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By North Park Family Dentistry
February 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Veneers cover teeth with a thin layer of porcelain, instantly improving their appearance. Columbus, GA, dentist Dr. Tyler Myers explains veneershow veneers can give you the smile you've always wanted.

How do veneers make over teeth?

Veneers are used to conceal flaws or minor damage that affects the fronts of teeth. They're often constructed of porcelain, a translucent material that closely resembles tooth enamel. Your veneers will be custom-made to fit your teeth using molds of your mouth made in our Columbus office.

Veneers typically require three dental appointments. During the first appointment, a thin layer of enamel will be removed, and an impression of your mouth will be made. A few weeks later, you'll return for the fitting and application of the veneers. A follow-up visit may also be scheduled about a week or two after you receive your veneers.

Who can benefit from veneers?

Veneers are a good choice for nearly anyone who would like to enhance their smile. They're an excellent option if you want to conceal:

  • Surface Flaws: Whether your tooth chipped after you bit into a hard pretzel, or you've always wanted to do something about the pits in your enamel, veneers can transform the surface of your teeth. They're often used to hide shallow cracks or uneven surfaces.
  • Gaps: Veneers can eliminate slight spaces between teeth.
  • Discolorations: Injuries, large fillings or childhood tetracycline use can cause your teeth to become dark or discolored. Veneers match your natural tooth color, making it impossible to tell that you've had an dental work done. Veneers can also be used to whiten all of your teeth.
  • Short Teeth: Grinding or clenching your teeth at night may eventually shorten some of them, affecting the appearance of your smile. Adding veneers is a simple way to lengthen teeth. A custom-made nightguard is a must if your teeth have shortened due to grinding or clenching. Without the nightguard, you may damage your new veneers.
  • Oddly Shaped Teeth: Even the slightest twists or turns in teeth can make them stand out. Thanks to the addition of a veneer, your tooth will look perfectly straight.

Enhance your smile with veneers! Call Columbus, GA, dentist Dr. Tyler Myers at (706) 507-0606 to schedule your appointment.

By North Park Family Dentistry
December 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

As the days, weeks, and months pass, your smile may slowly fade in color. You might not notice the change until you do the “tissue test” in teeth whiteningthe mirror and notice that your teeth are not quite white anymore. A brighter smile is possible with one short dentist appointment at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA. 

Ways to Brighten Your Smile
Many times, when someone notices that their smile isn’t as bright as it used to be, they will attempt to whiten using over-the-counter products. Whitening toothpaste, strips, mouthwashes, and trays abound on the retail market, but they don’t always work as promised. Some non-prescription whitening products can also cause damage to the teeth or gums when used improperly. 

The Best Way to a Brighter Smile 
If your goal is to have a whiter smile and have it now, your best bet is to visit the dentist's office for professional whitening. Dr. Tyler Myers at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA uses prescription strength whitening materials and tools to ensure that your teeth get up to eight shades brighter. Best of all, you don’t have to wait weeks to see a change—it’s a treatment that you can have done on a long lunch break from work. The results will last up to two years if you take good care of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening Benefits
People who have whiter teeth often enjoy a number of benefits, including higher self-confidence and an increased eagerness to smile in public. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, you don’t have to wait a long time to see an improvement. You can go out with your friends or to a professional event the very next day and feel comfortable knowing that you have a prettier, whiter smile to show off.

Schedule Time for Tooth Whitening
Dr. Tyler Myers is a Columbus, GA dentist who can give you a whiter smile. Call (706) 507-0606 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Myers.

By North Park Family Dentistry
March 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry has taken many strides in recent years. Many procedures can not only restore function to your smile but make it look cosmetic dentistrygreat in the process. Depending on you and your preferences, dentists often use several cosmetic procedures alongside one another. Learn more about cosmetic dentistry and visualize a total smile overhaul with Dr. Tyler Myers at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA.

Dental Crowns and Bridges
First on the list for a smile overhaul are dental crowns and bridges, which replace missing teeth and protect damaged or broken teeth. These important restorative dental procedures bring the functionality back to your smile by restoring the biting surface, filling in your gaps, and protecting compromised teeth from further damage.

Dental Veneers 
Veneers cover the teeth to mask their imperfections and, depending on your preference, can give your smile a subtle boost or a totally new look. After filling in your gaps with bridges and protecting weakened teeth with crowns, dental veneers can correct small chips, cracks, slight overcrowding and under crowding issues, and change the color of your teeth.

Dental Contouring
Dental contouring further improves your smile by using a dental drill with specialized bits to even out the appearance of the teeth. If you notice that one tooth is slightly longer than the others, you feel as though you have a too-pointy tooth, or have a small chip which does not require placing a full veneer, you could benefit from dental contouring.

Dental Sealants
After renewing your smile into one you love with cosmetic dentistry, your Columbus, GA dentist can also help you protect your teeth from future tooth decay with dental sealants. Your dentist will apply this thin plastic coating to the biting surface of the molars to fill in the tooth’s naturally occurring fissures and pits to help prevent food and bacteria from becoming trapped inside and causing tooth decay.

For more information on dental contouring, dental crowns and bridges, veneers, or sealants, please contact Dr. Tyler Myers at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA. Call (706) 507-0606 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Myers today!

By North Park Family Dentistry
February 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Veneers are dental restorations that can give your smile a fresh start. It's a viable solution for patients who have tooth damage or veneersimperfections that need to be covered up. They allow your dentist to give you a “Hollywood” smile that’s white and nicely sculpted. Find out more about this cosmetic treatment offered by Dr. Tyler Myers at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA.

Designing Veneers
Veneers are custom dental prosthetics that are designed to fit your one-of-a-kind smile. They are about the width of a contact lens and look similar to a small wafer. When bonded to the front of the tooth, it gives it a whole new look. Veneers can be designed in a specific shade that matches the rest of your smile and they can be shaped and contoured as needed.

If you have generally healthy teeth that can support veneers, there are a number of benefits of getting this cosmetic treatment at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus. For one, you can show off your new smile in a relatively short time—getting veneers takes about two appointments. Also, this treatment only requires a minor adjustment to your natural teeth compared to full crowns. Finally, you can count on your veneers lasting up to 20 years with maintenance and regular dental appointments.

Caring for Veneers
Once you have veneers, adopting new, better dental care habits will help ensure that they continue to look good. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

- Brush carefully and thoroughly around the veneers to remove food particles and plaque buildup.
- Floss to remove food from around the gum line to avoid problems with gum disease.
- Go to the dentist at least once every six months for a checkup and cleaning.

Schedule Your Veneer Consultation
Set aside time to consult with Dr. Myers at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA about getting veneers. Call (706) 507-0606 today to schedule a time to visit.

This restorative and cosmetic dental work could be the answer you’re looking for.

There are so many options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry that you may be confused as to which treatment will give you the results restorative and cosmetic dentistryyou want. Of course, it’s important to figure out what your goals are for treatment so that our Columbus, GA dentist, Dr. Tyler Myers, can help you come up with the best option for you. Here are three popular restorations and why they are so often used.

Dental Crowns

There are many situations in which a dental crown can be a great choice. If you are dealing with a tooth that is cracked, chipped or broken, a dental crown is a great way to restore it. Dental crowns can be made from many different materials, but porcelain or composite resin tend to be the most popular because they look most like natural teeth. These porcelain crowns are placed over the tooth to improve strength, function and appearance. While crowns can also be used to improve the shape and color of a malformed or discolored tooth there are other cosmetic options to consider if you want to improve just the appearance of a tooth.

Dental Veneers

This is a popular way for patients to finally get the straighter and more attractive smile they’ve always wanted. These thin porcelain shells are adhered to the front of your tooth to cover minor to more severe imperfections like discolorations, malformed teeth and even gaps between teeth. Since they require less tooth enamel removal than dental crowns they tend to be a more popular choice in Columbus.

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more permanent teeth and are looking for a restoration that will truly last you a long time then it’s time to consider getting dental implants. These are the only tooth replacement that naturally fuses together with the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots. From there a dental crown, bridge or even a full set of dentures can be placed over this restoration to replace missing teeth.

Do you have questions about cosmetic dentistry? Want to see how North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA could improve your smile? If so, then call us today and schedule your no-risk consultation.