The health of your teeth and gums can affect your oral health and other body systems. Dr. Smith places great emphasis on helping his patients keep their gums and teeth healthy. Dr. Smith
works closely with other specialists including Endodontists, Oral Surgeons, Orthodontists, and Periodontists in his efforts to keep his patients' gums and teeth healthy and smiles beautiful.
Every new patient visit begins with a thorough evaluation of your overall oral health. After Dr. Smith consults with you, a plan is put in place specific to your needs. Those needs could be as simple as scheduling a regular cleaning, may include cosmetic dental work or may require a team approach with Dr. Smith and top specialists in the local area.
The following are some of the key General Dentistry
services Dr. Smith provides:
-Routine checkups including teeth cleaning, x-rays, and screening for gum disease and oral cancer
-Treatment for toothaches
-Gum disease treatment
-Home care instructions
-Dentures and partial dentures
A dental bridge is a false tooth most often fused between two crowns to replace a missing tooth.
Some people grind their teeth while they are asleep. Teeth grinding can lead to tooth breakage and jaw pain, sometimes referred to as "TMJ". Nightguards are custom made mouth appliances that prevent teeth grinding.
Cosmetic Dentistry covers a wide range of procedures with the ultimate goal of improving the patient's smile.
Following are some of the key areas of Cosmetic Dentistry that you may be considering:
Veneers are an excellent way to upgrade your smile and the procedure is relatively quick and simple. Minimal tooth structure is removed and the results can be immediate and dramatic. Consult with Dr. Smith about porcelain veneers and we will give you a new reason to smile.
Bleaching - Teeth Whitening
Change the color of your natural teeth gradually. We offer a bleaching technique that is very effective while quite gentle to the surrounding tissue. The technique is very affordable and requires little office time. In fact, most of the procedure is self-administered and can take place in your own home. Whitening your teeth can remove years of accumulated discoloration giving your smile a new, youthful vitality.
Ceramic crowns cover the entire visible surface of an affected tooth and can add durability, strength and stability to a tooth. The finished crown is almost indistinguishable from adjoining natural teeth and modern bonding technology ensures that the crown has a strong, permanent bond to the original tooth.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Smith
Dr. Jeffrey M. Smith received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981. He has furthered his expertise through extensive post-graduate course work in Restoration of Dental Implants (3i Synergy Training), Porcelain Veneers, Tooth Colored Restorations, and Bleaching procedures. Dr. Smith is a member of The American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Georgia Northern District Dental Society, and Hinman Dental Society.
Dr. Smith's philosophy is that healthy teeth and gums form the foundation of a perfect smile. For the patient interested in also improving the appearance of his or her smile, Dr. Smith is proficient in a variety of cosmetic dentistry techniques. Patients interested in improving their smiles will benefit from a thorough evaluation of options and ultimately Dr. Smith's expertise and attention to detail.
For more information on Dr. Smith's services and practice areas please visit the General Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry sections of this site.