Our mission is to create a healthy, functional and naturally beautiful smile that endures. Our multi-specialty office provides a treatment atmosphere that is pleasant and comfortable, conveniently located at the top of the perimeter in the heart of Sandy Springs. We collaborate with each patient in customizing care and treatment that recognizes each individual is unique. Creating the right smile is our goal. We never forget that the cutting edge of technology and procedures are the norm, while our personal care creates the dramatic difference unseen in other practices.
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There are so many advantages to tooth implants. It is a permanent solution to tooth loss that is durable and stable compared to the alternatives such as conventional dentures, crowns or bridges. The implant generally prevents further bone loss, which may lead to additional tooth loss. Implants make it easier to speak and most definitely, eat. They also fit naturally and when done right, look better cosmetically than their alternatives. And they also improve your oral health by making it easier to clean between teeth and they do not require destroying nearby healthy teeth in order to be installed.
Permanent and durable
They are more cost effective over many years
Natural and comfortable and functional – like regular teeth
Require the same maintenance of regular teeth, i.e. floss
Don’t require modifications to adjacent teeth
90 to 95%+ success rates
The risks are minimal as problems and causes of failure are rare and are often easily treated. The risks include but are not limited to: the bone not integrating with the implant, bleeding, the crown becomes loose or a lack of proper oral hygiene. Every patient is unique and therefore, success rates depend on a number of factors including the size and strength of the jaw bone and where in the jaw the implant is placed, but overall they are well above 90% (up to 98% if they are properly cared for) and are always improving. More specifically, the success rate is around 90% for the upper jaw and 95% for lower jaw implants. This is because the bone in the upper jaw is less dense than the lower jaw which makes successful osseo-intergration more difficult. It is very important to note that these numbers only include patients who were thoroughly assessed and approved for implants by a dentist since they had sufficient bone density and were good dental health. There is a chance of failure even when conditions are ideal.
In our Sandy Springs office you get an all-in-one team.
Two important oral health care concerns emerging in the United States are disparities in the oral disease burden and the inability of certain segments of the population to access oral healthcare. Older Americans are becoming a larger segment of our population and suffer disproportionately from oral diseases, with the problem being particularly acute for individuals in long term care facilities. Population projections for the United States indicate that the elderly will constitute an increasing percentage of the population as we proceed into the 21st century.
In 2001, the population of the United States was almost 278 million, and 12.6% of the population was 65 years of age or older. By 2015, the population increased to 312 million (3.08 million in 2010) and 14.7% of the population will be aged 65 years or older. In 2030, which is within the practice lives of students currently enrolled in dental schools, the population will have increased to more than 350 million, and 20% of the population—1 of every 5 members of the US society—will be 65 years of age or older. This large segment of our population is further compounded by the elderly population continuing to become increasingly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity,financial resources, and living conditions.
The challenges faced by both the dental profession and the nation as a whole regarding provision of oral health care services to older adults are the subject of a recent report prepared by Oral Health America. All 50 states were surveyed to determine the level of Medicaid coverage for dental services, and the report concludes that financing oral health care services for the elderly will be a major challenge to our future. Medicare does not provide any coverage for dental services, and only 1 of 5 Americans aged 75 years or older has any type of private dental insurance. Given our current economic circumstances and resulting problems with Obamacare, it will be highly unlikely that our government resources will be adequate to gear up for the impending problem of oral health in the elderly.
They suffer from chronic disorders that either directly or indirectly affect oral health, including autoimmune disorders such as pemphigus and pemphigoid. They generally require multiple medications, and common side effects of the more than 500 medications used to treat their overall health issues usually reduce salivary flow. The reduction in saliva adversely affects their quality of life, the ability to chew, and leads to significant problems of the teeth and their supporting structures.
The elderly consistently have difficulty performing routine oral hygiene procedures because of physical limitations, such as Parkinson’s or rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, oral infection is now recognized as a risk factor for a number of systemic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases,diabetes, mellitus, and respiratory disorders.
Also,it is important to note that once people have lost their teeth and are using complete dentures, their oral health needs do not decrease. Our jaws are not static and may continue to resorb over time. In addditon to continued resorbtion of bone, improperly fitted dentures adversely affect chewing, leading to poor nutrition resulting in a shorter life expectancy. Furthermore, those without teeth remain susceptible to oral cancer, mucosal diseases, and alterations in salivary gland function.
So for the vast majority of seniors residing in a long term care facility, financing of and access to oral health care services will be a formidable challenge. Given that medicare does not provide coverage for routine dental services including exams,and in the absence of private insurance or personal resources, a large portion of this group will not be able to afford any dental services whatsoever, let alone the most appropriate treatments.Clearly, there must be a response to the increasing oral health concerns of the elderly who present with special needs, especially those who are home bound or living in long term facilities burdened with other chronic disorders.
While effective preventive measures exist for younger populations (water fluoridation, dental sealants and parents), no preventive measures have been devised to address the expected increase in oral health needs of our aging population. And the need for a coordinated effort to address their oral healthcare needs suggested by demographic trends and epidemiological data necessitates our planning for what might be considered a crisis or at least a paradigm shift in oral health care delivery for the elderly.
Seniors who have contributed so vitally to our society’s well-being, deserve to be treated with the best oral health care we have to offer.
Over the past decade there has been a dramatic appearance of ‘cosmetic dentists’ to the degree that almost every dentist is now a cosmetic dentist. Why? Because there is no such thing as a cosmetic dentist and therefore it is unregulated. Because the term ‘cosmetic’ is unregulated there is no shortage of dentists pressing the envelope of ethics. So how do choose the right dentist?
Make sure your ‘cosmetic’ dentist is accredited by the American Dental Association and not just a member. This would be a prosthodontic trained dentist, which is a 3 year post-doctoral dental degree specializing in aesthetic and functional dentistry.
Don’t be fooled by all of the organizations that provide unaccredited certifications. The only accredited specialties are those approved by the American Dental Association and cosmetic dentistry is not an approved credential.
Select a prosthodontist who performs cosmetic dentistry every day. Creating the right smile is more of an art than a science.
Look for real reviews and a history of longevity within the field of prosthodontics.
Request a consult and ask to see before and after results.
Finally, trust your instincts.
A prosthodontist will have a significant amount of experience in complex cases. According to Forbes Magazine the prosthodontist is the rarest dental specialty in the United States, making up less than 2% of the dentists.
So for the right smile make sure you have the right cosmetic dentist, a prosthodontist.
There is no better way to boost your self-confidence that adds a spark to your personality than a charming smile. At The Right Smile Center, we can give you that.
If you have any sort of a smile defect such as gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, gummy smile, protruding teeth, stained teeth, chipped teeth, artificial looking crowns or any problem which makes you self-conscious while talking or smiling, The Right Smile Center has an expert panel of aesthetic dentists to help you. All aesthetic defects are treated and corrected using various solutions such as veneers, bonding, tooth and gum contouring, etc., to shape and enhance your smile.
Your smile makes the first impression on everyone you meet. A radiant smile will do much more than just cosmetic make ups or a new hair style to enhance your personality. It will boost your personality and literally change your life! If you would like to experience the magic of a dazzling but natural smile, book your appointment today and stand out from the rest.
A state-of the-art dental practice in the heart of Sandy Springs founded in 1992 and our second location of Chamblee founded in 2017.
The Right Smile Center offers hi-tech, quality cosmetic and family dentistry in a friendly and comfortable environment. We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence offered with unparalleled customer service.
Our cosmetic dentist Dr. Novy Scheinfeld is one of American’s Top Cosmetic Dentists in the Country. Dr. Scheinfeld is an Emory University trained prosthodontist, one of only 3200 out 170,000 dentists in the country. Dr. Scheinfeld has treated CNN broadcasters, professional sports players, music artists like Stevie Nicks and dentists in the surrounding area.
Celebrity or not, if you want to solve a problem or create a new more natural smile, we are confident that we can help.
So how much do veneers really cost? The cost for porcelain veneers varies widely. They can run anywhere from $925 to $2,500 per tooth. There are several reasons for the difference in cost and it also varies widely across the United States. And yes, one might consider veneers to be quite expensive but they do offer several benefits. One of which is a distinctly improved smile.
First, lets discuss what porcelain veneers are. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin custom made covers for the front surface of the teeth. They can be made from porcelain or direct composite resin. Although porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite, they last much longer and are more stain resistant. Traditional composite veneers last on average between five and seven years while porcelain veneers last between 10 and 18 years.
Veneers are used for a variety of purposes. They can be used to fix chipped or broken teeth or teeth that have become discolored by root canal work, excessive fluoride, or drugs such as tetracycline. Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct misaligned teeth or teeth with gaps between them. But the most common reason for veneers is cosmetic. They can be used to change the length, shape, size and color of teeth. In effect, they can be used to create a designer smile.
There is also a difference in cost between having the procedure done in a metropolitan area versus a small town. Another cost variation is the difference in cost from one ceramics lab to the next. The number of veneers done also affects cost. A single veneer usually is more expensive per tooth than a set of veneers.
Because veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, they generally are not covered by insurance. In some cases, depending on the insurance company and the policy coverage they may be eligible for a dental discount. Again, the amount and availability of this discount varies widely. In special circumstances some insurance may pay up to 50% depending on the type of policy. To offset the high cost of veneers, most dentists offer special payment plans.
Getting dental veneers is a multi-step process. The initial visit usually consists of a consultation and depending on the dentist and the amount of work to be done, x-rays and/or impressions of the teeth may be done at this time. On the first working visit the dentist will remove approximately 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth or teeth to be veneered and make a model to send to the lab that will make the veneer. This is most often done with a local anesthetic. Normally it takes one to two weeks to construct the veneers. During the next visit, the veneer is temporarily placed to check for proper color and fit.
The tooth that is to receive the veneer is then cleaned, polished, and etched. The etching roughens the surface of the tooth for better adhesion of the veneer. The veneer is cemented into place and a follow up visit to check placement and adhesion may be required.
How long do porcelain veneers last? They can last between five and ten years or more, depending on how you take care of them. But at some point they probably will need to be replaced. Just like real teeth, porcelain veneers need to be thoroughly brushed and flossed daily.
Your smile is the first things that people notice about you which is the primary reason people want porcelain veneers. If we can be of service or you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We are conveniently located in Sandy Springs and Chamblee, GA.
Just like Magic, ‘all smiles are contagious’. They make us feel happier, enhance our interactions and even lead to others thinking we are more attractive. A single smile can have a magic effect on your brain through the release of neuropeptides. These neurons spread dopamine, serotonin and endorphins throughout your body, which can leave you feeling calmer and more relaxed, even happy.
According to researchers, people are more attracted to the pictures of those who are smiling and making eye contact. It lifts our mood as well as the moods of those around us. And it can even lengthen our lives.
Your smile is something that should be worn often, so make it a priority to surround yourself with people, places and things that brighten your day. Promise yourself to be the positive, happy person in your group of friends. Be sure to look people in the eye and show them your pearly whites. The world is simply a better place when you smile.
However, your smile can also detract from your overall appearance. An unhealthy or unattractive smile can add 10 years to your appearance. It can be a distraction when your trying to communicate.
Because whiter teeth are associated with a more youthful appearance, dingy stains can leave your teeth looking dull and unattractive. Also, poorly shaped teeth or damaged teeth can add even more years. We are the right dentists who can help transform you into someone with beautiful smile. Our restorative practice can help you with the problems of self-esteem. Our restorative dentistry offers various solutions to help you change your life.
If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts such as bridges, partials and dentures. And from an esthetic standpoint, they look and feel more natural, some of which is due to the progress made in their biocompatible development. Implants offer the patient a permanent solution to tooth and continued bone loss.
Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness in that a single implant may serve to support a dental crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with complete dentures, to increase stability and preserve bone structure.
While application and candidacy for implantation varies on a case by case basis, meaning that your dentist needs to determine the viability of implants as it applies to your actual bone structure. Keep in mind, a general dentist may perform the crown and bridge placement that is associated with implant restorations, prosthodontists are the ADA sanctioned specialists who have received post-doctorate training are most often your best bet for the successful completion of this type of technique sensitive procedure. If we can ever be of help please don’t hesitate to call or comment so we can answer your questions.
Many people are unaware of the consequences of losing their teeth or the effects of wearing partial or full dentures upon their jaws and bones. When teeth are lost, the surrounding bone immediately begins to shrink. Implant treatment, for tooth replacement therapy, can be the optimal treatment plan. Here are some important facts to take into consideration.
Wearing dentures accelerates bone loss, and old dentures become loose because of resulting bone loss. It is possible to watch and wait for bone to disappear to the point where treatment success of any kind is doubtful.
At the end of a five-year period, only 40% are still wearing the original partial denture made for them. This is not a great testimonial to value and utility. Those lucky enough to have a functioning partial denture after 5 years are still losing valuable supporting bone.
Of those patients who wear a partial denture, 50% chew better without it.
One study showed that after 8 years, 40% of the supporting teeth that the partial hooks onto were lost through tooth decay or fracture.
Patients with natural teeth can bite with about 200 pounds of force. Denture wearers can bite with approximately 50 pounds of force. Those wearing dentures for 15 years or more can bite with only about 6 pounds of force, and their diet and eating habits have had to been modified accordingly.
The average lower full denture shifts from side to side during chewing and is a significant problem that new denture wearers must get use to and accept.
Denture wearers have decreased nutritional intake, a ten year shorter life span, and 30% of denture wearers can only eat soft foods.
The single tooth implant success rate is above 98%, and unlike a bridge, the teeth adjacent to the implant are no more at risk than if no teeth were missing.
Implant-supported bridges or dentures have 95% success rates over 10 years without the severe loss of supporting bone.
For bone maintenance, the health of adjacent teeth, the longevity of the restoration and patient comfort, implant therapy is the treatment of choice. Implants can restore chewing function to the equivalent of someone with natural teeth. With our multi-specialty practice, implant placements can be conducted in our office. If you have questions or want to know if you are a good candidate for implant tooth replacement therapy, please call our office in Sandy Springs.
Having a mouth with missing teeth, severe decay, crowded teeth or other issues can diminish your self- esteem, all of which are issues that typically can be addressed by dental implants. Dental implants are permanently attached by inserting posts into the jaw bone and placing an artificial tooth onto the post. The average cost for each implant is between $1250 to $1800.
Talk to us about options offered for financing. We will be able to provide you with a few sources for outside dental financing and may offer in-house financing. We will contact the names of potential lenders that will finance your implants and ask for the terms and conditions of the loans offered. Loans for dental work can vary in interest rate and length of loan, both of which can drastically alter the monthly payment.
Historically dental implants were not covered under a dental plan but now that they are the standard of care, they generally are. You might also check with your medical insurance provider if you need the implants due to a medical condition. Dental care is generally not covered under a healthcare plan, but if the tooth loss is a result of a medical condition, coverage may be allowed to restore your teeth. We can advise you if that is the case.
We can visit Citicard.com or carecredit.com to see if the financing programs fit your needs. You may want to look at one or more credit cards as a third or supplemental option for financing.
Ask to review the options and determine which one is best suited for your situation. Look at the interest rates, years of repaying and monthly payment. Apply with the company you feel will work best for you realizing the benefits you will have for years to come. If we can be of assistance, please call us for your complimentary consultation.