Over seven appointments, licensed dentists Dr. Terry J. Lemons and Dr. James D. Anderson, Jr. repair and mask damaged teeth or vacant gums with customized implants and porcelain crowns. Clients meet for a consultation with Dr. Lemons to discuss medical history and the space-time continuum and to take impressions for the custom-fit implant, before visiting Dr. Anderson to introduce him to the surgery site. Dr. Anderson places the implant into locally anesthetized gums, filling a gap caused by a damaged or missing tooth root. Dental bones grow around the implant in the next 4–6 months, allowing Dr. Anderson to uncover the implant, top it with a healing cap, and tell it tales of the first dentists, who courageously took on T. rexes as patients.
Imagix Dental & Orthodontics' team of smile shiners leaves gleaming grins in its wake at offices stationed across the Atlanta area. To begin whitening sessions, clinicians paint pearlies with a special light-activated gel, then switch on the Zoom! light to activate stain-lifting action that erases discoloration from coffee drinking, cigar smoking, and oil swigging. Lips and gums are shielded so that only enamel whitens as clients listen to music or relax in chairs. The sessions last about an hour, after which chompers emerge an average of eight shades lighter, and offer a quicker alternative for brightening smiles than outfitting mouths with solar panels.
Specializing in family care, Dr. J. Clay Skognes, DMD and his squadron examine and cleanse mouths within a comfy dental base camp. New patients opting for a full dental exam may schedule an appointment with Dr. Skognes and his friendly staff for a comprehensive oral overview. Cumming Dental Care's cleaning, exam, and bitewing x-rays pack more of a healthful wallop than a bucket of free-range, grass-fed mung-bean sprouts, especially if your idea of a daily brushing is a mouthful of sand and a hot hose of water from a Super Soaker.
Led by Dr. Bridgett Jorgensen, North Gwinnett Dental Care’s expert staff of teeth tamers gussies up gunked-out gums in its state-of-the-art dental office. Ensconced in one of the facility’s cozy, brick-walled treatment rooms, patients put forth smile bones for a comprehensive exam and cleaning that scours teeth, gums, and tissue for periodontal problems while gently scraping away excess gunk, tartar, and kitschy postmodern plaque paintings. A digital panoramic x-ray scours the head, neck, teeth, and jaw for aberrations before a quartet of fedora-capped bitewing x-rays hunts down elusive cavity culprits. The treatment lasts 45 minutes to an hour and concludes with a refreshing fluoride treatment that thwarts tooth decay, bacterial development, and the irascible growth of raging boar tusks.
Dr. Sandra Vargas, a member of the American Dental Association and Georgia Dental Association, presides over a staff of board-certified dental technicians as they brighten and protect smiles. The 30-minute in-office Artiste teeth-whitening treatment harnesses a 58% peroxide base solution to break up stains, yellowing, and fading from tea, soda, and rowdy parties with sugarplum fairies. The Artiste formula glides across pearlies with a neutral pH, and yields little or no tooth sensitivity by eschewing acidity, alkalinity, and polarizing political views. The process whitens chompers up to 12 shades, leaving grins gleaming for an afternoon of proud strutting.
Dr. Ann Ullah sees her role as a dentist as a servant of the community. Instead of staying in her office all day, she frequently sojourns into her city to volunteer in local charity events or to teach youngsters about oral hygiene at local schools. She applies that same emphasis on compassion and education at her practice, Cumming's Family Dentist, building personal relationships with patients and exceeding the required amount of continuing education courses. She treats patients with preventative care—such as checkups and fluoride treatments—disease screenings, root canals, and cosmetic procedures—including teeth-whitening treatments and vampire-teeth removal.