside and create an infection that will cause a great deal of pain, and may expand onto the bone and create serious complications.

A root canal treatment from your Fayetteville dentist removes the infected pulp and shapes your tooth so the created gap can be filled and a new crown attached. The entire process can often be completed in a couple of office visits.

By doing this, a root canal will save you not only from pain, but save your tooth altogether.

Root Canal Treatment in Fayetteville, GA

Needing a root canal is not the end of the world or your tooth. Sometimes they're unavoidable, but often, a preventive treatment can be your best bet. So come make an appointment with your professionals Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez of Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, 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 07, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental Implants Preserve Your Smile

Our teeth are very important to us, we use them daily for eating as well as for our aesthetics. Although sometimes we might not think about it, our teeth can be very vulnerable, keeping them strong and healthy requires constant and long term care. Though sometimes, despite our diligence, we can be faced with tooth decay, or tooth loss. Its when we have to face this, do we realize how important our teeth are to us. Dental implants are used to replace teeth when we are faced with a tooth loss. At Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson provide his patients with dental implants to help them preserve their smiles. Read on to learn more about dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants can be thought of as artificial tooth roots that are bonded directly to the jawbone of the patient in order to provide a strong base for a crown to be screwed into place. A crown as the artificial tooth that is designed and shaped to match perfectly to your natural teeth. Dental implant procedures are one of the most common, predictable, and safest procedures in dentistry.

Why Dental Implants Are Important

While sometimes it may not be apparent, tooth loss can come with a slew of unwanted consequences. Some of these consequences include:

  • Chance in speech
  • Ineffective mastication
  • Loss of self-confidence
  • Sagging of the skin around the mouth
  • Teeth becoming out of place due to the gap

These are just some of the hidden and sometimes forgotten consequences of tooth loss that can be otherwise avoided with the use of dental implants.

Learn More About Dental Implants From The Experts

It may be daunting to think about surgery or having implants placed in, but with the help of a professional dentist like Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson in Fayetteville, GA, you can rest assured that with the help of a dental implant you can have your smile back. With all of the consequences that come with tooth loss, it is often better to get the dental implant procedure earlier rather than later to avoid other complications that tooth loss can cause. Call our office in Fayetteville at (770) 487-9797 to learn more about dental implant options and how they can benefit you.

By Dental Traditions
May 07, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth loss  

The negative effects of tooth loss extend beyond the gaps left in your smile where teeth are missing. Tooth loss can also lead to several additional concerns, including facial sagging and a change in the way you speak. An exciting solution for restoring your smile and combatting the negative effects of tooth loss is dental implants.

Here at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, your experienced dentists, Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, can determine if dental implants are an option for you.

Negative Effects of Tooth Loss

The negative effects of tooth loss can include any or all of the following concerns:

  • Gaps in your smile
  • Facial drooping/sagging
  • Excess strain on teeth
  • Altered speech

One of the most obvious outcomes of tooth loss is the gaps or spaces that are left behind in your smile. Those gaps can contribute to several unwanted side effects beyond leaving you with an incomplete smile. For instance, the extra space between teeth can change the way you speak. This is because teeth help guide tongue placement while speaking. When the tongue slips into gaps where there are no teeth, your normal speech can be altered.

Facial sagging or drooping is another possible side effect that can occur with tooth loss. The teeth help support the muscles in the face. When there are fewer teeth to provide support, certain areas of the face can begin to sag or appear droopy, which can cause someone to appear older.

How Dental Implants Help

Tooth loss can result in several negative effects, but there is a solution. You can restore your smile and minimize or eliminate many of the unwanted side effects of tooth loss with dental implants. Used in conjunction with crowns, bridgework, or implant-supported overdentures, dental implants function to anchor artificial teeth securely in place. Once your smile is restored, many of the unwanted effects of tooth loss will also improve.

The skilled dentists at our office in Fayetteville can determine if dental implants might be right for you. You must have enough bone to be a candidate for dental implants because they are placed directly in the jawbone. Placing dental implants in the jawbone makes them a secure and long-lasting tooth replacement option. Unfortunately, bone loss often accompanies tooth loss so individuals who are missing teeth might not be able to replace them with dental implants if there is insufficient bone for placing the implants.

The negative effects of tooth loss can extend well beyond having a few gaps in your smile. Dental implants are an extremely effective solution for restoring your smile and mitigating the unwanted side effects of tooth loss. Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robinson can tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Call Dental Traditions in Fayetteville at (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment.





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