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By 1st Choice Dental Care
July 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Now you can get your new dental restoration in just one visit.dental crowns

For those who’ve gotten dental crowns in the past, they can tell you that getting this restoration requires multiple trips to the dentist’s office. Of course, we know that everyone leads busy lives and sometimes getting to see the dentist once is a challenge, let alone two or three times in a short period of time. If you require a dental crown to protect or support a damaged or weakened tooth, our Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA, dentists are here to tell you how you could get your new restoration in just one visit.

That’s right, now you can come into our office and have a crown designed and fabricated right here on the premises while you wait. You’ll walk out the same day with a brand new crown. Of course, some people are skeptical, believing that these dental crowns might not be the same caliber as traditional crowns; however, our Kennesaw and Woodstock general dentists take digital images of your teeth to get more precise measurements, which results in a crown that offers a superior fit. These restorations are also made from porcelain, which is stain-resistant and extremely durable.

Getting CEREC crowns means that you can protect your tooth from further damage and get back that beautiful smile without having to wait. Once dental images are taken, these images are put onto the computer where special CAD/CAM software is used to design a perfectly fitted crown based on the exact measurements. Once the crown has been designed, we will transfer these measurements to the milling station, where we will choose a porcelain block that most closely matches the shade of the tooth and then place the block into the machine so that it can carve out your new restoration.

Once the restoration is complete, we will go ahead and check the fit before cementing it in place over the tooth to restore resilience and functionality back into the tooth. CEREC crowns are great because they can save people a lot of time, stress, and hassle. Plus, you’ll give your smile the protection it needs to prevent further issues.

Anyone dealing with a severely malformed or discolored tooth, or a tooth that is weak, worn, or fractured can benefit from same-day crowns; however, if you are dealing with a fracture that lies under the gums, CEREC crowns will not be able to restore your tooth.

Do you have questions about getting CEREC crowns? Want to find out if this is the restoration for you? If so, call 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA, today to book a no-risk consultation with us.

By 1st Choice Dental Care
March 16, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you started avoiding mirrors since you lost a tooth? A noticeable gap in your smile can make you feel very self-conscious about the dental implantsway you look. Even gaps that aren't noticeable can affect your bite and your ability to chew. Luckily, dental implants can restore your missing tooth and help you feel better about your appearance. The dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw & Woodstock GA, discuss this innovative tooth restoration option.

What sets dental implants apart?

Other restoration options focus only on the visible part of teeth. Both bridges and dentures offer effective ways to replace teeth, but they don't address your missing tooth roots. Dental implants rebuild missing teeth, starting with the roots. Implants are tiny titanium posts that are added to your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure. Just like your natural tooth roots, these replacement roots provide stability and allow you to easily eat tough or hard foods.

After you receive your implant, the titanium posts begins to bond to your jawbone. Once the bonding process is complete, a process that normally takes about three to six months, the post is firmly rooted to your jawbone. Adding a dental crown to the implant restores your appearance and makes eating a much more pleasant experience. Your dental crown is created using an impression of your mouth made in our Kennesaw & Woodstock office. Thanks to the impression, your newly created crown will look just like your natural teeth.

Why should I choose a dental implant?

Dental implants don't just improve your appearance but offer a few important advantages for your oral health. When you lose a tooth, the adjacent teeth may eventually begin to change position. If they overlap, both your bite and your appearance of your smile may be affected. Because overlapping teeth are much more difficult to clean, your risk of tooth decay may rise. Your new crown will prevent any change in the position of your other teeth and help you avoid these issues.

Dental implants may be small, but they have a big impact on your jawbone. The bottom of your implants presses on your jawbone, keeping it strong. Without that pressure, the bone may begin to shrink, which can lead to sagging muscles in the lower part of your face and the loosening or loss of teeth.

Restore and protect your smile with dental implants! Would like to find out if implants are a good choice for you? Call the dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw & Woodstock, GA, at (678) 293-8773 to schedule your appointment.

By 1st Choice Dental Care
December 19, 2017
Category: Oral Health

For decades, dentists have used dental fillings to cover up and protect the surfaces of the teeth. Fillings are usually added to the teeth fillingsafter cavities have been found and cleaned. While this treatment is most common for children and teens, in some cases adult patients may need fillings to restore their smiles. Find out if you need a dental filling, a treatment available at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA.

What Is a Filling?
A dental filling is a substance that is added to the surface of a tooth and then cured until it hardens in place. The substance settles into the pits and fissures of the tooth, closing up any holes or cracks. Fillings are commonly made of metal amalgam, composite, or cast gold material. In some cases, dentists use porcelain or glass ionomer material to make the tooth and the filling match more closely.

Do You Need One?
If you have a cavity, it’s highly likely that you will need a filling in the near future. After all traces of decay are cleaned by your Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta dentist, the filling will cover up and stabilize the tooth so that it can get stronger. If you have noticed that one of your teeth or more of your teeth has chips cracks or have become painful, that may also indicate that you may need a filling. The dental filling material can be applied to all surfaces of a tooth to strengthen and repair it.

Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings
If you ever had a tooth filled as a child, metal amalgam material was probably used. A lot of patients still have the metal-colored fillings that they received at childhood because they are very durable and long-lasting. However, nowadays more patients are requesting tooth-colored fillings (porcelain, composite, or glass ionomer material). The benefit of getting a tooth-colored filling is that when you smile, laugh, or talk, no one will ever know that you had a cavity.

Call for a Tooth Exam and Checkup
The only way to know for sure that you need a dental filling is to see your dentist for a quick check up. Call 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA today at 678-293-8773 to schedule an appointment.

By 1st Choice Dental Care
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Restoring your tired, broken, or incomplete smile is easy with help from your cosmetic dentist and a dental crown or bridge. In fact, these restorative dentistrytwo common and powerful dental restorations can even work together to give your smile the overhaul it needs. Find out more about dental crowns and bridges and what they can do for you with 1st Choice Dental Care with locations in Kennesaw, Woodstock, and Marietta, GA.

What are the benefits of a porcelain dental restoration? 
The most visually obvious benefit of a porcelain dental restoration is their natural, tooth-like appearance. A dental laboratory custom makes the restoration to fit seamlessly into your smile. The restoration is made from porcelain, a durable material which can stand up to normal daily use for many years. Aside from being long-lasting and effective, dental restorations like crowns can actually help stabilize a tooth enough to save its structure and prevent it from requiring extraction.

Do I need a crown or a bridge? 
If you have a missing or damaged tooth, you might benefit from dental veneers. Your dentist may recommend crowns if you have a tooth damaged by injury or decay or a tooth with a large filling. A crown also becomes necessary to hold a dental bridge, which replaces a missing tooth, in place. A dental crown can also improve the appearance of a tooth which is misshapen or discolored.

Crowns and Bridges in Kennesaw, Woodstock, and Marietta, GA
If you think you can benefit from crowns or bridges, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that a porcelain dental restoration is the best dental procedure for you. In some cases, other restorations like dental implants or other treatments like a root canal may be better suited to your situation.

For more information on crowns and bridges, please contact your dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care with locations in Kennesaw, Woodstock, and Marietta, GA. Call (678) 293-8773 to schedule your appointment today!

By 1st Choice Dental Care
February 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants are specialty dental devices that help people who are struggling with missing teeth. They are growing in popularity and dental implantshave a very high success rate of 98.4 percent according to American Association of Endodontists. Patients of 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw, GA are often curious about a few details regarding these dental devices. Explore these frequently asked questions about tooth implants and their corresponding answers.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
These are a few of the most pertinent advantages of choosing dental implants over other solutions, like dentures:

  • With a firmly rooted tooth, there's no risk of it falling out when you’re talking or eating.
  • The tooth looks and feels just like your original teeth—very natural.
  • Your bone tissue stays strong and vigorous.
  • You’ll forget it’s there.
  • Overall increased self-esteem, confidence and comfort.

What Is the Process Like?
You can expect the process of getting a dental implant to take about three appointments. The first visit to your Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw dentist will be to review your X-rays. If you have ample bone tissue for the procedure, the implant will be inserted at the next appointment. The next visit is when you’ll receive your permanent crown. You should make time for a checkup a few weeks after the procedure is finished.

Can Dental Implants Replace a Row of Missing Teeth?
A device called an implant-supported denture can be created that will replace an entire row of missing teeth. About four implants are placed into the jawbone—when they heal, a denture appliance can be connected to them. It gives you a secure tooth replacement option that still has many of the benefits of individual implants.

How Long Will They Last?
There's no telling how long your dental implant will last once it is integrated into your smile. It could last for a lifetime if you do the following:

  • Observe pristine oral hygiene habits, including flossing.
  • Avoid clenching or grinding.
  • See you dentist for professional cleanings regularly.

Are You Eligible for This Treatment?
The only way to tell if you are eligible for dental implants is to talk to a dentist at 1st Choice Dental Care. Call (678) 293-8773 and choose from one of three locations for your visit: Kennesaw, Marietta or Woodstock, GA.

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