CUMMING, Ga., Dec. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Cumming, GA announced that the practice has had substantial success helping patients with cosmetic dentistry procedures. According to periodontist Dr. Shelly Montes, cosmetic dentistry is not only about improving a smile's appearance, but also about protecting a patient's overall oral health. Dr. Montes offers laser periodontics to treat gum disease. She is also able to implement procedures such as gum grafts, gum esthetic recontouring and dental implants.
Cumming periodontist Dr. Shelly Montes is educating patients about the importance of cosmetic dentistry procedures not just for appearance purposes but for improvements in oral health.
"Missing, chipped or cracked teeth may be signs of a bigger oral health problem, such as cavities, decaying tooth pulp or gum disease. Implementing laser periodontics or exploring the option of dental implants can prevent long-term oral health problems and complications," said Dr. Montes.
"With laser periodontics, it is possible to repair the bone and tissue around the tooth to aid in repair. This prevents a bigger oral health problem and reduces the need for loss of the tooth while also treating gum disease with speedier healing," said Dr. Montes.
In addition to correcting chipped or cracked teeth, Dr. Montes says that gum recontouring is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures at her practice. "With gum recontouring, we can sculpt the gum line to allow more of the teeth to show and less of the gums," said Dr. Montes. "Many patients with 'gummy' smiles can be self-conscious of their appearance, and this procedure helps boost their confidence by enhancing their smile."
Dr. Montes also provides dental implants which uses a titanium post that replaces the root of the tooth. "Many patients prefer dental implants to a bridge or dentures because the implant looks and feels just like all the other teeth," said Dr. Montes. "Implants are a long-term solution. The implant is lower maintenance than dentures or a dental bridge, as there is no need for it to be removed for special cleaning. Patients can eat, drink, brush and floss normally, without the need to remove dentures."
For patients with tooth sensitivities or a tooth abrasion, gingival grafting can help improve the smile and reduce any sensitivity. Dr. Montes suggests a consultation to decide which area of cosmetic dentistry is the best option.
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