Advanced Custom Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs:

I don't like the way my smile looks. Which cosmetic dentistry services are right for me?

Many patients have heard about extreme smile makeovers to get rid of heavily stained teeth, crooked teeth, and the like. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are sure to rejuvenate your smile.

Our cosmetic dentists offer several options to create your dream smile:

  • Orthodontics for teens and adults
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • SureSmile® clear aligners/braces

Depending on the severity of your smile problems, our dentist can design a customized makeover plan utilizing several of these procedures.

What are the differences between metal braces and SureSmile® clear braces?

There are several major differences between SureSmile® and traditional metal braces. All of these differences make SureSmile® a much more appealing way to straighten your teeth.

  • SureSmile® aligners are nearly invisible, so you won’t be self-conscious about straightening your teeth.
  • SureSmile® aligners do not irritate your gums the way metal braces do.
  • You can still eat your favorite foods with SureSmile® because the aligners are removable.
  • SureSmile® clear aligners can fix all of the same smile problems as metal braces, including irregular bites, overcrowded teeth, and irregularly spaced teeth.

Because SureSmile® offers all of the advantages and none of the disadvantages of traditional metal braces, they are a viable alternative. Consult our experienced cosmetic dentists for more information about SureSmile®.

What are porcelain veneers and what are their advantages?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain coverings that adhere to the front of your teeth. They are as durable as natural tooth enamel, yet as thin as a contact lens.

Porcelain veneers can remedy the following problems:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Teeth that have gaps
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth (teeth that are too long or too short)
  • Worn down teeth

Porcelain veneers typically take only 2-3 office visits to apply, and they can last between 10-20 years. They are a great cosmetic dentistry solution for any smile problem, making them an ideal procedure for persons with several smile shortcomings. Call our experienced cosmetic dentists to find out if veneers are right for you.

Can I do anything about my coffee-stained teeth?

Absolutely. We don’t expect you to give up the daily grind, but we can make your smile look a whole lot better if it is marred by coffee-stained teeth! In fact, here at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry we have two great Zoom! whitening options for you to choose from.

In-office: Our in-office treatment starts with us applying protective gel on your gums to prevent sensitivity and then putting the whitening solution into your custom-built trays. Your treatment will consist of several whitening sessions, each lasting roughly 15 minutes. One of our cosmetic dentists will apply new whitening solution in between sessions and use the WhiteSpeed light for optimal results.

At-home: You get to do this version around your own schedule. However, you will not have the ability to use the WhiteSpeed light at home. That said, your at-home treatment will still be far more effective than anything you can get over-the-counter.

Ready to take action? Call our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation!

Can you help my tobacco-stained teeth?

Yes, we can definitely help with tobacco-stained teeth! But remember, if you have not yet put your nicotine habit behind you, you are putting your overall oral health at risk. That said, we can at least make your smile look more presentable in the meantime.

In fact, here at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we can set you up with our amazing catch-all solution: dental veneers that are designed to cover up any stains, cracks, chips, and other visible damage.

Aside from that, we also have a great professional teeth whitening solution that can be custom-crafted to fit your needs! Contact us now to find out more about our great cosmetic dentistry solutions in Alpharetta, GA!

Does your SureSmile® orthodontic treatment work for adults?

YES! Our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office offers SureSmile® because it is a great adult and teenage orthodontic treatment program! This method utilizes a series of clear, more or less invisible plastic aligners to address crooked, crowded or gapped teeth, without attracting any unwanted attention.

SureSmile® is perfect for boosting your oral health as well as the appearance of your smile.

All you have to do is get in touch with our office to schedule an orthodontic consultation and embark upon your journey of transformation!

How can I fix my broken tooth?

Scheduling a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists is the first step to fixing your broken tooth. One of our dentists will check out the problem tooth and determine which cosmetic dentistry service will be the best option.

Depending on several factors, porcelain veneers might be the best solution. During your consultation you can ask our dentists any questions you have regarding veneers or other services we offer. We know that fixing your broken tooth is important to you so call us today to schedule your consultation appointment.

I heard about porcelain veneers online. Does your dentist offer porcelain veneers? What exactly are they?

Yes we are very experienced placing porcelain veneers for our patients. Dental veneers are thin porcelain coverings that adhere to the front of your teeth. They are as durable as natural tooth enamel, yet as thin as a contact lens.

Porcelain veneers can remedy the following problems:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Teeth that have gaps
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth (teeth that are too long or too short)
  • Worn down teeth

Porcelain veneers typically take only 2-3 office visits to apply, and they can last between 10-20 years. They are a great cosmetic dentistry solution for any smile problem, making them an ideal procedure for persons with several smile shortcomings.

Call our experienced cosmetic dentists to find out if veneers are right for you!

I have black lines on my teeth. Can you help me?

Yes we can help you!

The first step is calling us to schedule your consultation appointment with one of our dentists in Alpharetta. During your consultation we’ll take a look at the black lines on your teeth and determine how to best remove them.

If they’re black lines near the gumline, it could be the metal part of a crown that you’re seeing. If that’s the case, our dentists can create a treatment plan to fix the black lines.

So call us today to get started!

My teeth are so discolored. It seems like they are permanently stained yellowish or light brown in some areas. Does this office offer a teeth whitening service that will get rid of the stains?

Yes, we can help you! We offer professional teeth whitening at our office. It is much stronger than what you’d typically find with over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

We recommend coming in for a consultation appointment to make sure teeth whitening is the best solution. We offer porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services, too.

Just give us a call to schedule your consultation appointment!

General Dentistry FAQs:

Does the health of my mouth affect the health of my body?

Greatly so! In fact, there is a direct link between chronic inflammation and infections in your mouth and a number of diseases. Those diseases include heart disease and diabetes. A healthy mouth can help improve your overall health as well. It doesn’t end there, however; a healthy body can also help you have a healthier mouth.

I’m not happy with what my current dentist told me I need done to my teeth. Is it even possible to get a second opinion from your dentists?

Yes it’s possible!

Oftentimes it can help to get a second opinion in order to help you make the best decisions about what to do next.

That’s why we are currently offering a complimentary second opinion consultation, in order to help you make informed decisions about your treatment! We will evaluate your situation, the information that you were given, and guide you as you make treatment decisions.

Contact our office today to take advantage of this special!

My tooth broke in half. Can it be saved?

We can surely take a look at it for you. It’s hard to say for sure if it can be saved without seeing it first since we don’t know how much of the tooth is broken, etc.

The first step is calling us to schedule your consultation appointment. One of our experienced dentists will take a look at your tooth to determine if it’s able to be fixed.

I broke my front tooth. Can it be fixed?

Our dentists would love to schedule a consultation to look at your front tooth. They will determine how to best fix your front tooth with a dental implant, dental crown, porcelain veneer, bonding or other cosmetic dentistry services we offer.

Contact our office to schedule your consultation appointment!

I have a black line near my dental crown and it's pretty embarrassing. What is it? Can your dentist fix it?

Yes, we can most likely fix it, but we’d need to see you at our office for a consultation before we can definitively say “yes” or “no.”

We sometimes find that patients who have dental crowns experience a black line at the gumline. It is oftentimes the metal part of the crown that you’re seeing as a black line.

Our dentists can most likely help you and fix the black line. Just call us or visit our website to schedule an appointment and get started! Thanks.

Are metal dental fillings my only option for treating cavities?

Not at all! Dr. Morton, Dr. Silverman and Dr. Plaisance are big on cosmetic dentistry solutions. As such, our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office has a much better way to get the job done: with tooth-colored dental fillings.

Here at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we can place metal-free, composite fillings to repair your cavities without leaving any attention-grabbing evidence behind! Contact us now to learn more.

Restorative Dentistry FAQs:

What are my teeth replacement options?

At Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer dental implants, dental bridges, and cosmetic dentures as effective tooth replacement options.

Dental implants are able to offer you superior support and stability for either single or multiple tooth replacements. Dental bridges are available for those that need to fill a gap left in there smile by a lost tooth. Our cosmetic denture options are available as well. We offer traditional dentures and implant-secured dentures.

No matter your tooth replacement need, Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can help you.

My husband has had a few missing teeth for a while now and wants to fix the issue once and for all. What are his options at this point?

At Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer dental implants, dental bridges, and cosmetic dentures as effective tooth replacement options.

Dental implants are able to offer you superior support and stability for either single or multiple tooth replacements. Dental bridges are available for those that need to fill a gap left in their smile by a lost tooth.

Our cosmetic denture options are available as well. We offer traditional dentures and implant-secured dentures.

No matter your tooth replacement need, Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can help him. Just call us to schedule his consultation appointment!

My wife is interested in dental implants, but we don’t know where to start. Please help.

We, here at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, want to help! If missing teeth are preventing your husband from smiling with confidence, dental implants may be the solution for him.

Our office is currently offering complimentary dental implant consultations to help you assess whether dental implants are the right solution for you. With this special, we will work with you to determine the best course of action, and a decision can be made once you have the best information about your individual situation.

We will guide you every step of the way. Contact our office today to take advantage of this incredible special!

Should I get dental implants or dentures?

Well both dental implants and dentures can be fantastic options to replace missing or decaying teeth, and there isn’t a “right option” for everyone.

You can visit our website and our blog to learn more!

We also invite you to come in for an appointment so you can ask us all of your questions about dental implants and dentures.

Are you asleep or awake for dental implants?

We offer several types of sedation at our dental office. Rest assured, you’re in excellent hands with our experienced, gentle dentists.

There are several types of sedation we offer – nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation. When you meet with us at your FREE dental implant consultation, our dentist will speak with you about which type of sedation they recommend for you.

Rest assured, most dental implant patients say the procedure doesn’t hurt and the discomfort is minimal.

Call us today to schedule your complimentary dental implant consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

I'm interested in dental implants. Do they hurt?

Most dental implant patients say the dental implant procedure doesn’t hurt and the discomfort is minimal. Rest assured, we do offer sedation dentistry at our office so you can look forward to a comfortable experience.

Just call us for your FREE dental implant consultation to get started. We look forward to meeting you!

I have a black line in at the top of my gums where my tooth starts. What is it and how can I get rid of it? Does a dentist need to fix it?

We sometimes find that patients who have dental crowns experience a black line at the gumline. It is oftentimes the metal part of the crown that you’re seeing as a black line.

Our dentists can definitely help you and fix the black line. Just call us or visit our website to schedule an appointment and get started! Thanks.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs:

My wife is so anxious and terrified of dental appointments. Do you guys offer sedation?

Yes we offer sedation dentistry at our dental office in Alpharetta, GA!

Our team is understanding and empathetic to patients with dental anxiety. We are confident you and your wife will find our approach to be different.

We invite you and your wife to schedule a visit at our office! We look forward to meeting you and your wife.

What is sleep dentistry?

Sleep dentistry is a realm of dental care that aims to provide patients with better rest, to deliver relief from pain, and to allow folks to feel healthier in general by addressing their sleep-related issues.

In our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office we can treat such problems as snoring/sleep apnea, teeth grinding/TMJ-trouble, and the like. All you have to do is contact us online to schedule your consultation so that you can get back to living an uninterrupted life!

Other Dental Services FAQs:

How do I know if I have sleep apnea?

An at-home sleep study will be conducted to gather the needed data to diagnose whether you have sleep apnea. Once the data has been collected, we will send it out to a trusted sleep specialist we work with. They will analyze the sleep study and make a determination on your condition.

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Morton, Dr. Silverman or Dr. Plaisance will sit down with you and work out a treatment plan to get you back on the road to restful nights of sleep.

My Mom has sleep apnea and I’m wondering if I have it, too. How do I know if I have it?

An at-home sleep study will be conducted to gather the needed data to diagnose whether you have sleep apnea.

Once the data has been collected, we will send it out to a trusted sleep specialist we work with. They will analyze the sleep study and make a determination on your condition.

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Morton, Dr. Silverman or Dr. Plaisance will sit down with you and work out a treatment plan to get you back on the road to restful nights of sleep.

To get started, just call us to schedule a consultation appointment!

Do you deal with dental emergencies in Alpharetta?

Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered!

If you are in need of a dental emergency exam, we can help. Our office will provide you with an emergency exam and consultation at no charge… that’s right, a completely free dental emergency exam and consultation.

Are you are suffering from a severe toothache, a sports related oral injury, or another kind of dental emergency? We’ve seen it all and are here for you!.

Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary dental emergency exam today.

I need a second opinion for a few dental problems. Do you offer appointments for second opinions? Thanks.

YES we do!

We are currently offering a complimentary second opinion consultation in order to help you make informed decisions about your treatment.

We will evaluate your situation, the information that you were given, and guide you as you make treatment decisions. Contact our office in Alpharetta today to take advantage of this special.

I’ve been waking up with a sore jaw. Is this something your doctors can help me with?

Yes! The first step is calling our office to schedule your consultation appointment.

Our dentists are very experienced and trained to evaluate, diagnose and treat TMJ issues and grinding/clenching issues (if that’s what you’re experiencing).

Call us to schedule your appointment! We look forward to speaking with you.