Caring for Your Family's Smiles
How your Columbus, GA, family dentist can help you
Your family dentist is important for providing your family with the dental care you need. Here are a few things Dr. Phillip Tully III and Dr. W. Newton Sharp provide:
Sealants are a crucial part of maintaining your child's teeth and avoiding cavities. Getting dental sealants is not difficult or painful. Your Columbus dentist will clean and dry the tooth, then apply a gel so that the tooth becomes rougher on the chewing surface. Your doctor will then remove the gel, dry the tooth and apply sealant onto the grooves and expose it to a special blue light to make the sealant hard.
Root canals are necessary for saving your teeth. A tooth is composed of several layers. The outermost layer is enamel. It's the white part of the tooth and also happens to be the strongest part. When a cavity is deep enough to infiltrate the enamel, it reaches the pulp, which causes pain. Your dentist will need to remove the pulp, clean and disinfect the canal from any bacteria remaining then seal the canal to prevent any more bacteria from entering.
Veneers are an aesthetic fix. They deal with stained or discolored teeth, caused by poor dental hygiene, drinking coffee and tea, smoking or chewing tobacco. You may even consider veneers if your teeth are mishappened.
The process of placing veneers includes your dentist removing some enamel from the surface of your teeth then cementing custom-made veneers. Because your dentist removes some enamel, which is an irreversible process, and because veneers are made out of thin porcelain or plastic, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.
These are only a few of what your Columbus, GA, family dentists provide. If you have any questions or concerns, just call (706) 323-6491.