Complete Dental Care Services in Sugar Hill
Dentistry of Sugar Hill is committed to providing personalized dental care in a friendly environment that keeps our patients smiling. We offer all types of services — from traditional general dentistry treatments to smile rejuvenation to the management of complex restorative cases — in order to meet the unique needs of patients in all stages of life.
General dentistry services focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases and disorders.
The best way to prevent dental disease is to be diligent about at-home oral hygiene and see our hygienist for a preventive care appointment two to four times per year for periodontal care, maintenance, cleanings and doctors’ evaluations. Special services like sealants and fluoride varnishes may be recommended to help prevent certain dental problems, like cavities.
Routine Cleanings and Evaluations
One of the keys to long-lasting dental health is to visit the dentist at least every three to six months for optimum oral health. These appointments are a great opportunity to keep the teeth clean and healthy, and to check for signs of health and/or dental problems in their earliest stages.
The importance of dental health cannot be disputed, especially as a growing body of research shows a strong connection between the condition of the mouth and the rest of the body. People with dental disease are more likely to develop serious systemic disease such as diabetes, heart problems and stroke.
Sometimes an oral surgery procedure is the right solution for a patient’s needs and goals. Oral surgery can involve extracting teeth, placing dental implants or reconstructing portions of the face or jaw.
Nearly half of all adults in the United States have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, so keeping the gums clean and healthy is critical. Depending on the nature and extent of the disease, treatment such as scaling, root planing or possibly grafting surgery can help.
Root canal therapy repairs and restores teeth with infected pulp. During the procedure, the pulp is removed, the tooth’s root canals are cleaned and the tooth is sealed off to prevent additional damage. In many cases, root canals save teeth from extraction.
Repairing damaged teeth restores the ability to eat, speak and smile comfortably; it also prevents problems like an imbalanced bite and shifting or drifting teeth. Depending on the problem, the most suitable tooth repair solution may involve crowns, fillings or bridgework.
Constantly grinding or clenching the teeth can wear down their chewing surfaces and cause headaches as well as jaw and facial pain. A smart way to protect teeth that grind is to wear a protective mouth guard while sleeping.
Smile Design Premier Services:
Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of the teeth and smile by concealing flaws and accentuating the best features. Cosmetic treatment is tailored to the specific goals of each patient.
Dental crowns recreate the entire exterior of damaged or decayed teeth. The lifelike restorations are strong, durable and very attractive.
One of the ways to bridge a gap left by a missing tooth is with a dental bridge. Traditional bridges consist of an artificial tooth that fits into the gap and is supported by two crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap.
Dental bonding is a quick and inexpensive way to hide minor tooth flaws, including small chips, cracks, stains and discoloration. The application of the bonding material can also help to mask small spaces between the teeth and improve the shape or size of abnormal teeth.
Inlays and onlays restore teeth with areas of decay too big for a traditional filling. Inlays fit within the tooth’s cusps (i.e., biting surfaces) and onlays extend over one or more cusps.
Our cosmetic dentists place wafer-thin porcelain veneers on teeth that are imperfect or superficially flawed in some way. They can change the color, size, shape or length of the teeth to improve their appearance.
Professional teeth whitening can whiten the teeth dramatically without causing tooth sensitivity or other side effects. We provide customized take-home whitening trays that are comfortable, safe and effective.
Decay and Caries Restorations:
Fillings are placed on teeth that have developed decay. They prevent additional bacteria from entering the tooth and causing more problems. The tooth-colored material blends in beautifully with the natural enamel.
Restorative dentistry rehabilitates teeth that are decayed, damaged, unevenly spaced, poorly aligned or missing.
Orthodontic treatment fixes teeth that are crooked, crowded, poorly spaced or badly aligned. Patients seeking orthodontics can choose to wear either traditional braces or clear aligner systems.
Dental Implant Restorations:
Dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, including its roots. Implants are anchored in the jawbone and support a crown or bridge, or several posts can be used to secure a denture appliance.
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and restore the appearance of an attractive smile. Modern dentures are lightweight, comfortable and durable.
Family dentistry services help patients of all ages. As family dentists, we hope our practice can be a one-stop shop for your entire family’s dental health needs.
Sugar Hill’s Dentists
Our Premier Smile Design Provider is Dr. George E. Kirtley. He leads our team of dentists in a collaborative partnership with you and an interdisciplinary approach to your care to ensure excellence, ethics, eloquence and expertise is care-driven and you are happy.
To learn more about all our services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, please call 770-945-2119 or email Info@dentistryofsugarhill.com today.