Over time, many of us discover that even very healthy teeth aren’t immune to frustrating imperfections like stains, chips, gaps, misalignments, and more. If you’re unhappy with the smile that’s staring back at you from the mirror or a photo, Dr. Marilyn Gaylor can help you explore an extensive array of cosmetic dentistry options, all leading to dramatic, long-term improvements that are sure to send your self-confidence soaring. As an accredited dentist in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, her extensive experience and clinical dedication in this field are truly second to none. To schedule a one-on-one consultation, don’t hesitate to contact our Atlanta, GA dental office today.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic services available today, and it’s not hard to understand why. They’re highly customized and very thin pieces of strong dental porcelain that are bonded directly to the tooth’s front surface, hiding countless flaws (even irregularly shaped dental structure and gaps) safely from view behind a new, seamlessly natural-looking appearance. Their minimally invasive nature allows Dr. Gaylor to determine the best shade, shape, translucency, and thickness for your unique smile, paying special attention to even the smallest of details for outstanding satisfaction.
Dr. Gaylor is very passionate about staying at the forefront of new innovations in the dental industry. This dedication includes new-prep veneers, which is a style of veneer that requires absolutely NO removal of natural tooth structure. This cosmetic solution is created through the use of precise, artistic layers and colors that mimic the appearance of original enamel, and it’s often ideal for patients with overly small teeth because of genetics or advanced wear and tear.
When a natural tooth requires the placement of a new dental crown to revitalize its health and durability, many patients worry that their only option is dark-colored, unnatural-looking metal. At Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta, Dr. Gaylor is happy to inform you that this doesn’t have to be the case. She offers several types of metal-free materials that feature premium aesthetics, stain-resistant durability, and a truly comfortable fit. Better yet, she’s placed hundreds of restorations in her decades of practice and can be trusted to handle your restorative procedure with outstanding success.
Are you wanting to finally replace silver fillings or rebuild worn and damaged tooth enamel? Is there a small chip in the enamel or thin gap between teeth that keeps drawing your attention and dampening your self-image? Cosmetic bonding is an excellent service for patients who are prioritizing speed and convenience as they pursue lasting smile improvements. In most cases, Dr. Gaylor can complete your treatment in just one appointment. The durable bonding material is applied directly to the tooth structure and sculpted into place with a detail-oriented touch so that it becomes a pleasing, subtle addition that blends right in.
Teeth can become dull and stained over the years for many reasons, some of which (like genetics and old age) are completely out of a person’s control. At Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta, we’re proud to offer professional-strength Opalescence® whitening products that create far more dramatic results than any over-the-counter solution from the local pharmacy. Our in-office whitening can be completed in just one hour, improving enamel color by several shades in record time, while take-home products can be used on a more flexible schedule from the comfort of home, creating the same beautiful results over a period of weeks.
Invisalign® Clear Braces are an outstanding alternative to the traditional orthodontic model for older, more image-conscious patients who understandably can’t sacrifice their professional image in favor of wearing noticeable metal braces for months or even years on end. Instead of brackets and wires, this modern system features a series of clear, custom-designed aligners. Each aligner reflects a different stage of your smile as teeth are gradually shifted towards their desired alignment. They’re also removable, which means you can continue to enjoy your preferred foods and practice normal oral hygiene at home. It’s even safe to take out the aligner entirely for an hour or so if you have an important event you’d like to look your very best for.
Oftentimes, our patients feel unhappy with their smile not because of the teeth themselves, but because of the gum tissue that surrounds them. Excessive overgrowths of tissue can result in symmetrical imbalances and an overly “gummy” appearance that doesn’t project the polished, self-confident image patients want and deserve. Thankfully, our team can provide aesthetic gum recontouring, which eliminates unnecessary structure and reveals more of your beautiful teeth to create a better-proportioned appearance.
Tooth recontouring is a simple and minimally invasive cosmetic option that involves the removal of small amounts of enamel (the tooth’s outer covering). Dr. Gaylor may recommend this service if the patient is struggling with uneven edges, shallow pits, noticeable chips, and unevenness in the bite. You’ll be surprised by how much of a positive impact it can make on your overall smile!
When planning cosmetic treatment, Dr. Gaylor wants her patients to feel fully confident and excited about their proposed transformation. That’s why she regularly utilizes virtual smile design to reflect the positive changes of certain treatments (such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign) on a photo first. You’ll be able to essentially see your smile’s bright future and even share it with friends and family, making adjustments as needed with our team’s expert guidance before any actual treatment begins.
DR. MARILYN GAYLOR IS AN ACCREDITED MEMBER OF AACD