Gregory S. Doneff, DDS                                770-396-1188 
                                                    

   Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our Services

Our dental team provides a wide range of dental services.   From routine hygiene visits to advanced restorations, our office will make sure you receive the best dental care all in one location. 

   

Our foremost goal is to make sure  our patients are aware of their oral health by providing regular checkups and hygiene appointments.  Preventive care is a vital part in promoting and maintaining good oral health.

In some cases restorative and cosmetic procedures are at times necessary.  Whether it is from an injury, periodontal disease, or another common problem, we will provide you with the most advanced dental treatment available.

We believe that most patient anxiety comes from not fully understanding what their treatment options are and what they entail.  Below you will find a list of the common restorative and cosmetic treatments we offer.     

Initial Oral Exam

Your initial visit will include – A full set of digital x-rays, periodontal probing, diagnosis, charting, oral visual examination/cancer screening and all treatment recommendations. 

Dental Sealants
 
Act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. The sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. For more information about sealants visit - The American Dental Association
http://www.ada.org/3026.aspx?currentTab=1

Bonding

Can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have spaces between them. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface.

 

Enamel shaping 

Involves modifying teeth to improve their appearance by removing or contouring enamel. The process, which often is combined with bonding, usually is quick and comfortable and the results can be seen immediately.

Dentures

If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.

There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.

Bridges

Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth.  Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.

Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist. An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends on its foundation. So it's very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.

Crowns

If you want a smile that's your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.

It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that's already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It's also used to cover a dental implant.

Veneers

Are thin custom-made shells designed to cover the front side of teeth. Made of tooth-colored materials, veneers are used to treat spaces between teeth and teeth that are chipped or worn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked

Teeth Whiteing

Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. (bleaching) brightens teeth that are discolored or stained. Bleaching may be done completely in the dental office or the dentist may dispense a system for you to use at home.

Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, cleaning between their teeth once a day and the regular cleanings at your dentist’s office. If you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.

Tooth Extractions

The dentist will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow, in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.   Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healingFor the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently afterward, for pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask your dentist about pain medication.

You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don't clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.  When having an extraction, today's modern procedures and follow up care as recommended by your dentist are there to provide you the patient great benefit and comfort.

X-rays/Radiography

Dental X-ray examinations provide valuable information that helps your dentist evaluate your oral health. With the help of radiographs (the term for pictures taken with X-rays), your dentist can look at what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums.

If you are a new patient, the dentist may recommend radiographs to determine the present status of your oral health and to help identify changes that may occur later. A new set of X-rays may be needed to help your dentist detect any new cavities, determine the status of your gum health or evaluate the growth and development of your teeth. If a previous dentist has any radiographs of you, your new dentist may ask you for copies of them. Ask both dentists to help you with forwarding your X-rays.  For more information on X-rays/Radiography visit - http://www.ada.org/3067.aspx?currentTab=1

 

Discriptions sited from: The American Dental Association - http://www.ada.org/365.aspx

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