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Cosmetic Dentistry: Giving You a More Perfect Smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry, giving you a perfect smile

Loosely defined as any dental procedure that improves the look of your smile, cosmetic dentistry is an excellent solution for those with broken, stained, misshapen, or otherwise imperfect teeth. The focus is on appearance rather than functionality, but many cosmetic procedures also improve the overall quality of your teeth. Here is an overview of some popular cosmetic dentistry solutions.

  • Planning Your Smile: Your cosmetic dentistry journey begins with a cohesive plan of action. If you have any existing dental disease, such as cavities or gum disease, the first step is to treat those issues and restore your mouth to optimum health. Then, you are ready for a full assessment of your current smile and the areas that could use improvement. Your dentist will take all aspects of your features into account, from skin tone to eye color, as well as the dental issues that you want to correct. With this information, your dentist will lay out a proposed treatment plan.
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  • Teeth Bleaching or At-Home Whitening: Whiter teeth are a top request among many dental patients, and thanks to new technology, this is easier to achieve than ever before. Whether you prefer an in-office deep bleaching solution or a custom-formulated at-home whitening kit, the results are generally dramatic and can last for many years. If your teeth are in good shape, but are suffering from stubborn stains or darkening, this may be the only cosmetic procedure you need.
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  • Dental Veneers: Strong and durable, yet thin and unnoticeable, porcelain dental veneers are an excellent solution to dental problems ranging from deep staining to misshapen or broken teeth. In many cases, dental veneers can even cover gaps and misalignment. Today’s veneers are stain resistant and incredibly natural looking, giving you a brand-new smile in just two visits.
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  • Mercury Filling Replacement: Silver-mercury amalgam fillings were the treatment of choice for cavities for many years, and some dentists still use them today. However, dental research has consistently shown that they are not the best solution.

     

    It is difficult to detect new cavities or cracks behind these fillings, and the material does not bond to the tooth surface nearly as well as composite resin does. In addition, silver-mercury fillings create an obvious dark spot that takes away from the aesthetics of your smile. For these reasons, having your silver-mercury fillings replaced with white composite materials can dramatically improve both your smile and your overall dental health.

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  • Dental Implants: The most natural replacement currently available for severely damaged or missing teeth, dental implants are an excellent solution to major dental issues. A biocompatible titanium implant is placed where the tooth root used to be, and is finished with a very natural looking crown. Much stronger, more stable, and more comfortable than dentures, dental implants feel and function like your own teeth.

     

    Dental implants can be used to replace individual teeth, to anchor a bridge that spans a run of missing teeth, or even to support an entire upper or lower arch of replacement teeth. Depending on your individual needs and existing oral health, you might even qualify for an All-on-4, a single-visit procedure that eliminates the traditional four to six-month healing process between placing the implants and creating the final restoration.

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  • Crowns: A time-tested solution for badly failing teeth, crowns are still an important part of modern cosmetic dentistry. New techniques and technology allow your dentist to carefully remove only the damaged portion of the tooth, leaving its underlying structure largely intact. Today’s crowns are highly realistic and natural in appearance, and are strong enough to restore an average of 98% of the original tooth strength.

 

For those whose teeth are healthy but aesthetically displeasing, cosmetic dentistry is a wonderful way to restore self-confidence and create a winning smile. If you have underlying dental disease, it must be treated first to create a healthy, optimal environment for cosmetic solutions. No single procedure is right for everyone, so your journey will begin with a thorough examination and proposed treatment plan. Depending on your existing smile and the results you hope to obtain, you might undergo one or several procedures to create the best new smile for you.

 

Married dentists Chad and Alexandra Schnabel welcome you to Savannah Dental Solutions. From caring children’s dentistry to high-tech cosmetic procedures and even full-mouth reconstruction, we blend the latest technology with traditional customer-oriented values. To start your journey to better oral health, call us today at (912) 354-1366.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

“Cosmetic Dentistry.” You’ve heard the term before but maybe you aren’t aware of new techniques in dental care that can restore your smile. We want you to feel great about your teeth and acheive the results you’ve always wanted.

Whether you live in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Hilton Head, Wilmington Island, Whitemarsh Island, Skidaway, or the other areas of Savannah, it’s worth the trip to our office for a consultation.

A “Smile Makeover” can involve one or more of the following approaches:
1. Dental Veneers
2. Dental Crowns
3. Teeth Bleaching or Whitening
4. Dental Implants
5. Replacing mercury fillings with white fillings.

Visit this page on our website to learn more: Cosmetic Dentistry

Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

How white are your teeth?

Have you always wanted whiter teeth but are confused with all the options? Chad Schnabel, DMD has extensively researched the topic of teeth bleaching and has been immediately impressed with KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching. He believes this product and system is superior in many ways:
• “Wow” results that patients are looking for
• Little to no sensitivity
• Easy process for the patient
• Whitens dark and tetracycline-stained teeth
• Keep drinking coffee, tea, or red wine
• Permanent results
• Teeth and gums are not compromised

KoR Teeth Bleaching System

How white do you want your teeth?
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System can lighten 16 shades or more. We track your progress throughout the whitening schedule. Don’t worry, your teeth will never look too white or unnatural.

How long with my teeth stay white?
Other products fade over time. This system is permanent. Occasional maintenance will insure the whitest smile.

Have you had pain with other bleaches?
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System is associated with very low to no pain. The product does not create uncomfortable sensitivity. If you’ve tried other products and had painful results, you’d make an excellent candidate for this system.

Give us a call or schedule an appointment to learn more about teeth whitening and teeth bleaching at Savannah Dental Solutions.

Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

Have you considered Veneers?

Dental Veneers are sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates. Whatever the name, they solve many cosmetic dental requests of our patients. Have you always wanted to correct misshapen teeth, discoloration, gaps in your teeth, or fixed unsatisfactory veneers you may have had in the past?

Before and After Dental Veneers

Are dental veneers right for me?
The only way to know is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chad Schnabel. He’ll want to know the results you expect. After a brief examination, your options will be discussed. Even if you are just thinking about the process, give us a call. We’d be happy to answer all of your questions.

Advantages to dental veneers:
• Look like real teeth
• Resistant to stains
• Great choice for changing the color or shape of your teeth
• Alternative to those who are NOT good candidates for whitening or bleaching but still want a sparkling smile

Good candidates for porcelain veneers range from those seeking a new smile, to those seeking to correct hereditary issues with color and shape. Other patients have heard about veneers and just want to know more. Whatever category you fall into, we want you to have all the information you need to make the right decision. Porcelain veneers can last for 10-15 years and with proper care, a lifetime.

Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

White Dental Fillings

White Dental Fillings Savannah GANo Mercury! No Metals! No Kidding!
The silver-mercury amalgam filling has been the standard material for restorations from cavities. It hasn’t been the best option, however, as a metal filling does not bond well to teeth, eventually letting decay seep into the tooth. Also, the appearance of a dark, contrasting filling is not visually pleasing, being very noticeable when you talk or laugh. While many practices still use this filling material, we offer durable composite resin fillings that bond very tightly to the tooth, greatly reducing the chance of decay. As the filling matches the shade of the tooth that is being restored, it is not noticeable and makes for an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

Teeth Whitening Dentist

KOR Professional Teeth Bleaching Dentist SavannahDazzling Results to Whiten Your Teeth in Just One Visit!
If you thought the stains or discoloration on your teeth could not be removed, we have a small miracle for you! Perhaps you have seen power whitening on TV or in a magazine. With this professional
in-office method, you can return your teeth to a brilliant white – in just one visit – and the whiteness can last for years!
Another option is custom-made whitening trays that we produce for you in our own lab. We give you instructions and supplies to take home. It is also an effective method that produces results in 1 – 14 days.

KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System – BEYOND Extreme!
KOR Teeth Whitening Savannah GA Sometimes severely stained teeth will need a bleaching system to return them to a brilliant white. Discoloration may have occurred from use of the antibiotic tetracycline. It can be a difficult case, but excellent results have been produced with KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching. We are some of the first dentists in our region to use this system, and we are very pleased to be able to offer this to patients who have been disappointed with other methods. These patients will be very happy with their new, dazzling smile that they thought impossible.
Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

Dental Implants Dentist

Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth SavannahSavannah Dental Solutions dental clinic located in Savannnah GA is pleased to offer dental patients a full range of quality caring dental treatment. Our dentistry services include: general dentistry, family dental care, adult dentistry, dental implants, dental sedation (oral and IV sedation), smile makeovers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, white dental fillings, porcelain dental crowns, dental veneers, KOR Deep Bleaching, Teeth Whitening, sleep apnea dental treatment, alternative to CPAP, immediate load dental implants, pediatric dental care, dental sealants, dental implants for slipping dentures, gum disease treatment, children’s dentistry, orthodontics, dental braces, Invisalign, ClearCorrect, dental aligners, clear dental braces,  restorative dentistry, oral cancer screening, snoring disorder dental treatment, oral hygiene care, dental examinations, digital xrays, dental care for seniors, periodontal disease treatment, sedation dentistry and teeth cleaning.

Implants Are an Ideal Replacement
Dental implants appear life-like as they come up through the gums, and look and function just like real teeth. They return the ability to chew a variety of foods and give a full and healthy smile. Implants can replace one or many missing teeth. Those with no teeth can benefit, as they can replace dentures that slip and tilt and instead provide stability when chewing or speaking. There is no need to go to another dental office, as we have complete capabilities for this process from post placement to crown fabrication.

Immediate Load Implants – Another Option
In addition to traditional implants, we offer our patients All-on-4™ immediate load implants. They are placed in your mouth and immediately are ready to absorb any pressure from chewing. Previously, there was a waiting time of six months for the adjacent bone to heal. As we can complete the entire procedure in our office in a single visit, there is no need to be referred to an oral surgeon. These will securely hold your dentures in place with only four implants and never need to be removed. They provide support as strong as your natural teeth.
Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com

Smile Makeover Dentists

Dental Crowns Dentist Savannah GAWe Can Remake Your Smile!
We know you want to feel good about your smile, and we can give you the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted. Achieving that smile is easier, more affordable, and less time consuming than you may imagine. Come into our office and let us tell you about our restorative techniques for whitening, veneers, crowns, and bonding.

Will You Need a Crown?
If areas of a tooth are worn down or broken off, a crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, can be placed over the remaining tooth structure to save and strengthen it. Today’s crowns are made to have a very accurate fit and restore the full functionality of a tooth. They look so good, no one will know it is not your natural tooth.

‘Smile Makeovers’ in Only Two Visits!
We have your answer to correct misshapen teeth, unsightly gaps, or severe discoloration. The solution may be veneers – thin coverings made from porcelain that are applied over and bond to your natural teeth. They are made from the highest quality dental ceramic and are durable, functional, and give you the ideal smile you’re looking for.
Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel

9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366
Website: SavannahDentalSolutions.com