At Cornerstone Dental, Dr. Kevin A. Franklin draws from 22 years of experience to beautify and maintain mouths with a full range of dentistry, from orthodontics and implants to TMJ treatments and cosmetic services. Dr. Franklin believes that with modern dentistry’s technology, natural teeth will never need replacing, and so his office is equipped with digital x-rays, which emit less radiation than traditional x-rays, and tooth-colored composite fillings, which, unlike metal amalgam fillings, repair cavities without leaching toxins or attracting magnets.
The dental team also uses technology to enhance patient comfort by pairing each dental chair with a digital TV monitor. The professionals further relax patients by administering sedation pills and humming lullabies.
After an initial consultation and screening for potential complications from severe tooth decay, Dr. Carver Little and Dr. James R. Pitts dress teeth with a specially formulated whitening gel and expose them to a focused beam of light. While under the light, the gel’s hydrogen peroxide breaks down to penetrate enamel and dentin, eradicate colored substances, and bolster dental strength as effectively as toothpaste made from liquefied oranges. Every 15 minutes, technicians wipe dental canvasses clean and lacquer on a fresh coat of solution. Once the four applications are completed, patients can beam a grin up to eight shades more luminous than before. Some teeth-whitenees may experience short-term sensitivity from the procedure, so customers may want to temporarily refrain from eating extremely hot or cold things or biting of the spikes out of railroad tracks.
Dr. Holloman and his team of smile curators help keep mouths in working order with their dedication to preventative dental care. Chairs cushioned with memory foam cradle patients during a dental cleaning ($90) and exam ($85), which rid teeth of the evidence from midnight beet binges. Digital x-rays snap a complete set of palate pics, using a fraction of the radiation and none of the processing chemicals that can be harmful to the environment ($125). Each treatment room boasts its own television, so patients can pass the time admiring the perpendicular angles of the screen or watching one of the hundreds of movies on hand with the added comfort of a blanket, a pillow, and a pair of headphones.
The whitening treatments are only valid for patients with no caps, bridges, fillings, or active decay on their front teeth. The dentist will determine if a patient is a whitening candidate during an exam. If not eligible for the whitening kit, then the patient will receive the Oral-B Electric Power Brush ($42 value).
A beautiful smile isn't just a showpiece; it's a key to happiness and success, according to Dr. George Hitzel. Bolstered by a staff of caring and attentive hygienists, assistants, and in-house lab techs, the Georgetown-trained Dr. Hitzel and fellow dentists treat tooth troubles and teach patients how to prevent them with oral-hygiene pointers.
During prophylactic cleanings, powerful polishing brushes remove plaque from teeth, and x-rays locate cavities hidden between the teeth or beneath the gum line. In addition to warding off tooth decay and gum disease, the dentists enhance choppers' aesthetic appeal with cosmetic services such as crown, bridge, and Zoom! Whitening.