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1450 Anthony Road Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 738-4723
3991 Amberley Trail Evans, GA 30809
(706) 303-8283
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Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
1450 Anthony Road
Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 738-4723

Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
3991 Amberley Trail
Evans, GA 30809 
(706) 303-8283

 

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By Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
November 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Don’t let an incomplete smile ruin your appearance. Let implants help.dental implants

Tooth loss can take quite the toll, from affecting the way you look to oral health complications, to self-esteem issues. Why let these problems happen to you when our Evans, and Augusta, GA, dentists Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris have solutions for replacing your missing teeth? You definitely have tooth replacement options. Find out more about dental implants and how they could give you back the smile you know and love.

How do dental implants work?

Implants are small metal restorations that, surprisingly enough, function just like tooth roots. Tooth roots are an important part of a tooth because they stimulate the jawbone to keep it healthy and strong. When a tooth falls out the jawbone no longer gets the stimulation it needs, which leads to jaw deterioration over time.

Fortunately, a dental implant can be placed within the jawbone to naturally bond together with the bone and tissue to take the place of your missing tooth’s roots and to provide the stimulation your jawbone needs to prevent bone loss. The sooner you seek dental implants and have them placed after you have lost your tooth the less bone loss you’ll experience.

How are implants placed?

Before we begin the implant process our Evans and Augusta, GA, implant dentist will need to make sure that you are a good candidate for treatment. You will need to go through a thorough oral evaluation that includes X-rays in order to check the health of your jawbone. If you are a good candidate for implants these are the steps you can expect.

Step 1: Getting the Implant: Under local anesthesia, we will open up the gums to reveal the jawbone. We will then create a small hole in the jawbone where we will place the implant. This procedure is performed right here in our office and you’ll be able to go home the same day.

Step 2: The Recovery Period: Even though the surgery is minor we will need to give your mouth several months to not only heal but also for the jawbone to naturally fuse together with the biocompatible titanium implant. The placement of the implant will also be a factor in how long it will take for the implant to completely fuse together with the bone and tissue.

Step 3: Placing an Abutment: In order for a dental crown to fit over the implant we will need to place an abutment, a structure that connects to the implant (that is lying under the gums) with the artificial tooth (that sits above the gums). The abutment is also placed under local anesthesia since we will need to open up the gums to attach the abutment to the metal implant.

Step 4: Place the Crown: Once the gums have healed, which will take several weeks, we will have you come back in so that we can cement a custom-made dental crown over the abutment to complete your restoration.

Don’t let tooth loss cause further issues for your health. Turn to Summerville Dentistry in Evans and Augusta, GA, to find out what tooth replacement options you have available to you.

By Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
November 01, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   Orthodontics   Braces  

How Invisalign treatment from your dentists in Augusta and Evans, Georgia can improve your smileinvisalign

It doesn't matter whether you are a teen or an adult, having a straight smile can improve your appearance and your life. Many people may hold back from orthodontic treatment because of how long it takes, and the unsightly metal that appears when you smile. Now, thanks to a new state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment, teens and adults alike can have a straight smile more quickly and discreetly than ever before. The answer is Invisalign!

Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris at Summerville Dentistry want to introduce you to Invisalign, the revolutionary way to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted. They have two convenient office locations in Augusta, and Evans, Georgia to serve you.

Invisalign straightens your teeth using a set of clear plastic trays, called aligners. You will be given your first set of aligners, which you wear for a two week period and then you move on to another set. You will wear the next set of aligners for an additional two weeks. You continue progressing to a different set of aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete, usually at around 9 to 15 months.

Invisalign is much more user-friendly than conventional metal brackets and wires. That’s because Invisalign is:

  • Comfortable, because the aligners are made of smooth plastic, with no sharp metal parts
  • Beautiful, because the aligners are clear and virtually unnoticeable by the people around you
  • Convenient, because you can remove the aligners to eat and brush and floss

Invisalign is a strong, effective treatment which can correct poor tooth alignment, underbite, overbite, open bite, and crossbite. Treatment can also close up the gaps between teeth and correct tooth overlap.

Imagine a straight smile in as little as 9 to 15 months! Imagine straightening your smile with beautiful, discreet, comfortable plastic trays! Invisalign can make it happen! To find out more about this amazing way to straighten and beautify your smile, call Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris at Summerville Dentistry, with offices in Augusta, and Evans, Georgia. Call today!

By Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
October 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Would you know what to do if you have an issue with your dental implant? Evans and Augusta, GA, dentists Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. implant restorationCaleb Morris discuss the steps you should take if you notice a problem and explain dental implant restoration options.

What parts of the dental implant can break?

Dental implants consist of the implant itself, a titanium post that bonds to your jawbone; an abutment and a dental crown. Although these three parts function as one unit, damage to any of them can cause problems.

What should I do if my implant breaks?

If you experience a problem, don't chew with the implant or manipulate it to see if you can fix it. Call our office during regular hours to schedule a priority appointment with our Evans or Augusta office. When you come to your appointment, be sure to bring any broken parts of your implant.

What types of dental implant problems can occur?

When problems occur, they're often due to:

  • A Broken Implant: Broken implants aren't very common, but do occur occasionally. If your implant breaks, you'll need to receive a new one. In some cases, bone grafts may be needed to increase your jawbone depth before you can receive your new implant. Although you may not have needed bone grafts initially, these step may be necessary after an implant has broken.
  • Loose Implant: Loose implants can occur due to several reasons. Your implant may become loose if you grind your teeth at night or if you've developed an infection called periodontitis. Other causes can include gum disease or incomplete bonding. Addressing the cause of the implant failure can help you avoid future problems. For example, if you grind your teeth, wearing a nightguard while you sleep can prevent damage to your new implant.
  • Crown Issues: Loose or broken crowns can be repaired or replaced. Sometimes, loose crowns can be caused by problems with the abutment screw that connects the crown to the dental implant. Replacing the screw can solve the problem. If your crown is faulty, it will need to be replaced.

Prompt dental implant restoration is essential if you break your implant. Schedule an appointment with dentists Drs. Scott Wingard and Caleb Morris by calling (706) 303-8283 for the Evans, GA, office or (706) 738-4723 for the Augusta office if you experience an implant issue.

By Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
September 13, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentistry  

Find out how this simple dental procedure could actually protect teeth from decay.dental sealants

Despite your best measures to brush and floss properly it can be challenging to get into all those nooks and crannies. Just one look at the chewing surfaces of your molars and you’ll understand why these back teeth tend to be the ones most prone to cavities. But what if there was a way to reduce your risk of developing cavities besides meticulous brushing and flossing? Our Evans, and Augusta, GA, family dentists Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris have the answers you’ve been looking for.

What are dental sealants?

This tooth-colored plastic or resin material has been around for decades and it’s been one way to seal away decay from back teeth. Since there are so many ridges and areas that decay and food can cling to on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, it can often be difficult for kids to thoroughly remove food and plaque from these areas. As a result, cavities are likely to develop; however, sealants are designed to seal the chewing surfaces of your teeth to provide a barrier to keep out decay.

How are sealants placed?

One of the great things about this preventive treatment is that it’s completely painless. In fact, sealants can even be placed during you or your child’s next visit. Once the teeth have been cleaned, we will apply a solution over these chewing surfaces. This solution will help the plastic material to bond with the molars and premolars.

From there a layer of sealant is painted over the tooth and then hardened with a special dental light. This sealant will now protect back teeth from bacteria and decay. Getting a dental sealant is painless, non-invasive and only takes a couple minutes.

Who should get dental sealants?

For the most part, children tend to be the most common patients who get dental sealants since kids aren’t always as meticulous about being able to brush all those grooves of the back teeth. Children can get sealants as early as 4 years old. A child who is particularly prone to decay should definitely consider getting dental sealants.

Of course, teens and adults can still benefit from getting sealants. Whether you or a member of your family is prone to cavities, or you just want another way to prevent issues from happening to your smile, dental sealants may be the best approach for you or your children.

Summerville Dentistry in Evans, and Augusta, GA, is dedicated to making sure that your whole family has something to smile about. Whether you just need to schedule your six-month dental cleaning or you want to find out about the restorative or cosmetic dentistry options we offer, we are here to give you the smile you deserve.

By Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
August 22, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants   Tooth Loss  

Dealing with tooth loss? This doesn’t have to be a problem forever.Tooth Loss

 

Tooth loss affects millions of Americans and yet, not everyone comes in for treatment like they should. Our Augusta and Evans, GA, dentists Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris makes it easy for people to get back the smile they lost with a variety of options. Of course, there is a reason so many people are turning to dental implants to restore their smile.

A dental implant is a tooth root replacement that is made from a durable metal like titanium. The small implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where over time the implant and the bone fuse together to become one. Once this fusion occurs, the implant is now a permanent foundation from which to support a dental crown.

Of course, the implant isn’t the part that people will notice when you smile. So, how do you get a restoration that truly functions and looks like a real tooth? Don’t worry, we can create one or multiple false teeth that will look just like your natural teeth.

If you only need to replace a single missing tooth then a dental crown will be placed over the implant. All crowns are custom made to fit your mouth, so we will need to take impressions of your smile prior to your crown fitting. These impressions and measurements will help the dental lab create a false tooth that offers not only the ideal fit but also a realistic look.

If you need to replace multiple teeth you can still benefit from dental implants. Instead of placing just one implant we can place several along the jawbone. From there we will either make a dental bridge or full set of dentures (depending on how many teeth you need to replace) to fit over the top of the implants.

Whether you have questions about getting dental implants in Augusta or Evans, GA, or you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment, it’s never too late to call Summerville Dentistry to find out how we can help you.





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Scott Wingard, D.M.D.

Scott Wingard, D.M.D. orginally from Powder Springs, Georgia near Atlanta attended Georgia Southern University to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Biology.

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