Have you ever heard a horror story about a patient’s mouth that was not “numbed” before a procedure? One of the most common horror stories coming out of dentist’s offices are about the anesthetic, or “numbing”, shot before a dental procedure is performed. Old Milton Dental uses a new tool that provides anesthetic quickly and is painless! Get ready to read about “The Wand”!
The Wand is a new dental tool that uses great technology to deliver local anesthetic. The delivery of the anesthetic is controlled by an advanced computer technology. The Wand looks like a ballpoint pen, with a tiny needle ejecting out the bottom. The anesthetic is delivered to the patient before the needle touches the gum. The computer controls the amount and speed of the anesthetic to maintain comfort for the patient.
How does this affect you? Most dental patients fear the prick and the sting of anesthetic, even if they have never had a bad experience before. The Wand eliminates these fearful perceptions of a dentist visit. The Wand makes the numbing process entirely painless. The anesthetic is delivered before the needle even touches your gums! All fear and horror stories can be put in the past!
Old Milton places your comfort and satisfaction as our top priority. The Wand guarantees your comfort while being numbed before a dental procedure. You can be confident in our promise of ensuring your comfort while you are in the dentist chair. Explain the process of The Wand to your children who may be scared of coming to the dentist. Visit Old Milton Dental to learn more about The Wand and the comfort and satisfaction we promise!
At Old Milton Dental, we care about your experience in addition to the work we perform. Our office continually seeks for new technology that allows our skilled professional dental staff to provide optimum service without sacrificing your comfort. One of the technologies we use regularly are digital x-rays. This blog entry will give you more insight into our decision to use digital x-rays regularly.
Digital x-rays are simply internal pictures of the mouth. There are two types of digital x-rays, intraoral and extraoral. The purpose for your visit determines which x-rays will be used.
Intraoral x-rays capture very detailed images of a tooth’s structure. The detailed image shows any problematic areas in the tooth. These include cavities, the health of the tooth’s root, as well as monitoring developing teeth. These details enable our professional staff to diagnose and treat specific needs. Intraoral x-rays are the more common of the two types of x-rays.
In contrast, extraoral x-rays take pictures of a larger area of the mouth. These types of x-rays are more common with TMJ or jaw issues. These can be extremely beneficial as they reveal the growth and development between the teeth and the jaw.
The storage of these digitized images are also advantageous. The images are stored on a computer, which is a major benefit that is often overlooked. Once the images are on the computer, the Old Milton Dental staff can view the x-rays in more detail. We can zoom to see all areas of the tooth or oral region. This enhanced image ensures the tooth is diagnosed appropriately. Our patients are also able to see their tooth as the digital x-ray can be seen on the computer or a television screen. Knowing our patients understand the diagnosis and problem with their teeth is critical to Old Milton Dental.
The professional dental staff at Old Milton Dental uses the best dental technology available to serve you. Dr. Corey Mazer uses the innovative CEREC 3D technology to create personalized porcelain restorations. This device is one of the most beneficial dental tools and technology you will find in Alpharetta and the greater Atlanta area. Old Milton Dental uses innovative technology to provide you with the finest product and material, all while being time efficient.
CEREC 3D technology enables Dr. Corey Mazer to create dental restorations in Old Milton Dental’s Alpharetta office. CEREC restorations are extremely strong while maintaining an extremely natural appearance. CEREC restorations have demonstrated three times the strength of restorations made in off-site labs. This exceptional durability and strength do not interfere with the natural look and feel of the restorations. Using CEREC technology, Dr. Corey Mazer produces the most aesthetically pleasing all-porcelain crowns. Often porcelain crowns are created with a metal base, which often leaves a dark line where your crown meets your gums. Inlays, onlays, porcelain crowns, and other restorations are created with to be lasting and beautiful.
In addition to producing a great restoration, Dr. Corey Mazer uses CEREC technology to cut your costs and wait time. Your dental restoration can be created and placed in minimal time. Without CEREC technology, your dental impression would need to be sent to an off-site lab, adding unnecessary time and costs for you. Old Milton Dental works to eliminate avoidable costs and wait time by using CEREC technology.
There are relatively few dentists who perform restorations with Cerec 3D technology. Dr. Corey Mazer and his professional staff uses Cerec 3D Technology to provide you with the best dental service available in Alpharetta and the greater Phoenix area. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Old Milton Dental understands the importance of having natural-looking teeth. The ceramic used in porcelain veneers closely replicates enamel in natural teeth. When light hits a tooth, it permeates through the enamel layer and the dentin, or deeper tissue of the tooth, is reflected. This translucency effect of the natural tooth and its enamel results in a natural lustrous smile. Porcelain veneers are translucent, just like natural enamel. The porcelain ceramic mimics the light characteristics of natural dental enamel with near exactness.
The surface of a porcelain veneer is very resistant to staining. Porcelain ceramic is glass-like, differing from other cosmetic bonding materials. This characteristic of the porcelain veneer contributes to its high quality and durability.
Porcelain veneers have great advantages and potential for patients who are currently uncomfortable with their smile. Treatment plans are very specific to each individual patient, and Dr. Corey Mazer and Dr. Katie Reid of Old Milton Dental are the experts you can turn to in deciding if porcelain veneers are the best option for you. Dental treatments vary in cost and result. Some treatments may be less expensive; however the results may not be as long-lasting. Old Milton Dental is dedicated to providing its patients with the best personal results for individual smiles and circumstances.
Inlays and onlays are categorized as a type of tooth restoration, repairing your tooth to its natural form and utility. Experienced dentists at Old Milton Dental may recommend this procedure if your tooth decay requires more than a filling, but not the extent of a dental crown.
Inlays and onlays cover the biting surface of your tooth. The difference between the two lies in the placement of the material. Inlays are placed in the middle of your tooth. Onlays are required when the entire biting surface or cusps, points of your tooth, need restoration. The benefits that accompany this procedure make it one of the best tooth restoration options.
All inlays and onlays are custom fit. It’s perfect fit and porcelain composition result in a very natural appearance. The porcelain is stain-resistant, eliminating any concerns about discoloration. Threats of discoloration and staining remain minimal because inlays and onlays are easy to clean. Exceptional hygiene can be continued after the procedure. Inlays and onlays are extremely durable, lasting up to 30 years. No other dental restoration maintains this longevity.
There are relatively few dentists who perform inlay and onlay restorations, and there are even fewer with Cerec 3D Technology. Old Milton Dental uses Cerec 3D Technology to provide you with a stronger restoration and a shorter wait, all while cutting your costs! Your dental impression does not need to be sent to an outside lab. Old Milton Dental creates the porcelain restoration as you wait. Cerec restorations have demonstrated three times the strength of restorations made in off-site labs. Old Milton Dental provides the best technology and dental procedures available.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has named water fluoridation one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements in the 20th century. A substance called fluoride is naturally found in all water types and provides significant benefits to cavity prevention and tooth development.
Fluoride is an ionic compound of the element fluorine. Although this ion is found in all water sources, it is found in different concentrations. American communities for over 50 years have added additional amounts of fluoride to water sources in an effort to raise the dental health of community members. Tooth decay has decreased by 50%-60% in Americans since World War II due to water fluoridation. Water fluoridation benefits 73% of the American population today.
Fluoride protects the enamel layer of your teeth. The fluoride acts as a shield against acid and sugars that cause cavities and tooth decay. This shield blocks incoming threats, but it also strengthens the enamel it is protecting. Fluoride reinforces critical minerals that are only found in the tooth enamel.
Water fluoridation is an affordable means to prevent tooth decay. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every $1 spent on water fluoridation by a community, saves $38 worth of dental treatments and procedures. Individuals of all ages, economic standings, and educational backgrounds, benefit from water fluoridation.
Old Milton Dental is more than willing to discuss fluoride options with you. Although water fluoridation is the most affordable way to protect your teeth, you can see the same benefits of fluoride in other various dental products. Today there are several fluoride rinses, toothpastes, gels, and dietary supplements that will be beneficial for individuals who are at high risk for dental decay. Old Milton Dental is happy to give our recommendations for fluoride products and answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to contact us and make an appointment today.
Old Milton Dental has dedicated this blog entry to inform you about preventing a dangerous and vicious cancer known as oral cancer. Oral and throat (pharyngeal) cancer have the highest death rates among any other cancers. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports the main factor in this high death rate repeatedly is late diagnosis.
Similar to many types of diseases, early diagnosis can result in uncharted benefits and advantages against the raging disease. Old Milton Dental is ready to help you detect and fight oral cancer.
In your defense against oral cancer, it is critical to understand common symptoms. Most patients see their dentist biannually or annually for check ups and dental cleanings. With several months in between visits, we encourage you to pay attention to conditions in your mouth. If are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact our office immediately.
A sore in your mouth or on your lip that does not heal in 14 days
Red or white patches in your mouth or on your lips
A lump felt inside your mouth or on your neck
Numbness in your face or mouth
Persistent ear aches
Difficulty in speaking, swallowing, or chewing
The beginnings of oral cancer are often difficult to detect because the symptoms may not seem problematic. Some of these symptoms, like lesions and tumors, can quickly transform into ulcers and cause permanent damage to your mouth and oral cavity.
Old Milton Dental’s expert dentists are ready to screen any problematic areas. Although you may not think your symptom is as serious as oral cancer, we highly recommend you seek a professional’s diagnosis. Our professional staff at Old Milton Dental is ready and willing to help you with any concerns or questions.
Are you ready to transform your smile in an hour? Old Milton Dental is ready when you are!
One easy way to renovate your smile is by whitening your teeth. At Old Milton Dental, we offer the best teeth whitening procedure available for Atlanta, Alpharetta, and North Fulton patients. Give us one hour, and Dr. Corey Mazer and Dr. Katie Reid will give you a bright smile.
BriteSmile is a professional teeth whitening system using the most advanced technology available. On average, this system brightens and whitens teeth over 8 shades in an hour! BriteSmile continues to be the best procedure and maintains the best results for teeth whitening.
The BriteSmile system consists of a patented whitening gel and BriteSmile light. The procedure is extremely safe for you and your existing dental work. It will not weaken or damage fillings or enamel. The whitening process occurs through the use of blue wavelength light and a unique chemistry, not solely dependent upon hydrogen peroxide like many other whitening treatments.
You will be able to enjoy your white smile with no discomfort or pain. If your teeth are sensitive after the treatment, avoiding extremely hot or cold drinks in the first 24 hours will ease any aches. Enjoy a new level of confidence stemming from your bright smile!