1815 Satellite Blvd #401, Duluth, GA 30097

Restorative Dentistry in Duluth, GA

Restorative dentistry is among the most common services we offer at Sugarloaf Smiles. Almost everyone will need some form of restorative procedure at some point in their lives. Our goal is to save your teeth whenever possible and to replace them when necessary. We are able to monitor your dental health if you keep up with your regular appointments every 6 months. In the best case scenario, we prevent the need for any restorative procedures. Ideally, we detect any problems as soon as possible so that they can be corrected and your teeth restored. However, we are proud to offer several restorative procedures in our office.

Same-Day Crowns in Duluth, GA

Dental crowns can transform your smile and hide a lot of dental issues, including gaps, cracks, discoloration, and crooked teeth.

In the past, getting a dental crown would often take several weeks and require multiple appointments for you to get your new smile, but at Sugarloaf Smiles in Duluth, we can create most crowns same-day!

With same-day crowns, the need to make an impression using the uncomfortable thick putty-like material is eliminated. These crowns utilize a small intra-oral camera to take 3D impressions of your tooth. With the help of a CEREC® computer, Dr. George designs your crown with precise measurements to ensure a perfect fit. Once the final design is ready, a milling machine creates your crown out of a single ceramic block. Then it only takes a few minutes for your dentist to prepare your crown and affix it to your tooth. There are several options available for the material your crown is made of including ceramic, porcelain, resin, and stainless steel. Based on your needs, Dr. George will help you decide which type of material is best for you.

CEREC® Crowns in Duluth, GA

Computer-aided restorations (inlays, onlays, veneers and crowns) reduce time in the dental chair.

At Sugarloaf Smiles, we are proud to offer CEREC® Same-Day Crowns in Duluth, GA. This service allows patients to receive a dental crown in one visit, using 3D imaging and CAD/CAM technology. The procedure is completed quickly and easily and results in a perfect fit for the patient’s teeth. We believe that this service offers many benefits to our patients, including convenience, affordability, and quality. The advantages of this state-of-the art, clinically proven latest advance in cosmetic dentistry are:

  • Less time needed—same day restoration appointments are available!
  • The pure ceramic porcelain used is stronger than normal porcelain which is built in layers, so CEREC® restorations are less likely to ever break, and this lets us provide you with a dental restoration that actually strengthens your tooth.
  • The stronger material allows us to conserve tooth structure. Often a partial coverage restoration (inlay or onlay) can be completed instead of needing a full crown.
  • It allows us to save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible.
  • The porcelain materials we use match the composition of natural tooth structure, and are chemically bonded to your tooth.
  • There is no metal in a CEREC® restoration.
  • They can be custom stained in our office to match your other teeth.
  • Messy impressions can be avoided.

Using a CEREC® computer, we at Sugarloaf Smiles can custom design your restoration in our Duluth, GA office. This eliminates the need to send the restoration to an outside laboratory; which previously required a second appointment many weeks later for our patients to receive the finished product.

There are 5 Steps in the CEREC® Procedure:

  1. We begin by examining your teeth, and decide on the best preparation method. Any decay is then removed, and your teeth are preparing for an impression.
  2. Before an optical impression (picture), the tooth is powder sprayed with a thin layer of blue anti-reflective contrast medium, imaged by a 3D imaging camera and this image is uploaded to the CEREC® computer.
  3. We then digitally design a restoration with the proper shape and contours to give your tooth its appropriate form and function.
  4. This data is transmitted to our computerized milling machine which manufactures the restoration to exactly fit your teeth using the design parameters we have specified. This milling is done using a single pure ceramic block of material.
  5. Finally we color match and glaze your restoration in our porcelain oven to create your beautiful finished product.

The CEREC® “Computer-Assisted Design-Computer-Assisted Manufacturing”, or “CAD-CAM” technology gives our Duluth dental office complete control over all steps in preparing and producing your restoration. This ensures a perfect fit and a life-like match to your real teeth. Being able to offer our cosmetic and restorative dentistry patients same day service is also a nice feature.

CEREC® is a registered trademark of Sirona Dental Systems.

Same-day crowns are dental crowns that are created using 3D imaging and CAD/CAM technology. This allows the dentist to create a crown that is a perfect fit for the patient’s teeth. The procedure is completed in one visit, which means that the patient does not have to go through the hassle of having a temporary crown installed and then returning to have the permanent crown fitted.

Patients who are in need of a dental crown but do not have time for a multiple-visit process may be candidates for CEREC® Same-Day Crowns in Duluth, GA. The service allows for a fast and convenient option for those who are looking to restore their smile in a timely manner. 3D imaging and CAD/CAM technology create a precise fit for the patient’s teeth, which leads to fewer complications and a more comfortable experience.

One of the main benefits of CEREC® Same-Day Crowns is that it is a more convenient option for patients. With this service, patients can receive a crown in one visit, rather than having to come in for multiple appointments. This can be particularly helpful for those who are busy or traveling, as it eliminates the need to take time out of their schedule for multiple visits.

Another benefit of CEREC® Same-Day Crowns is that it results in fewer complications. Since the dentist is able to create a crown that is a perfect fit for the patient’s teeth, there is less chance of it becoming loose or falling off. This can help to ensure that the patient receives lasting dental care.

Overall, CEREC® Same-Day Crowns is a convenient and effective service that can provide lasting dental care.

Once a patient has received a CEREC® Same-Day Crown in Duluth, GA, they should expect to feel some pressure and minor discomfort. The tooth may also be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. It is important for patients to follow the instructions provided by our dentist in order to ensure that the crown heals correctly.

If you are in need of a dental crown, our dental office in Duluth, GA offers CEREC® Same-Day Crowns. This service allows patients to receive a dental crown in one visit, using 3D imaging and CAD/CAM technology. The procedure is completed quickly and easily and results in a perfect fit for the patient’s teeth. We believe that this service offers many benefits to our patients, including convenience, affordability, and quality. Schedule an appointment with us today to see if CEREC® Same-Day Crowns is right for you!

Restore Your Healthy Smile

Sugarloaf Smiles Dentistry provides comprehensive restorative dentistry Duluth area and the surrounding communities to help patients achieve improved oral health and beautiful smiles. One of our specialties is root canal therapy.

Root canal treatment is restorative dental care used to save an infected tooth from being extracted. When a tooth becomes severely decayed or damaged, the pulp inside the tooth can become infected and cause severe pain and discomfort. 

This restorative dental treatment involves removing the infected or damaged pulp, thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth and then filling and sealing it to prevent further infection. This procedure is often completed in one or two visits and can save your natural tooth from extraction.

At Sugarloaf Smiles, we ensure quality dental restorative services and use advanced dental technologies throughout all procedures. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Periodontal Therapy in Duluth, GA

A solid foundation for healthy teeth begins with strong, healthy gums. Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that results in gums that are red, puffy, and bleed easily. It can often be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental visits. However, if gingivitis is left untreated it can progress into the more serious form of gum disease, periodontal disease. Periodontal disease leads to the deterioration of the bone and gums, which can result in tooth loss. Periodontitis causes bacteria to build up between the teeth and gums that can lead to a higher risk of developing other health issues, including stroke, ulcers, diabetes, arthritis, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and heart disease.

At Sugarloaf Smiles in Duluth, GA, several periodontal treatments are available to improve the health and of your mouth, while preventing gum issues from progressing. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, Dr. George will determine your best course of action. Some options include:

Gingivectomies

When the gums are pulling away from the teeth and creating deep pockets, a gingivectomy procedure is necessary. These pockets are difficult to remove plaque and calculus from. The gum disease is usually removed before the bone supporting the teeth is damaged. Dr. George removes and reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue to remove pockets between teeth and gums. By removing the pocket walls, the gingivectomy procedure makes it easier to remove calculus and thoroughly smooth the root surfaces. By creating a favorable environment for gingival healing, the gingival contour is restored. The gingivectomy procedure was originally developed to treat periodontal disease, but now it is also a common cosmetic surgery. In order to improve the appearance of gums, overgrown gum tissue is removed.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing deep cleans and removes bacteria above and below the gum line. Local anesthesia can be used to lessen any discomfort.

At-home Treatment

Custom trays are made from impressions of your mouth. This treatment option allows for a topical antibiotic medication to be administered directly to the gums, over time, the antibiotic kills the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease.

Laser Treatment

At Sugarloaf Smiles we are proud to offer laser treatments for periodontal disease. This technology utilizes different wavelengths to target the bacteria and deep clean your gums.

Pocket Reduction

Pocket reduction surgery, also known as gingivectomy or flap surgery involves gaining access to the tooth’s roots by lifting back the gums to remove tartar and bacteria. This procedure reduces the number of places bacteria can accumulate.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Periodontal disease can lead to gum tissues pulling away from the teeth and leaving pockets where bacteria can build-up. Soft tissue grafts fill in the gaps between your gums and teeth, reducing the pockets for bacteria to hide, restores your gum line to a more ideal position.

Bone Grafts

Bone grafting is a common procedure that helps reconstruct and repair the jawbone. Fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or donated bone are used in this procedure. The procedure itself is relatively painless thanks to local anesthesia, and it can typically be completed in just one appointment.