Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions or concerns about Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta and the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For added convenience, we have compiled many of the most popular FAQs and answered them below. Transparency and patient education are important aspects of our dedicated care approach here in the Buckhead area.
What does it mean to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry?
Achieving accreditation requires several steps, including a comprehensive written examination, the documentation of several successful cosmetic treatment plans with real patients, and a rigorous oral examination that’s administered directly by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. As one of only six dentists in all of Georgia who have achieved this highly sought distinction, Dr. Gaylor has demonstrated a top-tier level of clinical skill and artistic ability.
How can you help me improve the way my smile looks?
As a rigorously trained cosmetic dentist with countless credentials, Dr. Gaylor is proud to offer a vast menu of services that are specifically designed to elevate the aesthetic value of teeth and help patients enjoy the confident self-image they’ve always deserved. Options like teeth whitening, metal-free restorations, porcelain veneers, gum/teeth recontouring, and much more are available upon request. She will be happy to sit down with you during an initial, one-on-one consultation and help you decide which style of treatment best fits your individual vision and needs.
I want a straighter smile, but I don’t want to wear metal braces. Is there another option?
Yes, there is. Invisalign® Clear Braces uses subtle plastic aligners to gradually improve dental alignment instead of the traditional bracket-and-wire model. This allows patients to maintain a natural appearance throughout the treatment process. To see if you’re a good candidate for this transformative service, don’t hesitate to contact us in Buckhead.
Is it true that a dentist can help treat sleep apnea?
Yes, if they have the proper training. Oral appliance therapy is swiftly becoming an excellent alternative to traditional CPAP use for patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), eliminating bulky equipment and uncomfortably loud noises from the treatment equation altogether – and who knows how to design better oral appliances than an experienced dentist like Dr. Gaylor? If you have a diagnosis in-hand, don’t hesitate to contact our practice for further treatment.
What is the best way to replace missing teeth?
In today’s modern landscape, we consider dental implants to be the superior choice for healthy, long-lasting tooth replacement. This is because they replicate every part of the natural structure faithfully, including the root that’s well-hidden beneath the jawbone. This helps maintain the integrity of your facial appearance and prevents tissue deterioration over time. Dr. Gaylor pairs her beautiful, customized dental restorations with surgical treatment from outstanding specialists in the Atlanta area to ensure that your newly replenished smile with modern implants is truly exceptional.
My gums regularly bleed when I brush and floss. Should I be worried?
The most common explanation for bleeding gum tissue is the presence of gum (periodontal) disease, which is a potentially serious infection that can grow to threaten your healthy teeth and overall wellbeing. At Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta, our team will screen for gum disease during every routine checkup and provide dedicated therapy as needed to remove damaging bacteria and reinvigorate the oral tissue right away.
Do you see dental emergencies?
Dr. Gaylor understands how difficult it can be to manage severe dental pain or a badly injured tooth without relief in sight. She will do everything in her power to accommodate patients in need of emergency care as soon as possible – please don’t hesitate to contact us!
The dentist’s office makes me nervous. Can you help?
Absolutely. Our Buckhead practice is designed around a concierge-level style of customer service – our team is always going the extra mile to leave patients smiling and satisfied. As part of this dedication, we offer a menu of comfort amenities that can make your overall experience much more pleasant, including noise-cancelling headphones, cozy blankets and pillows, a full coffee bar, and more.