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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
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.

By Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
August 08, 2017
Category: Oral Health

While it may feel as though brushing your teeth regularly is enough to prevent dental issues, that is unfortunately just not the case. There preventative dentistryare several steps you can take to ensure that conditions like tooth decay and gum disease stay far away from your mouth. Find out more about preventative dental care and why it is important with Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris at Summerville Dentistry in Augusta and Evans, GA.

What is preventative dental care? 
Preventative dental care is equal parts strong at-home oral care routine and regular dental examinations and cleanings. These two important factors are key in keeping your teeth healthy and clean for years to come. You should brush your teeth with a soft brush and toothpaste at least twice daily and floss at least once. Additionally, dentists recommend regularly scheduled examinations and cleanings at least every six months. Eating a diet of foods high in calcium and avoiding things like sugary foods and drinks can also help prevent dental problems.

Why is preventative dental care important? 
Toothaches occur after the tooth’s nerve becomes damaged, whether due to trauma or decay. Decay moves slowly and is easily treatable in its early stages. This means that, if your dentist catches the condition early, they can treat it with a simple dental filling, stopping a toothache before it starts. Your dentist can also prevent decay altogether by performing dental cleanings in conjunction with your strong at-home oral care routine. Together, you and your dentist can keep the plaque and tartar which causes tooth decay off your teeth, allowing for a clean, healthy smile.

Regular Examinations and Cleanings in Augusta and Evans
Seeing your dentist every six months has many advantages. It also allows you to address any dental questions, concerns, or issues you may have in a timely manner. Your dentist can also perform cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening during your regular appointment. Preventative dental care as a whole saves you time and money, two important aspects of most people’s lives. Consult with your Summerville Dentistry dentist to determine the best examination and cleaning schedule for you.

For more information on preventative dental care, please contact Dr. Wingard and Dr. Morris at Summerville Dentistry in Augusta and Evans, GA. Open Fridays, you can call (706) 738-4723 to schedule your appointment at the Augusta location or (706) 250-2998 to schedule your appointment at the Evans location today!

By Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
July 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

If you need a crown, you may be turned off by having to wait for weeks to get your new restoration. Conventional crowns also require that dental crownsyou wear a temporary crown while yours is being made. It’s time for you to discover the modern new crown system called E4D Dentist System which allows you to have a new crown the same day, in one appointment!

Your dentists, Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris at Summerville Dentistry, want to introduce you to a revolutionary new way for you to get the smile you deserve. They have two convenient office locations in Evans, and Augusta, GA to help you and your smile.

The E4D Dentist System uses CAD/CAM state-of-the-art, computer-assisted technology. This amazing technology incorporates precise digital measurement and 3-D computer imaging to create a beautiful, custom crown right in the office, while you wait!

There are many benefits of Same Day Crowns. When you choose Same Day Crowns, you will enjoy:

  • Comfort, because there is no need for sloppy dental impressions; precise digital measurements are used instead.
  • Satisfaction, because there is no need for you to wear a temporary crown; you receive your permanent crown immediately.
  • Convenience, because you only need one appointment to receive your beautiful new crown; your new crown is made while you wait.
  • Precision, because with CAD/CAM there is no guesswork; measurements are precise, resulting in a perfect fit.

CAD/CAM technology is completely safe and provides you with immediate results. Your new crown will be a perfect color match and a perfect fit. Same Day Crowns enhance your smile because they are made of high-grade dental ceramic which reflects light, just like your natural teeth.

If you need a crown, you don’t have to settle for conventional crowns which are made in a dental laboratory. You don’t have to settle for wearing an uncomfortable temporary crown. Thanks to the E4D Dentist System you will save time and enjoy your crown immediately. For more information about Same Day Crowns and how they can improve your smile, call your dentists Dr. Wingard and Dr. Morris at Summerville Dentistry with offices in Evans, and Augusta, GA. Call today!

By Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
June 21, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Periodontal disease signs can be subtle at first. Unfortunately, if you ignore them, you may risk losing teeth. Our Augusta and Evans, GA, gum diseasefamily dentists, Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris, share common signs of the disease and explain treatment options.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, affects the gums, ligaments and bones that hold your teeth in place. It develops due to tartar deposits on the teeth near the gums. Poor oral hygiene can increase your risk of developing periodontal disease, but other factors may also play a role, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, hormone fluctuations in women, stress, poorly fitting bridges, smoking, crooked teeth or dry mouth.

What are the signs of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease develops in stages. If you treat gingivitis, the first stage, as soon as you notice symptoms, you can avoid the unpleasant consequences of periodontal disease. If you have gingivitis, you may notice that your breath is bad, even after you've just brushed your teeth. Your gums may also be red and sore and might bleed easily when you brush or floss. Eventually, they may begin to recede.

As the disease progresses, pain and inflammation will probably worsen. You may notice that chewing hurts. If your tooth roots have become exposed due to receding gums, you'll also experience sensitivity when your mouth is exposed to extreme temperatures. A hot cup of coffee or an ice cream can cause pain that lasts for 30 minutes or longer.

Are your gums loose around your teeth? Pockets can develop when gum tissue pulls away from the teeth during the most severe phase. Bacteria in the pockets not only damages gum tissue but also attacks bone and ligaments. Tooth loss may occur at this stage of the disease.

How is the disease treated?

Gingivitis symptoms can often be reversed simply by improving your oral hygiene routine. If brushing and flossing regularly don't help, you may benefit from a deep cleaning in our Augusta or Evans office. Deep cleanings remove tartar and plaque under your gums.

If the disease is severe, you may need to take antibiotics and undergo a flap reduction surgery to eliminate your pockets.

Regular dental cleanings can help you control tartar and reduce your risk of periodontal disease. If it's time for your next cleaning and exam, or you think you might have gum disease, call Dr. Scott Wingard at (706) 738-4723 to make an appointment in the Augusta, GA, office or (706) 303-8283 to make an appointment in the Evans, GA, office.





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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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