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Jocelyn P. Spaulding, DMD

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Decatur, GA

Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Cosmetic dentistry offers patients plenty of options to help them correct defects and imperfections so they can enjoy their best-looking smile. Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding is a top-ranked cosmetic dentist in Decatur, GA, offering patients a broad array of options to help them look and feel their best.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

by Jocelyn P. Spaulding, DMD

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry that’s focused on helping patients have more attractive smiles. While some cosmetic procedures are used solely to address cosmetic issues, other procedures can promote better oral health in addition to helping patients look and feel their best. For instance, straightening crooked teeth with Invisalign® treatment not only helps teeth look better but also makes them easier to clean, which in turn can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

What kinds of treatments are considered part of cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes:

  • teeth whitening
  • veneers
  • tooth-colored fillings (sometimes called white fillings)
  • Invisalign® orthodontic treatments
  • crowns to cover large, dark fillings or other damage
  • onlays and inlays to cover larger areas of decay that can’t be adequately treated with fillings
  • dentures, implants and bridges to replace missing teeth
  • gum treatments including contouring and grafting to correct a “gummy” or “toothy” smile

Crowns, inlays, and onlays can be tinted to match the natural tooth material so they’re undetectable once in place.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a carefully devised plan of care designed to address multiple issues. Cosmetic and restorative treatments may be included in smile makeovers, and treatments are performed in a specific sequence to achieve the best results. Smile makeovers can provide patients with truly customized results to help them look and feel their best and most confident.

Are tooth-colored fillings better than traditional metal amalgam fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings can be tinted to match the surrounding tooth material so they cannot be detected once in place, restoring the natural healthy appearance of the tooth. Some studies indicate the composite material creates a better bond with the tooth to prevent the infiltration of decay-causing bacteria, plus composite fillings contain no mercury.

How can I tell which cosmetic treatments will be right for me?

Today, more options than ever before are available to get a great-looking smile. Having a consultation and evaluation is the best way to determine which cosmetic procedures are available to help each patient achieve his or her goals.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Dr. Spaulding Family Dentistry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Delta Dental

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Dr. Spaulding Family Dentistry
1201 Clairmont Road, Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-634-5738
Fax: 888-626-8578
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Jocelyn Spaulding, DMD
1201 Clairmont Road
Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030