Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
February 26, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Learn more about what cosmetic dentistry services in Marietta could give you your dream smile.

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more popular because it allows so many patients of Marietta cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Hutson, to get the smile they’ve always wanted but weren’t fortunate to be born with. Find out which cosmetic dental treatment is ideal Cosmetic Dentistryfor your smile goals.

Q. Do you want to brighten your smile? If so then you may want….

Teeth whitening: This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get a whiter smile. Throw away those at-home whitening kits and toothpastes and opt for in-office teeth whitening in Marietta, GA. In about 45 minutes we can get some smiles up to eight shades whiter. Whitening works best on those with external stains caused by foods, drinks, smoking, and aging.

Dental veneers: If you are dealing with discolorations that aren’t internal then you won’t get the results you want with teeth whitening. But you can still get a whiter smile with veneers, thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to give you an instantly whiter smile. Besides getting a whiter smile, veneers are also great for those looking to cover cracks, chips, gaps between teeth, minor overlapping or misshapen teeth.

Q. Do you want to shave down excessively pointy canines or buff out tiny chips? Then you may want…

Dental bonding and recontouring: While those with larger cracks or chips in their teeth will want to get veneers, those with minor stains, cracks, gaps or unevenness in their smile can often get the look they want with this tooth-colored resin that is sculpted over problem areas to help reshape the tooth and improve its appearance. This is completely non-invasive and doesn’t even require anesthesia to complete.

Q. Need to replace one or more missing teeth? You have options!

Dentures: Need a fast and inexpensive way to replace all or some of your teeth? Then you may want to consider partial or full dentures. These dental prosthetics replace the teeth and gums and are held in place either by attachments or suction.

Dental bridges: This restoration replaces a missing tooth by using healthy neighboring teeth to hold the bridge into place. The two teeth are shaved down to accommodate dental crowns, which will be cemented over the teeth to support the bridge.

Dental implants: Implants are the only lifelong solution to tooth loss. These metal screws become your artificial tooth’s new roots and can hold anything from a single dental crown to a full set of dentures. Implants can take up to a year or more to achieve.

Want to find out which cosmetic dentistry would be the ideal fit for you and your needs? Then schedule an appointment at our Marietta, GA dental office today.

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
November 05, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
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When the multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and TV personality Jason Derulo was recently asked about his ideal woman, his answer covered a remarkably broad spectrum. "There’s no specific thing," he said, "so I think it’s unfair to say what my ‘type’ is." But it turns out that there is one thing the So You Think You Can Dance judge considers essential: A beautiful smile.

"I’m not into messy teeth," Derulo said. "If the grill has spaces and different colors, it’s not my vibe."

As it turns out, he may be on to something: A number of surveys have indicated that a bright, healthy smile is often the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. Yet many are reluctant to open up that big grin because they aren’t satisfied with the way their teeth look. If you’re one of them, consider this: Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of ways to improve your smile — and it may be easier and more affordable than you think.

For example, if your smile isn’t as bright as you would like it to be, teeth whitening is an effective and economical way to lighten it up. If you opt for in-office treatments, you can expect a lightening effect of up to 10 shades in a single one-hour treatment! Or, you can achieve the same effect in a week or two with a take-home kit we can custom-make for you. Either way, you’ll be safe and comfortable being treated under the supervision of a dental professional — and the results can be expected to last for up to two years, or perhaps more.

If your teeth have minor spacing irregularities, small chips or cracks, it may be possible to repair them in a single office visit via cosmetic bonding. In this process, a liquid composite resin is applied to the teeth and cured (hardened) with a special light. This high-tech material, which comes in colors to match your teeth, can be built up in layers and shaped with dental instruments to create a pleasing, natural effect.

If your smile needs more than just a touch-up, dental veneers may be the answer. These wafer-thin coverings, placed right on top of your natural teeth, can be made in a variety of shapes and colors — from a natural pearly luster to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Custom-made veneers typically involve the removal of a few millimeters of tooth enamel, making them a permanent — and irreversible — treatment. However, by making teeth look more even, closing up spaces and providing dazzling whiteness, veneers just might give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments, please call our office to arrange a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry — A Time for Change.”

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
August 14, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
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Magician Michel Grandinetti can levitate a 500-pound motorcycle, melt into a 7-foot-tall wall of solid steel, and make borrowed rings vanish and reappear baked inside bread. Yet the master illusionist admits to being in awe of the magic that dentists perform when it comes to transforming smiles. In fact, he told an interviewer that it’s “way more important magic than walking through a steel wall because you’re affecting people’s health… people’s confidence, and you’re really allowing people to… feel good about themselves.”

Michael speaks from experience. As a teenager, his own smile was enhanced through orthodontic treatment. Considering the career path he chose for himself — performing for multitudes both live and on TV — he calls wearing an orthodontic device (braces) to align his crooked teeth “life-changing.” He relies on his welcoming, slightly mischievous smile to welcome audiences and make the initial human connection.

A beautiful smile is definitely an asset regardless of whether you’re performing for thousands, passing another individual on a sidewalk or even, research suggests, interviewing for a job. Like Michael, however, some of us need a little help creating ours. If something about your teeth or gums is making you self-conscious and preventing you from smiling as broadly as you could be, we have plenty of solutions up our sleeve. Some of the most popular include:

  • Tooth Whitening. Professional whitening in the dental office achieves faster results than doing it yourself at home, but either approach can noticeably brighten your smile.
  • Bonding. A tooth-colored composite resin can be bonded to a tooth to replace missing tooth structure, such a chip.
  • Veneers. This is a hard, thin shell of tooth-colored material bonded to the front surface of a tooth to change its color, shape, size and/or length; mask dental imperfections like stains, cracks, or chips, and compensating for excessive gum tissue.
  • Crowns. Sometimes too much of a tooth is lost due to decay or trauma to support a veneer. Instead, capping it with a natural-looking porcelain crown can achieve the same types of improvements. A crown covers the entire tooth replacing more of its natural structure than a veneer does.

If you would like more information about ways in which you can transform your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about the techniques mentioned above by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Teeth Whitening,” “Repairing Chipped Teeth,” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.”



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