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By Edward C. Smith, DMD, MPH, LLC
September 18, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Same Day Crowns  
Same Day Crown ImageWe live in a world where our time is as valuable—if not more valuable—than our dollars. Lately, both seem to be in high demand and in ever-dwindling supply. When you’re caught up in the hustle and bustle, sometimes it can be hard to remember to care for your teeth, and when emergencies happen, it can be almost impossible to get the care you need without compromising your other obligations and plans.

When Waiting For A Crown Is Not An Option

A lot of dental procedures occur over the span of several visits, forcing patients to rearrange their lives just to receive proper medical attention. Columbus dentist, Dr. Edward C. Smith, along with many other modern-day dental health professionals, is working hard to make getting the care you need less of a burden, especially when it comes to dental restoration procedures. He understands that in an emergency situation, waiting for a replacement crown just isn’t an option.
Affordable crown replacement procedures—which usually take several weeks to complete—can now happen in one visit with Edward D. Smith, DMD. Same-day dental bridges and crowns are now available for Columbus, GA patients in need of emergency tooth restoration.

How Do Same-day Crowns Work?

Essentially, the procedure for implementing same-day crowns is almost exactly what you’d expect from a normal crown replacement procedure, save the long wait and multiple dental office visits.
First, we will take a digital impression of your mouth using a laser scanner. From that impression, we’ll cast a dental crown to fit over your damaged tooth. Before dentists were able to create customized crowns in-office, the first crown applied would have likely been temporary. After several weeks of waiting for a dental lab to return the permanent crown, a patient would return for a second visit to complete the procedure. With same-day crowns, there are no temporary crowns or long wait periods; everything is finalized in one visit.
Our design and rendering technology allows us to be extremely precise with the measurements and shape of each crown we make. Once we know the crown or bridge will fit perfectly, we will bond it to the natural tooth permanently. These crowns are every bit as sturdy as traditional crowns and are guaranteed to keep your smile looking great. With proper care, your same-day crowns will last a lifetime.

Call Dr. Smith For Your Same Day Crown

To find out more about affordable same day crowns in the Columbus, GA area, call (706) 494-5886 today!
Did you get a same day crown? How was your experience with it, we would love to hear your feedback!
By Edward C. Smith, DMD, MPH, LLC
April 14, 2014
Category: Dentist
Tags: oral health   Columbus  
The desire to achieve a flawless smile has made cosmetic dentistry more popular and appealing than oral healthever. And since a smile is one of the first things you notice about a person, it’s no longer acceptable to settle for dull and damaged teeth. Whether you desire whiter teeth, a straighter smile or tooth restoration, Dr. Edward Smith, our cosmetic dentist in Columbus, can help you determine which cosmetic procedure will help achieve your most stunning results.
A Bright Smile with Teeth Whitening
Age, coffee, tea, soda and smoking can contribute to discolored smiles. Many times simple whitening toothpastes and at-home whitening trays are enough to restore your teeth to a healthy white. But for longer-lasting, permanent results, a whitening treatment from our professional Columbus, GA dentist is the best way to achieve your most radiant smile.
Dental Implants for Columbus Residents
Not long ago, a set of removable dentures was the only treatment available to replace missing teeth. But with the emergence of new technology, dental implants are fast becoming the preferred and most effective way to replace teeth and restore a patient’s smile.
A dental implant restoration procedure involves attaching posts into the bone, and then attaching a fabricated tooth into the post. Unlike removable dentures that can be inconvenient and short-lasting, implants closely resemble the patient’s natural teeth and are permanently attached in the patient’s mouth.
Veneers Help Columbus Residents Achieve A-List Smiles
If your teeth are crooked, discolored, gapped or chipped, veneers may be the best solution for transforming your smile. This cosmetic dental procedure is extremely durable, lasting up to 15 years. Made of ultra-thin porcelain shells, veneers are custom made for each patient. The cosmetic dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth before applying the veneers, and then permanently attach the shells to the front of each tooth. Results are dramatic, and your new smile will look and feel like your natural teeth.
Achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is possible with new and improved cosmetic dentistry. If you’re ready to repair stained teeth, a crooked smile or a missing tooth, ask our dentist in Columbus, GA, Dr. Edward Smith, about the best options for your teeth. With cosmetic dentistry, you’ll have a white, healthy and stunning smile in no time!
By Edward C. Smith, DMD, MPH, LLC
November 25, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   Columbus  
Cosmetic Dentist Columbus GA VeneersIf you smile doesn’t live up to what you desire, talk to Dr. Edward Smith, our dentist serving Columbus, for proper diagnosis and treatment planning with dental veneers. Whether your teeth are chipped, discolored, worn down or crooked, veneers can be used to mask your dental blemishes. 
Dental veneers are special thin laminates that are a form of cosmetic dentistry, and also work to protect the surface of your damaged teeth, which can even eliminate the need for more extensive treatments.  Other benefits of veneers include:
  • Durability
  • Improved smile appearance
  • Little-to-no removal of tooth structure
It is important to understand that the removal of any natural tooth structure is permanent, which makes your decision to undergo treatment in Columbus with veneers important. As a Columbus dentist, Dr. Smith prefers to offer patients the most minimally invasive options first before choosing veneers.  If your natural teeth are functionally and esthetically adequate, dental veneers may not be an appropriate treatment for you.  However, if your teeth are severely discolored, then your treatment options may include porcelain veneers or composite veneers. 

Caring for Your Veneers

After your veneer procedure, it is important to practice proper care in order to help your veneers last as long as possible.  Care must be taken to not abuse your veneers because the thin porcelain shells or composite layers can be damaged or broken. Dr. Edward Smith will also advise you against certain uses or dietary tendencies, such as eating carrots or chewing on ice, and may recommend that you wear a protective appliance while you are sleeping if you grind your teeth. 
If you are interested in significantly altering the appearance of your smile, and teeth whitening has not worked, talk to Dr. Edward Smith, Columbus cosmetic dentist, for further diagnosis and to find out if veneers are an appropriate treatment for your smile. 
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Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Mouth Care  

Welcome to Our Blog!

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Columbus, GA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

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