Menu of Services
Maintain Your Smile
- Relaxing Sedation Dentistry
- Preventative Dental Care
- Gum Disease Therapy
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Dental Fillings
- Root Canal Treatments
- Tooth Extractions
Enhance Your Smile
Restore Your Smile
- Full and Partial Dentures
- Dental Bridges
- Single Visit Crowns
- Dental Implants/Implant Supported Crowns
Straighten Your Smile
Maintain Your Smile!
Relaxing Dillard GA Sedation Dentistry
Are you nervous about going to the dentist? You don’t need to be nervous about coming to Dillard Dental. We offer severaldifferent types of controlled and relaxing sedation to alleviate your stress and apprehensions.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also know as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide is beneficial in calming a patient’s anxiety before a procedure. It is used primarily for its anesthetic and analgesic properties. It is a safe and effective gas that is inhaled by the patient. It is the most commonly used sedation technique in dentistry.
We can administer an oral sedative to relax you before performing any dental procedure. The oral sedation technique leaves you conscious, but relaxes you so that your anxiety disappears. The oral sedative is taken an hour before the procedure and additional medication can be given throughout the procedure as needed to obtain a level of sedation that will allow complex dental procedures to be performed in perfect comfort.
Dillard, GA Preventative Dental Care
Dental problems can develop at any time. Proper dental care is essential to maintain your teeth. You have to brush your teeth and floss daily, eat a well balanced diet, and visit your dentist for a checkup twice a year. Like the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure. Regular check-ups are quite necessary to prevent any cavities and other problems from developing. For great preventive care, contact Dillard Dental today.
At Dillard Dental, our services include hygienic cleanings and exams. We offer you the best preventive care and expert advice to keep your teeth healthy and keep you smiling. We serve both adults and children, regardless of age. Our staff and dentists have the highest levels of training and we shall put you at ease the minute you walk through our doors.
Gum Disease Therapy in Dillard, GA
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum Disease is also known as periodontal disease or Gingivitis. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that thrive around the teeth, which enter the gums, resulting in infected and swollen gums, which are painful and often bleed. Various symptoms of Gum disease may include bleeding, tenderness, receding gums, loose teeth, persistent bad taste and breath and formation of pockets between teeth and gum
Gum Treatment at Dillard Dental
Dillard Dental offers various gum disease treatment services. Keeping your gums healthy is an integral part of dental hygiene. By having regular dental appointments we can help detect any gum disease and prevent any further damage to your gums. If you have gum disease, the treatment options depend on the severity of the disease. At Dillard Dental, we offer affordable gum treatment services and serve everyone, regardless of age.
We can perform non-surgical treatments for Gum Disease, which include Scaling and Root Planing. (careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and tarter from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the root to remove bacteria), followed by therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
If you think you may have a form of gum disease, do not delay your dental check-up. A simple dental screening will help us diagnose and start you with the required treatment immediately. Once we determine the severity of the disease, we can eliminate the infection through non-surgical methods or restorative gum surgery.
Oral Cancer Screening in Dillard, GA
Oral cancer screening includes a careful examination of the entire oral cavity for any kind of abnormal cell growth. This is done by a professional dentist who will check the lips, gum tissue, inside lining of the check, tongue, the palate, throat and the tonsils for any abnormality. Sometimes, a visual examination alone is not enough to identify the symptoms of oral cancer. Therefore, we may suggest a few tests to be sure that there is no danger of oral cancer. The common tests for oral cancer screening are blue dye test and dental examination with special light.
Oral screening process: why it is important
Cancer of the mouth is a disease that can be treated successfully if detected early. Regular dental checkups are therefore very essential. Oral screening for cancer is reasonably priced and is a painless and simple examination.
In case of a wound or a cyst of any kind in the mouth, a simple biopsy can detect the presence of abnormal cells in the wound. In 90% of cases, if followed by proper treatment, oral cancer is 100% curable.
Oral cancer screening for high-risk people
People with excessive tobacco and alcohol use, drug addicts and patients with pre-treated oral cancer history are naturally more at risk to develop oral cancer. More frequent oral cancer screening is recommended especially for these people, usually at intervals of six months, regardless of whether signs of mouth cancer are visible or not
Dental Fillings in Dillard, GA
Dental fillings are used to treat teeth that are damaged due to tooth decay. You could have tooth decay if you are experiencing symptoms such as extreme sensitivity to cold and hot food and drinks, constant toothache, jaw pain and/or bad breath. Dental fillings help eliminate sensitivity and pain in the tooth and prevent any further damage from taking place. A simple check-up can determine whether your teeth needs repair and if you need dental fillings. If necessary, an x-ray is taken to find out the extent of the damage.
Mercury Free and Tooth Colored Fillings
Instead of using traditional amalgam or metal fillings, we are pleased to provide our patients with “mercury-free” fillings made from either porcelain or composite resins. These “mercury-free” fillings are safer for you, the patient, and the environment. And the other great benefit of using porcelain or composite fillings? They are the same color as your teeth! This makes them look much more natural.
Dillard GA Root Canal Treatments
What is a Root Canal?
Root canals are the cavities that exist inside the walls of a tooth. When there is tooth decay, the pulp may be in danger of permanent damage. In these situations, a root canal treatment may be required to save the tooth before it decays further and is irreparably damaged. During a root canal procedure, the pulp is cleaned and the pulp cavity is filled in order to prevent an infection from developing in the tooth. This procedure will should quickly relieve your toothaches and stop any infection from progressing.
These are some common symptoms that indicate you might need a root canal treatment:
- Tender gums which might also be swollen
- Extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Severe toothache
Tooth Extractions in Dillard, GA
When a tooth is severely damaged or decayed with no possibility of repair, the tooth has to be uprooted or pulled out. This process of removing a tooth is known as tooth extraction. At Dillard Dental, we only extract teeth as a last option! Our dentists make sure every other option has been exhausted before we recommend this procedure. We ensure that our surgical tooth extractions are as painless as possible.
A few reasons why your teeth may have to be extracted could be:
- Teeth which are cracked, infected or decayed and which cannot be repaired
- Severe gum disease which may have affected the teeth
- Wisdom teeth sometimes need to be extracted if they are likely to be impacted
- People on cancer medication might develop a tooth infection
- Teeth which are awkwardly positioned or are not functional
- In preparation for dental procedures such as braces and dentures
When we meet you for an appointment, we study your dental situation and meticulously plan the best way to extract your tooth and help you decide between various cosmetic options to replace the tooth once it has been extracted.
Enhance Your Smile!
We are pleased to offer a variety of Cosmetic Services to our patients.
Dillard GA Teeth Whitening
Don’t let tooth discoloration ruin your smile. The things that we eat and drink every day affect our teeth. Teeth whitening is a safe, easy and effective way to brighten your teeth to restore that clean, even tooth color that you used to have. Did you know? Some over the counter whiteners can actually damage your teeth? Before you start any whitening program, you should consult your dentist!
Porcelain Veneers in Dillard GA
Porcelain veneers are thin wafers of porcelain, about half a millimeter thick (the thickness of a fingernail) that are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a smile makeover. They create a beautiful result. Porcelain mimics a tooth’s structure better than any other restorative material. It is harder than enamel, so it resists wear and tear and can last for many years. Dental artists can manipulate the color and translucency to re-create the look of any tooth. And it resists stain better than tooth enamel. Very rarely will it discolor, unless the surface has been damaged.
Contact us today for more information on Veneers.
Restore Your Smile!
Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. A full denture, also called a complete denture, replaces all of the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. By replacing missing teeth, dentures not only support sagging facial muscles, but also improve a person’s ability to speak and eat. Full dentures are divided into two categories – conventional and immediate – depending on when they are made and inserted into the mouth.
Conventional dentures are made and inserted after the remaining teeth are removed and the tissues have healed. Immediate dentures are inserted immediately after the removal of the remaining teeth. The advantage of immediate dentures is that the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, immediate dentures may require adjustment to fit properly after gums shrink from the healing period.
A removable partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework, and attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. Precision attachments are nearly invisible, but often require crowns on your natural teeth for a precise fit, and generally cost more than those with metal clasps.
Dental Bridges in Dillard GA
Dental bridges are false permanent teeth that are used for filling dental gaps caused by missing teeth. They are usually anchored to the adjacent healthy teeth with cement and resin or metal bands. There are three types of dental bridges – fixed, cantilever, and resin bonded. The quality of the teeth, position of the dental gap, and condition of the teeth at the two sides of the gap decide which type of dental bridge is suitable to replace the missing teeth.
Different types of dental bridges are available in a wide budget range. As it is a safe way to substitute replacement tooth for a better denture profile, convenience, appropriateness, and proper fittings are essential pre-requisites for quality bridge fitting. The cost of Dental bridges may therefore vary depending on the material, position of the bridge placement, etc.
CEREC® Single Visit Crowns in Dillard GA
A crown is an aesthetic covering or a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over another tooth or implant to provide it stability. Crowns are generally used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. When a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth, a crown is a good option. Crowns are also used to restore the shape and size of chipped or damaged teeth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement.
We offer a wide variety in dental crowns and ensure you receive the best possible dental care from the minute you walk through our doors.
When is a dental crown required?
You might need a crown for any of the following circumstances:
- To cover discolored or misshapen teeth
- To support a tooth with a large filling
- To cover a dental implant
- To support a worn out, cracked or broken tooth
What is CEREC®?
CEREC is an advanced dental technology that allows us to create precise, color-matched ceramic fillings, crowns, veneers, inlays…most of the restorations you will ever need in one appointment. You can avoid having a temporary crown put in place, and returning for a second appointment! Everything can be done in one visit!
How does our Digital Panoramic CT Scan work with CEREC®?
We have outfitted our dental office with advanced dental technology to increase our level of treatment. Our Digital Panoramic CT Scan allows us to get exceptionally accurate, #D views of your teeth and jaw bone structure. This improves the precision with which your single visit crown can be placed, ensuring that it fits properly with the jaw alignment and surrounding teeth.
Dental Implants/Implant Supported Crowns
Dental implants are modern, efficient and the most sensible alternate to natural teeth which may have been lost or damaged. Implant Supported Crowns look and feel natural, give you a perfect smile and better dental health.
Dillard Dental offers Implant Supported Crowns for patients who have damaged a tooth or lost multiple teeth. These are artificial tooth roots that are implanted into the jaw to support the replacement tooth. After determining that a crown is the best option for you, we will take a mold of your teeth and send it to a laboratory, where qualified technicians use the impression to build a custom made crown specifically designed for your oral cavity.
Implant Supported Crowns
Implant Supported Crowns give patients the opportunity to have a set of teeth that look and feel just like their own.
Advantages of Implant Supported Crowns:
- Look and function like original teeth.
- Surrounding teeth are not compromised to sustain a bridge.
- Conserves the bone and prevents the sagging of facial and dental muscles.
- No extra care is required other than the basic dental care.
Straighten Your Smile!
We are pleased to offer Orthodontic Services to our patients.
Dillard GA Invisalign® Clear Braces
We are certified in Invisalign®, a revolutionary way of straightening your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign® works through a series of clear, comfortable, and virtually invisible aligners that you can remove whenever you eat, drink, brush or floss. Most mature teens and adults are candidates for this revolutionary breakthrough!
Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign® Orthodontics.