Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?
- Posted on: Aug 3 2018
At Flax Dental in Atlanta, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are healthy and beautiful. If you have one or more teeth with a cavity, it’s time to give us a call so we can take care of them.
Dr. Hugh Flax has been restoring teeth since 1987. Ongoing training is essential to remain at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry technology. Recent advances in techniques and materials have made the impossible not only possible, but affordable for everyone in Atlanta.
Decay is the most common Atlanta dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). The best way to avoid cavities, of course, is to brush and floss at least twice a day. After every meal is best, though we understand that isn’t always practical.
Fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns are used to restore teeth for our Atlanta cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Atlanta patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.
Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your Sandy Springs cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.
When a patient has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking crown is the answer. At Flax Dental, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers – you will not see any “Chiclet” crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our Atlanta dental patients have crowns.
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